A debt payment schedule, submitted
to the state last Monday, will
allow Claremont the option to
continue its redevelopment agency despite
state legislation seeking its elimination.
Despite the summer recess, the council called a special
meeting last week to review and approve an “enforceable
obligation payment schedule” just days before the state’s
Claremont dog lovers gladly walked out of their homes and into triple-digit heat last weekend to welcome back the city's newly renovated, and widely loved, pooch park.
Claremont's premiere dog park, located within the realm of College Park, closed its doors to dogs last month, due to a series of updates by the city. The six-week closure marked the first time the pooch park has been closed down for fixes since it first opened about 15 years ago. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Negotiations between the
Pomona College administration
and Workers for
Justice could lead to an agreement
if both sides can agree on
the topic of neutrality.
The Pomona College dining workers
and Workers for Justice desire full neutrality
as they decide whether to form a
union while the administration will only
support limited neutrality.
The towering neon orange sign is lit, and Norms Claremont is ready to serve. The 24-hour diner, located off the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and the 10 freeway, officially opened for business Tuesday morning, bringing local restaurant-goers a brand new casual dining alternative. Norms President Philip Singerman feels his restaurant will help cater to the bargain hunters of the Claremont community, particularly the college crowd and freeway travelers looking for a quick pit stop.
City Manager Jeff Parker
announced the appointment
of Michele Lynn
McNeill as the new community
and human services director in
a press release Thursday afternoon,
after more than 2 months
of the position’s vacancy.
Ms. McNeill will be the first to head
the Community and Human Services department
since the departments were
combined in May.
Two Claremont officials received salary increases last month totaling more than $1,800 per month, according to city officials. Assistant City Manager Tony Ramos and Chief of Police Paul Cooper each received a 5 percent raise effective July 1 as part of an annual merit increase, a performance-based raise in conjunction with an employee’s contract. Mr. Ramos will make an additional $926 per month, while Mr. Cooper is making $972.
Paramedics place a neck brace on Rhino Records employee Nathan Wilson after he was struck by a car on Thursday in the store's parking lot. Mr. Wilson gave chase as a suspect fled after stealing merchandise from the store. As the perpetrator was leaving the scene in an unknown vehicle, Mr. Wilson was sideswiped by the car, according to witnesses. Mr. Wilson was transported to a local hospital and released in the afternoon. Police eventually caught and arrested the suspect Erik Avery, 21, of Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
Recent amendments to state legislature
may allow Claremont
Mayor Sam Pedroza to continue
his role with the Gold Line Foothill Extension
while still serving on the city
Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, has
amended Senate Bill 659, which will clear up language
in order to allow local council members the
ability to continue serving on the Gold Line Authority
board despite the possible conflict of interest.
Over the last few decades, scads
of Claremonters have emerged
from their homes to find their
front yards completely draped in toilet
paper. Roll upon roll unfurled and flung
to the highest heights, cascading over
bushes and branches and any object on
which it could find purchase.
With the act of "TPing" a whimsical and daring
rite-of-passage for many teens, lots of youthful
Claremonters have participated in such shenanigans.
But only a select few have tossed the tissue as
part of a secret group of toilet-paperers that tackled
their first TP job in 1979 and, through a line of successors,
Pomona College Orientation Adventure counselors cheer for the class of 2015 during the traditional freshman run down College Avenue in Claremont.
Orientation Adventure counselors also host a 3-day group trip for the freshman class prior to the start of the school year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While Claremont’s City Council and commissions
are taking a break from meetings
this month, the COURIER sat down with
Councilman Opanyi Nasiali to talk about some of his
favorite things: politics, transparency, and, of course,
Claremont. In the 3rd installment of this 5-part series,
Mr. Nasiali talks openly about why he feels art will
help bring the money to Claremont, and his game
plan to solve the city’s budget concerns.