Friday, June 28, 2013

Claremont residents invited to cool down

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff

With the forecasted weekend heat wave, Claremont residents are reminded that the city of Claremont hosts designated cool zones when the temperature is expected to be 100 or above for several consecutive days. Claremont’s refrigerated destination centers include the Alexander Hughes Center, the Claremont Library, as well as the Blaisdell and Joslyn Senior Centers.

For updated information on the city’s cooling centers, visit 
If the heat continues over the weekend beyond the centers’ normal operating hours, the city will extend the Hughes Center hours on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and also open the Hughes Center on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Eager students can get their summer studying on at the Claremont YAC

The Youth Activity Center (YAC) has partnered with Claremont Tutors to offer students summertime homework help in general education subjects. Tutoring will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Students will work at their own pace, review or re-visit hard to understand concepts, target problem areas through self-assessments and more. For more information or to sign up, stop by the YAC at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. or call 399-5360.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Claremont business community gathers for wednesday award ceremony

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26, Claremont businessfolk will take an afternoon break for accolades at the annual Claremont Chamber Awards and Installation Luncheon. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Claremont DoubleTree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd. 

In addition to installing the Chamber's new board, Chamber officials will divvy out their annual honors: Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Prestigious Chair's Award. Read this Friday's edition of the COURIER for more on the honorees. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Claremont seniors explore Orange County museum

The Claremont Senior program invites local seniors to explore cultural art exhibits from around the world on Tuesday, June 25 with a trip to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The $49 drip, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes transportation, admission and a gourmet boxed lunch. Pre-registration is required. Sign up by calling 399-5488 or visit the Joslyn Center at 660 N. Mountain Ave.

Friday, June 21, 2013

MTA hosts weekend bike safety class in Claremont

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff
As a means of continuing efforts to educate all road users, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is presenting a new series of free bicycle traffic safety workshops. The program kicks off with a free training session at the Hughes Center this Saturday, June 22.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., officials present a street cycling skills class, teaching fundamental rules of the road. The Office of Traffic Safety will fund the classes, and Metro is working with the LA County Bicycle Coalition, Bike San Gabriel Valley, and Multi-Cultural Communities for Mobility to lead the workshops. The Hughes Center is located at 1700 Danbury Rd. For more information, visit or

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Future of the 2013 Claremont Aquatics program unknown

Claremont’s Aquatics program may dry up this summer, much to swimmers’ dismay. City officials recently announced troubles with the pump at the El Roble pool, where the annual summer program is held. While the pump is currently in operation, it is unknown whether or not the aged pump will last the summer. If the Officials noted that replacing the pump would be a consuming endeavor likely shut down aquatics program activities for the rest of the summer season.

Administrators are contacting participants already signed up with the program and advising others to look into other viable programs should the program need to be canceled. For more information, contact the Hughes Center at 399-5490.