The uncertainty is over. Claremont City Council has imposed contracts on the city's 2 police associations, officially ending a 5-month stalemate in front of a full house at the council chambers. The final decision was made Tuesday night following an impasse called over 2011-2012 terms and conditions of employment between the 2 groups in August. Failed negotiations have been ongoing since spring. The Claremont Police Officers and Police Management Associations will begin paying 6 percent of their total 9 percent Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) contributions with a 1.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Mason Goh, 2, stands mesmerized by a firetruck's siren on Saturday during the 30th Annual Village Venture in Claremont.
Mason's mother made him an Elvis outfit to match his father's costume. Jewelry, clothing, and other crafty pieces lined the 494
booths that spanned across the closed streets of Claremont's
Village, beating last year's turnout of 453 vendors. Over 15,000 people attended. COURIER photo/Jonathan Gibby
The grand opening celebration for the Claremont University Consortium's new Administrative Campus Center in Claremont was held Monday night. The event unveiled the new office space that CUC officials hope will also become a meeting place for the public as well as college events.
Claremont resident Anthony
Metrolink rider for the
past 19 years, stepped off his
train the evening of Monday,
October 10, and crossed the
tracks along College Avenue toward
his parked car. Initially
planning to enjoy a restful night
at home after working all day,
Mr. Kemp was instead left pondering
a police citation and his
impending court date before
reaching his car door just yards
away. Mr. Kemp wasn’t alone.
The Claremont COURIER newspaper
endorses Sam Mowbray and Hilary
LaConte in the Tuesday,
November 8th election of the Claremont
Unified School District Board of Education. Sue Keith endorsed for Citrus College, District 2, board election.
Savannah Ellis, 16 holds her sister Scarlett, 10, so she can read from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Saturday during the Banned Books Readathon at the 2011 Village Venture. The readathon was sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library to educate the public about the value of literacy and first amendment rights. This was all part of yet another successful Village Venture for the city of Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont City Council will discuss the police impasse in open session next week for the first time since negotiations began. The city proposes the council adopt a resolution that will have police paying 6 percent of their Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) contribution within the first year. This PERS amount will replace the previously proposed 3 percent. The 1.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will still be a part of the contract. As a resolution adopted by the city council draws nearer, emotions are being stirred on both sides of the line.
Crossroads, a transitional housing
program for formerly incarcerated
women, is making itself at home
at a new spot in south Claremont.
In addition to the group’s Harvard Avenue house, the
nonprofit is expanding to a 4-bedroom home on San Jose
Avenue to accommodate the program’s growing numbers.
Claremont volunteers are hard at work fixing the
new abode for its future residents, scheduled to move in
Around 40 students and film connoisseurs
gathered over the weekend
for the 5 Second Film
Festivalâ??s inaugural film lecture series,
inviting notable industry professionals to
share their secrets with the Claremont
Attendees gathered in the Claremont University Consortiumâ??s
Administrative Center on Sunday afternoon to
listen to a presentation by film composer and Pomona
College alumnus Nathan Wang. Mr. Wang shared his experience
in film scoring and working with notable industry
names such as Steven Spielberg, John Williams,
Hans Zimmer, and Jackie Chan. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A series of traffic accidents caused problems for Claremont commuters Tuesday morning.
Claremont Police received a call around 7:28 a.m. regarding a solo motorcycle accident near the intersection of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue. The motorcyclist, who was westbound on Base Line Road, slammed on his brakes for stopped traffic and lost control of his bike, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Though the motorcyclist was still conscious, he was flown to USC Medical Center for possible head injuries.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and government,
community, public health and law enforcement
partners will once again hold its National Prescription Drug
Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29. The free and
anonymous event will take place at sites throughout southern