San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) has reached another milestone in the construction progress of their new four-story patient tower and expanded emergency department. The expansion project is the largest in the hospital’s 105-year history and will add 179,000 sq. ft. of new space.
After more than a decade at the helm of the Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit, distributing countless pairs of shoes to children in need, longtime executive director Roni Lomeli is set to retire this January.
“My retirement is bittersweet,” Ms. Lomeli said. “Shoes That Fit has been an important part of my life for the past 18 years.”
Ms. Lomeli has brought the local service organization a long way in her nearly two decades of service, working her way from volunteer to board member to executive director beginning in 2001.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce is hard at work preparing for the Village Venture arts and crafts fair. With an estimated 15,000 people in attendance, the streets of the Claremont Village will be filled with more than 500 booths at this annual event on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The streets will be lined with booths selling unique art, original crafts, apparel, business and organization information, international food and providing entertainment.
The Claremont September real estate market cooled it's pace for the first time this year. However, that doesn’t mean the market isn’t still hot. As schools get back in session, and people prepare themselves for the holidays ahead, the market will typically experience a slowdown in sales activity. But prices are still holding strong, with continued
(though now more modest) gains. Check out our entire coverage with detailed Claremont September sales chart inside.
West Coast Arborist, the city's tree maintenance contractor, will be providing mulch to residents on Saturday, October 19 at Cahuilla Park, located at Scripps Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard. Mulch will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 6 a.m. Residents will need to bring all equipment necessary to load and transport the mulch.
Two young men cross Foothill Boulevard in a heavy downpour Wednesday in Claremont. The season’s first significant storm system came through the region this afternoon bringing substantial rain, occasional thunder and even a little snow above 6000 feet in the mountains. This system will past through the Southland this evening, leaving behind near perfect fall weather through the weekend with lots of sun, highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Following a sleepy summer, Claremont has woken up with recent movement on three longstanding issues—water system ownership, building a new police facility and updating and expanding the Joslyn Senior Center. But with these developments comes a major city dilemma: prioritizing the priorities.
“Everything is pretty much laid out, now how much are we willing to spend?” Councilmember Sam Pedroza posed at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
With the government shutdown, Inland Valley Hope Partners is requesting the community’s help in providing for the area’s needy.
The local nonprofit is looking for individuals, schools, companies and places of worship to help assist in hosting food drives or donating food items to help those in need of assistance. Hope Partners on average serves some 4,500 people monthly.
The Girl Scouts of Troop 1094 are providing the spooks this Halloween season.
Besides cookie sales and community service, the Sycamore School Juniors have a new focus: the paranormal. The girls are getting ghoulish this weekend with the city’s first community-wide Village Ghost Walk, showcasing Claremont’s local hauntings. Check out our complete updated spooky coverage of the event.
UPDATED: The city of Claremont has offered Golden State Water Company $55 million for the purchase of Claremont’s water system. This is the second offer the city has made to the privately owned water company. The city has called attention to the upcoming town hall on Wednesday, November 6—to be held at 6 p.m. in Taylor Hall—at which time officials say residents will receive more information on the city’s plan to pursue acquisition of the Claremont water system.
“Over the past several months, city staff has been carefully evaluating key issues related to the city’s potential acquisition of the water system,” said City Manager Tony Ramos.
The 2013 Claremont Heritage Home Tour on Sunday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature six outstanding, custom-built view homes in the Claraboya neighborhood.
Claraboya is a Spanish word meaning “skylight” or “window to the sky,” and is a fitting word to describe this neighborhood of panoramic views of the valley, mountains and horizon.
Between running two local businesses—Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty and Wheeler Steffen Property Management—and participating in an array of community organizations, Paul Steffen has a recognizable face in the Claremont community.
Should he win a seat on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education in the November 5 election, Mr. Steffen says he would make an effort to be even more accessible. It would start with regular office hours, allowing CUSD parents, teachers, students, staff, administrators and residents to share their thoughts.
Obamacare is here. After years of back-and-forth battles on Capitol Hill, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—which will require most American citizens to carry insurance by 2014, whether through an employer, the state or a private institution—is set to take effect in a matter of months. Enrollment for ACA coverage, however, began this week.
The date might be set, but the details remain murky, with lingering questions as to how the new legislation will affect the millions of Americans who will now be mandated to have medical coverage