Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Water the topic of discussion for tonight's Claremont council meeting

The water talk continues on Tuesday, March 25 with the Claremont City Council slated to take action on two significant issues surrounding the city’s potential water system acquisition. At 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., council members will discuss an environmental report evaluating the proposed water system acquisition.

The council will also take a vote to begin eminent domain proceedings for the attainment of the city’s water system. With a majority vote, the city would adopt resolution of necessity, setting into motion a six-month deadline to file an eminent domain lawsuit. Public comment is invited on both topics. Take a look at the environmental study or full council agenda on the city’s website, www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Claremont Library hosts teen workshop

Claremont teens are invited to join artist Darlene Douthit for a program on Anime drawing taking place on Thursday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the Claremont Library.

During this free program, young adults are encouraged to participate by using pencils, colored pencils, Tomboy brush-pens and sharpies. Ms. Douthit’s career spans more than 20 years, specializing in Japanese cartooning for the last 10 years. She currently teaches at the Redlands Art Association, Riverside Art Museum. She has taught teen anime workshops at the California State University of San Bernardino.

Seating is limited to space available. To reserve a space or for more information, call the library at (909) 621-49092. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Input needed on Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan

City officials are seeking community input for the creation of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Taylor Hall to hear local feedback addressing hillside usage, trail facilities, parking and environmental impacts. All are invited. Taylor Hall is located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. For more information, call (909) 399-5490 or visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont shops get in the St. Patty's Day spirit

Don your shamrock gear and celebrate the green holiday with a few Claremont favorites. 42nd Street Bagel Cafe will be serving up their doughy favorites, but with a St. Patrick's Day twist, bagels are colored green. 42nd Street is located at 225 Yale Ave. and is open until 5 p.m. today. 

Just down the street Somecrust Bakery is also getting in the spirit. Stop by for a shamrock or beer mug-shaped sugar cookie, Bailey's mousse or Sassy Lassy key lime pie. Other specialties also available. Somecrust, 119 Yale Ave., is open until 6 p.m. but hurry by because the goodies go fast. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pie Fest returns to Claremont this weekend

Today might be dubbed Pi Day—March 14 or 3.14—but the real celebration in Claremont takes place a day late. This Saturday Annika Corbin and the team from I Like Pie Bakeshop gather the community together again for the second annual Pie Festival, a delicious dedication to the crust-laden dessert. Guests will enjoy a Village fair with themed booths, music, a pie eating contest, pie baking contest, demos, apron parade and classes. A classic car display and pie recipe card hunt contest will also be taking place. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Claremont Depot, located on First Street between Yale Avenue and Harvard. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.claremontpiefestival.com or call (909) 621-5152. I Like Pie Bakeshop is located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., suite 102B. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Join the Claremont COURIER for a night on the town

Put on your snazzy black or white attire for an evening at The Depot for the COURIER’s first-ever Party Parade event. 
Guests will be treated to beer, wine and an array of hors d’oeuvres while proceeds benefit the charitable efforts of the Claremont Community Foundation. Come mingle with the press off-the-record and make headlines in the photo booth. Select photos will be featured in an upcoming edition of the COURIER. The party continues from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Hope to see you there! 

For more Party Parade happenings, visit http://www.claremontfoundation.org/news/party-parade/. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

IrishFest comes to Fairplex

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities are starting early at the Pomona Fairplex with IrishFest, taking place this weekend, March 7-9.

IrishFest features family-friendly activities with shopping, food, green beer, games and traditional entertainment including Irish dancing and Celtic music. Kids can enjoy the medieval Kid’s Castle, which includes a course at knight school, and make Irish crafts like Blarney Stones, Celtic knot bookmarks and pots of gold. Learn to dance the Irish Stew and speak a few Gaelic phrases.

The party continues Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight and 
Sunday, March 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is $5; children ages 5 and younger are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit irishfestatfairplex.com or call (909) 623-3111.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Affordable housing apps available for Claremont development

Taylor Morrison of California, LLC, developer of the Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch housing development at Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue, is now accepting prescreening applications for two of the project’s seven affordable housing units. These spaces are available to moderate income households. Interested persons may contact Taylor Morrison’s sales team for Citrus Glen to start the pre-screening process. Contact:
Sales Team for Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch, attention of Denise Phillips or John Laughlin, at 924 E. Base Line Road, Claremont, CA, or reach them by phone at (909) 366-4110.