Workers build a frame for the concrete walls of the future Pomona College Museum of Art on Monday in the Claremont Village. Construction of the museum is coming along nicely with the basic structure now visible from adjacent streets. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is $50.8 million in the hole with funding its retirement pensions, but the city says it is chipping away at the debt.
That information comes from Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie, who said in an email the shortfall represents the “unfunded liabilities,” or money that is owed to a person for their retirement plan under CalPERS, short for the California Public Employees Retirement System.
With a focus equally rooted in history and the future, Pitzer College opened the Robert Redford Nature Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability to its first round of students this semester. The conservancy, which is located on a 12-acre parcel near the Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS), is now an integral component of the environmental analysis (EA) programs at the Claremont Colleges by offering additional field-based educational opportunities to all students.
The planning commission and architectural commission pored over a packet of draft goals, guiding principles, and initial land use and circulation concepts for the proposed Village South Specific Plan. The plan is to transform an “underutilized” portion of the city—a 17-acre swath of land encompassing the Vortox building, the former Richard Hibbard Chevrolet dealership, Garner Glass and a number of smaller homes and businesses—into a massive mixed-use development.
Claremonter and distance runner John Renken is quick to sing the praises of cryotherapy.
Mr. Renken, 50, is in the middle of training for his fourth Boston Marathon, which will take place on April 16. A part of that grueling training is a recovery treatment known as cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy is a state-of-the-art recovery system athletes use to help heal from injuries or excess strain.
CicLAvia will expand its reach to the “Heart of the Foothills” to connect four inland cities in LA County.
Perfect for the cyclist—or walker, jogger, skateboarder or scooterer—this car-free event has four hubs in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont. Participants can start anywhere and ride at their own pace through adjacent neighborhoods.
Claremont Meals on Wheels is celebrating their 45th anniversary by hosting a recognition dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the DoubleTree, located at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali will present Claremont Meals on Wheels with a certificate of honor.
Depression, a common condition long relegated to the shadows, may be having its day in the sun.
“There’s still a stigma in talking about depression, but I think there is a start of a #metoo moment going on for mental health,” said Dr. Manish Sheth, medical director for San Diego-based Achieve TMS, a depression treatment center which recently opened a location in Claremont. “Before, it was something that was completely hush-hush, but that is changing.”
Claremont city staff sent a letter to a state senator opposing a bill they say would undermine the city’s general plan. Senate Bill 827, introduced by State Senator Scott Wiener on March 1, would exempt certain developers from local restrictions such as height limitations, densities, parking requirements and design review standards, according to the letter sent by City Manager Tara Schultz.
For several years Gigi Camacho, 16, was suffering from chronic headaches and seizures, and she was eventually diagnosed with a pineal cyst. But her doctors could not find a solution for her symptoms which eventually forced her to withdraw from school. Through online support groups Gigi’s mother, Jullie Camacho, was able to locate a doctor in Texas that performed a successful operation. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Officer Jennifer Ganino, who is assigned to work Claremont’s schools sites, listens to the presentation on Monday during a school safety meeting on Monday at El Roble Intermediate School.COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Los Angeles County firefighters try to knock down the flames engulfing a home on The 200 block of 12th Street on Monday in Claremont. The fire ignited just before 3 p.m. when a large explosion at the home littered the street with debris and shattered neighbor’s windows. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Library will close on Monday, April 16 for about six months for renovations, according to a news release from the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Work will be done to improve the public restrooms, including a new gender-neutral restroom, adult area, circulation area, and installation of a new HVAC system. Additionally, drought-tolerant landscaping will be installed and the parking lot will be resurfaced.