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
With the weather turrning cold on Monday, the snow level in the San Gabriel Mountains dropped near 4,000 feet just south of Mt. Baldy Village. The ski lifts report over four feet of new snow at the top of the notch and higher. Even with a real warm-up in our future, Mt. Baldy will have most lifts open by Thursday. Check out our cool aerial video showing the low mountain snow and water runoff levels in the San Antonio Dam. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Energy Network and the Claremont Energy Challenge will co-present “Home Energy Tours: Home Upgrade in Claremont” to help homeowners see first-hand how homes can become energy efficient and offset the cost of upgrades with statewide rebates.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda, center, leads the Women’s March LA on Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. The march, which was one of many held across the country and around the world, drew a crowd estimated by some to exceed 500,000. The protest was so large that it quickly exceeded the capacity of the planned route down Hill Street and spread to adjacent streets. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Dozens of students from the Claremont Colleges braved the rain to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday afternoon. The students heard from speakers such as Pitzer College professor Jose Calderon, California State Assembly candidate Abigail Medina and Pomona Unified School District teacher Yolanda Varela-Gonzalez, who held a piñata of President Trump clad in a Mexican flag. The students then marched through campus and into Edmonds Hall, where groups such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU passed out information. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
With the third wet storm systems blowing through the Claremont region this weekend, there won't be many chances to escape the rainy and snowy weather. Especially when trying to do some grocery shopping at Von's on Base Line Road. Expect Friday to rain all day, with a short break between systems on Saturday. Sunday will bring the largest storm of the bunch with over two inches of rain locally and up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains. Claremont temperatures will hover around 50 for highs through Monday, which should get the snow level down to around 5000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Coinciding with the presidential inauguration, Pomona College will host a public talk “Free Speech on Campus: A Challenge for Our Time” by former US Supreme Court law clerk Geoffrey R. Stone at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at Bridges Hall of Music.
Jim and Sue Keith received the Ruth Ordway Award, which is presented annually by the local League of Women Voters to a community member or members who work mightily, as Ruth did, to promote the common good. The Keiths moved to south Claremont in the early 1970s and soon became involved in community life.
The Architectural Commission voted to wait on approving a two-story addition to a Claremont Village home.
The January 11 continuation slows the process of approval for Jessie and Tina Rodriguez, the applicants and stars of HGTV’s Vintage Flip. The Rodriguez family also owns the local real estate company Cal-American Homes.
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder is running for re-election to the Claremont City Council. A member of the council since 2009, he is banking on his decades of experience in the public sector to guide Claremont to the completion of a number of city projects. This is the third installment of profiles on each of the candidates running for Claremont City Council in March.