A group of local children show an array of emotions as Santa Claus makes an appearance at the tree lighting ceremony Friday evening in Claremont. Claremont kicked off the traditional holiday season with several holiday attractions including a skating rink, live music, tree lighting and of course, a visit from Santa Claus. See our special photo essay from the events.
Fifteen people were arrested
after an organized sit-in
against the termination of 17
Pomona College employees.
The employees, 16 of whom were dining
hall workers, were fired Friday
morning for not providing proper work
authorization documents to the college.
In response, Pomona College students,
alumnae and members of Unite Here
Local 11, Workers for Justice organized
a public demonstration at College and
Fourth Street to show Pomona College
administration that despite termination,
the fight isn't over.
Former United States Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice believes colleges
are ripe locations for students
to discover their passions.
Ms. Rice was the featured speaker of the Marian Miner
Cook Athenaeum Speaker Series on Wednesday as hundreds
of people filled a reconfigured Ducey Gymnasium to
hear her story of how she has lived out her passions in academia,
government and music.
While hundreds gathered inside
Claremont McKenna College’s
Ducey Gym Wednesday
evening to hear Condoleezza Rice address
the student body, more than a hundred others
opted instead to remain outside for an
alternative public forum.
Pitzer College protestors led a public boycott of Claremont
McKenna’s event, providing a secondary educational
experience and dialogue about the controversial
former Secretary of State.
Exactly 2 weeks following Jeff Parker's resignation, Claremont has hired a new city manager. The city council announced Wednesday night with a unanimous decision that Tony Ramos would be promoted from his current role as assistant city manager. He will begin as city manager in late December. "I am committed to this community and the public administration profession," Mr. Ramos said. "I pledge to all of you with every bit of my being that I will continue to work tirelessly with commitment and with the passion I have had for this city for the past 6 years."
More than 1500 residents were
without power after significant
winds blew through town
Wednesday night. Southern California Edison
crews are still assessing damage and
working to restore power to more than 1500
Pockets of neighborhoods were without power Friday
morning including 1145 homes in the Lewis Park neighborhood,
293 at Scripps and Oxford, 16 at Mills and
Alamosa, 37 at Mills and Black Hills, 21 at Base Line
and Mills, 9 at Yale and 11th and 6 on American Avenue. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
More than 1800 residents are still without power after significant winds blew through town last night. Edison crews are currently assessing damage and working to restore power which has been out since roughly 3 a.m.
Hardest hit are neighborhoods in the Pilgrim Place area and north of Foothill, west of Indian Hill Boulevard to Towne Avenue.
In less than 24 hours, Claremont may have a new city manager. A contract with current Assistant City Manager Tony Ramos will be reviewed in a special open session of the Claremont City Council Wednesday evening.
For Maggie Tupman, a Claremont
resident of 17 years, knitting has
become part of her daily regimen.
She picks up a needle and yarn during 10-
minute breaks at work, or while listening
to her favorite music, and even during
hockey games on television.
Ms. Tupman is finding special meaning beyond the
comforts of her normal routine as bundles of her knitted
creations make their way to Iraq and Afghanistan
this holiday season.
Claremont City Council recommended
a city manager’s contract
with current Assistant City Manager
Tony Ramos after 3 hours of deliberation
Monday night in a special closed
The announcement comes just 12 days after City
Manager Jeff Parker announced his resignation from
the city of Claremont. Mr. Parker will leave to become
city manager of Tustin. His last day is December
Former Claremont resident
has been appointed to
the state of Washington
Supreme Court, becoming the
second Hispanic justice to
serve on the state’s high court.
Mr. Gonzalez, a Superior
Court judge in King County,
Washington, will begin his
new role this January.
A couple traveling through Claremont Tuesday afternoon were arrested after being stopped for grand theft auto. Officers ran a vehicle license plate check on a silver Ford Taurus near Base Line Road and Kemper Avenue just after 3 p.m. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Costa Mesa. Claremont Police stopped the car and arrested Christopher Bridwell, 36, above, of Aliso Viejo for grand theft auto. Mr. Bridwell’s passenger, Marjorie Saylor, 29, of Upland, was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both are currently being held at the Claremont city jail. More information as the story develops. COURIER photo/Steven Felschuneff