Long-time Claremont resident Michael Keenan was arrested last Thursday afternoon after trespassing on the Pomona College Organic Farm. Mr. Keenan staged the arrest because of what he sees as the college's unfriendly attitude towards Claremont community members wanting to help out with the farm. The colleges have cracked down on who gains entrance to the farm over the past several years because of problems with crime and safety.
Thousands flooded the Estate of
Herb Hafif Saturday evening for
the Be Perfect Foundationâ??s 4th
annual gala fundraiser, raising money
for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
The foundation, founded in 2007 by Claremont
resident Hal Hargrave, Jr., above, and his family, has provided
more than 150 spinal cord injury patients
with financial support for continued recovery. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
A packed agenda is prepared for tonight’s City Council meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Council will vote to approve an ordinance securing Wilderness Park hours as 7 a.m. to sunset year round. Citizens who wish to make public comment should arrive promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Resident Gina Dunseth makes the ceremonial first cut of the cake on Sunday during the Mt. San Antonio Gardens' 50th Anniversary Celebration. The party was held on Sunday because the Gardens opened exactly 50
years ago on September 18, 1961. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The L.A. County Fair in Pomona
will celebrate Claremont Day on
Thursday, September 29th from
noon to 6 p.m., when several community
heroes from Claremont have been selected
to be honored. This year’s honorees are
Jack Shih, a Claremont High School student,
Randy Prout and Marilee Scaff.
Community Heroes are selected by Fairfax, the organization
which oversees the Fair, after being nominated
by a fellow community member.
Claremont Graduate University’s School of Politics and
Economics, in partnership with The American Institute for
Progressive Democracy and California Common Cause, will
host a public forum on Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss
the role of corporations in the American electoral process.
Last Tuesday night, more than 400
college students and members of the
community were treated to a musical
feast in Garrison Theater at the Scripps
College Performing Arts Center when the
acclaimed, all-female ensemble "Mariachi
Mujer 2000" took to the stage.
"It was awesome. Totally fantastic. I was really impressed,"
said Scripps College staff member Socorro
Chavez. "I think the whole audience was ecstatic. They
were really, really excited" participating, dancing. There
was such a great response." COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thousands gathered across the city of Claremont Saturday to commemorate an occasion the city won't see come around for another thousand years: 91711. The city's "zip code day", sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and the Village Marketing Group, presented locals with a chance to experience all things Claremont, from historical exhibits to art displays, family activities and free samplings of the city's unique mom and pops. "In Claremont we'll take any excuse to throw a party," said Sonja Stump, the 91711 committee chairperson. "Whether it's our Fourth of July celebration or the Holiday Promenade, we just love our events and love celebrating our community."
Despite public opposition, a Chase Bank with a drive-through will be built on the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue. Claremont's Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit and development plan Tuesday after a series of site plan redesigns made by Chase officials in the past several months. The bank will be the newest addition to the Sprouts Shopping Center, filling the vacant corner space that used to house a gas station until 2007.
Body art shops and tattoo parlors
will no longer be banned from
doing business in Claremont.
Claremont City Council adopted 2 ordinances last
week that will allow tattoo artists the chance to set up
shop in town once again, more than 15 years after storeowners
were forced to move out.
Adopting changes to the city’s current regulations was
necessary to comply with rights granted by the First
Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee,
Jax Bicycle Center and the
Claremont Senior Bike Group are hosting
a bike riding event next Saturday, September
24, to promote environmentally
The biking event, which takes off from
the Claremont Depot at 9:30 a.m., is just
one of several green events taking place
throughout the Inland Empire.
As a child living in the small
town of Roscommon,
Michigan, Michele McNeill
grew up with a strong sense of community
involvement as an essential
part of her everyday life. Neighbors
were like family, and helping out the
townsfolk was routine.
Ms. McNeill has made that love of volunteerism
ingrained since childhood into a successful
career, and is bringing her enthusiasm for
helping others to Claremont as the new Community
and Human Services Director.