Despite a low turnout, Claremont
officials moved forward as
planned Monday night with an interactive
forum discussing the city’s estimated
$20 million general fund
expenditures for 2012-2014.
Only 6 people showed up to the Blaisdell Community
Center for the first of 2 workshops to address the
city’s monetary plans in the wake of its next 2-year
budget cycle. The city of Claremont hosted the event
in an attempt to get citizens involved in the financial
Last month, the Planning Commission recommended
approval of a Tentative Tract Map Amendment
to the city council. The proposal was from
Bowden Development, a private developer, to amend
their previous approval for a new 50 unit residential
townhome condominium project.
Cahuilla Park, a fixture in the
Claremont community for
decades, may be receiving an
update to reflect a newly discovered
The city has designated the potential renaming of
Cahuilla Park for historical accuracy as one of the
city's priorities for 2012. City officials are looking to change the name
after historical data revealed that the Cahuilla tribe
did not originate in Claremont. According to those
involved in the project, renaming the park to honor
the Tongva will better reflect the cityÃ¢??s cultural history
by honoring the true indigenous people of
Claremont, the Tongva.
NAMI Pomona Valley and Tri-City Mental Health
Center have partnered to form the Inter-Faith Collaboration
on Mental Health. A 2-day conference will be
held Tuesday Febraury 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., and
Wednesday, February 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, Pomona.
Local faith communities, community-based organizations,
and mental health providers have come together
to respond to the growing need faith
communities have for effective responses to mental
Claremont assaults, thefts and related crimes are at a 25-year low. Last year reported the lowest number of Part I crimes in the past quarter century, announced Sergeant Lori Davenport at the police commission meeting held late last week. Figures were calculated as part of an annual crime report submitted to the city by the Claremont Police Department. Part I crimes are comprised of violent crimes against persons (homicide, rape, robbery, assault) and crimes against property (burglary, theft, auto theft and arson).
The search for a missing 76-year-old Claremont woman came to a happy conclusion Monday night.
Emily Christensen was located at USC Medical Center around 9:30 p.m. She remained in the hospital Monday night for observation, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Ã?Â
The Ontario Airport is in trouble. Over the past 5 years the airport has seen a dramatic drop of passengers. The city of Ontario is asking the help of surrounding cities to bring back the ownership of the airport to Ontario in an effort to save it. And our city is ready to help. Claremont, Pomona and Montclair are among
those who have already voiced support for the acquisition from the current owner Los Angeles World Airports. But do they want to sell? COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Executives at Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) do not anticipate major ramifications in the wake of scandal at Claremont McKenna College earlier this week.
WASC, which gives CMC its accreditation, does not plan to take any action against the college for reporting false SAT scores.
“It is an unfortunate situation, but they have had full disclosure with us,” said WASC President Ralph Wolff. “They are dealing with this situation appropriately.”
We haven't yet seen too much of
her silly side yet, but the
COURIER's newest staff member,
Jacquie Fischer, assures us it's there.
"Right now, I'm pretty serious because I don't know
people that well and I'm adjusting to the job and the
environment," she said. "But I'm really kind of a goofball."
Ms. Fischer joined the COURIER staff on January
9, 2012, taking over Aimee Ripley's position as the
Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos answers questions from the audience on Wednesday during the annual joint meeting between CUSD and the city at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. The meeting, which was sponsored by the Claremont Coordinating Council, provided the public an opportunity to meet both the city manager and Interim Superintendent Gloria Johnston. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Community and Human Services Director Michele McNeill announced her resignation with the city of Claremont. Her last day is set for Thursday. Ms. McNeill's resignation came just 154 days after former City Manager Jeff Parker announced her appointment with the city of Claremont. Ms. McNeill stepped into her position in September as the first director to head the newly merged Community and Human Services Department.
A Claremont McKenna College Dean of Admission has reportedly stepped down after an internal audit revealed he had inflated the college's freshman SAT scores for the past 6 years.
"As an institution of higher education with a deep and consistent commitment to the integrity of all our academic activities, and particularly our reporting of institutional data, we take this situation very seriously," Ms. Gann stated in a letter to the CMC community. "The individual has taken full responsibility and has resigned his position from the college effective immediately." Although not named in the press release, it has been reported that Richard Vos, who served as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid since 1987, admitted responsibility for changing the annual scores.
Staff and students at El Roble Intermediate
School got a tough lesson
about food chains recently after
some sneaky coyotes gained entry into the
school’s chicken coop.
According to Rick Cota, Claremont Unified
School District nutrition services director, all 8 chickens
that were housed within a chicken coop in the El
Roble garden were attacked and killed by coyotes on
December 24, 2011, resulting in an unsightly scene in
the coop. Mr. Cota said he and other district officials
had not been aware of any attempted break-ins by
coyotes before the attack.