The city council approved a shift of retirement contributions from the city’s pockets to its employees at Tuesday night’s council meeting. A 3-2 vote, with council members Opanyi Nasiali and Corey Calaycay opposed, they adopted 4 Memorandums of Understanding between the city and its employee associations that will have non-sanitation workers paying their Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) contribution over the next 3 years.
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission
held meetings over the weekend bringing finalization
of the redrawing of the stateâ??s voting lines.
According to information released by the commission,
it has completed all instruction to the technical
line drawers for congressional, legislative and board
of equalization districts. The Commission will review
these maps at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow,
Thursday, July 28th and will vote on the maps the following
Inter Valley Health Plan employee Cyndie O'Brien shares a laugh
with Upland resident Leo Wire on Friday at the Joslyn Senior
Center in Claremont. Five employees of IVHP volunteered to
help out with lunch at the center including assisting with food
service, socializing with guests and cleaning up after. Mr. Wire,
who lost his hearing while serving on a repair ship during World
War II, said he liked Ms. O'Brien because "Her voice was easy to
Claremont celebrated the placement
of a new sculpture at the
southeast corner of Indian Hill
Boulevard and Harrison Avenue at a gathering
Sunday afternoon. “Patricia,” an abstract
by local artist Christina Cassaro,
will be on display for the next 18 months.
Ms. Cassaro was selected as runner-up in a 2008 contest
sponsored by the Claremont Community Foundation,
to highlight local artists. This is the 2nd piece that has been
on display in the sculpture park as part of the competition.
Claremont officials hope to encourage more opportunities
for public art in the years to come.
Four Claremont High School students
have been spending the last 5 weeks
of their summer in the classroom in
order to connect with the French language.
Taught by CHS French language instructor Sid Gurule,
the French I course that would normally take a full
school year to complete is moving at a fever pitch as
the students spend 4 hours a day at El Roble Intermediate
School from Monday through Friday grasping the
The Planning Commission approved
the preliminary review of a mixeduse
structure to be developed at the
former location of Rich Products Corporation
The proposed 4-story structure will feature upscale
living with a ground floor dedicated to retail and commercial
Driving around in a fittingly ecofriendly
Toyota Prius Hybrid,
rabbinical students Menachem
Shanowitz, 20, and Mendel Schmukler,
21, are spending their summer talking
about the Torah and going green. "We practice what we preach," Mr. Schmukler said.
The 2 students, who both hail from Montreal,
Canada, arrived in Claremont July 10, as part of the
Roving Rabbis program that sends hundreds of young
rabbis and rabbinical students to share their Jewish studies
and a Seder meal with people around the world. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School senior Nicole
Clark’s success at the American Legion
Auxiliary’s Girls State 3 weeks
ago has now led to her being one of 2 California
representatives attending Girls Nation
in Washington D.C. starting today.
City of Hope donor technician Terri Bailey checks on Joan Sweeney during a blood drive for Ms. SweeneyÃ¢??s daughter on Wednesday in Claremont. The drive was organized for long time Claremont resident Erin Bendiner who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Ms. Bendiner is receiving a bone marrow transplant this week at the City of Hope in Duarte. The blood drive will continue this Monday evening during the Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pitzer College hopes its latest exhibit
will help to inspire dialogue
and also bring more purpose to
social media networks such as
Co-curated by Los Angeles based artist Pato
Hebert and Pitzer Media Studies Professor Alexandra
Juhasz, PerpiTube: Repurposing Social Media
Spaces is an exhibit that is being held inside Pitzer
College’s Broad Center each Tuesday through Friday
until September 6th.
Claremont’s first vegan
restaurant has officially
opened its doors for business.
The Loving Hut, serving vegan and vegetarian
alternatives, held its grand
opening Wednesday offering
up veg-friendly freebies to local consumers.
Owner Lawrence Liang hopes locals will choose
Loving Hut’s animal-free cuisine for a truly
guiltless casual dining experience.
“Our food offers people the chance to not
only take care of their bodies, but at the
same time take care of our environment,”
Mr. Liang said.
Claremont’s first homeowners’ association
garden may soon become
a part of the city’s past.
The University Terrace HOA board is scheduled to
vote on the garden’s removal at an upcoming board
meeting, 2 years after breaking ground on the public
garden space for its residents.