Last August, enthusiastic dog owners returned to Claremont’s beloved Pooch Park in droves after a 6-week closure for what many deemed “much-needed updates” to the popular facilities.
“It’s like a family reunion,” one exclaimed of the return of the close-knit community and their gathering space.
Now a year after the park’s reopening, the Pooch Park family prepares to gather with as much fervor as the first day of the park’s reopening, but with a renewed purpose. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
Local musicians will earn Indian Summer Music Awards nominations.
Claremont resident and recording artist Steve Rushingwind, along with musical partner Michael Mucklow, has been honored with 6 nominations for the upcoming Indian Summer Music Awards, to be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, September 8.
Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder and Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali recently met with City Manager Tony Ramos and his staff to discuss the ongoing opposition to Golden State Water Company’s pending application before the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), according to a press release.
The publically traded water company is seeking to raise water rates by more than 25 percent in 2013. At the meeting, city attorneys provided updates on the legal actions being initiated or explored relative to the potential acquisition of the water delivery infrastructure.
Despite the Metro Transportation Authority’s decision not to fund the Gold Line’s continuation from Azusa to Montclair, plans for the 12.3-mile portion of the Los Angeles and San Bernardino county light rail system continue to move forward.
The Foothill Extension Authority Board released the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) this week for the estimated $800 million dollar project.
On Wenesday, August 15 more than $12,000 in equipment was stolen from the Claremont Strawberry Patch, located on the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue, between Monday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 15. Among the stolen loot was a $5000 rototiller, a $2500 cooling fan and $3000 worth of wiring.
A pre-Labor Day rally and multi-faith gathering will take place this Thursday, August 23 from 10:45 a.m. to noon at Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd.
Thursday’s event will feature a forum held with workers from Warehouse Workers United, local religious leaders and Connie Leyva, president of the California Labor Federation and Local 1428 of United Food and Commercial Workers.
It took a story that made people mad to underscore the impact of journalism for Wolfpacket editor-in-chief Kimberly Chen.
A reporter for Claremont High School’s student newspaper wrote an opinion piece last spring, saying letterman jackets should only be awarded to athletes. A student who excels in a non-sports activity, the author argued, should be recognized another way.
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-32nd district) stopped in Claremont Sunday evening to visit with residents at a meet-and-greet at the DoubleTree Hotel. In November, Ms. Chu will vie for a seat in the newly-formed 27th district, which includes Claremont.
In her remarks to over 50 people in attendance, Ms. Chu emphasized her commitment to the seeing the extension of the Gold Line to Claremont as well as the need for greater effort to improve open space.
The city of Claremont has released its fall 2012 Claremont Recreation & Activities Guide, available at city hall or online.
The seasonal guide provides a detailed account of citywide recreational activities through December 2012. Activities highlighted include afterschool youth programs, new and returning recreational classes, the Fall Flu Shot Clinic and the Halloween Spooktacular.
As the nation continues to struggle with economic challenges, and luxurious vacations to European getaways seem more a wish than a reality, the team of Crepes De Paris Claremont looks to bring a little taste of Europe to town. With it also comes a desire to provide a new way of looking at the Parisian thoroughfare from which it draws its name.
“Crepes aren’t just about dessert,” said employee Johann Aza. “They can be sweet or savory and both are really fulfilling.” COURIER photo/Cameron Barr
“I’m going to share with you the Legend of the Dragon,” began Ontario resident John St. Clair in front of a small, semi-circled audience in the Claremont Forum Tuesday night. The words opened a story swap Mr. St. Clair and others have held religiously at the Forum every month for nearly a decade. The meetings bring to life the words scrawled across the pages of the books brimming the shelves of the little Packing House bookshop and arts center.
Keeping those words alive continues to be their driving purpose.
COURIER photo/Cameron Barr
In addition to the construction, the city prepares for a busy agenda in September. A possible rate increase for the Claremont Dial-A-Ride program is one of the upcoming topics up for council discussion.
The Community and Human Services Commission recommended the fare increase last month after several public hearings on the non-profit organization. With the way the program is growing, the city’s designated funds will only be able to maintain the program for the next 2.5 years.
Though the Claremont City Council Chamber remains dark this month as the city continues its summer recess, work continues for city staffers preparing for the fast approach of fall.
Construction and other maintenance projects have carried on despite the August heat wave. A particular focus of these projects is the city’s parks and recreational facilities, especially those used for fall sports.