The city council heard from Edison about the recent extended power outage on Friday, February 23, which caused many businesses in the Village to close for long periods of time.
The planned outage for the Second Street vault project was initially supposed to last from 9 p.m. on February 22 to 6 a.m. on February 23. Instead it lasted well into that Friday afternoon, frustrating merchants and forcing some businesses to close for the day.
The sky may have been threatening, but the people were friendly as the Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market got into action on Sunday morning in the Village.
The event is sponsored by the Claremont Forum and has been a weekend staple for 18 years. However, in January a Southern California Edison construction project forced the market to move from its home at Second Street adjacent to Indian Hill Boulevard.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Meals on Wheels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering meals to home-bound senior citizens, is celebrating its 45th year of serving the community and will host its annual recognition dinner to honor volunteers.
“It’s important we show our gratitude to the people who selflessly devote their time to helping those who can’t help themselves,” said Ethel Rogers, president of Meals on Wheels.
Melissa Glover wipes away a tear while listening to the speakers during National Walk Out on Wednesday at Claremont High School. The students held a rally in central quad at CHS on the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida to call for an end to gun violence. High school students around the country participated in the event, which also was an opportunity for more teenagers to register to vote.
There's plenty of interest from the Claremont community in the city's largest construction project due to be completed in 2019. The Pomona College Museum of Art has a history with residents, most who are looking forward to the completion of the massive project. Due to popular interest, here's the latest view of the construction in this COURIER video by Peter Weinberger.
On Friday, March 2 police are looking for a woman who assaulted another driver in an apparent case of road rage. The victim was backing out of her parking space at Second and Yale around 11 a.m. when the suspect honked, stopped in the middle of the road and yelled at her. The suspect followed the victim south on Yale to First Street, where she reportedly threw something at the victim’s car.
Now more than ever, Americans are a fractious group. We bicker (a lot) about politics, sexuality, money, morals and art. And while there’s much disharmony, there is one subject when we can find near universal agreement—our beloved, famously popular and even patriotic confection, pie.
Though we didn’t invent it (Thanks, ancient Greeks), Americans sure do love us some pie. We write songs about it, and it’s embedded in our lexicon (“easy as pie”).
Mayor Larry Schroeder helps a group of Claremont citizens with a survey about city spending on Monday during the second of two city budget meetings. The events were an opportunity for residents to voice their opinions about the city’s spending as they work out the details of the upcoming 2018-2020 budget. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A pod of common dolphins stay just in front of the boat much to the delight of the people on deck during a whale-watching trip on Wednesday off the coast of Dana Point. The trip was part of the city’s Claremont Excursions which is an ongoing series of adventures offered through the senior program.
As a 1968 graduate of Chaparral Elementary School, I am so impressed with how great the school continues to look. So I shot this short video showing off the grounds, while doing a little reminiscing from back in the day. Anyone else have a story to tell from Chaparral? Use the link to access the COURIER YouTube video.
It may have been cold enough to snow, but Claremont's weekend storm brought just enough precipitation to give lawns a good watering. Most of the snow fell above 7000 feet, shown here during sunset Sunday at the top of Mt. Cucamonga, reaching almost 8900 feet. This work week will have no rain, plenty of sun, and high temperatures in the 70s. Is winter over? Not yet. More rain is due this weekend into Monday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The city of Claremont will host a budget workshop tonight, Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hughes Center. No formal action will be taken by the council, but the public meeting will include a financial overview and table discussion regarding the 2018 to 2020 fiscal year city budget. Community input in the form of public comment will be included in the process.