There are some who are under the impression that life ends with retirement. Those people are clearly not acquainted with Claremonter Chet Jaeger, a former teacher whose post-retirement life has included travel, recognition and fun, all in the name of jazz.
Mr. Jaeger served as a mathematics instructor at Chaffey High School in Ontario for 33 years. Long before he bid goodbye to the classroom, however, he was leading a double life.
When the staff of the COURIER set out to do endorsements of school board candidates for the Tuesday, November 5 local and municipal election, we were faced with a conundrum.
It is the same dilemma that will be faced by voters: five candidates, each uniquely qualified to help guide the Claremont Unified School District toward greatness, but only three open seats.
We put our stamp of approval on incumbent Steven Llanusa, as well as on newcomers Nancy Treser Osgood and Paul Steffen, a trio we believe will bring continuity, collaboration and business acumen to the district.
Kale, chard and pumpkin—the plant, not the pie—aren’t words typically included in a child’s vocabulary. They will be soon if the Claremont Forum, organizer of the local Farmers Market, has anything to say about it.
With the recent introduction of the “Earth’s Children” education booth as part of the ever-expanding weekly artisans bazaar, Forum members are getting Claremont kids involved in the organic food craze one craft at a time.
It didn't take long for Camila Sanchez, 10 months, from Ontario to get noticed by the San Antonio Community Hospital friends and staff. Camila was dressed as an In N' Out milkshake, spent two weeks at the hospital and weighed in at 4 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. This was all part of the hospital's yearly event held each year for the “graduates” of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their parents. Every year, the NICU staff enjoys seeing the fruits of their efforts as families come back for the reunion. Check out our slideshow from the event. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
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.