Five hours of public comment in front of an administrative law judge Tuesday featured the testimony of more than 100 disgruntled customers of Golden State Water Company's Region 3. The comments were part of public hearings held by the California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday. "When your water bill is more than your car payment there's something terribly wrong," said Claremont resident Gil Dickason. "It's beyond a felony. This is a felony rate."
Lisa Adams, an alumna of Claremont
High School, Scripps College
and Claremont Graduate University,
knew beyond a shadow of a doubt at
age 10 that she was going to be an artist. It
was 3 years later (and more than 4 decades
ago now), that an epiphany illuminated her
path and helped shape her artistic voice.
The life-changing moment happened
while peering inside the window display of
what is now Raku in the Claremont Village,
marveling at a painting by Claremont's
own abstract painter, Karl
"I thought 'Oh man, that's a painting. You mean you can make paintings that don't have any representational things in them?' That was a huge idea for me," recalled
Claremont's newest restaurant,
Union on Yale is opening up
for business this week offering
up European favorites in the
comfort of the Claremont Village.
With its bocce ball court and cozy
nooks, co-owners and best friends
John Solana and Mark Perone hope
to make their old world eatery a
Comfort and sincerity are the aims of this European-
inspired dining experience aptly named for the
bonds created by coming together to share a meal.
"Union is about friends and family, it's about
spending time with those you care about," Mr. Perone
said. "We want people to come here and feel
As protest encampments and â??tent
citiesâ? continue to gain momentum
throughout the country, some locals
are calling for the permanent shut down of
Claremont City Council will discuss the Occupy encampment
at a special closed session this Tuesday. The
meeting was called to address complaints received in
regard to the City Hall encampment over the past week.
Claremont is offering an alternative
way for residents to get into the
giving spirit this holiday season.
Project Adopt—the city’s newest community service
program—kicked off this month, offering locals the
chance to put on their gardening gloves and spruce up
their favorite hometown hangout spots.
Similar to programs like Adopt A Highway, locals will
select an area in the city to focus their services: whether
picking up trash, planting flowers, or bringing in a piece
Claremont City Council
has approved the
merger of the Community
and Human Services
Commissions, the final step in
a restructure of city departments.
Combining the 2 commissions was
recommended following the merger
between the community and human
services departments last June, and
would promote better cross-communication
between the department and its
A group of local children show an array of emotions as Santa Claus makes an appearance at the tree lighting ceremony Friday evening in Claremont. Claremont kicked off the traditional holiday season with several holiday attractions including a skating rink, live music, tree lighting and of course, a visit from Santa Claus. See our special photo essay from the events.
Fifteen people were arrested
after an organized sit-in
against the termination of 17
Pomona College employees.
The employees, 16 of whom were dining
hall workers, were fired Friday
morning for not providing proper work
authorization documents to the college.
In response, Pomona College students,
alumnae and members of Unite Here
Local 11, Workers for Justice organized
a public demonstration at College and
Fourth Street to show Pomona College
administration that despite termination,
the fight isn't over.
Former United States Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice believes colleges
are ripe locations for students
to discover their passions.
Ms. Rice was the featured speaker of the Marian Miner
Cook Athenaeum Speaker Series on Wednesday as hundreds
of people filled a reconfigured Ducey Gymnasium to
hear her story of how she has lived out her passions in academia,
government and music.
While hundreds gathered inside
Claremont McKenna College’s
Ducey Gym Wednesday
evening to hear Condoleezza Rice address
the student body, more than a hundred others
opted instead to remain outside for an
alternative public forum.
Pitzer College protestors led a public boycott of Claremont
McKenna’s event, providing a secondary educational
experience and dialogue about the controversial
former Secretary of State.
Exactly 2 weeks following Jeff Parker's resignation, Claremont has hired a new city manager. The city council announced Wednesday night with a unanimous decision that Tony Ramos would be promoted from his current role as assistant city manager. He will begin as city manager in late December. "I am committed to this community and the public administration profession," Mr. Ramos said. "I pledge to all of you with every bit of my being that I will continue to work tirelessly with commitment and with the passion I have had for this city for the past 6 years."
More than 1500 residents were
without power after significant
winds blew through town
Wednesday night. Southern California Edison
crews are still assessing damage and
working to restore power to more than 1500
Pockets of neighborhoods were without power Friday
morning including 1145 homes in the Lewis Park neighborhood,
293 at Scripps and Oxford, 16 at Mills and
Alamosa, 37 at Mills and Black Hills, 21 at Base Line
and Mills, 9 at Yale and 11th and 6 on American Avenue. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
More than 1800 residents are still without power after significant winds blew through town last night. Edison crews are currently assessing damage and working to restore power which has been out since roughly 3 a.m.
Hardest hit are neighborhoods in the Pilgrim Place area and north of Foothill, west of Indian Hill Boulevard to Towne Avenue.