The city of Claremont is well-known for its grand Independence Day celebrations, engulfing the entire city in festivities from dawn to dusk. The staple Freedom 5000 race, parade and patriotic fireworks display are just a sampling of how Claremonters do Fourth of July up in a big way.
This year’s celebration, however, is getting a little bit bigger.
Claremont will ring in the red, white and blue a few days early with its first patriotic musical event at the Claremont Depot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Sunday, July 1. The concert is free and open to the public.
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A proposed 50-foot mixed-use building with retail and residential space may be the final piece to complete Claremont’s Village West.
The proposed property, vying to take over where the vacant Rich Products Corporation building currently resides, was given unanimous approval from the Claremont Planning Commission Tuesday night. The vote gave the project developed by Denley Investment and Management Company the majority needed to pass on a favorable recommendation to the Claremont City Council.
The arraignment of Tyler Singleton, a former Claremont High School football star arrested for alleged date rape, has been postponed until July 17, according the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. It was originally scheduled to take place at Pomona Valley Superior Court last Wednesday, June 20.
The 42nd annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council, recognized both Claremont McKenna and Pomona College for “the very best architecture in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.”
Selected by a jury of 20 notable design and building professionals, the winning projects encompass a wide range of building types, from museums to affordable apartment complexes to single-family homes. The call for entries went out in January 2012 to thousands of industry leaders, of which the jury selected 32 winning projects.
Fresh & Easy market has pulled out of negotiations with the city and will not build at PepperTree Square, according to the latest City Manager's report. We'll get more details Monday morning and post a story online.
The futures of the 530 plus Claremont High School students who graduated on Thursday are wide open. Some know what path lies before them, with their sights set on a specific, longed-for destiny. Others may know what the very next step is—college, for example—but beyond this looms a big question mark. Still others, nearly one week post-commencement, are wondering “What now?”
Some alumni will deliberately choose their profession; others will stumble into it, a random and surprising mix of experiences paving the way.
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There’s no doubt about it, the administration at Claremont High School is faced with aging facilities and a limited budget.
“All of the buildings are old,” said Kevin Ward, assistant superintendent of human resources and compliance officer for the Claremont Unified School District. “What happens in tight economic times is you end up taking care of emergency issues, but there’s not a lot of preventative improvement.”
Hundreds gathered under the shade of trees at Claremont’s El Barrio Park Saturday for a reunion celebration 100 years in the making.
Former friends and neighbors of the city’s historical Arbol Verde community joined to honor the neighborhood’s centennial anniversary, recognizing the rich Mexican-American culture that thrives in Claremont today. A significant part of Claremont’s roots, Arbol Verde has been a prominent Mexican-American enclave in Claremont, Montclair and Upland since the early 1900s.
Other than a few honks from banned air-horns and some errant balloons that slipped their handlers’ grasps, Claremont High School’s graduation ceremony went off without a hitch Thursday.
Some 530 CHS students, 29 students from San Antonio High School and more than 40 Claremont Adult School graduates were sent off to their futures amid a flurry of pomp and circumstance.
Student representatives and school administrators took to the podium to share memories and provide inspiration. Adding to the positivity were student performances such as an all-male a cappella interpretation of Yael Naim’s “New Soul” and an instrumental version of “We Are Young” by fun.
See our special online photo gallery and coverage in our Saturday print edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Planning Commission to review 50-foot building plan
The Claremont Planning Commission will review an amendment to the Village Expansion Plan Tuesday night, June 19, that would allow the construction of a proposed 50-foot building at Oberlin Avenue and First Street in Village West.
The proposed mixed-use property is vying to take over the vacant Rich Products Corporation building, purchased by the Denley Investments and Management Company at the start of 2011.
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The Claremont City Council Tuesday night called into question the increasing burden of levied fees on Claremont taxpayers, with utility costs and other special charges continuing to rise. The discussion, with a chorus of comments added by locals in attendance, was prompted by a vote to once again increase fees contributing to the citywide Landscaping and Lighting District (LLD).
High school students looking to make some extra cash and keep busy this summer are encouraged to run a free classified advertisement in the COURIER. Claremont residents may run a 16-word ad from now through August 15.
Budding entrepreneurs offering a variety of services are welcome to take advantage of this service. Babysitting, yard work, dog walking and office assistance are just a few of the services teens have offered in the past.
Call Jacquie at 621-4761 for more information or email your ad with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.