With the weather changing over the next couple of days, Claremont could be in store for some fantastic sunsets. The weather this past weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees. It definitely will feel cooler in the mornings with temperatures chilling out in the 50s. No rain is in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont’s city council election is a real opportunity for residents to reshape city leadership for years to come. With six hard working candidates to choose, all running active campaigns, there have never been so many people involved in the city election process. Unfortunately, the sad truth is our election process has become so divisive and negative, boorish behavior has seeped down to local communities. That includes Claremont.
Here's a unique 180 degree view of Yale Avenue and Second Street looking north, shot on Saturday morning during Village Venture in the Claremont Village. For 37 years this giant street fair with over 450 booths, continues to sell unique art, original crafts, and apparel. The fair is so large now, the crowds really has become a mix of Claremont residents and shoppers from the surrounding communities. And the costume parade for the little ones continues to grow and get more creative each year. The weather this weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees.
Frustration abounded as the city council scrutinized a possible interim fix to the police station.
The council voted 4-1 to send out a request for proposals (RFP) to look at price tags to make modest seismic repairs to the interior of the station.
According to representatives from Irvine-based IDS Group and Chino Hills-based Transtech, that number could be anywhere between $200,000 to $400,000. Mayor Opanyi Nasiali was the dissenting vote.
Maureen Aldridge—who has been with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce since 1988—will spend her last day on the job handing out toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters at the Chamber’s Yale Street office on October 31. “It’s coming up real quick!” Ms. Aldridge said.
She and her already retired husband of 47 years plan on “Traveling, playing golf, reading, getting back to doing a lot more cooking, relaxing, obviously doing some volunteer work, playing with my grandchildren, and just enjoying life,” she said.
On Tuesday, October 16 around $2,400 worth of popcorn was stolen from a storage space on the 400 block of Base Line Road. The crime was reported to police on October 16, but the crime occurred around 8 p.m. on October 13. According to surveillance footage, an older male, possible wearing a green shirt, was seen entering the space and taking the popcorn.
Claremont High School theatre department is collaborating with adult actors from throughout Claremont Unified School District for November 2 and 3 7:30 p.m. staged readings of Right Before I Go, a collection of actual suicide notes from persons ranging from the famous to the unknown.
Officials with the city of Claremont honored residents who are over 100-years-old during the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday. There are 21 centenarians in Claremont and 10 were able to attend including: Iva Lee Carpenter, 101; Blanche Hyde, 101; Lucille Carr, 104; Velma Beckett, 100; Paul Minning, 101; Dorothy Modjeska, 100; Marilee Scaff, 104; Mary Wenker, 100; Dorothy Finerty, 104 and Roland Travis, 100. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Stella Wong and her father Sam react to the announcement that she is this year’s homecoming queen on Friday night during halftime of the homecoming game at CHS. The crowning ceremony was the clear highlight of the evening as the Pack lost to Bonita, 31-10. COURIER photo Steven Felschndneff
Richard Gomez, left, and Jack Xaio, right, react as Elijah Bennett, center, is named Homecoming King on Friday during a ceremony at Memorial Park. The festivities continued with the traditional parade and the homecoming game against Bonita Friday night. Elijah will have a dual role during the game as he is the Wolfpack’s senior running back. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
After thorough review of the candidates, we are pleased to offer our support to Zach Courser, Jed Leano and Jennifer Stark. The COURIER editorial staff urges Claremont voters to elect these candidates to the Claremont City Council on Tuesday, November 6.
A new engineering firm has assessed the current police station and made a remarkable discovery—it can be retrofitted afterall.
City Manager Tara Schultz told the Police Station Citizens’ Advisory Committee (PSCAC) Wednesday evening that IDS Group could seismically retrofit the current station for as low as $1.5 million, according to PSCAC chair Matt Magilke.
Nancy Jones, 79, thought she knew what materials could be recycled. Then, she read an article about recycling in The New York Times.
Now, she’s not so sure.
“There’s so much information out there,” the 12-year Claremont resident said. “I just try to do my part. But it’s hard.”
And if it’s not a problem of too much information, then she runs into the problem of not enough.