The general election is Tuesday, November 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the city. There are 17 state propositions in this election, as well as the local school facilities bond Measure G. Our website will be updated as news happens throughout the election on Tuesday.
Pilgrim Place is hosting their 68th annual Pilgrim Place Festival on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature a craft fair and bazaar, entertainment, food and drinks, and admission is free. Pilgrim Place is a senior community for those who have spent their careers serving others through religious or charitable, nonprofit organizations. All Festival proceeds will benefit residents in financial need. Pilgrim Place is located at 625 Mayflower Rd. in Claremont. For information, visit pilgrimplace.org.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on—and it just may be the only thing we can all agree on—it’s that this year’s election cycle has been surreal.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Larry Wilmore. “It really is like a [Salvador] Dali painting. I mean, that clock is just melting all over the place in this election. It’s unrecognizable at this point.”
The Claremont City Council’s decision to formally oppose Proposition 57 was not without its share of criticism.
An online petition has been circulated in the past week admonishing the council for taking a negative stance against the proposition, which would allow early release of low-tier offenders, give judges the final say over whether a juvenile is tried as an adult and expands good behavior and parole statutes.
At the November 3 meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, the school board will vote on a resolution to hold all future school board elections in November of even years.
The resolution comes in response to Senate Bill 415, the California Voter Protection Act, which became effective in January 2016. The bill aims to remedy two problems with off-cycle elections: low voter turnout and higher costs.
If the horns from trains passing through Claremont seem a tad quieter than usual, it’s due to a main culprit being taken off the tracks.
Locomotives from the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad—the big, orange engines that have been a fixture in front of Metrolink trains for the better part of the year—have officially been taken off the line, the city announced last week.
Given Measure G's focus on school construction, we took to the air to see what the fuss was all about. The El Roble swimming pool, above, would be scheduled for repair if the bond passes. Another key aspect of the bond is to replace portable classrooms with permanent construction. With the smaller schools, the portable classrooms have mushroomed on campuses, usually squeezed in a corner of the school property. Check out our special video. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
At 1,151 bags, members of Temple Beth Israel set a new record of collection at the 17th annual High Holy Days Food Drive. The Pomona synagogue’s Social Action Committee organizes the project that begins on Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year, and concludes approximately four weeks later.
Sustainable Claremont and the city are coordinating the third and largest planting project at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The planting will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Costumed revelers crowd the cross walk in front of City Hall Monday afternoon for the annual Claremont Spooktacular, Halloween festival in the Village. Area businesses handed out treats while the City of Claremont had a number of games and entertainment for children at the Depot. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The editorial staff of the Claremont COURIER newspaper urges a yes vote on Measure G.
The need for funds to repair and improve public schools in Claremont is clear. We feel that district staff has done a good job—a very good job—of outlining needs and paring down the to-do list to only the most critical projects.
The Claremont City Council took an official stance to an upcoming ballot measure during a full agenda for the last meeting in October.
Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper presented the staff report during Tuesday’s meeting, recommending the opposition to Proposition 57, which the city says is not what it claims to be.
Measure G was hotly debated on the floor of the Hughes Center’s Padua Room, as proponents and detractors weighed in on the local school bond.
The forum, held Thursday, October 20 during an Active Claremont meeting, featured Richard Fass, a newly-retired Pomona College administrator and chair of the Measure G advocacy group RISE in favor of the $58 million, 30-year general obligation bond. Jay Pocock, owner of Superior Trailer Works, offered arguments against the measure.