On January 27, the city council approved Claremont’s participation as a Special Olympics World Games 2015 host town and allocated $20,000 from the unassigned General Fund for costs related to hosting an athletic delegation.
The city will host approximately 100 athletes, trainers and support staff from one of the 170 countries coming to southern California to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games opening July 25, 2015 in Los Angeles
Citrus College professor Meg O’Neil may not live in Claremont, but she helps shape the city’s news every day. Three of the COURIER’s five editorial staff members went through her journalism program.
Editor Kathryn Dunn and reporter Sarah Torribio were on the Citrus College Clarion staff in the early ‘90s. COURIER page designer and calendar editor Jenelle Rensch honed her skills from 2006 to 2008 on the Clarion staff and through the now-defunct student magazine Logos. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After 45 minutes of public comment and a nearly hour-long presentation by city staff, Tuesday’s special tree meeting forced the city council to delay their regular meeting until nearly 8 p.m.
Ultimately, the council approved revisions made to the city’s Tree Policies and Guideline Manual, but not without lengthy discussion.
Myrlene Pierre has only been on the job for a little more than two weeks. Still, members of the Claremont Unified School District community can rest easy knowing the new assistant superintendent of educational services is dedicated to helping provide a top-notch education to every student.
Ms. Pierre brings a unique perspective to the district because, as a child, she represented two very different demographics, that of the high-risk student and of the high-achieving one
Discover, connect and take action. That’s the framework for leadership as taught to young girls and women across the nation who join Girl Scouts.
Discovering who they are and what they care about, connecting with others, and taking action to make their community a better place are values the Girl Scouts of Claremont are displaying in their own backyard.
Girl Power comes in all shapes and sizes, as evidenced by our local scouts who—with their leaders—have taken action against their own organization in an effort to save their beloved La Casita.
Nickia Cleaves was recognized by the city of Claremont Tuesday night for her years of service to the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF). Ms. Cleaves retired as executive director of the foundation in December, following 19 years of continued service with the organization.
“She has worked diligently for CCF since 1996,” said Mayor Joe Lyons during the presentation.
The Claremont Senior Program provides needed, highly-valued services and opportunities for older adults. Without the support of the community, meeting the needs of Claremont’s senior population would be difficult. The Claremont Senior Foundation is holding its annual Friends Campaign to raise monies to support opportunities and services, which include the meal program and activities at our local senior centers.
The long shadows and a soccer game at Claremont's Padua Park may not tell the entire story, but Southern California weather has to be the envy of millions in other parts of the country, especially the frozen Northeast. High pressure is going to keep Claremont temperatures quite mild, with highs in the 60s and lows around 50 the remainder of the week. On Sunday a warm front will blow through, pushing temperatures all the way to 75 degrees. The only bad news is much needed rain is not in the long-range forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare will host its annual Tribute to Courage gala on Saturday, February 28 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center.
The gala, which annually honors some of Casa Colina’s present and past courageous patients, will be hosted by film actress and television personality Bonnie Hunt with guest speaker Aron Ralston, fearless adventurer, amputee and best-selling author.
Workers with West Coast Arborist cut down a eucalyptus tree in the median of Foothill Boulevard on Tuesday in Claremont. Last month city officials decided to remove several trees along Foothill that were in danger of falling due to age or poor health. During the removal process there will be land closures and occasional delays for motorists along the boulevard. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
If you build it, they will come.
Following years of little or no growth in the city, a number of new residential developments in Claremont are near completion. More than 125 new homes have been added to the city’s landscape this past year, with more proposed projects—both residential and commercial—expected to break ground in 2015.
The city of Claremont will be participating in the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Claremont city staff is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with this community effort. Volunteers will meet at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 to receive training, maps, materials and assignments
Claremont city staff recently announced the winners of the annual public art banner competition. Entrants were asked to submit a 10-inch by 21-inch color design reflecting the theme of “Enjoy Claremont.” The actual size of the final banners will be 20-inches by 42-inches and they will be hung on Village light poles throughout the month of April.
Two unknown suspects entered Little Caesar’s Pizza, located at 336 S. Indian Hill Blvd., in Peppertree Square on Thursday, January 22 at about 4:25 p.m. when one of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspects fled the business north through the parking lot and east around the building.