Claremont has been honored as the first city to receive the California Green Communities' "Silver" status for outstanding sustainability efforts. The award was presented to the city Tuesday afternoon in front of a crowd of an estimated 135 business people at Claremont's annual State of the City address held at the Candlelight Pavilion.
A dead body was found Tuesday morning, January 24, outside the doors of the City Council Chamber, where the Occupy Claremont protest currently resides. Gregory Toliver, right, a protest participant, describes how he found the body at approximately 8 a.m.
The cause of death is unknown. Though police have yet to release a name, Mr. Toliver has confirmed the body is that of 50-year old Phillip Greene, a prominent Claremont homeless man. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With more than
$200 million in
projects over the past year,
the Claremont Colleges are
breaking ground on new
cutting-edge facilities that
will not only cater to the increasing
but also encourage a campus
focused on community
Pitzer College is scheduled to
complete 2 new housing projects, totaling
70,000 square feet, while Harvey
Mudd continues to move forward
with the construction of a similarlysized
academic building that began
last August. Pomona and Claremont
McKenna College have also jumped
on board with the completion of 3 new
buildings last fall and more planned in
the near future. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Construction has begun on De Paul
and Marygrove Roads sealing off 2
long time public walkways from
Arrow Highway. The construction project,
which broke ground earlier this week, will
bring an end to more than a yearlong debate
between residents and city officials concerned
about access to the public passages.
The city will spend $34,400 to build solid walls to block
both walkways, according to an October report.
The city’s annual Making Change contest signifies a celebration
of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other champions of
human rights throughout history. This year more than 250
students from Claremont schools participated with judging
conducted by a group of community members.
Elvis impersonator John Reade Fisher entertains customers and staff, including Kathleen Howe, left, at the Urban Renewal Salon in Claremont. Salon co-owner Nicole Martucci hired Mr. Fisher as a surprise birthday gift for her business partner Jeff Cross. Ms Howe, who is a regular at the salon, thought the singing was just great and remarked that, ”The best part was seeing the surprise on Jeff’s face.”
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Police Officer's Association has dropped its charges against the city of Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, according to members of the CPOA Wednesday morning.
"The parties discussed and clarified the events that precipitated the lawsuit and agreed that the lawsuit resulted from an unfortunate series of miscommunications and misunderstanding. Demonstrating its spirit of cooperation, the Claremont Police Officers' Association has directed its attorney to withdraw the lawsuit," according to a statement released by the Chamber of Commerce.
Despite the recent closure of more than a dozen Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market locations, plans for the grocer to anchor Claremont's Peppertree Square are still "a go", according to City Manager Tony Ramos and others aboard the project. The national grocery chain announced the "temporary closure" of 12 of its stores last week, 7 of which are located in southern California. Stores temporarily shutting down operations within the next couple weeks include Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Bakersfield, Fountain Valley, Fresno, Hemet and Ontario.
For more than 4 centuries, William
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer
Night’s Dream captivated audiences
with its lighthearted and humorous
The Claremont High School Theatre department will
adapt the popular Shakespearean classic to the stage beginning
tomorrow and will continue through Saturday as
the production kicks off the department’s 2012 schedule.
Engineer Mike Dollard of Los Angeles County Fire Station 62 crawls through the hallway of an unused building at the Claremont DoubleTree on Monday during search and rescue training. Firefighters from multiple stations came to the hotel for a simulated emergency where a firefighter is lost in a burning building and must be rescued. The morning exercise included Glendora Station 86, San Dimas Station 64 and Claremont Station 62. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Following on last year’s sell-out Claremont Community
Foundation Party Parade event, this year, For
the Love of Books 2 will occur on Sunday afternoon,
March 25. As with last year, the focus of the event will
be to bring together book lovers, book group members,
and anyone interested in building community through
shared reading experiences.
Housing Project is
open and bustling with
new residents, marking the
grand opening of the city's
first low-income housing
complex for locals struggling
to afford Claremont's
Asking prices for Claremont
homes remain high, ranging from
a $152,000 condominium to $4
million mansion, according to Carole
Curtis of Curtis Real Estate.
The monthly average for Claremont
rentals ranges from $1000 to
"As the real estate market became
expensive and rental prices
started going up, it became really
difficult for people of lower income
to be able to afford to continue
to live here," said Brian
Desatnik, director of community