The Commons, a proposed multi-use development on Claremont’s eastern edge, moved one step closer to rejection as the planning commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a staff resolution denying rezoning the property, as well as changes to the city’s general and specific plans.
In its news release on Wednesday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that since mid-September, the average daily number of new coronavirus cases increased to about 1,000 per day. That metric is up from the period spanning from August through the beginning of September when the number of new cases was under 800 per day.
Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie will begin the job of Acting City Manager on Friday, according to a news release from Public Information Officer Bevin Handel.
City Manager Tara Schultz, whose last day on the job is October 31, will be on call from home for the transition and Mr. Pirrie will be in the office.
In Mrs. Doubtfire, the 1993 film starring the late, great Robin Williams, he said, “It was a run-by fruiting,” after chucking a lime at Pierce Brosnan’s smarmy character, thereby adding “fruiting” to the lexicon. Claremont High School cheerleaders may heretofore be credited for a similarly unlikely addition: “flocking.” As in, “there was a flocking last night on Eighth Street.” COURIER photo/Sue Keith
L.A. Care, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced this month that it is committing $5 million to the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to support the launch of the KGI School of Medicine in Claremont. The investment is part of L.A. Care's Elevating the Safety Net, an initiative to address a looming physician shortage in Los Angeles County.
It is with sadness that I report that former longtime editor and employee Kathryn Dunn, no longer works for the COURIER. As most of you know, Kathryn was a key reason for the COURIER’s success over the years. But with a pandemic that has raged since March, it continues to make publishing very difficult on a variety of fronts.
A protest organized by Claremont Change drew a small counter protest of President Donald Trump’s supporters on Saturday at the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards in Claremont. At its peak the Claremont Change group numbered about 100 people carrying signs supporting Black Lives Matter and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Last weekend a protest organized by local Republicans drew a similarly sized crowd to the same corner. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed cracks in all strata of American society, and one of its most glaring reveals has taken place in education.
School districts in more affluent areas of the country have been able to tap into supplemental financial help from community or nonprofit sources, and colleges with massive endowments have kept the lights on, but some students in less financially robust areas have been left behind. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
During a closed session on Tuesday, the Claremont City Council unanimously appointed Finance Director Adam Pirrie as Claremont’s acting city manager, and discussed the resignation of City Manager Tara Schultz. But city officials refused to say what prompted the unexpected announcement that Ms. Schultz would be leaving at the end of the month.
Following the state’s lead, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it would loosen the restrictions on private gatherings beginning Thursday October 15. Last Friday the state health department updated its guidance to allow private gatherings of three or fewer households.
It’s been a busy election season and Claremont voters have a long list of decisions to make. But one measure seems to have flown under the radar, even though it will have a big impact on local higher education. The Citrus College Career Education, Repair Affordable Higher Education Measure—also know as Measure Y—would authorize the Citrus Community College District to issue $298 million in general obligation bonds.
District 1 candidate Christine Margiotta will host a virtual meet and greet on Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Info:? www.christineforclaremont.com.
Joe Salas invites Citrus College alumni and students to “A Cup of Joe, with Joe” on Tuesday, October 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rev’d Up Coffee & Classics, 212 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. Info: www.joesalasforcitruscollege.com.
Pomona College presents a free “virtual concert” with an on-demand option at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 18, “Of Dreams, Dance and Spirit,” with pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee. Grammy-nominated pianist and Pomona faculty member Ms. Lee has selected music primarily by women composers.