Our focus for this special edition of the COURIER is, of course, women. It wouldn’t be complete without considering Claremont’s women of the past—some have moved away and some have died, but many are still here, working to maintain the high quality of life in Claremont.
Progress reports on multi-housing crime abatement and sustainability and a fiery public comment session on the city’s new marijuana ordinance highlighted the Claremont City Council meeting on January 26.
The marijuana ordinance, which bans the sale, cultivation, receipt and delivery of marijuana except among those who have a proper medical card, was passed during the previous council meeting on January 12.
Ideas and plans about water issues, commission term limits and infrastructure were outlined for 2016 on Saturday, January 23 during the Claremont City Council’s annual priorities workshop.
The meeting, convened at 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the council chamber, was a decidedly casual affair—a few councilmembers were dressed in less formal button-ups and t-shirts.
Ann Schiff, the newly appointed CEO of Pilgrim Place, is making sure the retirement community will thrive well into the next 100 years.
Ms. Schiff, who is Jewish, is the first woman to be the President/CEO and the first head administrator who doesn’t belong to the United Church of Christ.
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park continues to be a destination for thousands of hikers and bikers throughout the area. The 5-mile loop trail, which reaches over 2000 feet in elevation, connects people to other trails in the San Gabriel mountains. Check out our video starting in the parking lot and moving about one mile up the trail. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Foothill Gold Line CEO Habib Balian gives a presentation as his colleague Lisa Levy Buch takes notes on Monday at Claremont City Hall. The meeting was held to give the public an opportunity to comment on the Gold Lin’s proposed above ground crossing at Indian Hill Boulevard in the Village. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will honor member Neal Coble at its meeting on Thursday, January 28 at noon for his 30-year service as chairman and advisor for the Kiwanis annual See’s Candy Shop fundraiser. Mr. Coble is the owner of an accounting and tax business in Claremont, and has been a member of the Kiwanis Club for 40 years. In 1986, he began the annual tradition of setting up the “pop-up” candy store, and since then the store has sold more than $4 million of See’s candy, with the profit dedicated to the club’s community projects.
As part of its existing For Health and Living’s Bee Happy Project launched in 2015, Inter Valley Health Plan has announced the launch of a secondary initiative Bee Brainy that offers free educational classes, events and resources dedicated to brain health.
Kick-off events will take place in Claremont on Tuesday, January 26 at the Pomona Valley Health Care Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.
Harrison McIntosh, noted ceramicist and longtime Claremont resident died Thursday, January 21 in Claremont. He was 101. The family requests that donations in his memory be made to the American Museum of Ceramic Art (www.amoca.org) or the Claremont Museum of Art (www.claremontmuseum.org). A memorial service is being planned.
More on his life will be included in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.
Two Claremont water mains have been leaking for weeks, and the city is at a stalemate with Golden State Water (GSW) over their repairs.
The ongoing attempt by the city to take over the water system appears to be the defining factor for the leaks remaining unaddressed.
Jim Gingrich, who lives on Tulane Road, has had a water main leaking in front of his property for more than two weeks.
Criminal charges will not be filed in the El Roble sexting scandal, the Claremont Police Department has confirmed.
The case initially broke on December 7, 2015, where it became known that as many as 15 students at El Roble Intermediate were sending sexually explicit photos of themselves on the social media apps Snapchat and Kik.
The Claremont City Council is set to discuss a number of items for 2016 during its annual Council Priorities Workshop on Saturday, January 23.
Among the items on the docket for the coming year include the litigation over control of the Claremont water system, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, the ongoing effort to design and build a new police station and the early stages of the upcoming Gold Line development.
On Thursday, January 14 police arrested two women after a pursuit met a wild end on a residential Pomona street. An officer initially observed the white Chevy Impala at approximately 3:42 a.m. and attempted to pull the car over for speeding near the intersection of San Antonio and Towne Avenues. The driver took off, leading police on a chase that went into Pomona.
The city will undertake mass tree trimming in north Claremont for the next four to six weeks. The area included is north of Pomello, east of the Thompson Creek Trail to the eastern city line.
City staff emphasized that all city trees are pruned on a regular basis “using only the highest professionally accepted standards.