How much more energy-efficient could you become if you were in the running for a $5 million prize?
The good news is Claremont was selected as one of 52 communities to participate in the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP). The competition challenges US communities to work together with local government and utilities to develop and implement plans for innovative, replicable, scalable and continual reductions in the per-capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities.
Sustainability and water were the hot topics at Claremont’s city council meeting Wednesday evening with residents and city staff expressing their concerns regarding the drought and the effect on the city’s conservation efforts. In the presence of the entire city council, City Principal Planner Chris Veirs presented the Fifth Annual Claremont Sustainability Report Card that covers sustainability activities tracked during the 2013 calendar year.
On Tuesday, November 4 a criminal with a career in burglary might want to consider another line of work after police followed a trail leading to his arrest. Around 8:09 a.m., a suspect broke into a Toyota 4Runner parked and locked at Western Christian School. Using an unknown object to break the front passenger window, the burglar stole the victim’s purse containing her wedding ring, and fled the location undetected.
Dust off your ball gown and polish your glass slippers: it is time for the first-ever Masonic black tie charity ball.
Join the Claremont Masonic Lodge on Saturday, November 15 as they raise money for the City of Hope, Children’s Cancer Research Center in Duarte and the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Both facilities provide care and treatment to children from around the world, regardless of ability to pay.
It was a special day on Tuesday as the American Legion of Claremont hosted a ceremony on Veterans Day honoring those who served our country in America's fight for freedom. City officials joined in the emotional ceremony attended by friends and family of local veterans. The Claremont High School and El Roble bands played as the Claremont Boy Scout Troop 402 raised the American flag during the event. Be sure to check out our slideshow inside from the ceremony. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Our friends at Mt. San Antonio Gardens recently published an interesting special section in their monthly newsletter, The Green Leaf. They asked their residents a simple question, “Who are you thankful for?” We hear a lot about “what” people are thankful for during the holidays, but less about “who” we’re thankful for.
In this vein, we’re asking readers to submit a 300-word story about an influential person in their life. Did a childhood teacher or athletic coach make a positive impact on your life? Perhaps it was a pastor or rabbi who offered special words of wisdom. Oftentimes, it’s a brother or sister who offers a kind word or sets a good example for us.
The Renaissance band Piffaro will present “Fortune My Foe: Ballads, Songs and Dances from Elizabethan England” on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music.
“Piffaro sits atop the early music scene as one of the world’s top international ensembles,” extols The Detroit News. ?With guest mezzo-soprano Maren Montelbano, the ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, offers a delightful program of music from the Renaissance period by William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, John Dowland and others for voice, shawm, recorder, dulcian, sackbut, bagpipe, lute, guitar and percussion.
On Monday, November 10, two homes north of Base Line Road were burglarized. The first burglary occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the 900 block of Moody Place. Moody Place is south of Mt. Baldy Road and west of Padua Avenue. The suspect entered the residence by smashing a glass back door.
After more than 40 years as a California poll-worker, Martin Calvin Yarbrough, Sr. knows a thing or two about voting. And having grown up in the segregated South, at a time when black voter disenfranchisement was endemic, he never loses sight of its value.
On Monday, Mr. Yarbrough, 82, stopped by Oakmont Elementary School—where he has served as precinct inspector since the mid-80s and as a poll-worker since 1979—to prep the site for Election Day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Inter Valley Health Plan, a not-for-profit medicare health plan, will celebrate Veterans with a unique and free Veteran’s Day event in Claremont on Tuesday, November 11 at 1 p.m. at Pomona Valley Health Center 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 150.
All veterans are invited to learn about a unique opportunity to record their story for their children, grandchildren and the nation
The skies at sunset were blue and the air was clear when looking east at towards Upland from Mt. Baldy Road after our first much needed rainstorm this season. The Claremont weather will remain warm through this weekend as high temperatures will remain in the 80s, and lows in the 50s. As usual, there is no rain in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
[UPDATED: Wednesday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.] There’s a whole lot of celebrating going on in Claremont as voters overwhelmingly passed Measure W at the polls Tuesday night, moving the city one step closer to acquiring its water system.
With 6,116 votes in favor and 2,452 opposed, the passing of the measure will allow the city to borrow up to $135 million in revenue bonds to finance the acquisition of the local water system currently owned and operated by Golden State Water Company.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Claremont High School cafeteria worker accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student appeared in Pomona court for arraignment on Monday and entered a plea of not guilty
Vanessa Antonia Tinoco, 33, has been charged with two felony counts—oral copulation of a person under 18 and unlawful sexual intercourse. She was arrested in the school administration building last month after someone who had become concerned about the interactions between the lunch lady and the male student alerted school authorities.
A billboard truck advertising for the No on W campaign turns from Foothill Boulevard to Indian Hill Boulevard on Friday in Claremont. The campaign for Claremont’s water bond comes to an end on Election Night when voters will have the final say. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff