The City of Claremont unanimously approved the adoption of a bike helmet program last week, working to provide fitted helmets to children kindergarten through eighth grade in need.
The helmet giveaway is a new component being introduced through the Safe Routes to School Program. Implemented last spring, Safe Routes provides education, training and incentives for students to promote the safe use of public walkways for walking or biking to school.
Claremont is upping its weekly
solid waste collection with the inclusion
of a door-to-door electronic
waste program set to start March
1. The program will include the safe disposal
of electronic material such as televisions
and microwaves prohibited from
being disposed of in normal garbage
Occupy Claremont is hosting one last hoorah as tents are taken down this week.
As the city's camping ordinance goes into effect, prohibiting camping gear in public spaces, the city's Occupiers are hosting a send off party at City Hall Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Occupy Claremont has decided to end the run of its encampment with live entertainment, free food and discussion. "How would staying here and getting arrested push our cause forward? It wouldn't," said Occupier Andrew Mohr, who says the group will now focus its attention on fighting big banks, foreclosures and homelessness.
Claremont Place Senior Living is hosting 'Yesteryear's
Cafe', a new Alzheimer's support group in
partnership with Community Senior Services of
Yesteryear's Cafe is a monthly gathering for people
living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias,
along with their families, caregivers, and other
Sunday, February 26: LIVE JAZZ band Seth Greenberg Trio will perform on the Blue Fin patio at 2 p.m. 665 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. 946-1398.
Wednesday, February 29: THEATRE The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss.
CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in The Packing House. 12 to 7 p.m. 626-3066. Through February 28: Local photographer Twila Knight will display "My Coastal Perception" a collection of photographs from the Pacific Coast.
Michelle Flint, Kelly Hamilton
and Randy Hamilton are hoping
to fuel a Claremont pizza
Known as the “healthy pie alternative,” zpizza is
opening up its doors in the Claremont Packing House
this weekend with a full menu of organic and health conscious
dining options for the Claremont consumer.
Free samples from the new pizzeria will be
dished out Friday prior to the grand opening on Sunday.
Claremont's Ginger Elliot
Gallery at Memorial Park has
been transformed into a walking
WWII art history book.
The Claremont Museum of Art debuted Claremont
Modern: Artists of the GI Bill at the Claremont
Heritage Ginger Elliot
Exhibition Space last weekend,
surrounding viewers with
the works of prominent local artists and WWII
veterans. The free exhibit will close this Sunday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The celebration of the Visiting
(VNA) and Hospice of
Southern California’s milestone
60th anniversary this past week
also marked the cornerstone of a
whole new chapter for the Claremont-
VNA broke ground Tuesday on renovations
to its first hospice house, a live-in
facility providing clients with focused endof-
life care in the comforts of home. The
soon-to-be renovated North Claremont
home is expected to be open to patients in
A 15-foot praying mantis has taken up residency in Claremont's Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). Luckily for residents itâ??s inanimate. The bug traveled over 340 miles to land at the botanic garden as a teaser for artist David Rogers'?? Big Bugs Tour, an exhibit of giant insects that will be scattered about RSABG starting next Saturday, February 25. RSABG'??s latest attraction, which will be on display through July 15, looks to familiarize its visitors with its landscape'??s "??hidden gardeners"?. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Late afternoon sunlight illuminates the fresh snow fallen on Ontario peak from a recent storm the marched through Southern California. Snow totals in the mountains this year have been light, so resorts welcomed the 6-8 inches that fell over the past 72 hours. Claremont received just under an inch of rain total from the system. The forecast through the weekend is mostly sunny, windy, with highs near 70. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Asouth Los Angeles
County memorial debuted
paid homage to one of Claremont’s
The life of Courtney Stewart, a 2007
Claremont High School graduate struck
and killed by a drunk driver in a 2009 car
crash, was honored Saturday afternoon in
the dedication of Manhattan Beach’s Pearson-
Wall, bringing awareness to the
catastrophes of drinking and driving.
Sister Helen Prejean embraces Valerie Walker after Ms. Walker vocal performance on Saturday during a fundraising event for Crossroads at the DoubleTree in Claremont. Sister Prejean, who wrote the bestselling book Dead Man Walking, was the keynote speaker at the event. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Public Employee Relations
Board (PERB) announced last
month it is moving forward with a
claim that the city of Claremont engaged in
unfair practices during negotiations with the
Claremont Police Officers’ Association.
The Claremont City Council will address new developments
on litigation with its police officers in a
closed session Tuesday night, according to City Manager