The past year has seen significant changes in Claremont’s business scene. A number of places have closed their doors including Casa del Salsa, a Mexican restaurant that graced the Claremont Schoolhouse property for more than a decade. As the saying goes, when a door closes, a window opens. A number of new establishments have hung out a shingle in Claremont, including two side-by-side shops in the Village West area, the music-themed clothing boutique Playlist Clothing and the Stix Rideshop. They are located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Augie’s Coffee House and the á la minute ice creamery, above, have set up shop shared space at the Claremont Packing House.
If the effectiveness of Claremont’s law enforcement has ever been called into question, one just needs to review the city’s 2014 crime statistics to know the department’s partnership with the community makes a difference.
Claremont burglaries are the lowest they’ve been since 1999 and for the second year in a row, the city has experienced an overall four percent reduction in Part I crimes compared to the previous year.
Construction began this week on retrofit improvements to the two multi-tenant monument signs at the Old School House, located on Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards, according to the city manager’s report.
The signs have been removed and will be reinstalled sometime in mid-February.
The retrofit design received approval from the architectural commission last summer, and is intended to help address community concerns and inconsistencies with the previous sign construction.
Workers contracted by the city of Claremont continue their work taking out trees along Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevards. Most have been deemed dangerous due to poor health and is part of a larger plan for the maintenance of Foothill within the city limits. Some traffic delays are to be expected, but no road closures. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Famous foodie and Claremont McKenna College alumna Claire Thomas will speak on “Turning Your Blog into a Brand” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:45 p.m. at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (385 E. 8th St. in Claremont).
Ms. Thomas is the founder of the food blog the Kitchy Kitchen, the host of ABC’s “Food for Thought with Claire Thomas” and author of 2014 book The Kitchy Kitchen: New Classics for Living Deliciously. For information, call (909) 621-8244.
The annual City Council Priorities Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 7, beginning at 8 a.m. in Council Chambers at Claremont City Hall. During the workshop, city staff will update city council on the progress of ongoing projects and programs as well as present new items for council discussion. The council will discuss each priority item, identify new items and provide policy direction to city staff.
Downtown Los Angeles was in full view from Claremont this evening right after the sun disappeared on the horizon Friday. This was just one of several colorful skies that made an appearance over the past several days. The weather will remain party cloudy, with highs in the mid-60s through Monday. Plenty of time to catch yet another fantastic sunset. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On January 27, the city council approved Claremont’s participation as a Special Olympics World Games 2015 host town and allocated $20,000 from the unassigned General Fund for costs related to hosting an athletic delegation.
The city will host approximately 100 athletes, trainers and support staff from one of the 170 countries coming to southern California to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games opening July 25, 2015 in Los Angeles
Citrus College professor Meg O’Neil may not live in Claremont, but she helps shape the city’s news every day. Three of the COURIER’s five editorial staff members went through her journalism program.
Editor Kathryn Dunn and reporter Sarah Torribio were on the Citrus College Clarion staff in the early ‘90s. COURIER page designer and calendar editor Jenelle Rensch honed her skills from 2006 to 2008 on the Clarion staff and through the now-defunct student magazine Logos. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After 45 minutes of public comment and a nearly hour-long presentation by city staff, Tuesday’s special tree meeting forced the city council to delay their regular meeting until nearly 8 p.m.
Ultimately, the council approved revisions made to the city’s Tree Policies and Guideline Manual, but not without lengthy discussion.
Myrlene Pierre has only been on the job for a little more than two weeks. Still, members of the Claremont Unified School District community can rest easy knowing the new assistant superintendent of educational services is dedicated to helping provide a top-notch education to every student.
Ms. Pierre brings a unique perspective to the district because, as a child, she represented two very different demographics, that of the high-risk student and of the high-achieving one
Discover, connect and take action. That’s the framework for leadership as taught to young girls and women across the nation who join Girl Scouts.
Discovering who they are and what they care about, connecting with others, and taking action to make their community a better place are values the Girl Scouts of Claremont are displaying in their own backyard.
Girl Power comes in all shapes and sizes, as evidenced by our local scouts who—with their leaders—have taken action against their own organization in an effort to save their beloved La Casita.
Nickia Cleaves was recognized by the city of Claremont Tuesday night for her years of service to the Claremont Community Foundation (CCF). Ms. Cleaves retired as executive director of the foundation in December, following 19 years of continued service with the organization.
“She has worked diligently for CCF since 1996,” said Mayor Joe Lyons during the presentation.
The Claremont Senior Program provides needed, highly-valued services and opportunities for older adults. Without the support of the community, meeting the needs of Claremont’s senior population would be difficult. The Claremont Senior Foundation is holding its annual Friends Campaign to raise monies to support opportunities and services, which include the meal program and activities at our local senior centers.