The Claremont city council hopefuls flexed their business acumen during the Chamber of Commerce candidate forum on Tuesday.
The early-morning forum, put on by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, is one of six candidate forums this year, giving residents the opportunity to properly vet the crowded field.
On Wednesday, February 8 four Claremont businesses were broken into, but only sustained $10 total in property loss. The first burglary occurred at the Cajun Crab on Auto Center Drive around 3:26 a.m., when a delivery driver noticed three suspects exiting the building and getting into a light-colored sedan and headed north on Indian Hill Boulevard.
UPDATED: City staff, members of the public and Architecture Commission Chair James Manifold, right, listen to a presentation during the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday at City Hall. A group of residents had appealed the council’s earlier decision to approve the design of the future Pomona College Museum of Art, however, after a marathon session the council split 3-2 to reject the appeal. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Active Claremont will host a candidates’ forum this Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 N. Danbury Rd., Claremont.
The club will provide an opportunity to meet the candidates, as well as hear answers to questions submitted by the audience. Bring your friends and neighbors to an informative meeting.
A semi truck that became stuck Tuesday morning effectively blocked Mountain Avenue in the Claraboya neighborhood of Claremont. Police closed Mountain at Silver Tree Road, which forced residents to walk if they wanted to leave or return to their homes. The driver of the truck reported that he was backing out of a construction site when a speeding driver forced him to brake and his truck slid off of a temporary driveway. The incident began around 8:30 a.m. and a tow truck was finally able to free the semi around 10 a.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sustainability and heritage were the topics of the night as the Claremont City Council race kicked into high gear Monday.
The forum, hosted by Sustainable Claremont and Claremont Heritage, is one of six throughout February, which will allow voters to get to know the eight candidates vying for two open spots on the council. The 10 questions ran the gamut from the candidates’ personal contributions to sustainability and heritage to what the city could do in the future to improve in these areas.
Janis McMaken Weinberger, owner of the Claremont COURIER newspaper and longtime advocate for senior services in Claremont, died Thursday, February 2 at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center. She was 90 years old.
In addition to her work at the COURIER, Ms. Weinberger worked tirelessly with the Claremont Community Coordinating Council, among other organizations.
Claremont resident Michael Keenan is hoping to bring his knowledge of sustainability and the environment to the city council. Mr. Keenan’s aims are to make Claremont a charter city, claim eminent domain over both the water and the electrical systems and do more to fight climate change.
Claremont police arrested a suspected burglar after arranging to purchase some of the stolen goods online.
The initial burglary occurred between February 1 and 2, when a homeowner on the 600 block of Huron Drive discovered her home had been broken into, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Following the burglary, the victim discovered her stolen property, including a pair of earrings, was being sold online.
After an extensive investigation and hunt for a child sex predator, on January 31, Claremont Police Detectives arrested 32-year-old Glen James Anderson for possession of child pornography and sex acts with a minor. The investigation began in 2015, when Claremont police officers responded to a call regarding a 15-year-old female student seen leaving a school campus with an adult male. She was later seen being dropped off by the same man.
Co-moderator David Shearer of Claremont Heritage receives a new question during a candidate forum on Monday at Pomona College. The event, which was the first in the election, was co-sponsored by Heritage and Sustainable Claremont. Seven of the eight candidates for two open seats attended. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Corey Calaycay is running for re-election to the city council. A resident of Claremont for 43 years, Mr. Calaycay wants to continue to bring his experience and knowledge to see a number of city projects to completion.
"I continue to have a great passion for serving this community; I enjoy working for the community," Mr. Calaycay said. "This year, I will be celebrating 43 years as a continuous Claremont resident. I believe both my time here as a resident and my experience on those boards has provided me a unique insight into the history, culture and values of Claremont that make this community the community we all know and love."
Claremont isn’t going down without a fight, at least when it comes to taking over the water system.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appeal the decision against the city by an LA Superior Court judge. The city cited a mandate from the public, who overwhelmingly voted in favor of a measure to embark on the takeover.