During two years and eight months of discussion, the Claremont public and even our architectural and planning commissions were given no estimates for the total number of residential units, parking and population being planned in Village South.
Therefore, it was a shock when we were first able to read just a few numbers in a city notice on July 19 that announced a public meeting.
by Merrill Ring
Beginning on May 24 with a letter from the Democratic Club of Claremont (DCC) and continuing through July 26, the COURIER published a sequence of seven letters dealing with remarks made by Representative Ilhan Omar.
While the editor of the COURIER is to be thanked for allowing the reading public to follow that extended exchange on a single topic, the fact is that, in the end, no newspaper can devote sufficient space for a thorough discussion of the relevant issues.
You would think that growing up in the newspaper business all your life, it would be an easy decision to take the helm of the Claremont COURIER, especially when considering how owning a newspaper is such a rare opportunity. But as the son of Martin Weinberger, I was also in a unique position to take ownership of my career, whatever direction it might have gone. Maybe timing is everything.
It happened when I wasn’t looking. When some noisy combination of jackhammer, backhoe and compact dozer tore apart a section of curb-and-sidewalk along Foothill Boulevard close to Wolfe’s Market, grinding into rubble a marker of Claremont’s past.