Jennifer Stark is running for city council on a platform of bringing people in the city together.
The current Traffic and Transportation Commissioner is also on the board of Sustainable Claremont, Claremont Heritage and a co-founder of Syrian refugee resettlement group Claremont Canopy.
“Like everybody who is running, I love Claremont,” Ms. Stark said.
Jed Leano’s motivation for running for council was driven by three key areas—homelessness, sustainability and services for Claremont’s aging population.
The seven-year Claremont resident and community and human services commissioner owns his own law practice that provides representation in all immigration matters from deportation defense, green card applications, work-related visas, naturalization applications and immigration appeals.
Ed Reece wants to bring his success in the business world to the Claremont City Council.
Mr. Reece is the CEO of ISN Global, an information technology group that is based in Claremont.
“We haven’t seen a business person on council in a long while,” he said. “And I think I can bring skill sets and knowledge as an employer, as one who manages a budget, a P&L, a balance sheet—I think I can bring those skills to council.”
Candidate Douglas Lyon hopes his simple message will resonate with voters: “I just want a pleasant place to live. I want a place that is comfortable and pleasant.”
Mr. Lyon admits, however, that achieving this vision is more dynamic. There are budget constraints, infrastructure needs and development to contend with.
Twelve-year-old Carson Paul was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. As a result, he missed all of sixth grade and had to visit the Kaiser Pediatric Oncology Clinic in Fontana as many as four times a week.
Now a seventh grader at El Roble Intermediate School, Carson said he “wanted to give back to my local cancer community.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The COURIER is publishing something new by starting a six-episode weekly social media video series called "Flying with Miss Pixie." Pixie is my 12-year-old Chihuahua who follows me everywhere, including to many of the locations used for my aerial video and photography. Our goal is to find distinctive, unique spots along the west coast and tell a story using aerial video as the medium. The topics will vary from fun to serious, yet will always include a specific storyline, with great visuals. And there's going to be this little white full-figured dog tagging along for the ride.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., will host a free 12:15 p.m. lecture on Thursday, October 4 titled, “Midterm Madness: Political Pros Share Their Insights on the Upcoming Election,” with guests David Dreier, Mike Murphy and Robert Shrum.
The city council approved a reorganization of the human services department at Tuesday’s meeting but not without heated discussion.
The council voted 4-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Corey Calaycay voting against the plan. Mr. Calaycay’s vote came after members of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy and the Friends of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park objected to being left out of the conversation about scaling back the senior park ranger position.
Claremonters got a look at a residential development Monday night that could transform the eastern border of the city.
The people behind The Commons, at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue, want to turn that piece of underused vacant land into a multi-family district of single-family homes, condominiums and retail storefronts.
Claremont Craft Ales’ Happy Days was one of just 102 beers out of nearly 8,500 entered to win a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, held last week in Denver, Colorado. The city’s namesake brewery won in the imperial red ale category.
“It feels so good,” CCA co-owner Emily Moultrie said. “It really is like winning the Oscars of beer.”
The owner of an infamous lot in Village West is facing criminal charges over conditions in one of their other properties.
Mehdi Bolour, the president of Denley Investment and Management, has been charged with 23 criminal counts related to building and code violations after the LAPD raided a building recently that contained around 60 tenants living in squalid conditions, according to multiple news reports.
Maureen Aldridge of the Claremont Chamber will be leaving after 29 years as CEO, the board announced today.
“This morning, the Chamber board of directors received and accepted the resignation of Maureen Aldridge from her position,” Board Chair Randy Lopez related in an email. “Maureen has decided to retire and is looking forward to a new chapter in her life.”
The city’s community development department will hold an environmental scoping meeting on a proposed project at the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard called “The Commons.”
The project proposes to convert 9.7 acres of vacant land at the entrance to the city of Claremont into a multi-use community with approximately 27 single-family detached homes, 68 townhomes and 5,000 square feet of retail with 10 flats above the retail.