City Manager Jeff Parker
announced the appointment
of Michele Lynn
McNeill as the new community
and human services director in
a press release Thursday afternoon,
after more than 2 months
of the position’s vacancy.
Ms. McNeill will be the first to head
the Community and Human Services department
since the departments were
combined in May.
Two Claremont officials received salary increases last month totaling more than $1,800 per month, according to city officials. Assistant City Manager Tony Ramos and Chief of Police Paul Cooper each received a 5 percent raise effective July 1 as part of an annual merit increase, a performance-based raise in conjunction with an employee’s contract. Mr. Ramos will make an additional $926 per month, while Mr. Cooper is making $972.
Paramedics place a neck brace on Rhino Records employee Nathan Wilson after he was struck by a car on Thursday in the store's parking lot. Mr. Wilson gave chase as a suspect fled after stealing merchandise from the store. As the perpetrator was leaving the scene in an unknown vehicle, Mr. Wilson was sideswiped by the car, according to witnesses. Mr. Wilson was transported to a local hospital and released in the afternoon. Police eventually caught and arrested the suspect Erik Avery, 21, of Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
Recent amendments to state legislature
may allow Claremont
Mayor Sam Pedroza to continue
his role with the Gold Line Foothill Extension
while still serving on the city
Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, has
amended Senate Bill 659, which will clear up language
in order to allow local council members the
ability to continue serving on the Gold Line Authority
board despite the possible conflict of interest.
Over the last few decades, scads
of Claremonters have emerged
from their homes to find their
front yards completely draped in toilet
paper. Roll upon roll unfurled and flung
to the highest heights, cascading over
bushes and branches and any object on
which it could find purchase.
With the act of "TPing" a whimsical and daring
rite-of-passage for many teens, lots of youthful
Claremonters have participated in such shenanigans.
But only a select few have tossed the tissue as
part of a secret group of toilet-paperers that tackled
their first TP job in 1979 and, through a line of successors,
Pomona College Orientation Adventure counselors cheer for the class of 2015 during the traditional freshman run down College Avenue in Claremont.
Orientation Adventure counselors also host a 3-day group trip for the freshman class prior to the start of the school year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While Claremont’s City Council and commissions
are taking a break from meetings
this month, the COURIER sat down with
Councilman Opanyi Nasiali to talk about some of his
favorite things: politics, transparency, and, of course,
Claremont. In the 3rd installment of this 5-part series,
Mr. Nasiali talks openly about why he feels art will
help bring the money to Claremont, and his game
plan to solve the city’s budget concerns.
The Claremont University Consortium announced its intent to sell 36 acres of land from the area north of Foothill between College and Mills Avenues to Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and Scripps College. According to CUC Chief Executive Office Robert Walton, the decision was based on the smaller size of the 3 colleges compared to their larger fellow undergraduate institutions, Claremont McKenna College and Pomona College. See our complete story.
The possibility of a strike at Vons grocery stores across the nation in the coming weeks is starting to become a definite reality, and locals are preparing themselves for the worst. "Rallying is often associated with negativity, and hate, but we are here to bring positive energy and support for people that are just trying to achieve their American dream," said Nick Parra, a coordinator with MoveOn.org.
Claremont Police question the passenger of a stolen vehicle on Thursday following a short pursuit that ended on the wrong side of Towne Avenue in Pomona. According to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen, police attempted to stop the Toyota pickup but the driver refused leading officers on a chase that ended when the driver bailed out in the northbound lanes of Towne near Arrow Highway. The suspect attempted to run from police, but 2 Claremont detectives caught and arrested the man near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Arrow in Claremont. The Passenger was released and not charged. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School has been shaken this week by the loss of one of their own families.
Claremont residents Randy and Vicki Whittle, along with their 2 children, MacLean and Brittany, died on Sunday as the result of a plane crash shortly after take-off near the runway at the Burley Airport in Idaho. The family was headed to Provo, Utah to visit Brigham Young University.