David Dreier was one of California's most influential Republicans in Congress and the sixth to retire after his term expires. A big reason for the decision was due to the new political district map rewritten by a citizen committee. The news is not surprising given he faced an uphill battle in a district that lost much of his conservative base. Dreier made the announcement on the House floor Wednesday and also cited the low approval ratings for Congress.
It is the balance between pathos and
respect for your subject that makes
for Oscar gold, according to Academy
Award winner Daniel Junge Monday
night at Pomona College's Rose Hills
Mr. Junge arrived in Claremont to present a special
screening of his 2012 documentary Saving Face, winner
of last weekend's Academy Awards for Best Documentary
Short Subject. The star of the film, Dr.
Mohammad Jawad, was also present. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As Assemblyman Tim
Donnelly prepares his
reelection campaign in
the hope of running the newly
redrawn 33rd Assembly District,
the state lawmaker is also
prepping for a court trial.
Prosecutors charged the state assemblyman
with 2 misdemeanors late last
week in connection with carrying a
loaded firearm in a commercial airport.
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder was unanimously selected by the Claremont City Council Tuesday night to take over for Mayor Sam Pedroza as Claremont's mayor. Opanyi Nasiali will replace Larry Schroeder as mayor pro tem. The newly-appointed figureheads will begin their mayoral duties starting Tuesday, March 13.
Texas-based home building company, D.R. Horton put itself ahead of the pack on Tuesday with a bid of $6.2 million for the Claremont Unified School District's 4.35 acres located at 2080 N. Mountain Ave.
D.R. Horton beat out Shea Homes' offer of $6,100,500. The minimum bid the district would accept was $5.8 million.
This weekend will be an eventful one for the Pomona
Fox Theater. On Friday, March 2 Bonita High School
Jazz Ensemble accompanies guest singers from BHS
Chamber Singers as they pay homage to the big band era with
their â??Swinginâ?? with the Big Bandsâ? gala event and fundraiser.
Appropriate for the setting, they will be performing tunes of
the 1930s and 40s.
Though the tents and sleeping bags have vanished, Occupy Claremont vows it is just getting started.
Occupiers and supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall Saturday afternoon to celebrate the spirit Occupy and kick-start the next chapter in fighting for the rights of the 99 percent.
"This is not an end to the movement or a matter of us giving up," said Occupier Emma French, one of several Pitzer College students that first set up camp at Claremont City Hall in November. "It is maturing and moving into the next phase." COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont City Council is once
again preparing to take part in its
yearly appointment of a new mayor
and mayor pro tem. Though
atypical from neighboring
cities where voters elect
mayors, the selection of the councilâ??s figurehead
has become an event many see as
a key tool in helping Claremont move forward.
"The mayor is really just the person trying to herd the
cats. This city is bigger than the mayor,"? Mayor Sam Pedroza
Sam Pedroza was selected last March to serve as the
city's mayor, fresh off his victory for a second term
on the city council. Since that time, the city has
seen a renewed surge to its economic development, including
the addition of high-producing
businesses like Norms Restaurant
and Super King Market.
Even before Patty Lindberg
and Charley Hepperle
Cinderella Drive, Bob Kern
was acting like a good neighbor.
With trust and the house
key from the former homeowners,
Mr. Kern offered his
fix-it expertise to the soon-tobe
new home of Ms. Lindberg
and Mr. Hepperle who “liked
him from day one” and now,
12 years later, nominated him
as one of Claremont’s Good
The Claremont Unified School District Board of Education invites all members of the community to meet with the superintendent search firm advisers from Dave Long & Associates tonight, Thursday, February 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m in the Santa Fe Room at the Hughes Community Center to discuss the specific traits, skills, abilities and experience desired in the new superintendent.