City officials will also be evaluating changes to city staffing levels in order to effectively handle the looming employee mandates of the newly implemented Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Through the ACA, employers will be required to offer healthcare benefits to 95 percent of all full-time employees, which the act defines as those working 30 or more hours a week. Those who fail to comply by January 2015 will be fined.
Wednesday night’s school board forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Claremont Educational Foundation, was marked by civility among the candidates and civic engagement among the nearly 100 attendees.
Held at the Hughes Center, the event allowed community members to ask questions of the would-be members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education in advance of the Tuesday, November 5 election. All five candidates—incumbent Steven Llanusa and newcomers Dave Nemer, Nancy Treser Osgood, Joe Salas and Paul Steffen—took their place at the dais, hoping to make a good impression as they vie for one of three open spots on the board.
At Vom Fass, Village West’s newest shop, vinegar does catch more flies than honey.
The buzz about the opening of the German-based company, offering tastings and purchases of oil and vinegar, wine and spirits, has been steady in recent months as the Vom Fass team prepares to open the company’s third California location. Foodies will be happy to know the wait is finally over. The casks are now flowing at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Known as “the City of Trees and PhDs”, Claremont embodies an almost utopian environment that is a wonderful mix of small-town atmosphere combined with robust academic and cultural attributes.
An exhibit currently on display at the Garner House at Claremont’s historic Memorial Park, “16 Architects,” recognizes a pivotal period that was brought to fruition by the seminal original 1950 exhibition.
Firefighters work to douse a stubborn hot spot in the attic area of an apartment building that caught fire mid morning on Thursday in Claremont. The fire started in the southwest corner of the building which is located on the corner of 12th Street and Indian Hill. Cause of the fire is still under investigation. Check out our complete coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pilgrim Place Health Services Center residents, staff and visitors didn't hesitate to make the most of the fun, food and music during the facility's grand opening of their physical therapy unit on Thursday, October 17. The event was attended by over 150 people from around the city that also included a ribbon cutting ceremony. “When people are enjoying the experience they forget how hard they are working to get back to their highest functional level, which is our goal,” said Rehab Manager Marie McKinney.
After an uproar from residents at a recent planning commission meeting, Claremont officials assert a 60-foot freeway sign is no longer being considered at Towne Avenue and Base Line Road.
While the city may decide to rezone the southeast corner of the busy freeway intersection at a future undetermined date, City Manager Tony Ramos assured residents, who vocalized their concerns again at the Tuesday night city council meeting, that a large freeway sign was no longer in the plans.
Claremont police investigate the scene where a driver crashed through the plate glass window of an empty business on Monday in Claremont. According to police on the scene, a solo driver was attempting to park in front of a business at 1420 N. Claremont Boulevard when the car lurched forward, jumped the curb and came to rest fully inside the vacant office. There were no injuries. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Village is gearing up for the city’s annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 31, providing tricks and treats as well as free games and entertainment for the whole family.
Over 40 Village businesses, marked with balloons and a special poster, will be handing out free goodies to trick-or-treaters from 3 to 5 p.m. Other festivities, taking place at the Claremont Depot, include free games and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. a dog costume contest at 5 p.m., a wildlife presentation at 5:30 p.m. and a children’s costume contest at 6:30 p.m.
Although Tyler Tinajero was named Claremont High School homecoming king, that didn't stop everyone from having fun during a ceremony and parade at Memorial Park. The naming of the king was the first of several traditional homecoming events including the football game and the naming of the homecoming queen. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Safeco Insurance has donated $5,000 to the Be Perfect Foundation on behalf of Hal Hargrave Jr. and Brad Kessler, president at Kessler Alair Insurance Services, Inc. in Upland, who nominated Mr. Hargrave for the award.
Mr. Hargrave is one of 16 community hero award winners selected from across the country by Safeco Insurance to be entered to win an additional $10,000 in an online voting event.
“Hargrave makes our community better and inspires others to get involved,” Mr. Kessler said.
A hundred years after his death, Mark Twain is alive and well and taking up residence in the Inland Empire.
With the aid of two makeup artists and a fake mustache, renowned actor Val Kilmer resurrects the great American storyteller in his one-man show, Citizen Twain, set to hit the Chaffey High School stage November 8, 9 and 10.
Like the man he portrays in his latest production—which took him three years to write—Mr. Kilmer has worn many hats in his illustrious career. None have been more intriguing to him than that of the satirical author he currently brings to life.
“You think of Mark Twain as only a writer. That’s what gets all the attention in the five minutes he gets in grade school,” Mr. Kilmer said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
City officials have indefinitely delayed discussion of a proposed 60-foot retail sign for the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
Instead, Claremont residents took it upon themselves to jump-start the public discussion. Ten residents took to the council chamber’s podium during Tuesday night’s public comment period to voice their disapproval of the city’s disregard of the longstanding sign ordinance, which states that freeway signs are not allowed to exceed a height of 45 feet above the freeway grade.