Jason Neidleman gives a speech titled “Parking American Style” on Monday as part of Sustainable Claremont’s Sustainability Dialog series at Pomona College. In his presentation Mr. Neidleman made the case that free parking, and parking spot requirements for new construction, have created cities that are spread out and difficult to navigate via walking which increases car dependency. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While break-ins at Evey Canyon and Extra Space Storage seemed to go down, break-ins at local pharmacies skyrocketed. The police blotter gave Claremonters a window into the everyday crimes officers responded to—from drug arrests to drunken fights to stolen cars. Here are the COURIER’S most memorable police blotter entries of 2019.
Claremont had a spirited 2019, with decisions made that laid the groundwork for big things to come in 2020.
—The year started off with three new councilmembers (Jennifer Stark, Jed Leano and Ed Reece) taking the mantle from the departing old guard.
The new council jumped into the fray in January by deciding on a map that divided Claremont into five separate council districts.
The city of Claremont has released the first public draft of the Village South Specific Plan to allow early viewing in advance of an extended public review by commissions and the council. The bulk of the draft plan is now available on the city website by searching “Village South.”
Azusa resident Andy Rocha, right, works out with his friends Montclair resident Vonte Bell and Los Angeles resident Renz Sadiwa on Thursday, the first day of business for the Claremont location of Fitness 19. The gym fills one of the long vacant large retail storefronts at Peppertree Square shopping center. They offer a wide range of exercise opportunities including studio style classes like Yoga and Zumba, personal training, tanning as well as the standard range of free weights and exercise machines. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Women’s right to vote was achieved through a long and hard-fought struggle that is not yet over. This past election marks the 99th year since women in America voted in a federal election for the first time.
One hundred years ago, on November 1, 1919, California ratified the 19th Amendment. Having passed Congress earlier that year, California was one of 36 states needed to seal the deal.
laremont resident Nadia Shpachenko’s new record “The Poetry of Places” has been nominated for two 2020 Grammy Awards, for best classical compendium for the album, and for producer of the year, classical, for producers Victor and Marina Ledin.
Ms. Shpachenko has been on the faculty at Claremont Graduate University for nine years, where she teaches doctoral piano students.
There’s a brand new feature to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park that will make things easier for cyclists who need a quick repair.
The park debuted a new bicycle repair station on December 12, giving mountain bikers and road cyclists an opportunity to repair their rides at the park. The station was a collaborative effort between the city, the Rotary Club of Claremont, the Friends of the Claremont Wilderness Park and other local groups.
City hall will be closed, and city services suspended except for trash pick up, through Sunday, January 5 in observance of the holiday season. Regular operating hours will resume Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m.
Activities, programs and services at the Joslyn Senior Center and the Hughes Community Center will return Monday, January 6. See complete list.
A $3.3 million grant from the US Department of Education has been awarded to Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Teacher Education to develop and cultivate educators-in-training for the Claremont Teaching Fellows Program.
Mother Nature certainly had the holiday spirit with a 2-day weather system dropping over an inch of rain in Claremont and snow down to 3600 feet. It also produced crystal clear days with clean, fresh air quality. The weekend will be sunny with high temperatures in the mid-60s. The COURIER wishes all our friends and family a happy New Year, as we start yet another fun-filled decade. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
During a recent lesson at Temple Beth Israel preschool, Cantor Paul Buch and Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz ask the students which menorah candle is lit on the last day of Chanukah. The eight-day Jewish celebration—the Festival of Lights—will end Monday, 12/30. The COURIER staff wants to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We will be off this week and return Monday, 12/30 ready cover local news in Claremont for our 112th year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After 30 years, the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) is shutting down.
One of Claremont’s premier nonprofit organizations ceased operations last week, capping off decades of giving back to the community through grants and fundraisers.
CCF Executive Director Aurelia Brogan said there were a “variety of reasons” why the decision was made to close.