For the COURIER Almanac 2015-16, we have taken a high elevation view of Claremont to show off the wonderful scenery in the city. This is a short promotional video with highlights from our final presentation that will debut on August 7, 2015. We will continue to shoot throughout July and add to the final project. This is just a small part of what readers will see, in print and online. Have an idea what we should photograph from the air? Let us know. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
At the Thursday night school board meeting, the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education accepted Claremont Lincoln University’s bid for a large parcel of surplus property. At a June 9 auction, the university—the youngest of Claremont’s institutes of higher education—offered the district $14.35 million for a 9.7-acre parcel located at 2475 N. Forbes Ave. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont City Council appointed residents to the Public Art Committee on June 9, following recommendations presented by the ad hoc committee.
“This was one of the most exciting and difficult appointment processes,” said Mayor Pro Tem Sam Pedroza. “You’ll recognize some names and some names you won’t, but I’m hoping we’re going to be seeing some really neat things coming from the committee that the whole community will benefit from.”
A city-imposed restriction preventing homeowners from filling their pools and ponds was lifted last week by the Claremont City Council.
Council, by a 4-0 vote, approved an ordinance removing the limitation from the city’s municipal code. Opanyi Nasiali abstained after missing the previous council meeting where the item was discussed.
The limitation was part of the Level 2 water supply shortage condition declared by City Manager Tony Ramos pursuant to Claremont’s Municipal Code, a declaration that was confirmed by city council at its regular meeting on April 28.
It was recently discovered that another CUSD employee has been placed on administrative leave following accusations of inappropriate relations with a student, bringing the tally to four staffers accused of such a crime in less than 12 months.
Officers responded to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church around 3:30 p.m. after a Phelan man stole the purse of one of the parishioners. The 63-year-old victim witnessed Bradley Gray take her handbag and flee the location. Police questioned three people that had accompanied the 32-year-old thief to the church.
Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration of a state of emergency, and his subsequent mandate that cities reduce water-use statewide, has inspired many a Claremonter to rethink how their garden grows.
The strong level of motivation was evident in the healthy turnout at a Low-Water Expo held Sunday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. The free event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., was organized by members of Sustainable Claremont’s DRIP (Drought Resistant Irrigation Program).
A work crew tears down the warehouse and office area of the former Rich's Products location on Wednesday in the Claremont Village. Demolition will continue into next week as the process of building the new Village Lofts complex gets under way COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Here’s a great chance to get a delicious picnic meal at a great price. The culinary students of LC Vocational Training Center and Lifetime Community Based will be preparing three different healthy tasty meals to those interested in food that improves health and longevity. The menu will consist of one entrée, one side, one desert and a summer breeze drink.
The Claremont Senior Program honored key volunteers during its annual awards ceremony at the Alexander Hughes Community Center on June 4. City staff and the Committee on Aging presented the 2015 Senior Program Volunteer Awards, highlighting six volunteers and one community organization, that have provided especially significant services to the community.
The Happy Crowd will perform at the opening children’s concert tonight, Wednesday, June 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, Kiwanis will offer a variety of concessions, with proceeds benefitting the concert program. For more information, visit the city website at www.claremontca.org or call (909) 399-5490.
It's been another typical week in Claremont as busy commuters head to work on this hot summer day. That includes traveling down Indian Hill Boulevard at First Street in the Village area. The weather will remain hot all week, with sunny skies and high temperatures in the 90s. No relief is in sight, as lows will remain in the 60s. It's safe to say summer has officially arrived in Southern California. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Educational Foundation awarded the David L. Rose Instrumental Music Scholarship to Sophia Lin and the Teddie Warner Community Outreach Scholarship to Chloe Amarilla and Mackenzie Orr. To learn more about CEF, visit http://www.claremonteducationalfoundation.org.
In addition to being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) last December, Baldy View ROP has also been granted accreditation by the council on Occupation Education (COE). The COE was founded in 1971 and its accreditation is a mark of assured quality and integrity in career technical education. It has long been regarded by the US Secretary of Education as a reliable authority in assessing the quality of education in the institutions it accredits.