It was a special day on Tuesday as the American Legion of Claremont hosted a ceremony on Veterans Day honoring those who served our country in America's fight for freedom. City officials joined in the emotional ceremony attended by friends and family of local veterans. The Claremont High School and El Roble bands played as the Claremont Boy Scout Troop 402 raised the American flag during the event. Be sure to check out our slideshow inside from the ceremony. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Our friends at Mt. San Antonio Gardens recently published an interesting special section in their monthly newsletter, The Green Leaf. They asked their residents a simple question, “Who are you thankful for?” We hear a lot about “what” people are thankful for during the holidays, but less about “who” we’re thankful for.
In this vein, we’re asking readers to submit a 300-word story about an influential person in their life. Did a childhood teacher or athletic coach make a positive impact on your life? Perhaps it was a pastor or rabbi who offered special words of wisdom. Oftentimes, it’s a brother or sister who offers a kind word or sets a good example for us.
The Renaissance band Piffaro will present “Fortune My Foe: Ballads, Songs and Dances from Elizabethan England” on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music.
“Piffaro sits atop the early music scene as one of the world’s top international ensembles,” extols The Detroit News. ?With guest mezzo-soprano Maren Montelbano, the ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken, offers a delightful program of music from the Renaissance period by William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, John Dowland and others for voice, shawm, recorder, dulcian, sackbut, bagpipe, lute, guitar and percussion.
On Monday, November 10, two homes north of Base Line Road were burglarized. The first burglary occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the 900 block of Moody Place. Moody Place is south of Mt. Baldy Road and west of Padua Avenue. The suspect entered the residence by smashing a glass back door.
After more than 40 years as a California poll-worker, Martin Calvin Yarbrough, Sr. knows a thing or two about voting. And having grown up in the segregated South, at a time when black voter disenfranchisement was endemic, he never loses sight of its value.
On Monday, Mr. Yarbrough, 82, stopped by Oakmont Elementary School—where he has served as precinct inspector since the mid-80s and as a poll-worker since 1979—to prep the site for Election Day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Inter Valley Health Plan, a not-for-profit medicare health plan, will celebrate Veterans with a unique and free Veteran’s Day event in Claremont on Tuesday, November 11 at 1 p.m. at Pomona Valley Health Center 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 150.
All veterans are invited to learn about a unique opportunity to record their story for their children, grandchildren and the nation
The skies at sunset were blue and the air was clear when looking east at towards Upland from Mt. Baldy Road after our first much needed rainstorm this season. The Claremont weather will remain warm through this weekend as high temperatures will remain in the 80s, and lows in the 50s. As usual, there is no rain in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
[UPDATED: Wednesday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.] There’s a whole lot of celebrating going on in Claremont as voters overwhelmingly passed Measure W at the polls Tuesday night, moving the city one step closer to acquiring its water system.
With 6,116 votes in favor and 2,452 opposed, the passing of the measure will allow the city to borrow up to $135 million in revenue bonds to finance the acquisition of the local water system currently owned and operated by Golden State Water Company.
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A Claremont High School cafeteria worker accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student appeared in Pomona court for arraignment on Monday and entered a plea of not guilty
Vanessa Antonia Tinoco, 33, has been charged with two felony counts—oral copulation of a person under 18 and unlawful sexual intercourse. She was arrested in the school administration building last month after someone who had become concerned about the interactions between the lunch lady and the male student alerted school authorities.
A billboard truck advertising for the No on W campaign turns from Foothill Boulevard to Indian Hill Boulevard on Friday in Claremont. The campaign for Claremont’s water bond comes to an end on Election Night when voters will have the final say. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In her latest poetry collection, Open 24 Hours, Suzanne Lummis distills the grime of life in a Los Angeles tenement into celluloid silver. Her imagination feeds on car wrecks and neon. A fortune cookie serves as a writing prompt, and a literary foul becomes a stroke of genius.
The poet Lynn Emanuel calls the book “a glittering, mordant, ravishingly clever book,” adding that it’s as much about life as a writer, as it is “about the shifting lives of those who live just on the edge in LA.”
City Manager Tony Ramos noted in his report that there are some major changes coming to southern Claremont, with renovation work and the rebranding of several hotels off the 10 freeway.
“The Howard Johnson’s property has closed escrow, and the new owner will be taking on the property and renovating it,” he said. “In the interim, it will be branded as an off-brand name and then a new brand name will come in. The names of those hotels can’t be disclosed yet until their period that is coming to an end is finalized.”
Hotel Claremont will also be renovated, bringing with it the potential for new properties.
The City of Trees and PhDs can add another moniker to its list—Cool California City. Chris Veirs, the city’s principal planner, revealed the prestigious title as well as a $22,797 prize awarded by California Air Resources Board after Claremont took second place in the CoolCalifornia Challenge.
“The city’s performance in this competition is the result of a unique and very successful partnership between the city of Claremont and Sustainable Claremont,” Mr. Veirs told the council.
Yes or No on Measure W? That’s the $135 million dollar question that Claremont voters will finally have answered on November 4.
A “Yes” majority vote will move the city closer to acquiring the water system from Golden State Water Company (GSW), a purchase that could cost between $55 million and $135 million and potentially several years in court.
With only a handful of days remaining before the election, proponents both for and against the measure continue to educate voters on the pros and cons of acquiring a water system that GSW says isn’t for sale.