Claremont Insider: Claremont Happenings

Friday, October 17, 2008

Claremont Happenings


The Daily Bulletin as a relatively new blog by Claremont beat reporter Wes Woods II. It's called Claremont Now and has a lot of community events listed, as well as bits of other local news.

A couple events Woods has listed:

  • Tuesday, October 21st, 7pm - Neighborhood Meeting

  • City Council Neighborhood Forum -Padua Hills Theatre
    4467 Via Padova
    (909) 399-5460

    Council Members are also hosting a series of Neighborhood Forums. Neighborhood Forums give residents from different neighborhoods the opportunity to talk with City Council Members in a relaxed and informal setting. Neighborhoods can discuss issues that are important to them, air concerns, share ideas, ask questions and get the latest information about topics and projects that are specific to each neighborhood. Although forums are scheduled for specific neighborhoods, you do not have to live in that immediate area to attend.

  • Wednesday, October 22nd, 3:30pm - Padua Park Dedication

    Groundbreaking for Padua Park, located on Padua Ave. a half-mile south of Mt. Baldy Rd. Woods writes, "comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended." Given all the BS and hyperbole the City has employed in justifying spending down the General Fund Reserve and effectively defrauding the state of California out of $850,000 to build the park, you just might want to bring your waders.

  • Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30pm - Community Talk

    Woods writes that two local residents who lost their home in the 2003 Padua Fire will be giving a talk about the experience of rebuilding their home:
    Debbie and Vern Jahnke, as part of the Mt. Baldy Group/Sierra Club meeting, will discuss their rebuild at 7:30 p.m. inside the Olin Bldg. at the college, 301 Platt Blvd.

    The cost is free.

    Information: (909) 621-7148.

    The Jahnkes' new house was featured in an LA Times article last year.

Speaking of home and the loss of home, we were reminded of another post we had last year when we in one of those windbaggy, waxing-poetic moments.


The City of Claremont's website informs us that tomorrow, October 18th, the city will have another of its' free mulch events going, beginning at 6am:
Claremont residents are invited to help close the recycling loop by participating in the Free Mulch Program. The City's tree maintenance contractor uses trimmings from City trees to create mulch, taking a wonderful community asset and making a sustainable product. Mulch helps not only to conserve water, but to limit the amount of waste produced in the community. The next event will be held this Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the Wilderness Park Overflow Parking Lot located at the corner of Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road. Mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 a.m. Please be sure to bring any equipment necessary to load and transport mulch.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact the City's Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.


The annual Village Venture is set for Saturday, October 25th. The Claremont Chamber of Commerce has all the info:
Saturday October 25th 2008, 9am to 5pm

One day show - rain or shine.

Over 450 booths fill the tree-lined streets of Claremont Village. Over 25,000 visitors attended in 2007! Check out the Gabriel Fenoy's 2007 Village Venture photographs from the Claremont Courier here!

Children's Halloween Parade begins at 9:30 am. Participants are invited yo assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues at 9:15am.

The Great Pumpkin Contest will once again be located in Shelton Park, northeast corner of Harvard and Bonita. This area is also Kid's Korner which is filled with games and activities. Application forms coming here soon!


Parking Structure First Street, west of Indian Hill Blvd

Metrolink Parking, First Street

FREE SHUTTLE service from:-

The Claremont Colleges Facilities Services parking lot on east First Street at Mills, every 5 minutes.

St. Ambrose Episcopal Church parking lot Bonita Avenue, east of Towne, every 10 minutes.

Youth Activity Center at Indian Hill Blvd at Scripps Drive, every 10 minutes.

Call 909-624-1681 or e-mail contact(at) with any questions.