Get it while the getting's good. The
LA County Fair is back, and Claremonters
can enjoy concerts, food,
rides and attractions until October 2.
Claremont Day at the Fair will take place on Thursday,
September 29. On the 29th, Claremont residents
can get free admission with the donation of a new or
slightly used book. According to the L.A. County Fair
website, in addition to fair access, Claremont residents
can enjoy various planned activities that day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
All 310 Wilderness Park citations issued to those who violated park hours within the past month will no longer require recipients to go to trial, according to City Manager Jeff Parker. “The fine really doesn’t fit the violation here. Our intent was to file them as misdemeanors,” Chief Cooper said.
While Pomona College's Department
of Music prepares to launch its fall concert
series this weekend, locals are prepping
for changes to their usual route to
get to the school's concert halls.
Fourth Street parking spaces in front
of Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges),
formerly available to concertgoers and
musicians in need of handicapped access
or a quick drop off, will no longer be accessible.
The Claremont Police Officers Association and
Claremont Police Management Association rejected
the city’s latest proposal in a series of bargaining sessions
with the city. Changes include a cost of living increase
along with police paying their own retirement
contributions, according to city officials.
Police will hold a final meeting today to review the
city’s offers, after expressing concerns to City Manager
Jeff Parker at a meeting held last Tuesday.
“We have given up a lot in the past, and now [the
city’s] attacking us more for a pay cut,” said Detective
Robert Ewing, vice president of the Claremont Police
A decade following the tragedy of 9/11,
leaders of various faith communities
throughout the San Gabriel Valley, from
Claremont to Covina, are dusting off their walking
shoes to host the 3rd annual Interfaith Walk
and Rally for Hope and Peace this Sunday, September
The walk will begin at 2 p.m. at City of Knowledge Islamic School
in Pomona and will end around 4 p.m. at Claremont’s Memorial Park,
with stops in between.
More than 300 Wilderness Park citations issued by Claremont police within the past 3 weeks will continue to be upheld despite recent proposals for dismissal. At a special meeting held last week, Claremont police presented city council with a series of options to handle the onslaught of tickets, including an altogether waiving of the fines. Officials called the meeting after Pomona court officials raised concerns over the large amount of citations in Claremont, and the backlog it would create for the court system.
Claremont High School class of 1961 alumni Sharon Esterley gives the thumbs up after singing the alma mater with some current CHS students during a centennial anniversary celebration at the school. CHS officially turned 100 on Friday marking the beginning of a yearlong recognition for the school. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico,
social services workers remove hundreds
of children from their homes
every year due to squalid conditions, abuse
and neglect, drug situations and other untenable
Countless other children are rescued from abandonment
in the city’s streets and parks. Today, a number of these
children go to bed at night under a quilt made in Claremont
by the “Piece Makers,” a quilting group that gathers
weekly at the First Baptist Church of Claremont.
In the last installment of our month-long series during
Claremont City Council’s August recess, the COURIER
cooled down with Councilmember Joe Lyons in the
shade of the Padua Hills Theatre, catching up on the details
of his summer break and how he plans to spend the remaining
months of 2011. An avid volunteer and active member
of the Committee on Aging, Mr. Lyons explained why he
feels civic pride is important to Claremont, and how being
on the city council has helped him to find his own.
Claremont’s 10th annual Vintage Village
Wine Walk is fast approaching,
and tickets are disappearing just as
About two-thirds of the tickets have already been sold
for the Friday, September 9th event and are expected to
sell out by this weekend, said Lori Paley, event organizer
and owner of Aromatique.
Mayor Sam Pedroza was seriously injured in a cycling accident Tuesday evening near the corners of Arrow Highway and Elder Drive in Claremont. Mr. Pedroza suffered 2 cracked vertebrae in his neck, a fractured nose and deep lacerations to his face, according to city officials. His injuries are considered serious but not life threatening. This story will be updated throughout the day.
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder is in the hot seat
this week, opening up about his goals for
Claremont as the city council prepares to reconvene
on Tuesday, September 13th. In the 4th installment
of this 5-part series, Mr. Schroeder talks about how
he has â??gone greenâ? and how he plans to manage the
wilderness parkâ??s parking problems.