Given that a majority of Claremont residents feel it’s time for a new police station, one might think 2018 is finally the year Measure SC will pass. I still think it has a chance, but unfortunately, with minimal help from the Claremont Colleges.
On the surface, the community is saying all the right things. It’s not that the Colleges didn’t donate, and $750,000 is a lot of money. It’s money that is desperately needed and I know the city appreciates the donation.
But for some reason, the Claremont Colleges are stuck using a formula that doesn’t come close to the contribution they should be making.
In 1911, the speeding controversy in Claremont became known county-wide and drew the attention of the Los Angeles Examiner. The newspaper published a cartoon and an editorial:
“The little college town of Claremont is suffering from an acute attack of too much Johnson,”?wrote the Examiner. “In a spasm of reform, Claremont recently appointed pugnacious J.A. Johnson, City Marshal, and now the representative citizens are nervously lying awake at nights...
Interfaithfully Speaking by by Rev. Jan Chase, Unity Church of Pomona
Mother Teresa once said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Remembering the truth of our spiritual interconnectedness, our oneness is critical for our individual well-being as well as for the well-being of the earth and all on it. Mother Teresa once said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Remembering the truth of our spiritual interconnectedness, our oneness is critical for our individual well-being as well as for the well-being of the earth and all on it.
I am healing from my recent hip replacement surgery and it is time to begin my travels again. Walking is not quite up to where it was before the pain and surgery, even though I was never a great walker to begin with.
Now besides my “normal” duck walk, I limp as one leg is a bit longer than the other.
Lex in the City
by Mellissa Martinez
In recent weeks, COURIER readers have been sharing their views on the proposed police station. Although everyone seems to agree that we need a new station, there is vast disagreement on how to pay for it. Readers’ comments have made it quite clear that people are disgruntled and disappointed.
I once called Claremont Boresville, USA, but not anymore. Growing up in the City of Trees and PhDs, I used to say that you’d have to venture outside of town to find anything fun and interesting to do, especially during my teens and early 20s.
I would only get dinner in town for special occasions, meet my fellow Claremont friends for ice cream, or buy a break-up dress at Amelie. COURIER photo/Rachel Fagg