A Claremont High
School staff member
has filed a Williams
Complaint with the Claremont
Unified School District regarding
conditions at CHS. The
unidentified employee's concerns
are in regards to the library
and other buildings in the
700 quad of the campus, some
of which are 60 years old.
The Williams Complaint Process requires
that every school district provide
a uniform complaint process to deal
with complaints regarding insufficient
instructional materials, unsafe or unhealthy
facility conditions, and teacher
vacancies and mis-assignments.
Claremont’s Earth Day Celebration will take place from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with vendors and informational booths
set up throughout the Village.
Organized by Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont Interfaith
Committee on Sustainability and the city of Claremont,
the day will include children’s events, workshops,
demonstrations, speakers and information on sustainability.
East meets west this Saturday,
April 21 when the
Petterson Museum of Intercultural
Art at Pilgrim Place
holds a Celebration of Traditional
and Modern Arts of Japan to kick
off an ongoing exhibit of the same
name. The celebration, held from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature performances
of traditional Japanese
theater, music and sword fighting,
children's activities such as
origami and calligraphy, demonstrations
and displays in the
Japanese garden, a bento box
lunch and a stunning exhibit of
Japanese art and artifacts.
"It will expand your mind. Open a window to a different
culture, an exotic culture," said Leonard Pronko,
45-year Pomona College language and theater professor
and an expert in Kabuki, Japan's classic dancedrama. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After being forced to close down its encampment earlier this year, Occupy Claremont is remaining resolute with plans to become a catalyst for change in the community.
Occupiers have renewed their focus on changing policy addressing homelessness, foreclosure and corruption in the banking industry. City officials and workers for the Service Center for Independent Living (SCIL) are answering their rally cry, by helping the group to explore options for city programs that address these issues.
Paramedics had to attend to a pregnant woman who was a passenger in a stolen vehicle that was involved in a
minor traffic collision in the Claremont Village. Claremont police were involved in a short
pursuit with the vehicle that ended when the blue Honda Civic rear-ended a parked Volvo on Bonita between
Harvard and Yale. The driver was taken into custody, according to officials at the scene. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Planning Commission will meet Tuesday night, April 17, to review a conditional use permit for a new martial arts studio to be located in the Claremont Promenade shopping center. The proposed new business is part of the city’s continued focus to revitalize the shopping centers along Auto Center Drive.
If approved, Tao Martial Arts Center will take its place just west of the new Super King Markets and a soon-to-be-built Chase Bank with drive-thru, which received approval in January.
Claremont’s Oversight Board, successor
after the dissolve of the city’s Redevelopment
Agency, will have its first meeting
this Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public and will
take place in the Citrus Room at Claremont
Items to be discussed include the election
of a chair and vice chair, adoption of
board rules, the administrative budget and
the obligation payment schedules for the
dissolved Redevelopment Agency.
Residents and nonresidents continue
to be at odds over changes to the
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
With increased popularity and approval to expand
parking, among chief concerns is the issue of overcrowding
of the city's "open space."
While many were initially pleased with the city's purchase
of Johnson's Pasture, preserving Claremont's undeveloped
natural landscape, some are starting to
question whether there is enough enforcement to keep
the undeveloped space at its best.
Public art and music collide in Claremont this month.
Claremont's Rhino Records was selected as one of 30 venues across Los Angeles County to take part in "Play Me, I'm Yours," a public art display that takes decorated pianos and scatters them in cities throughout the world for all to play and enjoy.
Three weeks of 24-hour piano playing available to the public, sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), kicked off Thursday.
"It celebrates the true spirit of music and encourages people to take a part in that," said Michelle Weger, director of institutional giving for LACO.
A group of walkers start the 5-mile loop trail early one morning at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The park’s popularity has increased substantially in the last few years, which has prompted the city to build a pay parking lot to be completed by September. Many Claremonters believe paying to park is necessary to defer costs since the majority of users come from other cities. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Despite the devastation caused by a Claremont house fire over the holiday weekend, a local neighborhood is coming together to pay it forward as one of its own struggles to cope with the loss of her home.
Anna Petrovich, 86, watched as her Kirkwood Avenue home went up in flames Sunday afternoon, and once again early Monday morning in an unexpected turn of events. The cause of the fire remains unknown.
By just one vote, members of the Claremont Police Officers Association have rejected the city’s latest contract offer.
The proposal was turned down 19 to 18 at a general meeting of the CPOA held Friday, according to Detective Rick Varney, who serves as the association president.
The contract was taken back to its general membership for a vote after its negotiation team gave tentative approval late last month. Just as the association team thought the long stretch of rejected contracts, impasse and lawsuits between their association and city was over, they were proven wrong.
Claremont Manor Care
Center held a unique
last weekend commemorating
more than 400 years of life.
About 40 guests gathered to honor
Adele Grizzard, Rada Stout and Stella
Weigle as each celebrated a centennial
birthday. Phyllis Mahler was also recognized
as she turned 101 on April 1.
Centennial birthday parties are a favorite
of the Manor's staff, always
pleased to recognize the full lives of
their residents. Celebrating 4 centenarians
at one time, however, is a rarity,
according to Armando Carnigal, Manor