Claremont’s Grand Old Fourth of July is going to look and feel a bit different this year. The ongoing drought and statewide urban water restrictions have forced the city to seek alternatives for the annual fireworks show traditionally held on Strehle Track at Pomona College.
Anna Asker of Claremont recently drove off in a brand-new Toyota Prius after entering the
2015 Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) raffle. The contest, which benefits Claremont schools, affords one winner a new car donated by Claremont Toyota.
This year’s raffle saw 1,501 tickets sold and raised over $27,000. Claremont High School Class of 2015 sold the most tickets at 397, and Sycamore Elementary School came in second place with 100 raffle tickets sold.
The Claremont Architectural Commission has announced the winners of the 34th annual “Excellence in Design Awards,” a program designed to recognize recently-completed projects that best reflect the city’s standards of design excellence. Five projects have earned awards in the categories of renovations, restoration, landscaping and signs including Bardot, Sanamluang Thai Cuisine, Pitzer College President’s House, Hartman Baldwin Corporate Office and Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion will open on Saturday, May 9 and will remain on view through August 2.
The Butterfly Pavilion features hundreds of butterflies housed for up-close viewing, along with the California native plants they depend on for food. Insects in all stages of the lifecycle, from caterpillars to chrysalises to butterflies, will be in evidence. Look for a variety of butterflies, including west coast lady, monarch, mourning cloak, pipevine swallowtail and gulf fritillary, among others.
The city of Claremont’s eminent domain case against Golden State Water Company took two steps back on Thursday, following a Los Angeles Superior Court judge’s ruling on the water giant’s motion to dismiss the case. The motion, filed on March 20, 2015 by the water company, sought to dismiss the city’s eminent domain complaint, claiming the property description within and the city’s pre-litigation offer to purchase Golden State’s Claremont Water System were inadequate.
As the name implies, The Last Drop Cafe serves up java that is good to the last drop.
The shop uses products made by the Italian company Illy, the number-one coffee brand in the world outside of the United States because, as owner Mike Manning explains, “I love the taste and consistency of it.” He also appreciates Illy’s policies, which emphasize environmental sustainability as well as economic sustainability for growers.
Nearly 12 years after a devastating blaze, the Palmer Canyon Association (PCA)—an entity comprised of some home and parcel owners from the community—is selling 65-plus acres of canyon land at an asking price of $7 million. The sellers hope to find the right buyer for this gated community, but what sounds like prime Claremont real estate presents its own set of challenges.
Claremont residents will again be called to action as the city council moves forward on a measure asking voters to approve a special parcel tax to finance a new $50 million public safety facility.
The special parcel tax will require a two-thirds approval by Claremont voters at a consolidated election to be held November 3, 2015.
On Wednesday, April 22 a Rancho Cucamonga man learned a valuable lesson. If you pose as your brother to police, make sure he has a clean record. Officers responded to the area of Arrow Highway and Cambridge Avenue around 6:53 a.m. following a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood.
Pomona College requested that the city council item relating to its master plan and the zone change request be removed from Tuesday's council agenda.
As published in the COURIER on Friday, April 24, Pomona College was to go before the council tonight, Tuesday, April 28, asking that a parcel of land on the west side of College Avenue be moved from medium-density residential to institutional residential.
The Foothill Gold Line will be holding a Community Open House on Wednesday, April 29 in the Padua Room at the Alexander Hughes Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Project representatives and Claremont station artist Joyce Kohl will be available to speak with visitors.
The students at Chaparral Elementary caught a bit of the fever in recent weeks as their school celebrated National Poetry Month with a bang. The highlight of the commemoration was held on Friday, April 17 with two assemblies, one for the primary-aged kids and one for the upper graders, in which the students shared their favorite poems with an audience of fellow pupils.
Baldy View ROP hosted its annual Celebrating Student Success awards ceremony at Upland High School on Wednesday night. The highly-attended event was an acknowledgement and celebration of students for outstanding achievement in the demonstration of 21st century career pathway skills from various Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.
The Claremont City Council will be appointing individuals to the Public Art Committee. Included in this committee’s purview are implementing and upholding the Public Art Master Plan, ensuring the city’s public art policies and procedures are followed, and supporting the development and stewardship of the city’s public art collection and other public art on municipal and private property.