As a child living in the small
town of Roscommon,
Michigan, Michele McNeill
grew up with a strong sense of community
involvement as an essential
part of her everyday life. Neighbors
were like family, and helping out the
townsfolk was routine.
Ms. McNeill has made that love of volunteerism
ingrained since childhood into a successful
career, and is bringing her enthusiasm for
helping others to Claremont as the new Community
and Human Services Director.
Aglance at newspaper stories across
the country reflects the changes,
and Claremont is not immune to a
major reorganization of the venerable
American Red Cross.
Locally, the cost-cutting move—part of a nationwide
plan to streamline service—means that the Claremont
chapter, has lost the services of Mike Conley, executive
director since 2003, and Robert Moss, health and safety
manager, also a veteran of service to the chapter which
was established 94 years ago.
Claremont won’t be saying farewell to its redevelopment agency, despite other California cities giving their own agencies the boot within the last few months.
City council voted in favor of adopting an ordinance to keep its agency intact at a meeting held Tuesday night.
In collaboration with community efforts
for a “sustainable Claremont,”
city facilities may be jumping on the
solar bandwagon in the next couple
The city of Claremont is making plans to install
photovoltaic solar panels at both the Depot and the
City Yard. If all goes according to plan, installation of
the panels may start as early as October, according to
Chris Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator
with the city of Claremont.
Karen Salter-Moss, left, her daughter Michaela Moss, Candida Neal and Edna Silver join arms as they sing together on Sunday during the 3rd annual Interfaith Walk and Rally for Hope and Peace. More than 600 people from across the Inland Empire
gathered together to march promoting a united front among different faith
communities on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Six emergency personnel including 2 fire fighters and 4 law enforcement officers begin the processional on Friday during the 3rd annual Blue Mass at Our Lady of
the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont. The Blue Mass, which always falls on the Friday leading up to 9/11, remembers those who lost their lives to protect the country that day while giving thanks to those in the community who continue to serve. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Co-owner of Iron Works Gym C. T. Turrell remembers his partner John Nuckolls on Friday in Claremont. Mr. Nuckolls died when the plane he was riding in crashed Sunday in Tehachapi. The crash also sparked a large wildfire in the area. More information as it develops.
Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza is recovering
well from injuries he sustained
in a cycling accident
Tuesday, August 30th on Arrow Highway.
Mr. Pedroza was traveling on Arrow Highway at approximately
8:15 p.m., making his way to the Claremont
Club for a workout, when the handle bars of his
bicycle struck a parked utility truck, ejecting the mayor
from the bicycle into the back of the truck.
Locals worried about accessing Little Bridges this weekend for the opening of Pomona College's fall concert series can put their mind at ease. Pomona College has announced that Fourth Street will be reopened to vehicular traffic, according to an E-mail sent Thursday.
Get it while the getting's good. The
LA County Fair is back, and Claremonters
can enjoy concerts, food,
rides and attractions until October 2.
Claremont Day at the Fair will take place on Thursday,
September 29. On the 29th, Claremont residents
can get free admission with the donation of a new or
slightly used book. According to the L.A. County Fair
website, in addition to fair access, Claremont residents
can enjoy various planned activities that day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
All 310 Wilderness Park citations issued to those who violated park hours within the past month will no longer require recipients to go to trial, according to City Manager Jeff Parker. “The fine really doesn’t fit the violation here. Our intent was to file them as misdemeanors,” Chief Cooper said.