Claremont resident Captain Bill Mendelsohn kisses his wife Debra after delivering the keynote address on Friday during a Veterans Day ceremony in Memorial Park. The traditional service, held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, honors all the men and women who have served America in the armed services. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremontâ??s financial projections have taken a positive shift. The city originally estimated a possible $2.3 million deficit by 2015-2016 if expenditures and revenue remain the same. New numbers presented by City Manager Jeff Parker at Tuesday nightâ??s city council meeting revealed instead a $570,000 deficit.
Two Claremont residents are among 4 individuals
being charged in a money laundering scheme involving
a Houston narcotics ring that distributed
the powerful cough syrup Promethazine, distributed
under the street name “purple drank.”
Lucita Uy, 70, and her son, Lemuel Libunao, 42, were
arrested early October for conspiracy to launder money
and conspiracy to structure cash transactions to evade
federal reporting requirements.
On Sunday, November 13, the 8th annual Padua Hills
Art Fiesta will pick up where it left off 52 years ago, returning
to Padua Hills Theater where 20 local artists will
display and sell their work and mingle with guests. The
fiesta, recreated by the Claremont Museum of Art
(CMA), will also feature children’s art activities, live
folk music, food from Casa de Salsa and Spaggi’s and a
handmade artwork boutique.
Beyond the obvious delicacies and
delights that come with November’s
annual Pilgrim Place Festival,
residents are prepping to show an
aspect more central to the retirement community’s
core: a unique homage to the
“living history” of its residents.
The 63rd annual Festival Show, a staple of the 2-day
fair celebration, will highlight Pilgrim Place’s mission
to better acquaint members of the community with the
life and work of Pilgrim Place inhabitants.
Sonja Stump shows Robert Munroe where to deposit his ballot on Tuesday at Sycamore Elementary School in Claremont. Voters throughout the city went to the polls to select 2 members of the CUSD Board of Education as well as one member of the Citrus College Area 2 Board of Trustees. Check out the election results on our website as they become available this evening.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Residents interested in learning more about water rates are invited to Claremont City Council tonight to engage in discussion with a representative of the Golden State Water Company. Foothill District Manager Ben Lewis will discuss proposed water rate increases and answer residents’ questions and concerns. The city council open session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the city chambers at 225 Second Street. For more information visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
More than 50 Claremont residents and members of MoveOn, a grassroots political action group, took to the streets of Claremont's Village Saturday drumming up support for National Bank Transfer Day. The nation-wide event urged locals to leave behind the country's commercial banks and reinvest money in local credit unions. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With only 2 offices on
the ballot this election
it is unknown
how many of the 23,953 registered
voters in Claremont will
actually get to the polls Tuesday,
November 8th. An additional
5982 voters are on permanent
vote by mail status. The COURIER website will be posting results all day and night as they develop.
San Antonio High School’s garden
project is growing. And Sustainable
Claremont took notice at its annual
awards meeting last month.
The nonprofit organization selected San Antonio
High School as its “school” recipient of the 2011 Sustainable
Living Awards due to impact the garden program
has had at the continuation high school campus.
AT&T is conducting major network upgrades in
Claremont as part of a $450 million investment in network
improvements throughout Los Angeles County.
The improvements are expected to give Claremont
more ability to handle a growing volume of calls, video,
Internet and other data.
After years of planning, south Claremont
residents have finally received
their grocery store.
Super King Market officially opened its doors for business
Friday morning, providing Claremont with a brand
new full-service food store just south of the 10 freeway.
The Claremont store, located within the Auto Center
Drive Shopping Center, is the fourth Super King location
to open up in Southern California and the first grocery store
to serve the Claremont area south of Foothill Boulevard
for almost 4 years. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff