Asouth Los Angeles
County memorial debuted
paid homage to one of Claremont’s
The life of Courtney Stewart, a 2007
Claremont High School graduate struck
and killed by a drunk driver in a 2009 car
crash, was honored Saturday afternoon in
the dedication of Manhattan Beach’s Pearson-
Wall, bringing awareness to the
catastrophes of drinking and driving.
Sister Helen Prejean embraces Valerie Walker after Ms. Walker vocal performance on Saturday during a fundraising event for Crossroads at the DoubleTree in Claremont. Sister Prejean, who wrote the bestselling book Dead Man Walking, was the keynote speaker at the event. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Public Employee Relations
Board (PERB) announced last
month it is moving forward with a
claim that the city of Claremont engaged in
unfair practices during negotiations with the
Claremont Police Officers’ Association.
The Claremont City Council will address new developments
on litigation with its police officers in a
closed session Tuesday night, according to City Manager
California Governor Jerry Brown announced
in December that $16 million
in remaining funding for the
Library Services Act, the state literacy program
and the Public Library Foundation
had been eliminated due to mid-year cuts. Friends of the Claremont Library President Laura
Bollinger said the enactment of the trigger cuts, due to
not meeting projected state revenues of $4 billion, will
not affect the Claremont Public Library’s commitment
to continue providing services for the community.
The Ontario Airport and the city’s
crime data are slated for discussion
at the Claremont City Council meeting
this Tuesday, February 14, at 6:30 p.m.
The council will discuss an ordinance
supporting the city of Ontario’s efforts to
acquire the rights to the Ontario Airport,
currently the airport is LAX’s.
A hit-and-run driver who fled on foot after crashing near the 210-freeway at the Towne Avenue exit, is still at large after evading arrest Thursday night, according to Sergeant Robert Rauchfuss of the Claremont Police Department. After failing to stop for the California Highway Patrol for a traffic violation, the driver of a stolen gold 2-door car exited Towne Avenue and led CHP on a short pursuit.
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