The Claremont City Council will hold a special reorganization meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. A new mayor and mayor pro tem will be selection.
In contrast to other cities where a mayor is elected by a vote of the people, Claremont has long held a tradition of council members selecting the mayor from amongst themselves. Mayor Larry Schroeder will likely pass the torch to one of his fellow council members on Tuesday after serving a year as Claremont’s mayor.
In addition to the reorganization, Mr. Schroeder and Councilmember Corey Calaycay will be sworn back into office following their re-election earlier this month. The ceremony takes place in the City Council Chamber at 225 W. Second St.
Some Crust Bakery is such a Claremont fixture, it seems like it’s been here forever. For all intents and purposes it has, because this cozy bastion of good coffee and delectable baked goods has a decidedly venerable history.
When Larry and Sandy Feemster purchased the business in 1997, Some Crust had already been a Village staple since 1978. In fact, the Yale Avenue shop has been a bakery since 1916. Before that, it was a dry goods store founded in 1889. Those white-painted wooden shelves behind the counter, which are so familiar to the bakery’s regulars, date back to the store’s turn-of-the-century opening.
After 2 hours of back-and-forth debate, the Claremont City Council decided not to decide on gun control, at least for another couple weeks.
With Sam Pedroza absent from the Tuesday night meeting, the council supported refraining from a vote adopting a resolution in support of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 until all were present. The decision was made with a 3-1 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali cast the dissenting vote because he believed the council was ready to make the decision.
While Claremont residents have come to know and appreciate the historic nature of the US Bank building on the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards, there is a new aspect to the old architecture that’s grabbing attention.
It comes in the form of photovoltaic paneling. Claremont’s U.S. bank is going solar.
Robert Franco of Champion Electric installs solar panels on a new covered parking area at the US Bank branch in Claremont. The bank leased the panels from Solar City as a way to offset their energy costs and create green power. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With a show of hands residents indicate which side of the assault weapon ban they support during the Claremont City Council meeting Tuesday evening. People on both sides of the gun control issue voiced their opinions about a proposal that would allow Mayor Larry Schroeder to sign a mayors’ petition supporting the national assault weapon ban. The council decided to delay voting on the issue until its next meeting due to the absence of Councilmember Sam Pedroza. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Hikers at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park started up the trail to enjoy last Saturday's sunshine only to receive an unpleasant surprise at the end of the loop. About 30 parking tickets were issued to Wilderness Park visitors on March 9, as no parking signs went up on Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road in anticipation of the newly expanded north lot.
However, it appears officers may have been a little too eager.COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Police Department responded to the Euro Café, located at 546 E. Base Line Rd., after the alarm went off. Officers arrived at approximately 2:40 a.m. last night, March 13, to find that the suspect(s) had smashed the front glass door to the business and removed money from the register.
A date has been set for the opening of newly expanded parking lot at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. City Manager Tony Ramos announced that the north lot will officially open Friday, March 22.
However, in order to prepare for the opening, the Wilderness Park will have to close first. The city will shut off access to the park entirely on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21 as construction is finalized. In addition to park closure, Mills Road north of Mt. Baldy and the Wilderness Park’s south lot at Mills and Mt. Baldy will also be closed to traffic.
Claremont Graduate University has announced the winner of the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
Poet and essayist Marianne Boruch has taken the $100,000 prize, one of the largest poetry awards in the United States, for her 2011 poetry collection The Book of Hours.
The award is given each year to a poet who is past the beginning stages of his or her career but who has yet to reach its pinnacle.
“We are delighted to honor these poets and celebrate their achievements,” Wendy Martin, director of the Tufts Poetry Awards, said.
Walter’s Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit Ruth M. Bobo, a retired Claremont High School English and creative writing teacher, on Saturday, March 16.
Anyone who stops by for lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on that day—which happens to be Mrs. Bobo’s 75th birthday—needs only to mention her name and Walter’s will donate 15 percent of their purchase to the Ruth M. Bobo Fund.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night will decide whether or not to adopt a resolution supporting the assault weapons ban of 2013. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. First St.
Rush hour at the Claremont Wilderness Park is usually around Saturday and Sunday mornings as many visitors seek to enjoy the outdoors on their day off. With the new parking lot near the entrance still not open, park goers still ignore the no parking signs along Mills Avenue south of the park. Here's one driver that learned the hard way. By 10 a.m. Saturday, Claremont police officer Stephanie Vienna had given well over 30 parking tickets with plenty of cars to go. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Frederic J. Curlin, a Claremont resident and an anesthesiologist with Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, died on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
A memorial service for Dr. Curlin is set for Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Claremont United Church of Christ, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave. in Claremont. No details on the cause of death are currently available.
While Claremont residents discuss water locally, Claremont’s Assemblyman Chris Holden is continuing the discussion at the state level.
On a rare day off from his duties up in Sacramento, Mr. Holden stopped by the COURIER recently to give an update on his plans for the 41st District, which now includes the city of Claremont. One of his top priorities is calling on the California Public Utilities Commission to hold a meeting in town. He confirmed his outreach to the government-elected utilities board last week.
“I’m trying to enable a deeper level of communication,” Mr. Holden said. “The first step is just opening the discussion.”