Eagle Scout Doug Mendelsohn plays “Taps” at the end of the Veterans Day observance on Sunday in Claremont. The annual event honored the men and women who have served in the United States military with a special acknowledgement of those who died in combat. Doug’s family was also honored at the event for being selected as the 2012 Association of the United States Army, Family of the Year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschndneff
The city of Claremont has made an offer of $54 million to Golden State Water Company for the purchase of the city’s water system and assets, according to a city press release sent Tuesday evening.
The price of the city’s offer is being released 2 weeks after City Attorney Sonia Carvalho’s announcement that the city council had unanimously decided to make an official proposal to the privately owned water company. The amount was kept under wraps while a formal letter was drafted.
Senator Carol Liu, Congresswoman Judy Chu and Chris Holden, all Democrats, have been elected to represent the newly redrawn 25th Senate, 27th Congressional and 41st Assembly districts, including the city of Claremont. The newly appointed legislators will be sworn into office this December.
Californians showed up to the polling places in record numbers Tuesday to cast their votes. Claremont residents were no exception, said Sonja Stump, an election volunteer in Claremont for more than 30 years.
When Claremont resident Annika Corbin needs a break, she finds herself working away in the kitchen, elbow-deep in flour and sugar. It’s a type of relaxation that brings her back to days spent baking pies with her grandmother.
“When I have my hands in the dough, I feel like I have control over everything in front of me,” said the co-owner of I Like Pie, the Village West’s newest startup set to open this weekend. “It’s the one thing that calms me.”
The city of Claremont has made an offer to purchase Golden State Water Company, according to a press release just received from the city’s Public Information Officer Bevin Handel. The press release is printed below, in its entirety. The COURIER will have a complete story online on Wednesday.
“The City of Claremont today transmitted an offer to Golden State Water Company to purchase its water delivery system and assets in Claremont for $54,067,000. Golden State Water is part of a privately-owned, publicly-traded company that serves water to residents and business owners in Claremont.
The crafts, collectibles and homemade jams are back this weekend with the return of the annual Pilgrim Place Festival, now in its 64th year. The festivities take place Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to enjoying the arts, crafts and homemade confections, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of family-friendly activities, including rides and the highlight Pilgrim Festival Show
Food trucks and fanfare took over Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) last weekend as Claremont’s native garden and nursery opened the fall planting season in a big way.
Hundreds welcomed the start of the Native Nursery’s seasonal opening last weekend with an Oktoberfest-like celebration, browsing thousands of native plant selections with a Dale Bros. brew and currywurst in hand.
“It’s nice to have some beer and food and just enjoy,” said Corey Boss, above, a RSABG member. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Claremont resident casts his vote Tuesday afternoon during the general election at Taylor Hall in Claremont. Across the country voters took to the polls to choose the next President of the United States along with other national candidates, state and local issues. More in Saturday’s edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
Padua Hills is one of the most beautiful places in Claremont. So it was a perfect setting for the annual Art Fiesta, hosted by the Claremont Museum of Art. With the popular Rummy and Harry exhibit, raffles, fine food, and live music, needless to say there was a little something for everyone on a perfectly warm Sunday fall afternoon. With over 500 visitors, 20 exhibiting artists, 72 volunteers, 14 CHS students from Project ARTstART coordinating activities for the kids, it's not a surprise the annual Art Fiesta was a big success. One of the goals was to promote and showcase the work of local artists with their high quality original work. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Months of fundraisers, walks and campaign events are all coming to an end—this Tuesday, November 6, the polling places and ballot boxes are back in circulation for the United States’ next general election. Days before the election, the COURIER went right to the source and asked the candidates to tell us why they should be voting for them in this Tuesday’s general election.
At 4 years old, Claremont resident Joshua “JJ” Miller has already taken part in dozens of runs, jogathons and even a triathlon. If his determination and level of activity at such a young age isn’t inspiration enough, factor in that this bubbly young boy, known for his sense of humor and sociability, does all this with 2 prosthetic legs.
He does it to help other challenged athletes around the world.
Through Team JJ, Joshua and a crew of supporters are running, swimming and biking to raise money and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim has a big heart for returning veterans.
A veteran himself, Mr. Solheim discovered the extremes of post-deployment difficulties when his brother returned from the Vietnam War battling post-traumatic stress disorder and a host of physical ailments triggered by contact with the toxic herbicide Agent Orange.