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Ruling holds city responsible for water trial legal fees

The city of Claremont has to pony up nearly all of Golden State Water Company’s legal fees, totaling $7.4 million, the judge ruled. Judge Richard Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled on February 15 that Claremont is on the hook for over nearly all that Golden State Water Company (GSW) has billed them following Claremont’s loss in the eminent domain trail in December. GSW’s initial fees totaled around $7.69 million.

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Council candidates try to rise above the pack at forum

The candidates for Claremont City Council continued to make their case to the people as the March 7 election draws closer. Seven of the eight declared candidates were on hand at the Alexander Hughes Center last week for the Active Claremont candidate forum. The standing-room only crowd in the Padua Room heard the candidates’ positions on topics ranging from public safety to the water trial.

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Elderly Claremonter falls for common phone scam

On Friday, February 17 an elderly Claremonter fell victim to a common scam involving a thief pretending to be his grandson. The thief, posing as the grandson, called the victim and relayed he was in jail and needed $7,800 to pay for bail and other fees.

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Zach Courser, Larry Schroeder for the March city council election

It was easy for the COURIER staff to reach consensus on endorsing Mr. Courser. He is conscientious, decisive and, if elected, will undoubtedly bring new life to the city council. With cancelled elections and a string of unqualified candidates in recent years, Mr. Courser arrived at the perfect time.

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