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.
A debt payment schedule, submitted
to the state last Monday, will
allow Claremont the option to
continue its redevelopment agency despite
state legislation seeking its elimination.
Despite the summer recess, the council called a special
meeting last week to review and approve an “enforceable
obligation payment schedule” just days before the state’s
Claremont dog lovers gladly walked out of their homes and into triple-digit heat last weekend to welcome back the city's newly renovated, and widely loved, pooch park.
Claremont's premiere dog park, located within the realm of College Park, closed its doors to dogs last month, due to a series of updates by the city. The six-week closure marked the first time the pooch park has been closed down for fixes since it first opened about 15 years ago. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Negotiations between the
Pomona College administration
and Workers for
Justice could lead to an agreement
if both sides can agree on
the topic of neutrality.
The Pomona College dining workers
and Workers for Justice desire full neutrality
as they decide whether to form a
union while the administration will only
support limited neutrality.
The towering neon orange sign is lit, and Norms Claremont is ready to serve. The 24-hour diner, located off the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 freeway, officially opened for business Tuesday morning, bringing local restaurant-goers a brand new casual dining alternative. Norms President Philip Singerman feels his restaurant will help cater to the bargain hunters of the Claremont community, particularly the college crowd and freeway travelers looking for a quick pit stop.
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