It’s been 10 years since a street-level hair salon or barber shop was established in the Village—that is until The Statesman Boutique and Grooming Parlor opened its doors.
The city placed a moratorium on hair salons in the Village to protect the retail nature and vitality of the downtown core, according to a council agenda report. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A piece of art the city purchased 58 years ago for $350 has been sold for $100,000.
A Frederick Hammersley piece entitled “Quietly” has been sitting for years in the administrative offices of the Hughes Center. It was purchased by the city in 1960 after it won first place at that year’s Claremont Art Fair.
Mr. Hammersley, who died in 2009, was renowned as an abstract painter.
An El Roble Intermediate School student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a criminal threat toward the school.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, when a 13-year-old female student reportedly told a small group of other students that “she was going to shoot up the school tomorrow,” El Roble principal Scott Martinez said in an email.
EMS assists individuals with disabilities in finding employment, and Employment Means Success (EMS).
EMS, Inc. recently gained CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation. CARF audits organizations working in the human-services field worldwide and is the gold standard in making sure donated funds go directly to help those who need it.
Richbrook Drive resident David Stolarz describes some of the issues he has had with the property behind his home during a tour of the neighborhood on Monday. Mr. Stolarz and his neighbors are not happy about plans to build a hotel on the vacant lot directly behind their home so they organized a tour for City of Pomona officials.
Candidate for California governor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks to a small crowd of supporters on Tuesday in Claremont. Mr. Villaraigosa, who was the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and a member of the California Assembly, spoke for about 20 minutes at the private event. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Workers build a frame for the concrete walls of the future Pomona College Museum of Art on Monday in the Claremont Village. Construction of the museum is coming along nicely with the basic structure now visible from adjacent streets. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is $50.8 million in the hole with funding its retirement pensions, but the city says it is chipping away at the debt.
That information comes from Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie, who said in an email the shortfall represents the “unfunded liabilities,” or money that is owed to a person for their retirement plan under CalPERS, short for the California Public Employees Retirement System.
With a focus equally rooted in history and the future, Pitzer College opened the Robert Redford Nature Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability to its first round of students this semester. The conservancy, which is located on a 12-acre parcel near the Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS), is now an integral component of the environmental analysis (EA) programs at the Claremont Colleges by offering additional field-based educational opportunities to all students.
The planning commission and architectural commission pored over a packet of draft goals, guiding principles, and initial land use and circulation concepts for the proposed Village South Specific Plan. The plan is to transform an “underutilized” portion of the city—a 17-acre swath of land encompassing the Vortox building, the former Richard Hibbard Chevrolet dealership, Garner Glass and a number of smaller homes and businesses—into a massive mixed-use development.
Claremonter and distance runner John Renken is quick to sing the praises of cryotherapy.
Mr. Renken, 50, is in the middle of training for his fourth Boston Marathon, which will take place on April 16. A part of that grueling training is a recovery treatment known as cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy is a state-of-the-art recovery system athletes use to help heal from injuries or excess strain.
CicLAvia will expand its reach to the “Heart of the Foothills” to connect four inland cities in LA County.
Perfect for the cyclist—or walker, jogger, skateboarder or scooterer—this car-free event has four hubs in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont. Participants can start anywhere and ride at their own pace through adjacent neighborhoods.
Claremont Meals on Wheels is celebrating their 45th anniversary by hosting a recognition dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the DoubleTree, located at 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.
Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali will present Claremont Meals on Wheels with a certificate of honor.
Depression, a common condition long relegated to the shadows, may be having its day in the sun.
“There’s still a stigma in talking about depression, but I think there is a start of a #metoo moment going on for mental health,” said Dr. Manish Sheth, medical director for San Diego-based Achieve TMS, a depression treatment center which recently opened a location in Claremont. “Before, it was something that was completely hush-hush, but that is changing.”