It was a splashdown at Claremont’s City Council meeting Tuesday night when councilmembers voted to reject the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Golden State Water Company (GSW) and Claremont Affordable Water Advocates (CAWA).
“My colleagues and I rejected the proposal as it was not a legally enforceable document nor in the best long-term interest of the ratepayers,” said Mayor Joe Lyons in a press release issued by the city. “We are calling on Golden State Water to come to the table and negotiate directly with the city and provide residents with a real solution to the community’s on going water rate increases.”
Ms. Lennear—who got her big break as one of the Ikettes with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue and went on to perform back-up vocals with some of the most notable music acts of the 1970s—will make an appearance at Rhino Records on Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. .
Ms. Lennear, a local who lives with “her front door in Pomona and backdoor in Claremont,” is not exactly new to the Claremont Colleges. She earned a degree in French literature from Pitzer College.
If Monday night’s Sustainable Claremont meeting is any indication, Claremont residents will overwhelmingly approve the city’s $55 million bond measure slated for the November ballot.
After his presentation on the November water bond measure, Freeman Allen, co-chair of Sustainable Claremont, posed the question, “By a show of hands, how many of you support the city’s bond measure?” Of the approximate 50 people in attendance, 43 indicated they would approve the city’s measure. Only two residents were opposed, with one gentleman adding that he was “on the fence.” An additional six stated they were still undecided.
UPDATED: The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) is one step closer to a master plan, thanks to Claremont residents who dedicated their time and energy to administer surveys to park visitors on behalf of MIG Consultants.
MIG has been given the daunting task of completing a comprehensive master plan for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The goal is to develop a blueprint to manage the park that will balance environmental preservation, recreational needs, neighborhood impacts and funding considerations for years to come.
Canvassers on behalf of Golden State Water Company started making the rounds last week, circulating a petition for a separate measure calling for voter approval on the city’s water bonds. At around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, two canvassers—an unidentified male and female—arrived to the Claremont home of Pat O’Malley. His wife, Shelley, had just finished giving their baby a bath when she passed by the family’s home surveillance monitor and witnessed the couple at their front door.
After watching the monitor for a moment, Ms. O’Malley couldn’t believe her eyes. The man was groping the woman, right there on the O’Malley’s front porch.
A hummingbird feeds on an agapanthus recently in north Claremont. Residents got a brief break from the high temperatures earlier this week, with even a slight sprinkle on Monday. Unfortunately, the clouds gave way to hotter days and higher humidity as the days passed. The weather this weekend will stay dry with temperatures rising to the upper 80s, with lows in the 60s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As the November 4 election moves closer on the calendar, Claremont residents are thirsty for information on the water revenue bond measure and it appears Golden State Water Company is offering the first drink from the fountain.
The city of Claremont contends it can support $80 million in bonds to go toward the purchase of the water system based solely on money collected from residents water bills. A bond measure for an additional $55 million, should the city need it, was filed by city officials and will appear on the November ballot.
There’s a new business making its mark on Claremont. Last month, Victorious Gallery became the first ink shop to open its doors in the city in years.
Your parents may not have any tattoos, but this is definitely a mom and pop enterprise.
Hector Javier “JP” Paramo and Diana Avila are a great advertisement for the possibilities of online dating. They fell head over heels in love and soon brought their respective families—Mr. Paramo’s two children and the two of Ms. Avila’s kids who are not yet grown—together, Brady Bunch-style, at his Rancho Cucamonga home.
The couple not only found that they were romantically compatible. They were also both entrepreneurial-minded and in search of the perfect business opportunity. Tattoos fit the bill.
A former child psychologist convicted of inappropriately touching children was sentenced to eight years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Thomas Gary Amberson, 58, pleaded no contest on June 23 to two felony counts of lewd act upon a child.
Claremont business owners gathered at City Hall Tuesday night as the Planning Commission considered proposed revisions to the municipal code regarding business signage and displays that could potentially affect businesses in the entire city.
Assistant Planner Luke Seibert presented the proposed modifications with a focus on four specific areas: outdoor displays, A-frame signs, temporary banners and window signs.
The film Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony will screen at the Laemmle Theater on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
This acclaimed documentary follows the influence of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony around the globe. The key line of Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy,” set to music, resonates in this symphony as an international anthem of hope.
Real Connections, the Claremont-based, village-style approach to aging in place, is celebrating its second anniversary. To mark the day, a picnic is scheduled on Thursday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Larkin Park in Claremont on the corner of Mountain and Harrison Avenues.
The summer celebration will include food, music and fun for the whole family, as well as the greater community. There is no fee to attend.
With a historic drought and a city filled with 24,000 trees, finding a solution to maintain Claremont’s lush urban forest has been a challenge for everyone. High water prices, inadequate irrigation systems and, in some cases, a question of responsibility for watering city trees have resulted in the endangerment of what would otherwise be healthy trees.
Let there be no confusion: he wellbeing of city trees is a long-term partnership between Claremont residents and the city
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved the use of $176,000 of the city’s unassigned General Fund money to hire a communications firm to assist with public outreach as it pertains to the water system acquisition.
Although the city has been pursuing this endeavor for over two years, the ballot measure approved by council in June has pushed the topic to the forefront and the public’s need for information into overdrive.