Earlier in the meeting, the council was tasked with approving changes to the municipal code regarding powers and duties of the city’s architectural commission, police commission, traffic and transportation commission and the community and human services commission.
The proposed changes were initiated due to a desire to “more accurately describe existing policies” and to clarify confusion about commissioners’ duties.
The city of Claremont and the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority will host a series of community meetings to discuss the Gold Line project and to receive community input on the Claremont station and crossings.
Residents are invited to a meeting to learn the latest about the project’s timeline, public art and how to stay updated on Monday, July 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hughes Community Center.
According to the latest city manager’s report, Claremont police officers and staff are frequently asked by concerned residents, “What can I do to address the increased crime attributed to Assembly Bill 109, Proposition 47 and Proposition 57?”
The changes made by these laws have allowed violent and career criminals the opportunity to avoid either jail time or rehabilitative programs, the report says.
The council passed an agreement for accepting a gift of land from Pomona College, tabled proposed changes to the municipal code and approved condominium plans during a busy Tuesday night meeting.
The council passed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing the eventual transfer of 463 acres in Evey Canyon, pictured in photo, from Pomona College to the city.
Only a month after Pomona College announced his hiring as the new director of the Claremont Colleges’ Queer Resource Center (QRC), Jonathan Higgins has lost his job amid an online controversy over his social media use.
The QRC provides activities and support and mentorship programs for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer (LGBTQ) students, among other services.
Claremont’s Pooch Park is in disrepair. The grass is uneven—overgrown in some patches and completely dead in others. A water fountain on the park’s perimeter leaks and, despite repeated attempts to fix it, the leak creates mud and a large rut in the ground. These issues are exacerbated in rainier winter months.
To address these issues, the city will be closing the park from Monday, July 17 until December. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Los Angeles County Fire crews work to knock down a small brush fire Thursday night above the Claraboya neighborhood in Claremont. Multiple units from Claremont and neighboring communities responded to the blaze just after 8:30 p.m. Claremont police closed Mountain at the base of Claraboya and were only allowing residents into the area. As the fire initially threatened to come down the hill, police asked residents of Via Santa Catarina to evacuate, however, the blaze never threatened any homes. About a dozen engines lined a fire road to the west of the fire to keep it from threatening homes at the High Point development. As of about 10 p.m. the fire was contained according to news reports.
Claremont voters will have to wait another year before they see a police station measure on the ballot.
The Police Facility Ad Hoc Committee set a ballot date for June 5, 2018, approved the police station site plans and narrowly-approved a general obligation (GO) bond funding mechanism during the June 28 meeting at the Hughes Center.
A 20-year-old Rowland Heights man created quite a scene at Espiau’s, Union on Yale, Pizza N Such, Blaze Pizza and Eureka Burger, after he took food off diners’ tables and threw it at them, Det. Reyes said. Manuel Avila also reportedly asked female diners if they wanted to “see his beef.”
Late fees and other library fines can pile up, discouraging or even preventing some readers from visiting the Claremont Library. Fortunately for them, the County of Los Angeles Public Library has launched the Great Read Away, which will allow all library cardholders age 21 and younger to read off any outstanding fees and fines.
Claremont resident Bryan Bergmann and his son Desmond wave to the crowd during the Fourth of July parade on Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. The pair were part of the ever popular kids on bikes contingent that traditionally go first during the parade. Festivities in Claremont went all day with the Freedom 5000 5k race, pancake breakfast, fun activities in Memorial Park, the parade and finally the fireworks show at Pomona College. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff