In addition to being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) last December, Baldy View ROP has also been granted accreditation by the council on Occupation Education (COE). The COE was founded in 1971 and its accreditation is a mark of assured quality and integrity in career technical education. It has long been regarded by the US Secretary of Education as a reliable authority in assessing the quality of education in the institutions it accredits.
The city of Claremont, in partnership with the Claremont Museum of Art and Claremont Graduate University Art Business/Art Management Public Art students, is seeking artists to showcase work at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. The exhibit will run from August through November 2015.
Parker Emerson has been named Ambassador of the Month by international disaster relief organization, ShelterBox USA. Mr. Emerson was selected from a group of nearly 400 ambassador volunteers nationwide, who actively raise funds and awareness for the charity through public engagements.
UPDATED: A strong level of motivation was evident in the healthy turnout at a Low-Water Expo held Sunday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The free event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., was organized by members of Sustainable Claremont’s DRIP (Drought Resistance Irrigation Program).
DRIP, according to the Sustainable Claremont website, promotes “attractive, climate-appropriate landscapes in Claremont,” encourages the use of efficient irrigation, water conservation and water reclamation and provides resources to help local property owners achieve those aims.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was in his second full year as president, 34 people died in the Watts riots, the average American home cost $13,500, the Beatles had five number-one hits and Eleanor Pierson reported for her first day of work at Foothill Country Day School. Last Friday, current staff, students and a few members of the community came to honor Ms. Pierson’s last day of work, a tenure that spanned 50 years.
Claremont High School and San Antonio High school students begin to file up on the stage at CHS to receive their diplomas from school administrators this evening at the schools’ commencement. Be sure to see our spectacular aerial video from the event. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Brian Desatnik, Claremont’s director of community development, and Loretta Mustafa, city engineer, will discuss the development of a municipal separate storm sewer system at the next meeting of Active Claremont at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 in the Santa Fe room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The public is invited. For information, call (909) 621-1235.
Things are going to look a little different here in Claremont. Soon will be gone the green grass and inefficient sprinkler systems peppered throughout the city and in their place will be smart, updated irrigation technology and water-wise landscaping.
The streets of Claremont were filled with smiling faces on Wednesday afternoon as members of the city’s police department and local athletes hit the pavement to raise awareness for Special Olympics Southern California and their mission. Claremont police employees including explorers, dispatchers, patrol staff, records clerks and jailers ran over two miles through the center of town as they participated in the Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run on June 10.
Claremont residents have been buzzing about the amount of residential burglaries that have plagued the city since the beginning of the year. Many people believe that the passing of Proposition 47, a referendum that redefined some nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors rather than felonies, and the implementation of AB 109, the so-called “realignment” legislation that ultimately results in the early release of some inmates, has increased low-level crimes in the community.
On Wednesday, June 3 Claremont High School seniors are thought to be behind the latest hi jinx on campus that resulted in $700 in damage to school property. Sometime between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following day, unknown suspects sprayed all seven of the main office doors and locks with a foamy glue-like substance.
At approximately 3:30pm on Wednesday, a black Mercedes drifted over the center divider on Wheeler in La Verne side swiping a Volkswagen sedan and then a tree before coming to rest on a private park adjacent to the street. According to witnesses there were several young women and one dog in the Mercedes and a single male occupant in the VW. One woman was injured and was taken to a local hospital. Photos by Shawn Harris Ahmed
Firefighters cut a fire line on a hillside in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park on Wednesday during the third day of multi agency training in the park. The crews from as far away as Arcadia worked on a simulated wildfire that was threatening structures in the Padua Hills area. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff