Former city councilmember Jackie McHenry asks the seven city council candidates to draw numbers for seating at the forum hosted by Active Claremont on Thursday night. The forum, held at the Hughes Center Padua Room, was standing-room-only with well over 100 people in attendance. Candidates fielded questions from the audience on topics ranging from the proposed new police station to potential conflicts of interest. The city council candidate forums will continue with the next event at Claremont High School Library, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. COURIER photo/Kathryn Dunn
Murray Monroe is a 45-year Claremont resident and investment advisor. Mr. Monroe, 53, aims to have the city’s policies and practices reflect the core values of Claremont, while keeping a keen eye on sustainability issues.
Whether your tastes veer toward the exotic, modest, down-home or highfalutin’, the 21st annual Claremont Community Foundation Party Parade likely has you covered.
This year’s event, which takes place at various locations in town over the next few weeks, promises “a Claremont tradition that embodies the true meaning of ‘community’—people from all walks of life coming together, getting to know one another, and working cooperatively to keep our community strong and healthy,” according to CCF.
With all the recent rains, the once dry streams around Mt. Baldy are running steady with more rain to come. There's a storm brewing out there...and it just arrived in Claremont. The good news is by Monday, the skies will be party sunny and warm again. In the meantime, we are due for a lot of rain starting Friday morning, with the heaviest precipitation in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s, and snowfall will be limited to higher elevations above 7,000 feet. The Claremont area could receive up to four inches of rain by Saturday, with low temperatures around 45. Stay dry out there. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Janis Weinberger, owner of the Claremont COURIER newspaper and longtime advocate for senior services in Claremont, died peacefully in her sleep at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center on February 2, 2017. She was 90. She was born on September 4, 1926 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Francis “Frank” McMaken, who worked for the railroad in management, and Loretta McMaken, a homemaker. Her two older siblings, Dorothy and Raymond, were 11 and 9 when she was born.
The Claremont city council hopefuls flexed their business acumen during the Chamber of Commerce candidate forum on Tuesday.
The early-morning forum, put on by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, is one of six candidate forums this year, giving residents the opportunity to properly vet the crowded field.
On Wednesday, February 8 four Claremont businesses were broken into, but only sustained $10 total in property loss. The first burglary occurred at the Cajun Crab on Auto Center Drive around 3:26 a.m., when a delivery driver noticed three suspects exiting the building and getting into a light-colored sedan and headed north on Indian Hill Boulevard.
UPDATED: City staff, members of the public and Architecture Commission Chair James Manifold, right, listen to a presentation during the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday at City Hall. A group of residents had appealed the council’s earlier decision to approve the design of the future Pomona College Museum of Art, however, after a marathon session the council split 3-2 to reject the appeal. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Active Claremont will host a candidates’ forum this Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 N. Danbury Rd., Claremont.
The club will provide an opportunity to meet the candidates, as well as hear answers to questions submitted by the audience. Bring your friends and neighbors to an informative meeting.
A semi truck that became stuck Tuesday morning effectively blocked Mountain Avenue in the Claraboya neighborhood of Claremont. Police closed Mountain at Silver Tree Road, which forced residents to walk if they wanted to leave or return to their homes. The driver of the truck reported that he was backing out of a construction site when a speeding driver forced him to brake and his truck slid off of a temporary driveway. The incident began around 8:30 a.m. and a tow truck was finally able to free the semi around 10 a.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sustainability and heritage were the topics of the night as the Claremont City Council race kicked into high gear Monday.
The forum, hosted by Sustainable Claremont and Claremont Heritage, is one of six throughout February, which will allow voters to get to know the eight candidates vying for two open spots on the council. The 10 questions ran the gamut from the candidates’ personal contributions to sustainability and heritage to what the city could do in the future to improve in these areas.
Janis McMaken Weinberger, owner of the Claremont COURIER newspaper and longtime advocate for senior services in Claremont, died Thursday, February 2 at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center. She was 90 years old.
In addition to her work at the COURIER, Ms. Weinberger worked tirelessly with the Claremont Community Coordinating Council, among other organizations.
Claremont resident Michael Keenan is hoping to bring his knowledge of sustainability and the environment to the city council. Mr. Keenan’s aims are to make Claremont a charter city, claim eminent domain over both the water and the electrical systems and do more to fight climate change.
Claremont police arrested a suspected burglar after arranging to purchase some of the stolen goods online.
The initial burglary occurred between February 1 and 2, when a homeowner on the 600 block of Huron Drive discovered her home had been broken into, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Following the burglary, the victim discovered her stolen property, including a pair of earrings, was being sold online.