Andrew Shelley did not expect to
have his adventure filmed and
turned into a movie when he decided
to leave his engineering career behind
and backpack around the world.
Mr. Shelley, 29, was born with muscular dystrophy,
a progressive degenerative muscular disease, yet
dreamed of traveling the world. To do so, he adapted
an X5 Frontier power chair, which is described as
"all-terrain," and set off on a journey through Thailand,
Cambodia, India and many other places.
Cesar Chavez's legacy of fighting for workers' equality sparked action in hundreds of demonstrators in Claremont Friday, who marched around the Claremont Colleges to show continued support for the equal rights of immigrant workers.
Friday's rally was one of numerous demonstrations over the past year in support of Pomona College Dining Workers, who are fighting for their chance to unionize and feel they have been "bullied" by their employer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City staff approved a business permit for Claremont
Craft Ales, a microbrewery with a tasting room
to be located at 1420 N. Claremont Boulevard, 204C.
The business is within the Business/Industrial Park
(B/IP) zoning district.
Claremont Craft Ales will be producing fresh
hand-crafted beers on-site, and residents may purchase
the packaged/bottled products to take home.
Low turnouts at the Claremont community budget meetings, held in early February, set a precedent of overall low citizen participation in the city's 2012-2014 budget development process. The raw data gathered from both the online survey and public meetings, presented to the city council last week, will be used to help the city council as it prepares to create its next 2-year budget cycle later this month. General fund expenditures are estimated at $20 million for 2012-2014.
An estimated 90,000 gigantic
Ping Pong-like balls have
made their way onto the
Harvey Mudd excavation site at
Foothill and Dartmouth.
The spheres "varying in size from the first
level of the building to the roof" are part of an
innovative new concrete slab technology called
BubbleDeck, developed to help erase construction's
carbon footprint. BubbleDeck has come to
Claremont as the foundation of Harvey Mudd's
80,000-square foot teaching and learning center,
currently under construction. The facility is expected
to be completed next summer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Community and Human Services Commission will continue discussion Wednesday, April 4, on the renaming of long-standing Cahuilla Park.
Though originally slated for discussion in early February, the item was moved to April due to lack of quorum.
The popular park off of Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Drive was named in the 1950s to reflect the Cahuilla Tribe, who was believed to have been the longest-living inhabitants of what is now known as Claremont.
On Saturday, April 7, the
Wolfpack gym will resound
with music and
It's not another Claremont High School
pep rally that's planned but a youth-centered
evangelical Christian crusade called
'Yield Up 2012!,' which organizers hope
will rev up faith, and maybe save some
The event, which will run from 7 to 9
p.m., is the brainchild of Ruben Reyes, a
class of 2009 CHS alum and youth outreach
director at Granite Creek Community
Church in Claremont.
The Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Middle
East Peace is presenting its second annual Interfaith
Seder Experience tomorrow, Sunday, April 1 from 3 to
5 p.m. The event takes place at the Islamic Center of
Claremont, 3642 N. Garey Ave.
All users of the Claremont Hills Wilderness park, whether Claremont residents or not, will soon be charged for parking.
The Claremont City Council reached consensus on the matter Tuesday night after a lengthy back-and-forth discussion, and numerous additions to the originally proposed amendment to expand parking and charge fees at the popular hiking destination.
The impasse between Claremont and the Claremont Police Officers' Association (CPOA) is over.
The news came after a closed negotiation session Tuesday evening. In addition to a tentative agreement on a new employee contract, which will be valid through 2014, the CPOA has dropped both outstanding lawsuits against the city.
"With this agreement the city council achieves several long term goals, specifically [that] all bargaining units are now on the same negotiation schedule and all employees will be paying the full amount of their share of the PERS [Public Employees' Retirement System] contribution by the end of the contract," said Mayor Larry Schroeder on Tuesday.
College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed tomorrow, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the â??Dining in the Streetsâ? banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers. The event itself with take place from 12 to 2 p.m. and will begin with a march from Shelton Park at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues, and continue with free food and a number of speakers.
College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the "Dining in the Streets" banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers.
Sponsored by Unite Here Local 11 and a number of other organizations, the event hopes to raise awareness of the dining workers attempts to unionize. The event also wishes to call attention to Pomona College's firing of 17 immigrant workers "16 of which worked in the dining hall" in December.