Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa made a stop in Claremont last week at a private event hosted by Bob and Trish Bowcock. Guests, who were largely affiliated with California water treatment facilities and providers, enjoyed an early-evening Mediterranean-style dinner before Mr. Villaraigosa made his remarks.
The Rotary Club of Claremont is hosting its 19th Taste of Claremont event April 28, and anticipates record crowds. The annual gathering features more than 50 restaurants, breweries and wineries, local artwork, a raffle, live music and a silent auction. Admission to the event is $75, with all food and drinks included. Cameron Troxell, the chair of Taste of Claremont’s organizing committee, said the Rotary Club has gathered nearly $30,000 in sponsorship money this year, and has about 30 sponsors “who have been very generous with their support.”
Gus’s Barbeque is continuing renovation of its new space in the northeast corner of the Packing House on First Street. Gus’s Barbeque has been in operation in South Pasadena since 1946, making it one of LA County’s oldest barbeque places. They anticipate to be open in late May or early June.
The city is increasing fees for two Claremont favorites—the fireworks show and Camp Claremont. The fee increases, passed within the consent calendar during last week’s city council meeting, are part of the ongoing 2018-2020 budget, Human Services Director Anne Turner said in the agenda report. The Fourth of July fireworks show will increase from $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door, to a flat rate of $10 for either.
Cherry Rhodes, a world-renowned concert organist and the first American to win an international organ competition, will lead the Glatter-Goetz/Rosales organ’s 20th birthday celebration with fellow organist and husband Ladd Thomas at the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison?Ave., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.
On Wednesday, April 11 police are investigating two vandalism incidents and one burglary they believe are connected. Officers arrived to Oak Park Cemetery to find yellow spray paint on 20 feet of fencing and on an unknown number of coffin vaults. The letters SAG and DRSK were written with the spray paint.
It’s been 10 years since a street-level hair salon or barber shop was established in the Village—that is until The Statesman Boutique and Grooming Parlor opened its doors.
The city placed a moratorium on hair salons in the Village to protect the retail nature and vitality of the downtown core, according to a council agenda report. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A piece of art the city purchased 58 years ago for $350 has been sold for $100,000.
A Frederick Hammersley piece entitled “Quietly” has been sitting for years in the administrative offices of the Hughes Center. It was purchased by the city in 1960 after it won first place at that year’s Claremont Art Fair.
Mr. Hammersley, who died in 2009, was renowned as an abstract painter.
An El Roble Intermediate School student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a criminal threat toward the school.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, when a 13-year-old female student reportedly told a small group of other students that “she was going to shoot up the school tomorrow,” El Roble principal Scott Martinez said in an email.
EMS assists individuals with disabilities in finding employment, and Employment Means Success (EMS).
EMS, Inc. recently gained CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation. CARF audits organizations working in the human-services field worldwide and is the gold standard in making sure donated funds go directly to help those who need it.
Richbrook Drive resident David Stolarz describes some of the issues he has had with the property behind his home during a tour of the neighborhood on Monday. Mr. Stolarz and his neighbors are not happy about plans to build a hotel on the vacant lot directly behind their home so they organized a tour for City of Pomona officials.
Candidate for California governor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks to a small crowd of supporters on Tuesday in Claremont. Mr. Villaraigosa, who was the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and a member of the California Assembly, spoke for about 20 minutes at the private event. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Workers build a frame for the concrete walls of the future Pomona College Museum of Art on Monday in the Claremont Village. Construction of the museum is coming along nicely with the basic structure now visible from adjacent streets. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is $50.8 million in the hole with funding its retirement pensions, but the city says it is chipping away at the debt.
That information comes from Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie, who said in an email the shortfall represents the “unfunded liabilities,” or money that is owed to a person for their retirement plan under CalPERS, short for the California Public Employees Retirement System.