The Friends of the Claremont Library have selected "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean as the 2019-20 On the Same Page community read. It provides a book-lover’s observations about libraries, what they do, how we readers feel about them. Readers are lead through a singularly powerful, sometimes eccentric, even whimsical history of the men and women who created the Los Angeles Public Library.
Claremont Heritage will host a sunset reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 to kick off the 2019 home tour. The event will be held in the courtyard at the historic Garner House, and includes libations and hors d'oeuvres by GourmetGourmet. This year’s theme is “Spirit of Place” and, in addition to honoring homeowners on the tour, Claremont Heritage will introduce a project titled the “Treasury of Claremont Music (TCM).”
The architectural commission on Wednesday denied plans for a cell phone tower in south Claremont that would have been disguised as a church steeple. The 63-foot tower, commissioned by SmartLink Wireless on behalf of Verizon, would be placed at the Claremont Center for Spiritual Living on South College Avenue. Nearly 20 residents spoke out against the project, claiming the tower was too imposing for the area and citing health and property value concerns.
The No on Measure CR committee filed its statement of organization with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission on Tuesday, according to city clerk Shelley Desautels.
The group’s Form 410, which is marked not yet qualified, was signed by Claremont residents Aundre Johnson, Donna Lowe and Jennifer Weisner. No economic statement was included with the form.
The Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA) is turning up the heat on the city council amid ongoing contract negotiations.
A video released by the CPOA on Sunday claims the council—and specifically Mayor Corey Calaycay—have “successfully dismantled the Claremont Police Department and failed to make public safety a priority.”
In a statement, Mr. Calaycay said, “Despite what our police officers believe, I do deeply respect the work that they do for our community, as I respect the work of all law enforcement.”
After months of meetings and appeals, the city council granted a two-year extension for the Colby Circle townhomes Tuesday night amid protests from nearby residents.
Mayor Corey Calaycay, Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Jennifer Stark voted in favor, and Councilmember Jed Leano voted against. Councilmember Ed Reece recused himself due to business dealings with one of the parties involved, Claremont Star, LP.
“Life is more interesting, the older you get!” Excellent words to live by from Irene Lipman, who just turned 100 years-old at the Claremont Manor Centenarian Day event last Friday. But Ms. Lipman was not the only honoree on this special day. In fact, there were eight—yes eight—centenarians present, all between the ages of 100 and 102, who shared their wisdom from years of life experience. In fact, there was 807 years of knowledge. Check out our fun-filled video by Peter Weinberger
Bob Bowcock quipped that his challenge at last Thursday’s Active Claremont Measure CR forum was “to bring Doug [Lyon] on board” with the proposed sales tax increase.
That most likely did not happen, but around 80 Claremonters heard a spirited forum about the potential measure, with Mr. Bowcock arguing for it and Mr. Lyon arguing against.
Claremont High School junior Eila Planinc gives a short speech on Friday in front of city hall during Claremont’s observance of the Global Climate Strike. About one hundred people came out to voice their concerns about climate change as part of a worldwide protest in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit which begins Monday COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Attorney Amy Minteer speaks on behalf of Moody Law, right, Tuesday evening during the Claremont City Council meeting at city hall. The council heard arguments for and against granting an extension to the previously approved plans for a town home complex on Colby Circle. Mr. Law, and two other residents, had filed appeals of the extension which had been granted by the architectural commission in July. The council voted 3-1 to approve the extension. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Down a long walkway that leads to a basement meeting room at Pomona College, a group of Claremonters met with one unifying mission—to increase affordable housing in the city.
Inclusive Claremont, a coalition of students from the Claremont Colleges and members of the community, are working together to change the city’s inclusionary housing requirement and to advocate for more space for low-income residents in the City of Trees.
The future Village South development project was introduced to the public last weekend with a lively block party. The specific plan and the environmental review for the project are still months away from being revealed. But that didn’t stop two developers involved—Village Partners and Arteco Partners—from throwing a festive bash to educate Claremonters about the project.
Claremonters will have the opportunity to test out new voting equipment during a mock election on September 28 and 29.
You can test drive the equipment between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, according to a release from the city. There will be non-political topics to vote on for people of all ages.
This mock election has no relationship with the upcoming November 5 decision regarding Measure CR, the proposed three-quarter cent sales and use tax increase.