In 1918, World War I raged into its fourth year. The Allied Powers were reeling before the power of the Hun. Young Americans were being told it was up to them to stop the Germans. It was up to them to win the war that would end all wars.
One of those young Americans, a lad named Charles Keith Powell, answered his country’s call.
We appreciate the opportunity to explain the process the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) board of education and staff have taken relative to the potential sale of district property located at 2475 N. Forbes Avenue, often referred to as the La Puerta property, which was raised in a November 16 letter to the editor.
California Education Code (Ed Code) dictates how school districts dispose of property.
If people understand the place where they live, they are more likely to want to protect its identity, heritage and quality of life. One effective way of promoting such understanding is to depict the spirit of a place by drawing on the positive values represented in its history.