Co-moderator David Shearer of Claremont Heritage receives a new question during a candidate forum on Monday at Pomona College. The event, which was the first in the election, was co-sponsored by Heritage and Sustainable Claremont. Seven of the eight candidates for two open seats attended. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Corey Calaycay is running for re-election to the city council. A resident of Claremont for 43 years, Mr. Calaycay wants to continue to bring his experience and knowledge to see a number of city projects to completion.
"I continue to have a great passion for serving this community; I enjoy working for the community," Mr. Calaycay said. "This year, I will be celebrating 43 years as a continuous Claremont resident. I believe both my time here as a resident and my experience on those boards has provided me a unique insight into the history, culture and values of Claremont that make this community the community we all know and love."
Claremont isn’t going down without a fight, at least when it comes to taking over the water system.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appeal the decision against the city by an LA Superior Court judge. The city cited a mandate from the public, who overwhelmingly voted in favor of a measure to embark on the takeover.
Everything changes, nothing is immune, but some places seem like they have always been there and always will. Coates Cyclery in Pomona is one of those institutions, and that makes it even more jarring that in a few weeks the 82-year-old bike shop will be gone.
Just outside Claremont’s city limit, Coates has been our local bike shop, where generations have purchased their first beach cruiser or discovered the love of more serious cycling. Coates owner Corey McCroskey announced the closing last Monday with a simple sign in the window, a quick note to people on the shop’s email list and a post on Facebook. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
For the last several weeks, the COURIER has published city council Q&As with each of the candidates running for office in the March 7 municipal election. We posed eight different questions to the candidates on topics we feel are important to Claremont voters. Our interviews with candidates Zachary Courser, Anthony Grynchal, Abraham Prattella, Larry Schroeder, Corey Calayacy, MIchael Keenan and Murray Monroe are published here in the order they were conducted. The interviews can also be found in the last six print editions. The Claremont COURIER newspaper will publish its candidate endorsement online early next week.
Due to damage from water runoff and debris from recent storms, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will be closed until Wednesday for repair. It's not that the trails are washed out for hikers and bikers. Some of the river beds are simply too rough for crews to cross in case of an emergency. Without this access, the city will shut the park down until the hot spots are repaired. The COURIER will update the progress to reopen the park as news develops. You can also check out the Claremont city website for further updates. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Since the publication in 1965 of his bestselling critique of the car industry, Unsafe at Any Speed, Ralph Nader, activist, lawyer and sometime politician has been agitating for causes near and dear to the progressive American agenda for the past 50 years.
Coates Cyclery owner Corey McCroskey and his mother Shirley pose for photographs on Sunday in the parking lot of the longtime bicycle shop. Mr. McCroskey made a surprise announcement last week that the over 80-year-old business was closing down due to the difficult retail environment in the cycling industry. Over one hundred local cyclists came out for a group ride on Sunday to honor Mr. McCroskey’s contribution to the local bicycling community. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With temperatures in Claremont only in the 50s Friday, it may not feel like a warm-up is around the corner...but it is...really. In fact by Monday, it's going to feel downright balmy as high temperatures will reach the 70s in the valley, with a full day of sunny skies to boot. But for today, plan on gusty winds up to 30 mph in Claremont. With over 5 feet of snow near the top of Mt. Baldy, plan on the mountain snow to be around for awhile. Here's your chance to check out the Mt. Baldy ski lifts, where all runs are open with the most snow seen in years. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont City Council approved a resolution affirming the city’s pledge toward diversity during a packed, rousing and sometimes tense Tuesday night meeting. Mayor Sam Pedroza, Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Joe Lyons voted in favor of the resolution, Councilmember Opanyi Nasiali voted against and Councilmember Corey Calaycay abstained. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Anthony Grynchal, 26, who calls himself “Mr. Claremont,” is running for a seat on the city council. He hopes to bring more transparency to the city and to be a conduit for Claremonters’ voices to be heard.
Among the throng of people running for Claremont City Council this year, one notable group is missing—female candidates. The city that boasted a majority female council 10 years ago hasn’t counted a woman among its ranks since Linda Elderkin’s retirement in 2011. This begs the question: why aren’t women running, and what can action can the city take to encourage them?
Some 30 people gathered at the Islamic Center of Claremont on the evening of January 14, sitting on picnic tables—equipped with pencils, pens, crayons and markers—to write letters about why they’re proud to be citizens of the United States.
The event, part of the 99 LOVE LETTERS to America Campaign, was organized by 16-year-old Zaina Syed, a Diamond Bar High School junior who honed her considerable robotics chops at Claremont’s STEM Center USA. COURIER photo/Penelope Torribio