Another smoke shop may be making its way to Claremont. On Tuesday, the Claremont Planning Commission will review a conditional use permit for MW Smoke Shop to set up residence in the Claremont Promenade Shopping Center at 444 Auto Center Dr. The center is just south of the 10 freeway along Indian Hill Boulevard.
Most of you have probably noticed the many changes we have made to our website over the past couple of weeks. We are so excited about them, the website has open access for everyone to see. Our paywall will return for subscribers only on June 15.
The biggest change is the ENTIRE STORY links now jump to a page with straight text (no PDF page) designed just for our website. If you are interested in seeing the COURIER print version, the link is in the same place on the right side of the homepage in the "Current Issue" box. From there, you can scroll through the entire paper with a flip of your mouse. No pop ups or new windows.
We have added videos, a special calendar section, an improved archive and continue with news updates daily for those important Claremont stories.
After months of investigation and community uproar, Frank D’Emilio has been reinstated as a teacher for the fall. As many residents grapple with what proved to be an emotional narrative, lingering questions about the investigation remain unanswered.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Kevin Ward said that CUSD enlisted Workforce Investigations on the recommendation of the district’s legal counsel to investigate allegations Mr. D’Emilio had failed to report suspected child abuse. This is the first time CUSD has utilized the services of Workforce Investigations or its lead investigator, Edward Saucerman.
Nearly halfway through another year of work for the Claremont City Council, members gathered last week to review the city’s priorities and note its achievements within the past 6 months.
The council first established the list of over 35 goals and priorities at its annual workshop in December. That same list, slightly dwindled down, as some of those priorities became reality, appeared before the city council at its latest meeting.
The meeting item was the first time the city has been presented with its achievements and goals at a 6-month marker, City Manager Tony Ramos’s idea to help keep city staff on track.
The national nonprofit Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, will host its 20th Annual Milford Zornes Memorial Art Event this Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The yearly event, which includes an art auction featuring watercolors, jewelry, fabric art and more, will take place at Harvey Mudd College’s Galileo Hall on Twelfth Street and Dartmouth Avenue in Claremont.
United States Army Sargent and Silver Star recipient Joshua Labbe, was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day service at the Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont Monday. He was honored for his service and actions in Afghanistan from an intense 7-hour firefight during his deployment in 2010. His message focused on how his comrades lost would want people not to mourn them, but live happy productive lives that celebrate their freedom. About 150 people attended the annual ceremony. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The fifth annual “Mi Casa es Su Casa” event saw many members of the Claremont community enjoy a bounty of specialty wines and spirits last Sunday.
The event, which was hosted at Hotel Casa 425, was a fundraiser for both the Claremont Community Foundation and the Claremont Educational Foundation. Around 160 Claremonters enjoyed live music by the Claremont High School Jazz Band, along with a variety of food, fine wines, liquors and beers.
“In a way, the event is a thank you to the community,” said Nickie Cleaves, executive director of CEF.
The city of Claremont will co-sponsor the 40th anniversary celebration of El Barrio Park next month despite a lengthy dispute Tuesday night over a possible conflict regarding religion.
Mayor Pro Temp Opanyi Nasiali first called into question the appropriateness of the city’s sponsorship because the event—set for Saturday, June 16—includes a Catholic Mass.
The Arbol Verde Preservation committee approached the city about the $370 co-sponsorship to help with the cost of insurance and equipment.
The Claremont Village said goodbye to a longtime local favorite last week. After 21 years serving American and French fare on the corner of Harvard and Bonita, Harvard Square Cafe has officially called it quits in the city of Claremont.
Harvard Square has claimed the hearts and hunger of locals and passersby over the years with its sophisticated atmosphere, trademark outdoor patio, and menu favorites like the baked Brie and crab cakes and decadent wine list.
A detailed investigative report alleges that Sumner School Principal Frank D'Emilio was derelict in his duties as a mandated reporter and untruthful in his interactions about reporting suspected child abuse to the Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS].
The district hired Edward C. Saucerman of Workforce Investigations Group to conduct the investigation into allegations against the principal. Mr. Saucerman interviewed Mr. D'Emilio, parents of both children involved, the children, and 7 district employees, including teaching staff.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be buzzing with events and activities this summer, and will welcome guests with new events and happenings. The Garden will continue displaying David Rogers’ Big Bug art exhibition, will maintain the Butterfly Pavilion, and invites adult guests to Bugs and Brews.
Golden State Water Company announced Tuesday its endorsement of Senate Bill 1364 to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
California Senator Bob Huff introduced Senate Bill 1364 with the goal of requiring water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities. The bill has been sponsored and supported by the city of Claremont, among others.
Are you a connoisseur of local history? A die-hard Claremonter with your heart on your sleeve?
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The Claremont High School Theater Department will shake up Bridges Auditorium on Friday, May 25 when students debut a popular, Elvis-themed juke box musical.
More than 70 student performers hailing from Krista Carson Elhai's musical theatre class will take the stage in a production cleverly entwining a 1950s setting with Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." With colorful costumes, vibrant lighting and lots of song and dance, "All Shook Up" is sure to be popular.
The musical, which made its Broadway debut in 2005, takes place in a Mid-western town ruled by bland conservatism, with restrictions on tight pants, public kissing and loud music. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger