After nearly a year of input from city officials, community members and park consultants, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) Master Plan is beginning to take shape, with a draft scheduled for review in March 2015.
The process has been challenging, with hits and misses along the way, but residents remain hopeful their concerns will be addressed.
The most important conversations in life are often the most difficult to have—the Claremont Lincoln University is prepared we embrace the uncomfortable through a two-day summit titled “Uncomfortable Conversations.”
CLU will explore the meaning of life, the challenges of diversity, the ethos of ethics, and how to communicate those messages to the world. Be prepared to be challenged, questioned and provoked by the esteemed lineup of speakers.
The Scripps College Ceramic Annual, the longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States, will open for its 71st year on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and will continue through April 5.
A selection of hybrid works, this exhibition represents both emerging and well-established artists and will feature an illustrated catalog with an essay by art writer Leah Ollman. The January 24 opening will begin with a special lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Scripps College Humanities Auditorium. The talk will be followed by an opening reception at the Williamson Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m., which will include live music and light refreshments. These events are free and open to the public.
Unless you fancy cold, snowy winter weather, Claremont is going to be the place to be this week with high temperatures in the 70s for the next 5-6 days. A high pressure system moved in to block the arctic blast coming from Canada impacting most of the country. Temperatures will cool a bit for the upcoming weekend, but sunny to partly cloudy skies will remain. This is our first full moon of the year on January 4. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The year ended much as it began for the city of Claremont, in litigation with Golden State Water Company. Only this time, the water table has turned and it’s the City of Trees doing the suing. After years of discussion and hard work, Claremont has taken the next step in its battle for control of the local water system and filed an eminent domain lawsuit against its owner and operator, Golden State Water Company.
Boy, what a difference a year makes!
The Pilgrim Place Centennial Campaign—The Journey Forward—begins on Thursday, January 8, 2015, with a special Vespers service. The event commemorates the original signing of the Articles of Incorporation of Pilgrim Place, which took place 100 years ago on January 8, 1915.
The city of Claremont will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling, beginning January 5 through January 16, 2015.
City staff asks that residents remove everything from the tree, including the stand. Place the bare tree at the curbside by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day. Do not bag the tree. Trees over six feet tall must be cut in half.
There will be no trash collection on Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1. Residents who regularly have Thursday trash pick-up should put their bins out for Friday morning.
For information, contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431.
The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre in Claremont will host three concerts featuring guitarist Michael Ryan and an ensemble of musicians, singers and Irish dancers.
Shows will take place Friday, January 2, Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4. Tickets are $25.
This fun-filled show includes Irish cultural dance and music from Celtic music to the contemporary and lively Irish pub songs.
Those visiting the Claremont area for the New Year holiday and weekend will get a dose of clearing skies after a cold winter storm dropped rain and snow Tuesday and Wednesday. Snow levels went down to 5000 feet in the mountains. Cool weather with a high only the the 50s is in store for New Year's Day, but a warm-up will follow with temperatures warning to the 60s this weekend, and 70s next week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area recently presented the Ruth K. Ordway Award to Teddie Warner. The Ordway Award is given annually to a person who has performed outstanding community service. Congressmember Judy Chu and Matt Lyons from Senator Chris Holden’s office presented certificates of recognition to Ms. Warner at the League’s annual holiday party held December 20.
Ms. Warner has been a longtime active volunteer for the Claremont Unified School District, the League of Women Voters, the Claremont performing arts scene, and the Claremont Presbyterian Church.
Claremont police officers responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred on Friday, December 26 at approximately 6 p.m. at Chase Bank, 805 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont.
The male suspect entered the bank, met with an employee then displayed a handgun and demanded money. The employee gave the suspect cash and the suspect fled the bank out the west doors. He was last seen walking away, with a noticeable limp, westbound on Foothill Boulevard. No vehicle was seen.
Country Villa Claremont held a unique celebration last Friday as two of its own marked a milestone birthday in 2014. Residents Maria Ysacoff and Virginia Morgan were the guests of honor as both centenarians celebrated another year.
Ms. Ysacoff turned 100 on December 22, while Ms. Morgan celebrated her centennial on October 25. At 99, resident Jean Elan was also recognized for her December 2 birthday, although she was unable to attend the party. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
‘Tis the season for giving, and Claremont residents demonstrated their generosity with a slew of toys for kids that might otherwise have gone without presents. No matter your location in the city, there was a local drop-box site just waiting for donations. Toys for Tots and Spark of Love accepted the community’s heartfelt contributions in the hopes of brightening a child’s Christmas. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Claremont High School cafeteria worker accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student has accepted a plea agreement with Los Angeles County prosecutors.
Vanessa Antonia Tinoco appeared in Pomona court on Monday and entered a plea of no contest to unlawful sexual intercourse. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Wade Olsen sentenced the 33-year-old to three-years formal probation with a three-year suspended prison sentence. Ms. Tinoco will serve one-year in county jail and must register as a sex offender upon her release. The court also issued a stay-away order of protection for the victim.