The Claremont City Council approved the appointment of five people to various city commissions last week.
The appointments, which took place at the end of the July 25 meeting, filled various vacancies at the community and human services, architectural and planning commissions.
The days of darkness in the Vons shopping center on Base Line and Mills are coming to an end.
The city has been working with the property manager to install new high-efficiency LED lighting, according to last week’s city manager’s report. The lights have been ordered and are expected to be installed in August, the city says.
After 53 graduations and more than 2,500 graduated preschoolers, Claremont Baptist Nursery School said goodbye to Kathy Potter and Janet Hodges earlier this summer.
First established in 1964 by Edith Fagg, the nursery school is located at the Claremont First Baptist church on the corner of Harrison and Mountain Avenues.
The Claremont Police Department estimates that 23 percent of the city’s commercial burglaries take place at Extra Space Storage, 525 W. Arrow Hwy., in Claremont.
On Sunday, July 30 between 3:05 p.m. and 3:19 p.m., unknown suspects burglarized seven storage units at the facility. The investigating officer discovered that the burglaries were captured on surveillance video, which indicated that one of the suspects had a storage unit at the location.
The carnival is coming to town, and Claremonters have Dee Marcellus Cole to thank for it.
The 85-year-old artist is the primary focus of “Dee Marcellus Cole and Carnival Seekers,” which opens tomorrow at Claremont Museum of Art with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
The exhibit features her vibrant, self-proclaimed “faux-folk” wood and layered paper sculptures and work from seven other artists selected by Ms. Cole: Johnnie Dominguez, Cathy Garcia, Sandy Garcia, Karen and John Neiuber, Christian Ornelas and Dan Romero.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Recently-retired Claremont Unified School District coach and special education teacher Mike Lepore is leading a senior fitness circuit class as part of the Victory Training program at Pacific Athletic Center (PAC), 1599 Monte Vista Ave., in Claremont.
The center is partnering with Mr. Lepore to provide low-cost senior fitness, relying in part on physician referrals.
The folks over at Pilgrim Place are well-known for their graciousness and generosity. These traits were on full display Tuesday afternoon as they paid tribute to their longtime mail carrier Janice Harper and her husband Michael?Robles.
Ms. Harper, 64, officially retired on Tuesday after 39 faithful years serving Pilgrim Place and the surrounding neighborhood. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Ignacio Soto, owner of A1 Landscaping, works the land in front of the United States Post Office on Monday in Claremont. Mr. Soto’s company has been hired to restore the landscaping in front of the post office, which has been neglected for several years. The work, which is expected to take a few weeks, will incorporate decomposed granite and drought resistant plants.
The Claremont United Methodist Church will host a free immigration and citizenship assistance workshop on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The workshop will feature consultation with a licensed attorney on immigration matters, referrals to qualified immigration legal service providers, an application review by an immigration attorney.
Members of Claremont’s Community Emergency Response Team greet McGruff the Crime Dog on Tuesday during National Night Out. The annual event features information booths and a kid friendly movie, and provides the community an opportunity to interact with Claremont’s police officers. National Night Out is usually held at Memorial Park but had to be moved to Taylor Hall at the last minute due to thunderstorms.
Summertime not only means hot weather, it also marks the beginning of football mini-camps held by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps coaching staff at Zinda Field on the CMC campus. The camps are a chance for student athletes of all ages to get in shape for the fast approaching football season. Because of the heat, practices were held in the early evening near sunset. The weather for the Claremont area is going to be down right hot and humid, with high temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, with a slight chance of rain Tuesday through Friday. The mountain areas will have a much better chance of isolated thunderstorms. Lows will stay in the 70s, so there really won't be much of a cool down after the suns sets. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The deadline to call a special meeting to place the plan on the June 5, 2018 ballot is March 8, 2018.
The council also received and approved an update to the Crime-Free Multi-Housing program, which tracks crime statistics in several Claremont apartment complexes.
One could forgive local boy done good Matthew Arias for feeling a little full of himself these days. But although he’s riding high—the 26-year-old won an Emmy Award last week—self-congratulation and braggadocio are simply not part of his lexicon.
“It’s kind of like an out of body experience,” Mr. Arias said.