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Courier 10.24.12

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Commission to review no-parking policy on Via Catarina
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Hundreds gather to walk for the hungry
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Claremont High SchoolHomecoming queen Annikah Goodshares a moment with hergrandfather Harvey Good
COURIER photos/Steven FelschundneffAnnika Good celebrates with her grandfather Harvey Good after she was named homecoming queen Friday night at Claremont High School. Crowning the queenwas just one of the fun events during the homecoming weekend, which also included naming the king, and the traditional parade, game and dance. On the gridiron,the Pack did not fare so well, losing to Chino Hills 57-12. Story begins on page 10.
The queen
of hearts
Standing room only
You’re invited to sponsora CHS Theatre chair
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Three Valleys hostsleadership breakfast
Three Valleys Municipal Water Dis-trict will host its annual leadershipbreakfast on Thursday, November 1from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Avalon Restau-rant in Pomona. Those interested in par-ticipating are asked to RSVP by thiscoming Monday, October 29.Jeffrey Kightlinger, general managerof the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, will give this year’skeynote presentation, titled, “The BayDelta Conservation Plan: A Long TermSolution.” Mr. Kightlinger was ap-pointed Metropolitan’s general managerin 2006. Prior to his appointment he waspart of the company’s general counsel,overseeing the legal department. He pre-viously worked in a private practice spe-cializing in environmental law.The event is $15 and covers the costof the breakfast. RSVP by Monday, Oc-tober 29 by calling 621-5568 or emailcdechaine@tvmwd.com.
Reading with KingsleyTufts poetry winner
Timothy Donnelly, 2012 KingsleyTufts poetry winner, will read alongsidegraduate student poets Diana Arterianand Gregory Emilio this Friday, Octo-ber 26, at 6 p.m. in the Peggy Phelpsand East Galleries, 251 E. 10th St.The free poetry event commemoratesthe publication of the latest edition of 
Foothill
, a graduate student-run poetry journal published by the ClaremontGraduate University.Ms. Arterian, a graduate student atthe University of Southern Californiaand Mr. Emilio, graduate student at theUniversity of California, Riverside, areamong those featured in
Foothill’s
latestinstallment. The free event will also fea-ture pieces by CGU art students KatieGrip, and Kelsey Kimmel, the journal’sdesign editor. Other first- and second-year student art will also be on display.The event is free and open to the pub-lic. Drinks and hor d’oeuvres from theCheese Cave will be served. To RSVP,email monika.moore@cgu.edu.
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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The Claremont Courier (United States Postal Service 115-180) is published twice weekly by the Courier Graphics Corporationat 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, California 91711-5003. The Courier is a newspaper of general circulationas defined by the political code of the state of California, entered as periodicals matter September 17, 1908 at the post office atClaremont, California under the act of March 3, 1879. Periodicals postage is paid at Claremont, California 91711-5003. Singlecopy: 75 cents. Annual subscription: $52.00. Annual online subscription: $47. Send all remittances and correspondence aboutsubscriptions, undelivered copies and changes of address to the Courier, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, Cal-ifornia 91711-5003. Telephone: 909-621-4761. Copyright © 2012. Claremont Courier
One hundred and fourth year, number 83
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420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205BClaremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4761Office hours: Monday-Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Owner
Janis Weinberger
Editor and Publisher
Peter Weinberger
pweinberger@claremont-courier.com
Managing Editor
Kathryn Dunn
editor@claremont-courier.com
Newsroom
City Reporter
Beth Hartnett
news@claremont-courier.com
Education Reporter/Obituaries
Sarah Torribio
storribio@claremont-courier.com
Sports Reporter
Chris Oakley
sports@claremont-courier.com
Photo Editor/Staff Photographer
Steven Felschundneff
steven@claremont-courier.com
Reporter At Large
Pat Yarborough
Calendar Editor
Jenelle Renschcalendar@claremont-courier.com
Back Page
Sammy
sammy@claremont-courier.com
Production
Ad Design/Classified Pages
Jenelle Rensch
Page Layout
Kathryn Dunn
Advertising
Advertising Director
Mary Rose
maryrose@claremont-courier.com
Classified Editor
Jessica Gustin
classified@claremont-courier.com
Business Administration
Office Manager/ Legal Notices
Vickie Rosenberg
legalads@claremont-courier.com
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Dee Proffitt
Distribution/Publications
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Intern
Unfilled
OUR TOWN
 ADVENTURES
IN HAIKU
 Hot days are overPut on some extra undies Be prepared for chills
—Peggy Woodruff
Haiku submissions should reflect uponlife or events in Claremont. Please emailentries to editor@claremont-courier.com.
This Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How manyredgumballs does it take to win$52 bucksat the Village Venture?
Visit the Claremont COURIERbooth at the corner ofYale Avenue and Second Street(we’re in front of Pizza ‘N Such)and take a guess at how manyred gumballs we’ve got in the jar.
The winner earns
$52
in
Claremont bucks
to be used at a participating business.
(Coincidentally, $52 is the cost of a one-year subscriptionto the COURIER. Imagine that!)
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Claremont
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We’re onthe corner ofSecond and Yale!
 Agendas for city meetings are avail-able at www.ci.claremont.ca.us
 
GOVERNINGOURSELVES
Wednesday, October 24
Architectural CommissionCouncil Chamber, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 25
Traffic & Transportation CommissionCouncil Chamber, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 1
Police CommissionCouncil Chamber, 7 p.m.CUSD Board of EducationKirkendall Center, 6:30 p.m.
 
T
enants of a Monte Vista packingwarehouse are making space forClaremont’s newest sports facility.
Planning commissioners Tuesday gave unanimousapproval for a portion of the 3-acre north Claremontwarehouse to be transformed into a privately-oper-ated club volleyball facility, used for both training andtournament purposes. Commissioners welcomed thedual opportunity to fill a city vacancy while encour-aging visitors for volleyball practices and tourna-ments to take advantage of Claremont restaurants andshops.“The idea is to hopefully bring more people intothe community,” said Jeff Hammill, chair of theClaremont Planning Commission. “The commissionfelt very good about the project.”Mr. Hammill noted the difficulty usually in tryingto find occupants to fill such a large warehouse space.It is a unique opportunity to find a tenant that will fillsuch large quarters who is compatible with the area,he noted. He also pointed out that the indoor facilitywas determined to fit within the city’s business/in-dustrial park zone, where the warehouse resides.A majority of the warehouse was left unused re-cently as the building’s current occupant, CMB Pack-ing Company, decided to reduce its floor area. ThePacific Junior Volleyball Club will take over the freeportion of the building with 5 volleyball courts, atraining room and office, exercise and recreationalareas. The facility will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. with practices scheduled during theevenings until 9 p.m. Various weekend tournamentswill be held from January through July.With the planning commission’s approval, thesports facility only awaits the required building per-mits before moving in.“The applicant...anticipates opening their doors inthe first part of November,” wrote City ManagerTony Ramos in his latest city update.The warehouse is located at 1599 Monte Vista Av-enue. For more information on the Pacific Junior Vol-leyball Club, visit www.pacificjuniors.com.
—Beth Hartnett
news@claremont-courier.com
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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CITY NEWS
Warehouse will pack sports fans into new volleyball facility Commission to review no-parking policy on Via Catarina
Water acquisition, road projects highlight city manager’s report
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laremont’s Traffic andTransportation Com-mission will review ad-ditional parking restrictionsThursday in an attempt tomanage continued complaintswith regard to the ClaremontHills Wilderness Park.
The city is recommending that park-ing be restricted on Via Catarina—lo-cated near the Wilderness Park inClaraboya—24 hours a day, 7 days aweek. The recommendation is beingmade upon a request by Via Catarinahomeowner David Jacks and a petitionsigned by 4 other Via Catarina resi-dents.Currently, parking on the south sideof Via Catarina is restricted 24 hours aday. Permit parking is allowed on thenorth side from dawn until dusk with aspecial permit given to residents. Whileresidents are given 4 permits, they arerequired to go to the police departmentfor additional permits when hostinggatherings, according to one Via Cata-rina homeowner.Restrictions were first put in place onVia Catarina, part of the Claraboyaneighborhood, last February after com-plaints of issues relating to crime, lossof privacy, concerns for emergency ac-cess and use of the Wilderness Park atnight.The request to increase restrictionscites continued issues with use of thestreet by non-residents causing a qual-ity-of-life issue for the residents livingthere, as well as ongoing problems withnoise and litter. The request also statesthat users of the Wilderness Park are“using the street as a parking lot andtaking away the residents’ peace.”In 9 responses to a city-conductedsurvey of the residents of Via Catarina,6 were in favor and 3 were opposed to24-7 parking restrictions. Those op-posed commented, “permit parking isvery inconvenient and 24-7 will makeit worse.” Another wrote that in 8 yearshe has “never experienced a single dis-ruptive incident. A decision should bebased on data.”The Claremont Wildlands Conser-vancy added its opposition to the re-quest, stating that restrictions goagainst the city’s commitment to main-tain access to Johnson’s Pasture, as wasestablished with the passing of Meas-ure K. The staff report indicates that thecity plans to fulfill this pledge by mov-ing the parking for the wilderness areafrom streets like Via Catarina ontoMountain Avenue, where there is a“large amount of available parking.”The Claremont City Council will ex-plore this item pending the commis-sion’s review and recommendation.The Claremont Traffic and Transporta-tion Commission will meet to discussincreased parking restrictions on ViaCatarina and other items at 7 p.m. in theCity Council Chamber, 225 W. SecondSt. View the full commission agenda atwww.ci.claremont.ca.us.
—Beth Hartnett
news@claremont-courier.com
Slurry seal project to beginMonday in north Claremont
A slurry seal project on residential streets in thenorthern section of the city will begin on Monday,October 29. The contractor will replace damagedcurbs, gutters and asphalt, fill larger cracks with a hotrubberized material and apply an asphalt coating tothe pavement surface.Slurry seal fills the hairline cracks in the pavementand prevents the intrusion of water into the sub base.Slurry seal also rejuvenates the oils in the pavementand keeps the membrane pliable and thermoplastic innature, preventing it from becoming brittle and sus-ceptible to cracking. Slurry sealing the street pro-longs the life of the street by approximately 7 years.This project includes all public residential streetslocated between Foothill Boulevard and Base LineRoad, from Towne to Mills Avenues. In addition,Garey Avenue, from the south city limit to CollegeWay, will be resurfaced, as will the streets within theClaraboya neighborhood, north of the ThompsonCreek Trail (except for Mountain Avenue).The tentative schedule is as follows:October 29: Start curb and gutter repairsNovember 5: Start asphalt repairsNovember 7: Start crack sealNovember 27: Slurry sealThe project will cost $1 million, and will be fundedthrough State Gas Tax and Measure R funds.Property owners along the construction route willbe receiving a notification with details on the project.Vehicle access to residential properties will be re-stricted for up to one day for the actual slurry work.Questions regarding the project should be directed tothe city’s Engineering Division at 399-5465.
Police department collects250 lbs of prescription drugs
On September 29, the Claremont Police Depart-ment held a prescription drug collection event. TheDrug Take Back event was an opportunity for resi-dents to dispose of their excess prescription drugs ina safe manner. According to the city manager’sweekly report, the police department collected 250pounds of prescription drugs during the event.Disposing of prescription drugs properly keepsthem out of the wrong hands and out of our water sys-tem. Residents may drop off prescription drugs at thepolice station lobby during business hours.
Bees, wasps and yellow jackets alert
Community Improvement staff has been receivingcalls regarding residents and pets getting stung bybees, wasps and hornets. Community Improvementresponds to reports of active hives or swarms of beesand other insects in trees on private property.City code prohibits any property owner from main-taining or permitting a swarm of bees or an infesta-tion of other vectors to exist on any property.If an active hive or swarm is found on your prop-erty, Community Improvement staff recommendscontacting a licensed pest control operator or bee-keeper who will remove the hive or swarm and treatthe affected area. The city does not remove hivesfrom private property.Be aware that yellow jacket (wasp) nests can befound underground, under bark and in leaf litter orivy.If a hive or activity is spotted on private property,contact Community Improvement at 399-5326. If ahive or activity is spotted on city property or parks,contact Community Services at 399-5431.Residents can review Claremont Municipal CodeSection 6.24.050 in its entirety atwww.ci.claremont.ca.us under the “City Govern-ment/Municipal Code” link.
Water acquisition discussionby city council
The city council held a special closed session meet-ing yesterday to discuss the Water Acquisition Feasi-bility Report. Any action taken by the city councilwas to be reported at the beginning of the regular citycouncil meeting last night. For a summary of the dis-cussion, please visit our website at www.claremont-courier.com or see Saturday’s edition of theCOURIER for a full council report.

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