The Claremont City Council has directed staff to make an offer to Golden State Water Company for the purchase of its water system.
City Attorney Sonia Carvalho made the announcement Tuesday night after more than 2 hours of closed session deliberation. Councilmember Sam Pedroza made the motion with a second by Councilmember Joe Lyons and unanimous approval by the council.
“The city’s negotiator has been directed to make an offer not less than the fair market value as determined by the appraisal determined by the city council,” said Sonia Carvalho
Much attention goes to Claremont High School’s annual homecoming game, where the stakes are high and the homecoming queen is crowned, and to the much-anticipated dance that follows.
There is another traditional homecoming staple, however, for which CHS students and staffers pull out all of the stops—and the creeps and ghouls.
The Memorial Park bandshell stage was decorated for the ceremony, held last Friday afternoon, with a mural featuring a shelf of eerie potions plus an arch of purple, white and black helium balloons. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It's no surprise this year's Village Venture special section has a Halloween theme. It not only includes some wonderful stories on Claremont home decorations, spooky reading lists for the kids, an event calendar with a Halloween focus. And of course, we have 4 pages of Village Venture information including easy-to-read maps to find you way around the Village during the event this Saturday, October 27. Look for our Wednesday edition for all the details. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s Traffic and Transportation Commission Thursday will review additional parking restrictions in an attempt to manage continued complaints with regard to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
The city is recommending that parking be restricted on Via Catarina—located near the Wilderness Park in Claraboya—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The recommendation is being made upon a request by Via Catarina homeowner David Jacks and a petition signed by 4 other Via Catarina residents.
More than 500 walkers, with posters and pets in tow, took to the streets Sunday as Inland Valley Hope Partner’s Walk for the Hungry returned to Claremont for its 39th consecutive fundraising 5K.
Technicolor balloons and shirts brightened up an otherwise gloomy afternoon as a record number of participants crowded behind the starting line at the Claremont University Consortium for the local food bank's annual fall fundraiser.
The Old Maid and the Thief, an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, will be staged as a radio show by the Musicians’ Club of Pomona Valley as their opening event on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of the Claremont Presbyterian Church.
Featured performers are Carolyn Wilson and Mary Jo Wiedey as the scheming ladies, John Dick as the bum and Betsy Bowering as the town gossip
After about 4 months of anticipation, the Claremont City Council is expected to make an announcement on the appraisal of the city’s water system this Tuesday, October 23.
The city council will meet in closed session at 4 p.m. to review the Water Acquisition Feasibility Study and possibly make an offer to the Golden State Water Company. Any actions taken during that time will be reported at the regular council meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The city of Claremont began the journey toward potential acquisition last January when $250,000 of general reserve funds was allocated to explore the possibility of purchasing the city’s water system.
Claremont resident Jimmy DiMauro has never been one to take it easy. Into his late 80s it wasn’t uncommon to see Mr. DiMauro climbing on top of washing machines and making repairs at College Park Laundromat in Glendora, a former family business. Now 93 with walker in hand, things haven’t changed much for Mr. DiMauro. The sociable army veteran makes the jaunt to the Joslyn Senior Center on a daily basis to enjoy company and a good lunch.
“He’s very social and loves talking about his time in the service, his business and his sons,” said Ortansa Alexiu, a volunteer in the Joslyn Center’s gift shop.
The 2500 fans who crowded into Bridges Auditorium Monday, the majority of whom were Claremont Colleges students, were feeling pretty lucky. After all, they nabbed free tickets for one of the biggest musical events to hit town in recent years.
Harvey Mudd College students had collected a record number of Facebook votes in a contest sponsored by Chegg textbooks. As a result, Mudders were named the hosts of a taping of VH1’s “Storytellers” starring country-crossover sweetheart Taylor Swift.
Historic homeowners in Claremont looking to apply for the city’s Mills Act tax abatement program will now be subject to yearly fees.
The annual $217 expense is just one of several changes to the program’s criteria and procedures unanimously approved by the Claremont City Council last week. The changes were enacted after a resolution drafted by the architectural commission in September.
Through the newly-introduced fees, given support by Claremont Heritage, city officials hope to make up for costs associated with the staff time used in annual reviews of the historic homes on contract.
All the things Karl Benjamin valued most—art, music, family, and friends who had become like family—were in evidence at a celebration of his life held Saturday, October 13 at Bridges Hall of Music.
Mr. Benjamin, a renowned abstract painter and longtime Claremonter, died in July at the age of 86
The memorial offered an opportunity for the community to say goodbye and to acknowledge the depth of his artistic and personal impact.
Scenes from Mr. Benjamin’s life and images of his canvases, known for their vivid juxtaposition of colors and shapes, were projected on a screen accompanied by Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” while a hushed crowd gathered in the 600-seat venue.
For many Americans, water is the new oil. It was a point raised by Professor Brian Thomas at a dialog on water ownership held at Pomona College Monday evening, and hardly disputed by the crowd of city officials and community members.
Along with the rising price of gas and property tax, water rates have doubled and in some cases tripled in cities across the country. Fed up with rising rates amid water company profits, many cities like Claremont are weighing their options when it comes to taking over their local water system from investor-owned water companies like Golden State Water.
However, before taking the leap from private to public, Mr. Thomas warns it is vital for cities to really understand the extent of the potential risks involved.