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.
All users of the Claremont Hills Wilderness park, whether Claremont residents or not, will soon be charged for parking.
The Claremont City Council reached consensus on the matter Tuesday night after a lengthy back-and-forth discussion, and numerous additions to the originally proposed amendment to expand parking and charge fees at the popular hiking destination.
The impasse between Claremont and the Claremont Police Officers' Association (CPOA) is over.
The news came after a closed negotiation session Tuesday evening. In addition to a tentative agreement on a new employee contract, which will be valid through 2014, the CPOA has dropped both outstanding lawsuits against the city.
"With this agreement the city council achieves several long term goals, specifically [that] all bargaining units are now on the same negotiation schedule and all employees will be paying the full amount of their share of the PERS [Public Employees' Retirement System] contribution by the end of the contract," said Mayor Larry Schroeder on Tuesday.
College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed tomorrow, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the â??Dining in the Streetsâ? banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers. The event itself with take place from 12 to 2 p.m. and will begin with a march from Shelton Park at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues, and continue with free food and a number of speakers.
College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the "Dining in the Streets" banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers.
Sponsored by Unite Here Local 11 and a number of other organizations, the event hopes to raise awareness of the dining workers attempts to unionize. The event also wishes to call attention to Pomona College's firing of 17 immigrant workers "16 of which worked in the dining hall" in December.
In recent weeks, 3 new stores have opened
at the Harvard Square building on the
corner of Bonita and Harvard Avenues.
Glitter Lifestyle Boutique celebrated its grand opening
on Saturday with live music, a DJ, balloons, custom
hand-made decorations and plenty of treats.
Jewelry designer Myisha Turner and event planner
Eugenie Ardena met years ago at a shopping event that
Ms. Turner had organized and have been best friends
A $50,000 grant recently bestowed upon Claremont's First Street Gallery Art Center is helping the local nonprofit continue to foster the creative skill set of developmentally disabled adults.
The Tierra del Sol Foundation, First Street's mother organization serving and empowering individuals with disabilities for more than 40 years, became the recipient of the endowment earlier this month from The Rose Hills Foundation. This is the organization's largest donation to date.
The stage will be filled with song,
dance and a touch of cross-dressing
when the Inland Valley Repertory
Theatre kicks off its 2012 season
with Hairspray, opening Wednesday,
March 28 at the Candlelight Pavilion.
Set in 1962 Baltimore, Hairspray follows Tracy
Turnblad—a teenager with a plus-size physique and
a plus-size heart to match—as she vies for a spot on
“The Corny Collins Show,” and for the affections of
teen heartthrob Link Larson.