The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area will present the pros and cons of the 11 state ballot measures in the meeting room of the Claremont Library on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Speakers will present the basic content of the measures, as well as reasons to support or oppose the measures. There will be opportunity to ask questions.
As part of the voter service work, the League will present about a dozen pros-and-cons sessions over the next few weeks to various groups in the area.
For voting information go to www.lavote.net or www.cavote.org.
The Claremont City Council this Tuesday, October 9, will vote on proposed speed increases to 10 city streets at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber.
Speed limit changes are needed in order to comply with state standards, according to Loretta Mustafa, senior engineer with the city of Claremont, in a recent report. The state of California requires the speed limit on a street be as close as possible to the 85th percentile, or the speed that 85 percent of the traffic is actually driving either at or slightly below, regardless of the set speed limit.
Former chancellor of the California Community Colleges Jack Scott references a graphic outlining cuts to higher education on Tuesday during his speech at Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Scott, who also served as a state senator, promoted Proposition 30 as a start towards reinvesting in education in the Golden State. The well-attended talk was sponsored by the college as the 29th Howard Bowen Lecture. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
A group of Claremont students and a local distinguished artist are embracing the collaborative nature of public art through one of the area’s latest community masterpieces, now on display in Pomona.
An 8-by-8-foot collage made entirely of ceramic tiles proudly stands on the south side of a new business on Foothill Boulevard just west of Sumner Avenue. The artwork is a concept born from Claremont artist Maureen Wheeler, brought to life with the help of 5 Claremont High School art students.
The world-renowned lecture series TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) held an independent event at the Garrison Theater at Scripps College last Saturday. The event’s theme was “Transforming Expectations,” featuring a wide array of experts on topics such as positive psychology, time budgeting, primary education and corporate management.
Highlighting the event was a young woman responsible for the coordination of a debate program in east Africa, and a young man who walked from the east coast to San Francisco in approximately 7 months.
Despite the past year’s bustle of activity surrounding the Wilderness Park parking lot construction, which finally began last August, activity has grown quiet in recent weeks as the city deals with an unanticipated mishap.
Last month, City Manager Tony Ramos announced an unexpected halt in construction after the city was contacted by a representative from the LA County Flood Control District (LACFCD). The representative claimed the district was unaware of the construction project, which included an easement over the property owned by the LACFCD.
Despite the calendar change, the abundance of autumn leaf decorations on display and everything pumpkin hitting store shelves and coffee shops, the triple-digit weather is anything but an indicator of the arrival of fall.
Those craving temperatures to match the Halloween season will unfortunately be left wanting as the heat wave continues to hit the Southland, according to the Southern California Weather Authority (SCWA). A Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles County came with the first day of October, along with continued heat advisory warnings released for the days ahead.
The back-and-forth between the city, Golden State Water and Claremont residents brings new meaning to the term water fight.
The ongoing battle with Golden State Water boiled over this week after CBS aired an investigative report by David Goldstein last Monday night. Mr. Goldstein’s record request to Golden State CEO and President Robert Sprowls to release documentation outlining GSW’s expenditures, including infrastructure updgrades, employee travel, entertainment expenses and health club memberships, was denied. As a private corporation, Golden State asserted that it is not required by law to release expense reports.
The Claremont City Council has responded to the fray by releasing a mass mailing to Claremont residents this week. The letter is printed at the jump.
Prices for cab rides from Claremont’s nonprofit transportation system Dial-A-Ride are doubling.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday approved the fare increase unanimously Tuesday night with no comment made from the public. With the council’s approval, Dial-A-Ride service costs will rise to $1.50 for seniors, $2.50 for the general public, $4 for outside the city or after hours, $1 for a second rider and $1 for group service by January 2013.
More than a year after the city council granted approval for demolition at Claremont’s Peppertree Square, the walls have come tumbling down.
The troubled center’s revitalization, which has sat at the top of the city’s priorities for years, is no longer sitting idle. Demolition commenced early this week on a front portion of the shopping complex, located at the southeast corner of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard.
On Sunday, September 23 a house burglar in the 100 of College Way didn’t just take jewelry or electronics, he took the whole front door. A realtor in charge of the home was contacted by a neighbor and told that the front door of the residence was left open. The realtor arrived to find that the door was missing altogether. The oven and a couple silk plants were also missing.
Claremont Heritage wants to make sure you look carefully. Guests at their lecture on Claremont modernism architecture mingle in the foyer of the Claremont University Consortium on Thursday. The historic society is increasingly turning its focus to local buildings crafted in the style known as mid-century modern, which flourished in the wake of World War II. Many of these houses, business, churches and institutional edifices are now 50 or 60 years old, making them worthy of notice and eligible for preservation efforts. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff