After nine years at the helm of the Claremont Public Library, library manager Don Slaven is checking out.
Mr. Slaven leaves behind his bookish duties in Claremont to accept a position in the Los Angeles County Public Library’s south region. He began in his new post as head librarian at the Hollydale Library in South Gate on Tuesday, according to the Friends of the Public Library. Mr. Slaven was not available for comment.
Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali addresses the crowd shortly before calling for a vote on Wednesday during a special meeting of the Claremont City Council at Taylor Hall. The council voted to go ahead with preliminary procedures to acquire the city’s water system from Golden State Water Company. Check out our complete coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police stopped two crooks making off with stolen packages Wednesday morning.
Mario Fonseca, a 32-year-old Pomona resident, and Serena Vasquez, a 32-year-old Chino resident were arrested after allegedly trying to take parcels of a doorstep in the 100 block of Limestone Road, according to reports.
The Pilgrim Place Physical Therapy Unit, a haven for seniors seeking renewed strength and spirit, recently received a little rehabilitation of its own.
After a fourth-month renovation, the retirement community’s Health Services Center debuted its brand-new physical therapy facility, a modern accommodation twice the size of the previous rehabilitation space.
The opening of the updated therapy unit earlier this month realizes a two-year dream for the service center, made possible through grant funding, according to Rehab Manager Marie McKinney.
Plans to release a serial rapist to a rental home in the Lake Los Angeles area of the Antelope Valley are up in the air after the property owner withdrew the lease from consideration. Authorities say the decision will likely only delay, not stop, the release of former Claremont resident Christopher Hubbart.
On October 25, a Santa Clara court announced that Mr. Hubbart—a sex offender who has admitted to raping nearly 40 women—would be discharged from Coalinga State Hospital to the high desert community. His release was anticipated as soon as December.
The imminent shutdown of the Claremont Golf Course will come sooner than expected, the fairway’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Closing day, initially established as this coming January, is now set for December 2.
The board of directors announced the course’s closure in early September, after an independent audit confirmed the facility’s financial operations were no longer operable and “would soon run out.” Since that time, revenue has decreased even further than expected.
After serving on the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees since 1982, it had become a foregone conclusion that Gary L. Woods—representative for Azusa and portions of Duarte—will win a seat on the board each time he comes up for reelection.
That expectation was dashed in Tuesday’s municipal election when 36 percent of voters opted to bring a fresh face, Barbara Dickerson, to the board
It’s official. Come December 12, the two newest members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education will be Nancy Treser Osgood and Dave Nemer. Incumbent Steven Llanusa won the third open school board seat in Tuesday night’s local and municipal election.
Ms. Treser Osgood was the frontrunner, having received 2,735 votes as of Wednesday afternoon.
“It feels wonderful. I am feeling so grateful to the entire community,” she said.
On Friday, November 1 officers may not have located the man they were looking for that night, but didn’t return to the Claremont Police Department empty handed. Police first responded to the Greyhound based on reports of an intoxicated man. The drunken individual was not located, but unfortunately for Alexander May, a 21 year old from Chino Hills, he was discovered.
The Foothill Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) is in the midst of its annual membership drive, seeking mothers and daughters who enjoy volunteering and making a difference in their communities.
To be considered for NCL membership beginning with the 2014-15 year, women must have a daughter entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades in the fall of 2014. The Foothill Chapter is comprised of girls in grades 7-12 and their mothers from Claremont, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair and Pomona.
With all precincts reporting, results from the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education election put Nancy Treser Osgood, David Nemer and incumbant Steven Llanusa as frontrunners.
Ms. Treser Osgood got 29 percent of the vote, leading the candidates with 2,735 votes. Mr. Nemer followed with 2,018 votes or 21.4 percent and Mr. Llanusa garnered 1,904 votes at 20.2 percent. Challengers Paul Steffen trailed with 1,494 votes or 15.85 percent with Joe Salas settling in at 13.5 percent with 1,277 votes.
The COURIER will have more on the election later today.
Rick Elderkin reacts as he feeds his ballot in to the voting box on Election Day in Claremont. Mr. Elderkin and his wife, former mayor Linda Elderkin, left, voted at Joslyn Center during the CUSD Board of Education election on Tuesday. If you have not voted yet there is still time because polls stay open until 8 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Five candidates vie for three seats in the election for the Claremont Unified School District school board today, Tuesday, November 5. Hosts at the Joslyn Senior Center had reported about 80 ballots cast as of 9:30 a.m. A good showing, according to poll workers, but the results may be more indicative of the combined districts, rather than high voter turnout. Either way, the early indication is that this will be a very tight race.
A work crew digs a ditch for a new pipe on Monday at Monte Vista Avenue and Claremont Boulevard in Claremont. Commuters using Monte Vista Avenue between Foothill Boulevard and Base Line Road might have found their drive a bit cumbersome over the past week with the closure of both northbound lanes and traffic diverted onto the southbound side. Closures will continue for the next few weeks as Southern California Gas Company works to replace a gas main, according to Enrique Villalobos, assistant engineer for the city of Claremont. Work is expected to be complete by the third week of November. For more information, contact the city’s engineering department at 399-5465. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff