Police survey the scene where a truck that had just finished Claremont's Fourth of July parade crashed at the Joslyn Center on Thursday. Witnesses said the truck accelerated quickly once it got into the parking lot, crashing into a pole and some bushes. The driver was the only one injured.
After years of construction, Keck Graduate Institute’s new student housing buildings are just about finished.
Dubbed the “Oasis KGI Commons,” the two four-story buildings are the latest new housing and classroom facilities for the relatively young Claremont graduate school, which bills itself as “the first higher education institution in the US dedicated exclusively to applied life sciences.”
It was a day filled with celebrations starting in the early AM and ending with Claremont's traditional fireworks show at Pomona College. The festivities began with the Freedom 5000 race and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast, followed by the parade and the night time party with music and dancing, ending fireworks at Strehle Track. The COURIER staff documented these events with an epic video and cool photos showing all the activities from beginning to end. COURIER video/Matt Weinberger
Last week, the Claremont city council voted 4-1 to approve a 2.51 percent increase to the landscape and lighting district, based on the consumer price index. Mayor Corey Calaycay was the lone no vote.
That increase—which goes into effect this November—in translates to $4.40, according to city management analyst Cari Dillman, which will raise the LLD from $175.77 to $180.17 yearly.
Cindy Sullivan has been a familiar face around Claremont since arriving in 1983, logging countless hours as a vital volunteer for a wide spectrum of local nonprofits, civic and city organizations. And next week she’ll be honored for all that altruism as Claremont’s Honored Citizen at the Fourth of July Parade.
“I was absolutely shocked,” Ms. Sullivan said about learning of the honor.
Altruism is a concept near and dear to many Claremonters.
For more than a century our community has been committed to volunteerism. This, combined with our diverse and educated populace, has meant we donate our time, money and skills not just locally, but also to causes and organizations with a worldwide reach.
Take, for instance, freshman Claremont City Councilmember Jed Leano. His day job is immigration lawyer, a vocation that provides a skillset both useful and highly topical, given the Trump administration’s controversial stances on immigration.
After years as a tireless advocate for education and the Claremont hillsides, the city will be honoring Lissa Petersen as Grand Marshal of this year’s Fourth of July parade. The COURIER spent time with Ms. Petersen in the courtyard in front of the Laemmle Theatre, where she said she was “shocked and overwhelmed” by the news. A friend initially nominated her as Honored Citizen back in February.
A sunny Saturday didn’t stop dozens of Claremonters from attending the city’s first community meeting about a proposed sales tax increase.
Residents curious about the proposed measure filled the Hughes Center on June 22. The city is still in the early stages—the measure hasn’t been approved by council yet but is well on its way to becoming a reality.
Months after reaching an impasse in negotiations over salaries, the city council pushed forward employment terms with the Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA).
The city held six closed-door meetings with the CPOA to negotiate a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for almost a year, meeting from July 2018 to February 2019. The CPOA has been working without a contract since June 30, 2018.
The city of Claremont is partnering up with The Claremont Colleges to reduce the amount of waste produced at one of the city’s biggest events of the year: the Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks Show. On the evening of July 4, Pomona College’s Strehle Track located at 516 N. Mills Ave. will host a Claremont Kiwanis Club barbecue and a fireworks show.
Celebrate our California native plant and beer species at the second annual beer festival that combines the two!
Craft breweries will collaborate with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for the second annual Brew Wild Beer Festival to create beer that incorporates California native plants, grown and harvested at the Garden.
Claremont Kiwanis Club members serve a pancake breakfast at Memorial Park from 7 to 10 a.m. just north of the bandshell. Tickets are $5 each, and may be purchased the day of the event. Also happening at the same time is the Claremont Village Freedom 5000 from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m. Start times 7:30 a.m. 1K kids run; 8 a.m. 5K run; 8:05 a.m. 5K walk/competitive race walk. The Village Freedom 5000 1K/5K is a family-friendly event that kicks off Claremont’s Fourth of July celebration. Check on the link for all Claremont events!
How do we measure the value of public art? The question intrigued Osama Mujallid, a PhD candidate at Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology, so he set about designing an application to do just that.
Guided and assisted by one of his professors at CGU, Lorne Olfman, the 38-year-old Saudi Arabia native created a smartphone application, Public Art Bot, and in April partnered with the city of Claremont to launch a beta version.
The latest Police Station Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting had everything—station sizes, financing options and home-baked muffins. After four hours of discussion, the committee agreed on a hybrid retrofit/new build option for a new police station, while settling on a 30-year financing plan for the parcel tax at last Wednesday’s meeting. The committee heard different station options.