It’s official—Claremont is California’s coolest city, at least when it comes to conserving energy.
The City of Trees won the statewide Cool California Challenge, Energy Upgrade California announced on Thursday. The city won in a landslide, handily beating second-place Long Beach by over one million points.
Councilmember Corey Calaycay references a zoning map of Claremont while questioning city staff members during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council was considering an appeal made by Pomona College for the city to authorize a zoning change to allow the college to move forward with plans for an art museum at the corner of Bonita and College avenues. After a marathon session that ran until 1 a.m., the council gave the college a split decision of sorts. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Sunday, April 10 Claremont police arrested a woman after she swam in a homeowner’s pool and ran naked through a residential neighborhood. Police were called to the home on the 700 block of Santa Barbara Drive around 11 p.m. regarding a woman swimming in the pool.
Award-winning author Q. Pearce talks about her writing career and the Mrs. Nelson’s Young Writers Award recently at her Claremont Home. She’s published more than 150 books, and is the co-founder, with Judy Nelson, of the young writers award which will be awarded later this month at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. More in out next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont McKenna College will host the National Campus Leadership Council’s 2016 Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The summit—which coincides with the 8th annual Claremont Earth Day—will bring together public officials, business professionals, academics and student leaders.
Two fundraisers for the Claremont Emergency Response Team (CERT) are scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 and Monday, April 18 at Eddie’s Pizzeria and Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. From 5 p.m. to closing, a portion of all profits will be donated by Eddie’s to support training for individuals to help in the event of an emergency or disaster.
The 33rd Claremont Folk Festival, set for Sunday, May 22, will feature a different venue and time frame than usual. The music extravaganza will be held at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and music starting at 4 p.m.
A national nonprofit organization, iCan Shine, aims to host a five-day bike program from June 27 to July 1 at Fairplex in Pomona.
Fundraising began to pay for the camp, which will teach as many as 40 people with disabilities to independently ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.
After nearly a year of searching, Claremont has found its new community services director.
Roger Bradley will be taking over the job, according to a release from the city. Mr. Bradley comes to Claremont from Dublin in northern California, where he served as the assistant to the city manager for four years.
“I’m definitely excited to be [in Claremont],” Mr. Bradley said.
A press release sent out by the city on Wednesday regarding the loss of the Heritage Elms on Indian Hill is causing a stir among the city’s tree advocates. “Although the aging process and disease affecting the American elms cannot be prevented or treated, the city has recently tackled issues within its control to extend the life of these trees,” the release stated. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A three-alarm fire at a recycling center torched a number of structures and over 150 cars in Montclair on Monday afternoon, sending a plume of black smoke into the air that could be seen region-wide. The fire was first reported at approximately 1:53 p.m. at 4761 State Street near Monte Vista Avenue, according to Upland Fire Marshal Chris Hayes.
US Senator Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, will visit Pomona College for a talk on climate change at 4:30 p.m. today, Friday, April 8, at the College’s Argue Auditorium (Millikan Laboratory, 610 N. College Ave., Claremont). The event is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, March 29 Claremont police arrested a transient for robbery after he tried to get away with goods from the Stater Bros. on Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue. Police responded around 7:45 a.m. after 50-year-old Ellis Magee allegedly tried to steal beer, vodka and toothpaste.
Citrus College has achieved a new record for the number of students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities. A report from the college’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness revealed that during the 2014-2015 academic year, 1,234 Citrus College students transferred to UC and CSU schools, private four-year institutions in California or out-of-state colleges or universities.