The second of several winter storms expected this week rolled through the area on Monday drenching an already damp Inland Valley following last week’s rain. Tuesday the rain is forecast to start in the afternoon but will continue all night and into Wednesday. Also it will be cool for Southern California with highs in the mid 50s. For the San Gabriel Mountains, heavy snow will fall at elevations over 7000 feet. Snow totals could hit two feet at the Mt. Baldy ski area. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is on its way toward district-based elections, after the city council voted unanimously Tuesday to embark on a 90-day process of drawing up a district map.
Tuesday’s meeting was the first of several public hearings and workshops to gather input from residents about the city’s impending transition to district-based elections. District-based elections work by mapping out five or more areas in a city, whereby each section is represented by a councilmember.
You can find the essence of Cafe X2O—Claremont’s newest Mediterranean restaurant—in its name.The name, according to owner Alex Manougian, represents a warm greeting between friends: two kisses and a hug. “It’s kind of our take on xoxo,” Mr. Manougian said. “It’s a common Lebanese greeting, you get a kiss on each check and an embrace and a handshake.” COURIER video/Matt Weinberger
Claremont has long been a member of the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) which works towards using more renewable energy for your electric bill. Coming in February 2019, this will impact your SCE charges as customers are automatically signed up to be part of this effort. You do have choices how much clean energy you want to use, but need to go online to set the amount. Otherwise, you will automatically be signed up. Here is an educational video that explains how it all works. COURIER video/Matt Weinberger
City crews began installation of a new residential permit parking zone on the residential portion of Harvard Avenue between Foothill Boulevard and 12th Street.
The permit parking zone was approved by the city council at its November 27 meeting and will be in effect seven days a week, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
The Canyon Montclair announced 20 concerts, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. on January 21.
COURIER readers can purchase tickets early, before they go on sale to the general public, by using the password “canyon,” beginning Tuesday, January 15. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Canyon box office.
In celebration of Women’s History Month (March 2019), Assemblymember Chris Holden is honoring outstanding women whose service has made a positive impact in their community.
One woman from each city in the 41st Assembly District will be recognized as a woman of distinction at Assemblymember Holden’s district office spring open house.
After a long, close election for three city council seats in November, the new members finally were ready to work at their first council meeting of the year. So we figured you all would want to hear from them, so here are various comments (voices) from the meeting. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
In this first installment of My Side Video, we take a look at several ideas COURIER readers mentioned that would help improve our quality of life in the City of Trees. As an extension of My Side of the Line, I shared some of these thoughts by taking to the air to help illustrate them. Comments are welcome. Thanks for watching! Please note all our videos are shot in 4k and published in HD. They look great on on larger screens! —PW
The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “The Keck Graduate Institute,” with guest speaker Sheldon M. Schuster, president of Keck Graduate Institute. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch.
Locals are invited to attend the Claremont Chamber Brew and Champion Barbeque event at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on Saturday, January 12 from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets, which are $45, include barbeque from award-winning pit masters ZZYZX BBQ, Burnin’ and Lootin’ BBQ and Dad's Chillin’ and Grillin’ BBQ. Beer from local breweries provided by Claremont Craft Ales, Last Name Brewing, Ironbark Ciderworks, Sanctum Brewing Co. and No Clue Brew. Hank’s Cadillac will perform live music.
With a solid eight to ten inches of snow falling on the mountains, including Mt. Baldy above, and an inch of rain in the Claremont area, it's really starting to feel a little like winter out there. We are in for a warmer this week with high temperatures in the mid-60s, with little chance of rain until the weekend. There is a chance however, next weekend could be a repeat of this weekend, with rain and snow in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The music business has always been youth obsessed. From Judy Garland’s take on “In Between” from 1940, to early rock ‘n’ roll’s countless adolescent laments, up to today’s hits from a host of camera-friendly performers, it’s been a youngster’s game.
So it’s no surprise that a group of four teenagers, North Country Blue, is taking a stab at a music career. North Country Blue—currently at work tracking its debut record—will appear Friday at the Folk Music Center in Claremont.