Last Tuesday night, more than 400
college students and members of the
community were treated to a musical
feast in Garrison Theater at the Scripps
College Performing Arts Center when the
acclaimed, all-female ensemble "Mariachi
Mujer 2000" took to the stage.
"It was awesome. Totally fantastic. I was really impressed,"
said Scripps College staff member Socorro
Chavez. "I think the whole audience was ecstatic. They
were really, really excited" participating, dancing. There
was such a great response." COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Thousands gathered across the city of Claremont Saturday to commemorate an occasion the city won't see come around for another thousand years: 91711. The city's "zip code day", sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and the Village Marketing Group, presented locals with a chance to experience all things Claremont, from historical exhibits to art displays, family activities and free samplings of the city's unique mom and pops. "In Claremont we'll take any excuse to throw a party," said Sonja Stump, the 91711 committee chairperson. "Whether it's our Fourth of July celebration or the Holiday Promenade, we just love our events and love celebrating our community."
Despite public opposition, a Chase Bank with a drive-through will be built on the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue. Claremont's Planning Commission approved the conditional use permit and development plan Tuesday after a series of site plan redesigns made by Chase officials in the past several months. The bank will be the newest addition to the Sprouts Shopping Center, filling the vacant corner space that used to house a gas station until 2007.
Body art shops and tattoo parlors
will no longer be banned from
doing business in Claremont.
Claremont City Council adopted 2 ordinances last
week that will allow tattoo artists the chance to set up
shop in town once again, more than 15 years after storeowners
were forced to move out.
Adopting changes to the city’s current regulations was
necessary to comply with rights granted by the First
Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont
Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee,
Jax Bicycle Center and the
Claremont Senior Bike Group are hosting
a bike riding event next Saturday, September
24, to promote environmentally
The biking event, which takes off from
the Claremont Depot at 9:30 a.m., is just
one of several green events taking place
throughout the Inland Empire.
As a child living in the small
town of Roscommon,
Michigan, Michele McNeill
grew up with a strong sense of community
involvement as an essential
part of her everyday life. Neighbors
were like family, and helping out the
townsfolk was routine.
Ms. McNeill has made that love of volunteerism
ingrained since childhood into a successful
career, and is bringing her enthusiasm for
helping others to Claremont as the new Community
and Human Services Director.
Aglance at newspaper stories across
the country reflects the changes,
and Claremont is not immune to a
major reorganization of the venerable
American Red Cross.
Locally, the cost-cutting move—part of a nationwide
plan to streamline service—means that the Claremont
chapter, has lost the services of Mike Conley, executive
director since 2003, and Robert Moss, health and safety
manager, also a veteran of service to the chapter which
was established 94 years ago.
Claremont won’t be saying farewell to its redevelopment agency, despite other California cities giving their own agencies the boot within the last few months.
City council voted in favor of adopting an ordinance to keep its agency intact at a meeting held Tuesday night.
In collaboration with community efforts
for a “sustainable Claremont,”
city facilities may be jumping on the
solar bandwagon in the next couple
The city of Claremont is making plans to install
photovoltaic solar panels at both the Depot and the
City Yard. If all goes according to plan, installation of
the panels may start as early as October, according to
Chris Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator
with the city of Claremont.
Karen Salter-Moss, left, her daughter Michaela Moss, Candida Neal and Edna Silver join arms as they sing together on Sunday during the 3rd annual Interfaith Walk and Rally for Hope and Peace. More than 600 people from across the Inland Empire
gathered together to march promoting a united front among different faith
communities on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Six emergency personnel including 2 fire fighters and 4 law enforcement officers begin the processional on Friday during the 3rd annual Blue Mass at Our Lady of
the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont. The Blue Mass, which always falls on the Friday leading up to 9/11, remembers those who lost their lives to protect the country that day while giving thanks to those in the community who continue to serve. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff