A large crowd of concerned citizens line up for public comment Tuesday night during the Claremont City Council meeting. The issue that brought so many people to the council was a proposed feasibility study for contracting with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for public safety services in Claremont. The council voted unanimously to reject the idea, reaffirming their support of the Claremont Police Department.
It's no secret Claremont has an active, engaged senior community. And when life changes after retirement, loved ones are lost, or meeting new people can be difficult. That's where Claremonter Anita Chalmers stepped in, creating a Mingle & Munch social club where seniors from 55 to 75 can meet new friends. With the support of the city, one of the year's big events was the Valentine's Day dinner and music extravaganza, held at Hughes Community Center. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Amy Maloof and Erica Tyron of Falcon Eddy perform during The Treasury of Claremont Music’s official launch party on Saturday at the Garner House. The party, which attracted a standing room only crowd, also included Vineyard Touring Opera Company, Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade as well as Michael Ryan, Hai Muradian and Ken Soderlund performing together. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
I attended a terrific kickoff event for the new nonprofit Housing Claremont on Wednesday night at Garner House. The evening included comments by board president Zach Courser and Councilmember Jed Leano.
Mr. Courser identified several projects the organization will undertake, including a workshop with contractors to provide guidance to residents on constructing backhouses and more.
Coinciding with the Petterson Museum’s “The Art of Time: Japan and its Seasons,” which opens Friday, February 21, Meher McArthur’s lecture, “Nature as Inspiration in Japanese art,” could not have been timelier.
Ms. McArthur spoke Wednesday at the Petterson about the importance of nature in the country’s culture and how the Japanese have for centuries used natural elements as subjects of their art and literature.
Village South was another hot topic for public comment at Tuesday’s busy city council meeting.
Several speakers addressed the future development’s recently unveiled specific plan, calling for more density and advocating for more affordable housing and sustainable practices.
Helen Scheuplein, 67, entered not guilty pleas to one count of hit and run causing death and one count of vehicular manslaughter during her arraignment on February 3, according to the LA County Superior Court database.
It was a busy, fun and fact-filled breakfast on Tuesday during the Claremont State of the Chamber breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel. With 479 business members, Executive Director Randy Lopez outlined the many Chamber supported activities that promote city businesses of all sizes. And of course, there had to be a little fun at the event. Find out what happened on the jump.
San Antonio Regional Hospital has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The hospital earned the advanced accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards.
Claremont Presbyterian Church will dedicate its new outdoor labyrinth, intended for use by the entire community, at a workshop later this month.
The free workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, on the church’s campus at 1111 N. Mountain Ave. The event will feature a talk on the history and use of labyrinths, an opportunity to walk the labyrinth and refreshments.
The city of Claremont will offer two vote-by-mail (VBM) drop-off locations leading up to the presidential primary election Tuesday, March 3. Ballot boxes are now available for vote-by-mail ballots at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. and at city hall, 207 Harvard Ave. VBM ballots may be dropped off now until the end of Election Day on March 3.
Padua Park and Potato Mountain are two beautiful landmarks in Claremont known for views of the San Gabriel Mountains. It's also a nice area to fly a drone because of open spaces to the north and east of the park. Although it may look like one flight to the top, the filming was done in sections because of FAA guidelines. The best place to access one of two trails up Potato is from the Evey Canyon parking areas off Mt. Baldy Road. Video by Peter Weinberger
Casa Colina Hospital has received a five-star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020. Casa Colina Hospital is among just 8.9 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive Five Stars—the highest possible score—out of more than 4,500 Medicare-certified hospitals rated.
Claremont Heritage is introducing the recently launched Treasury of Claremont Music archive with a 6 to 9 p.m. musical celebration Saturday, February 15, on the Garner House courtyard at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
“It’s kind of my love letter to Claremont,” said Treasury founder Tom Skelly. “I’m really looking forward to it.”