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
Changes to Claremont's camping ordinance approved Tuesday will require Occupiers to petition to keep their encampment at city hall. Claremont City Council unanimously voted to clear up language within the ordinance to include activities such as Occupy Claremont. The amended ordinance states it's against city law to "camp, occupy camp facilities, use camp paraphernalia or store personal property" without permission granted by the city council.
are helping to heat up
the California Assembly
race this election season.
Locals are getting
involved in the wake of new
district maps, finalized last
August, created by the California
California’s presidential primary—
to be held in June—marks the first time
Claremont residents will be voting according
to the new set of maps.
El Roble Intermediate School history
teacher Kathy Zetterberg has
used yoga to help her students live
out a more peaceful and focused existence
for the past 5 years.
Ms. Zetterberg continues to teach the discipline to
more than 10 students after school on Mondays in hopes
of helping them become more compassionate and wellrounded
"I used to do yoga during the summer for the Claremont
Educational Foundation and then there was a 7th
grade student that asked if I would be interested in doing
a yoga club on campus,"Ã?Â Ms. Zetterberg explained. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Chamber of Commerce released a statement Tuesday afternoon declaring that the chamber "did not 'chill' [the Claremont Police Officer's Association's] First Amendment Rights."
The Claremont Police Officer's Association filed a complaint against the city of Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce in late December claiming its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated at this year's Village Venture. The chamber says it is "surprised and concerned" regarding the claim.
As most Claremont residents got
ready to ring in the new year, the
Villanueva family prepared for
Susan and Tom Villanueva, along with their 3 children,
are among the latest wave of families hit by the failing
economy, unable to reach an agreement on their mortgage.
"There are so many people like us out there afraid to talk
about what is happening to them. It's hard...and you always
think that it won't happen to you," Ms. Villanueva said.
The city of Claremont has lowered its flag to half staff in honor of Judy Wright, former mayor and Claremont historian, who died Saturday, January 6th at 12:55 a.m. after going into cardiac arrest last week. An obituary will appear in an upcoming edition. Service arrangements are pending.
The Claremont Police Officer's Association has filed a complaint against the city of Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce claiming its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated at this year's Village Venture. The summons was served last week from the United States District Court Central District of California in a lawsuit brought forward by the CPOA.
According to the summons, by forcing the CPOA to shut down its booth at Village Venture, which is described as "a public event freely and openly accessible to the public."
The Claremont City
Council has approved
the use of up to
$300,000 of general reserve
funds to further the fight
against proposed water rate increases
by Golden State Water
Company. The money will also
be used to explore the possibility
of purchasing the city’s
The decision was made unanimously
in front of more than 150 people Thursday
night gathered at a special meeting
held in the Hughes Community Center.