From 1968 to 2001, the well-loved Fred Rogers sang “Won’t you be my neighbor?” on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), lauding the benefits of a neighborhood.
While most homeowners have their own idea of what a neighborhood entails, Claremont resident and psychologist Andrew Lohmann recognizes the discrepancies between what residents believe their neighborhood is, and how agencies like the US Census Bureau map them.
Teachers in the Claremont Unified School District are pleased with recent contract negotiations, said Joe Tonan, former faculty union president.
In mid-June, some 99 percent of local educators voted to ratify the new contract, which was approved by the district at the Thursday, July 12 meeting of the CUSD board of education.
The contract, which was revamped in its entirety, included a bit of financial relief in the wake of recent austerities.
Claremont police continues to issue citations at the Wilderness Park on a regular basis.
They have also increased enforcement of posted hours at the Wilderness Park. Visitors entering the park before dawn or leaving after dusk are subject to a $50 fine. Daily park hours are posted at the entrance of the park and on the city’s website.
An increasing number of states are leaving the No Child Left Behind education law behind them.
On Friday, July 6 the Obama administration granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Washington and Wisconsin, bringing the number of states who have been freed from the law in the past 5 months to 26. Further waiver applications are pending for 10 other states as well as in the District of Columbia.
Claremont Unified School District students entering seventh through twelfth grades will need to have proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) to register for the 2011-12 school year.
The assembly bill (AB 354) was signed into law on September 29, 2010 and is effective for the incoming seventh through twelfth graders for the 2012-13 school year and for incoming seventh graders each year after.
The back-and-forth battle for Foothill Boulevard is at an end.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued the city of Claremont $5.7 million late last month for the relinquishment of Foothill Boulevard.
Caltrans finalized its decision for relinquishment on June 26 after a unanimous vote of approval from the Claremont City Council last May. The acquired funds represent an end to a decades-long struggle to own the city’s portion of the major public roadway.
Tree City USA won’t be the only sign welcoming folks into Claremont. A new notice is being added to the city’s roadways in coming months with a clear message: Thank you for not smoking.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution 4-1 encouraging a smoke-free environment in the city of Claremont. Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali was the sole dissenting vote.
When the Claremont Police Department buys a new mobile command center, a purchase expected to take place within the next 6 months, they will be getting a little help from the Claremont Unified School District.
Acting on behalf of the local police, the city recently asked the district to contribute to the purchase of the vehicle, which is expected to cost between $1.4 million and $1.6 million.
The district has agreed, reported Lisa Shoemaker, assistant superintendent of business services, at the Thursday, June 21 meeting of the CUSD board of education.
Longtime Claremont resident Janet Myhre was awarded the Fleet Ballistic Missile Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of exceptional service to the FBM systems program. Ms. Myhre is a pioneering woman in the field of mathematics who taught at The Claremont Colleges for over 40 years. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Raymond Carrillo of Artistic Landscaping takes a break from working in the heat and humidity on Thursday in Claremont. The season’s first heat wave swept through the area earlier this week with temperatures as high as 102 in Claremont. Thursday brought some relief from the heat with a forecast high of 93 however high humidity made it feel much hotter.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday adopted a resolution by a 3-1 vote, with one abstention, calling for legislators to amend the Constitution in an attempt to limit corporate influence in politics.
Legal limits on corporate spending in politics was expanded as a result of Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Committee, where the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, like individuals, have a right to protection under the First Amendment’s free speech clause. The Supreme Court ruled that financial donations should be protected under free speech and limiting donation amounts by corporations would violate the Constitution.
Tree City USA won’t be the only sign welcoming folks into Claremont. A new sign is being added to the city’s roadways in coming months with a clear message: Thank you for not smoking.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution encouraging a smoke-free environment in Claremont. As part of the program—geared at educating others about the effects of smoking, not restricting the act itself—ten 12-by-16 inch signs will be added to key areas in the city.
Claremont residents would argue that summer hasn’t officially begun until the masses emerge for the sweet sound of live music ricocheting off the Memorial Park band shell. One look at the lawns of Memorial Park Monday night gave weight to that argument.
The crowds packed into the park to welcome back Claremont’s annual Concert in the Park series, a free public event. The summer’s first heat wave was no deterrent as residents showed up in droves to enjoy rock-n-roll provided by The Ravelers, a returning local favorite. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Steven Llanusa finds it ironic he would be called a hero for doing what most people aspire to do: creating a family with the person he loves.
Nonetheless, the Claremont Unified School District board member was happy to accept the accolade when KCET awarded him the title of “Local Hero” this June in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The award was presented in a ceremony held Wednesday, June 27 at the City Club in Los Angeles.
“I really think the KCET award, though in my name, truly recognizes my family,” Mr. LLanusa, a longtime teacher, said.