Dark clouds from the fall season’s first rainstorm collect over Padua Park on Thursday in Claremont. The storm is not expected to result in significant rainfall but may include thunder, lightning and hail. COURIER Photo Steven Felschundneff
As Claremont officials are busy working through details of the potential water acquisition—due before the council in closed session Tuesday, October 23—some residents are finding themselves equally occupied attempting to decode the terminology in their water bills.
“We get an email at least once a week with questions on water bills,” said Hal Hargrave of the grassroots organization Claremonters Against Outrageous Water Rates. He noted that questions range from inquiries about acronyms to why billing periods change.
“It’s all very confusing and it’s hard to interpret,” Mr. Hargrave said.
With the details in Claremont’s water bills as varied and numerous as the questions running through residents’ heads, Golden State officials sat down with the COURIER to answer questions surrounding the average water bill. COURIER photo illustration/Steven Felschundneff
As officials across the region are seeing red in their city budgets, a local Organization of hospitality professionals is continuing to employ new marketing plans in order to keep Claremont in the black.
Claremont’s Tourism Business Improvement District (BID), a coalition of Claremont hotel and motel managers, is marching forward with its latest plan to attract consumers to Claremont. “Discover Claremont Weekends,” a new program offered jointly by BID and Metrolink, offers a package deal with round-trip tickets to Claremont and a room reservation at any of the 5 Claremont hotels through December 31
After an inspection of the Claremont High School campus—spurred by 2 separate complaints from a faculty member—the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) has deemed CHS to be in violation of 4 state statutes.
The citations and notification of penalties were issued on September 20 and subsequently posted in the faculty staff room. The district has nearly 2 weeks left before it must address the OSHA citations.
For Claremont Heritage board members, the architecture that defines the city’s homes is as notable as the culture and history of the people living within them. From the historic Arbol Verde to modern Claraboya, Claremont’s neighborhoods are an integral part of its heritage.
This year’s Claremont Heritage Home Tour, set for Sunday, October 14, looks to capture the essence of close-knit Claremont by providing a glimpse into its early homes and inhabitants
The Claremont Village Marketing Group (CVMG) was awarded the Claremont Colleges 2012 Community Partner of the Year Award at the annual Town-and-Gown reception held on Wednesday, October 3 at the home of Dr. Deborah Freund, president of Claremont Graduate University.
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area will present the pros and cons of the 11 state ballot measures in the meeting room of the Claremont Library on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Speakers will present the basic content of the measures, as well as reasons to support or oppose the measures. There will be opportunity to ask questions.
As part of the voter service work, the League will present about a dozen pros-and-cons sessions over the next few weeks to various groups in the area.
For voting information go to www.lavote.net or www.cavote.org.
The Claremont City Council this Tuesday, October 9, will vote on proposed speed increases to 10 city streets at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber.
Speed limit changes are needed in order to comply with state standards, according to Loretta Mustafa, senior engineer with the city of Claremont, in a recent report. The state of California requires the speed limit on a street be as close as possible to the 85th percentile, or the speed that 85 percent of the traffic is actually driving either at or slightly below, regardless of the set speed limit.
Former chancellor of the California Community Colleges Jack Scott references a graphic outlining cuts to higher education on Tuesday during his speech at Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Scott, who also served as a state senator, promoted Proposition 30 as a start towards reinvesting in education in the Golden State. The well-attended talk was sponsored by the college as the 29th Howard Bowen Lecture. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
A group of Claremont students and a local distinguished artist are embracing the collaborative nature of public art through one of the area’s latest community masterpieces, now on display in Pomona.
An 8-by-8-foot collage made entirely of ceramic tiles proudly stands on the south side of a new business on Foothill Boulevard just west of Sumner Avenue. The artwork is a concept born from Claremont artist Maureen Wheeler, brought to life with the help of 5 Claremont High School art students.
The world-renowned lecture series TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) held an independent event at the Garrison Theater at Scripps College last Saturday. The event’s theme was “Transforming Expectations,” featuring a wide array of experts on topics such as positive psychology, time budgeting, primary education and corporate management.
Highlighting the event was a young woman responsible for the coordination of a debate program in east Africa, and a young man who walked from the east coast to San Francisco in approximately 7 months.
Despite the past year’s bustle of activity surrounding the Wilderness Park parking lot construction, which finally began last August, activity has grown quiet in recent weeks as the city deals with an unanticipated mishap.
Last month, City Manager Tony Ramos announced an unexpected halt in construction after the city was contacted by a representative from the LA County Flood Control District (LACFCD). The representative claimed the district was unaware of the construction project, which included an easement over the property owned by the LACFCD.