First in a series: While Claremont’s city council and commission
meetings are being halted this month for the
yearly summer recess, the COURIER sat down
with city council members to take a look at what can be expected
to take precedence when city council reconvenes on
Tuesday, September 13th.
Councilmember Corey Calaycay kicks off the monthlong
series, discussing his concern about the city’s general
fund and his take on commercial development.
Claremont’s First Street Gallery
Art Center opened Passages on
Friday, August 5, its first ever
guest-curated exhibit inspired by the
artwork of developmentally disabled
adults. Created by art writer and critic
Chris Michno, the display will be open
to the public through Friday, September
Claremont may soon be home to
another grocery chain or drug
store in a massive multi-city land
Developers are planning a mixed-use project on 42
acres of land spanning east through Claremont and Upland,
with eyes set on building 400 homes and 100,000
square feet of commercial space.
Raymond Barcello, as The Cat in the Hat, Brady Stubbs, as JoJo, perform the opening song of Centre
Stage Inc.'s production of Seussical on Thursday in Claremont. The play based on the Dr. Seuss' book Horton
hears a Who will run through August 20th at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont is providing local elderly with
an opportunity to see a live taping of the Dr. Phil show.
On Monday, September 19, a bus will depart from
the Joslyn Center parking lot taking attendees to Los
Angeles for 2 show tapings. A light breakfast will be
served on the bus, as well as a snack on the way home.
Participants are asked to bring a lunch.
The bus will pick up at 7 a.m. and drop off at approximately
2:30 p.m. at the Joslyn parking lot adjacent
to the Larkin Park building. Cost for the adventure
is $15. Space is limited so please sign up today.
For more information, please call the Joslyn Center
On the opposite coast
of President Barack
Obama’s White House
birthday party, Claremont held
its very own presidential birthday
Members of the Claremont chapter of
Organizing for America, President Obama’s
grass roots campaign, gathered in Memorial
Park Wednesday evening to host a potluck
picnic in honor of the president’s 50th. This
marked the 3rd year the group has held
such a birthday party.
Construction on the Courier Place affordable housing
project is scheduled for completion in December 2011.
Jamboree Housing Corporation, with assistance by
the John Stewart Company, began the application and
selection process for tenants last week.
Pomona College dining hall workers and students protested outside of the college's Alexander Hall on Wednesday afternoon, nearly a month after former Pomona College worker Francisco Garcia was fired on July 5th. More than 100 people were in attendance to demand Mr. Garcia's reinstatement and protest against present working conditions regarding the formation of a worker's union. COURIER photo/Landus Rigsby
College Avenue will be closed Thursday,
August 4th and Friday, August 5th,
from First Street to Plunk Place, the road
which provides access to College Park on
the east, to allow Golden State Water to
upgrade the water line for Courier Place,
the affordable housing site.
Railroad flagmen will be on site to reroute
motorists around the construction
area near the Metrolink tracks.
A$132,500 donation by Claremont
residents Charles and Noel
Magistro has brought new-found
style to a longtime loved research library
at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s
The Robert & Beverly Lewis Family
Cancer Care Center.
The center’s Patient/Community Library reopened
its doors on Wednesday, July 27, after
nearly 6 months of renovations thanks to the Magistro
Family Foundation’s monetary gift, providing
new furniture and updated resources to the facility.
The Magistro clan felt it was important that others
have a place to find cancer related information that
was not as readily available to their family.
Ginger and the Hoosier Daddys performed jazz and swing
music from the 1920s to the 1940s as patrons enjoyed cocktails
or sampled one of Hip Kitty's fondues Friday night. Check out our new CALENDAR section highlighting all the cool activities in Claremont.
As Claremont's new Norms diner nears completion, the 24-hour eatery is gaining local attention not only for its food, but also for the impossibility to miss its towering, orange sign.
With its trademark neon-orange lettering, the restaurant's billboard made the long trek up on Wednesday, July 13, beckoning hungry drivers on the 10 freeway to make the stop into Auto Center Drive's latest development.