An Upland-based law firm used by Claremont police during its most recent contract negotiations is ceasing operations after allegations of fraudulent billing practices and controversy over its aggressive tactics.
Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir, one of the largest firms representing police unions in southern California, “will be winding down and eventually close,” stated managing partner Dieter Dammeier in a letter first obtained by The Daily Pilot. A time schedule for the firm’s closure is unknown. Law office officials have not responded to requests for comment at this time.
The city of Claremont has denied Golden State Water Company’s request to give a presentation at the upcoming city town hall on water, taking place on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at Taylor Hall.
In late September, City Manager Tony Ramos announced the city would host a town hall meeting to discuss information on the city’s potential water system purchase. To date, the Claremont Council and city administrators have remained tight-lipped on the water acquisition, and documents regarding the Water Acquisition Feasibility Study kept under wraps.
The Claremont Unified School District has wisely scheduled an in service day on Friday, November 1 following Halloween. All schools in CUSD will be closed. The YAC and TAC will also be closed on Friday, November 1. Schools and the youth centers will resume regular hours on Monday, November 4.
Giancarlo DeLuca and his son Enzo are the center of attention dressed as characters from Disney’s Monsters Inc. on Saturday during the Village Venture costume parade. Mr. DeLuca’s wife Erika and daughter Mia Bella also dressed as characters from the film in elaborate costumes that took 60 hours to make. “We were working on them until 3 in the morning, ” said Mr. De Luca. The parade served as a good kick off to the Village Venture fair which lasted all day in the streets of Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont is taking applications for individuals interested in serving on the city’s Committee on Youth and Family.
The committee is made up of Claremont residents working through the Community and Human Services department to inform the community about family and youth activities, support services and opportunities.
The Claremont City Council will hold a community town hall on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at Taylor Hall to discuss the future of the water system in Claremont. The meeting will also be streamed live on the city’s website for those unable to attend in person. Taylor Hall is located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. The COURIER will have updates as news develops.
Christopher Hubbart, a former Claremont resident who has admitted to raping over 40 women known by some as “the pillowcase rapist,” will be released in the city of Palmdale after spending nearly 30 years in prison and state mental hospitals, officials confirm. His release is expected as soon as December.
City officials will also be evaluating changes to city staffing levels in order to effectively handle the looming employee mandates of the newly implemented Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Through the ACA, employers will be required to offer healthcare benefits to 95 percent of all full-time employees, which the act defines as those working 30 or more hours a week. Those who fail to comply by January 2015 will be fined.
Wednesday night’s school board forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Claremont Educational Foundation, was marked by civility among the candidates and civic engagement among the nearly 100 attendees.
Held at the Hughes Center, the event allowed community members to ask questions of the would-be members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education in advance of the Tuesday, November 5 election. All five candidates—incumbent Steven Llanusa and newcomers Dave Nemer, Nancy Treser Osgood, Joe Salas and Paul Steffen—took their place at the dais, hoping to make a good impression as they vie for one of three open spots on the board.
At Vom Fass, Village West’s newest shop, vinegar does catch more flies than honey.
The buzz about the opening of the German-based company, offering tastings and purchases of oil and vinegar, wine and spirits, has been steady in recent months as the Vom Fass team prepares to open the company’s third California location. Foodies will be happy to know the wait is finally over. The casks are now flowing at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Known as “the City of Trees and PhDs”, Claremont embodies an almost utopian environment that is a wonderful mix of small-town atmosphere combined with robust academic and cultural attributes.
An exhibit currently on display at the Garner House at Claremont’s historic Memorial Park, “16 Architects,” recognizes a pivotal period that was brought to fruition by the seminal original 1950 exhibition.
Firefighters work to douse a stubborn hot spot in the attic area of an apartment building that caught fire mid morning on Thursday in Claremont. The fire started in the southwest corner of the building which is located on the corner of 12th Street and Indian Hill. Cause of the fire is still under investigation. Check out our complete coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pilgrim Place Health Services Center residents, staff and visitors didn't hesitate to make the most of the fun, food and music during the facility's grand opening of their physical therapy unit on Thursday, October 17. The event was attended by over 150 people from around the city that also included a ribbon cutting ceremony. “When people are enjoying the experience they forget how hard they are working to get back to their highest functional level, which is our goal,” said Rehab Manager Marie McKinney.
After an uproar from residents at a recent planning commission meeting, Claremont officials assert a 60-foot freeway sign is no longer being considered at Towne Avenue and Base Line Road.
While the city may decide to rezone the southeast corner of the busy freeway intersection at a future undetermined date, City Manager Tony Ramos assured residents, who vocalized their concerns again at the Tuesday night city council meeting, that a large freeway sign was no longer in the plans.