The past year was a dynamic and interesting time for Claremont and its citizens.
Corey Calaycay was sworn in as mayor on March 11, and the subsequent year has been rife with local issues and spirited debate among Claremonters. A certain ballot measure, an eminent domain claim and a proposed museum of art dominated headlines and public comments throughout the year.
Look for the Year in Review issue of the Claremont COURIER on Thursday in your mailbox with updates online as well. Also check out the gallery for this year’s best pictures. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With clear and cool days the view of Southern California can be quite spectacular. The Pacific Ocean was even visible from the Mount Baldy area on Wednesday. This video takes you down Shinn Road, which heads south after connecting with Mount Baldy Road. Eventually you end up in north Upland after passing the east side of the San Antonio Dam. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A group of Claremont-based music makers has created a dynamic contemporary classical album that could be seeing Grammy gold.
Nadia Shpachenko, above, a Claremont resident and professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont Graduate University, has teamed up with a group of classical talents to create an album that turns piano music on its head.
Some people may call it old school, but there are many Claremonters who still have a love affair with Christmas decorations. Evidence can be seen all over the city. So we took to the air and did not have to fly far to discover a number of homes on Scripps Drive, between Mountain and Towne Avenues, decked to the rooftops with colorful lights and other festive decorations. Please enjoy an aerial view of these special homes. We at the COURIER wanted to thank you for your continued support for Claremont's number one news source.
The city of Claremont is accepting grant applications for the 2016-17 Community Based Organization (CBO) Program. The CBO Program’s mission is to partner with nonprofit service providers in order to strengthen the social, economic and family infrastructure in the Claremont community.
Marshall and Ellen Taylor, longtime Claremont residents, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They met on a blind date at Harvard University and were married shortly after college graduation.
The Taylors have lived many places all over the country but, once they landed in Claremont in 1978, they both felt as if they had arrived “home.”
Pilgrim Place will welcome Ann R. Schiff as its new president/CEO effective January 11, 2016. Ms. Schiff comes to Claremont from Washington, DC, where she has been executive director of Ingleside at Rock Creek, a non-profit continuing care retirement community.
She is licensed as a nursing home administrator in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
If you want good Japanese food good and fast, Blue Fin Sushi & Teriyaki is the place for you. The Claremont restaurant serves up sushi, teriyaki plates, salads and noodle dishes so fresh and tasty that first-time visitors tend to become repeat customers.
Located in the shopping center at the corner of Foothill and Claremont Boulevards, the restaurant draws clientele from the nearby Claremont Industrial Park, which houses dozens of businesses.
For the second time in two years, a bidder on the La Puerta property has pulled its offer. Claremont Lincoln University recently contacted the Claremont Unified School District to say the deal was off.
“After conducting community engagement meetings with local residents, along with analyzing the needs and future growth of Claremont Lincoln University, the university decided not to pursue the purchase of the property,” said Andrew Wilkin, director of marketing and communications for Claremont Lincoln University.
Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos received an early holiday gift in the form of a one-time $28,646 bonus from the city during the December 8 city council meeting.
The bonus resulted from a closed-session meeting on November 24, where the council conducted its annual evaluation of Mr. Ramos’ job performance.
Members of local congregations have been standing guard outside a Pomona Islamic School to show solidarity with the region’s Muslim community.
The congregants, mostly from the Church of the Brethren in La Verne with some members from Pilgrim Place, have been in front of the City of Knowledge during student pick-ups.
On Tuesday, December 8 Claremont police arrested a Torrance man after he led them on a pursuit throughout the city. At approximately 8:47 a.m., officers picked up on a silver Honda Civic on the 800 block of east Arrow Highway that was reported stolen out of Carson.