US Fish and Wildlife Service honored Claremont's Rancho
Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) this week as one of its
2011 Recovery Champions for outstanding work toward fish,
wildlife and plant conservation and protection. The award will
be presented to the botanic garden staff on Friday, April 20.
and Scripps College
Paul Darrow isn't one to expect
accolades for his accomplishments,
even though he
continues to produce notable
work as he draws ever closer
to his centennial birthday.
Mr. Darrow was never interested in
creating art for the honors, the "red carpets"
or the fame. He is an artist because
it is what he loves to do. And
thankfully, he makes a living from it.
The Community and Human Services Commission decided Wednesday night to maintain the name of the historic Claremont landmark regardless of recent debate over the possible inaccuracy of the naming of the park.
The decision was made with a 7-0 vote. Commissioner Andy Winnick and Vice Chair Butch Henderson chose to abstain.
Claremont officials will
continue to collect statements
from citizens who
have seen their water utility bills
surmount the total of their other
combined utilities. The collection
will continue through Tuesday,
The collection, taking place at Claremont
City Hall, 207 Harvard Ave., is the
city’s latest initiative to provide evidence
to the California Public Utilities Commission
against Golden State Water Company’s
proposed water rate spikes,which
would begin in January 2013.
Andrew Shelley did not expect to
have his adventure filmed and
turned into a movie when he decided
to leave his engineering career behind
and backpack around the world.
Mr. Shelley, 29, was born with muscular dystrophy,
a progressive degenerative muscular disease, yet
dreamed of traveling the world. To do so, he adapted
an X5 Frontier power chair, which is described as
"all-terrain," and set off on a journey through Thailand,
Cambodia, India and many other places.
Cesar Chavez's legacy of fighting for workers' equality sparked action in hundreds of demonstrators in Claremont Friday, who marched around the Claremont Colleges to show continued support for the equal rights of immigrant workers.
Friday's rally was one of numerous demonstrations over the past year in support of Pomona College Dining Workers, who are fighting for their chance to unionize and feel they have been "bullied" by their employer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City staff approved a business permit for Claremont
Craft Ales, a microbrewery with a tasting room
to be located at 1420 N. Claremont Boulevard, 204C.
The business is within the Business/Industrial Park
(B/IP) zoning district.
Claremont Craft Ales will be producing fresh
hand-crafted beers on-site, and residents may purchase
the packaged/bottled products to take home.
Low turnouts at the Claremont community budget meetings, held in early February, set a precedent of overall low citizen participation in the city's 2012-2014 budget development process. The raw data gathered from both the online survey and public meetings, presented to the city council last week, will be used to help the city council as it prepares to create its next 2-year budget cycle later this month. General fund expenditures are estimated at $20 million for 2012-2014.
An estimated 90,000 gigantic
Ping Pong-like balls have
made their way onto the
Harvey Mudd excavation site at
Foothill and Dartmouth.
The spheres "varying in size from the first
level of the building to the roof" are part of an
innovative new concrete slab technology called
BubbleDeck, developed to help erase construction's
carbon footprint. BubbleDeck has come to
Claremont as the foundation of Harvey Mudd's
80,000-square foot teaching and learning center,
currently under construction. The facility is expected
to be completed next summer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Community and Human Services Commission will continue discussion Wednesday, April 4, on the renaming of long-standing Cahuilla Park.
Though originally slated for discussion in early February, the item was moved to April due to lack of quorum.
The popular park off of Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Drive was named in the 1950s to reflect the Cahuilla Tribe, who was believed to have been the longest-living inhabitants of what is now known as Claremont.
On Saturday, April 7, the
Wolfpack gym will resound
with music and
It's not another Claremont High School
pep rally that's planned but a youth-centered
evangelical Christian crusade called
'Yield Up 2012!,' which organizers hope
will rev up faith, and maybe save some
The event, which will run from 7 to 9
p.m., is the brainchild of Ruben Reyes, a
class of 2009 CHS alum and youth outreach
director at Granite Creek Community
Church in Claremont.
The Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Middle
East Peace is presenting its second annual Interfaith
Seder Experience tomorrow, Sunday, April 1 from 3 to
5 p.m. The event takes place at the Islamic Center of
Claremont, 3642 N. Garey Ave.