s a newspaper, website publisher and busi-ness owner, I’ve been known to countnumbers from time to time. So it’s a natu-ral transition for my last column of the year to talkabout important numbers of 2013. Needless to say,it was another unique year that seemed to pass fartoo quickly.
Number of people it takes to bring you the COURIER everyweek. That includes our full-time staff, columnists, part-timersand mailing crew.
Number of Claremont COURIER publishers since 1910 whenStan Larson purchased the newspaper. Martin and Peter Wein-berger are the other two.
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publishers since 1980.
Average number of pages in the COURIER print edition (in-cluding all special sections) since we changed to a weekly March1, 2013.
Number of photo galleries currently on the COURIER web-site. That’s over 3000 images of Claremont coverage in less than3 years.
Amount in dollars for a temporary four-hour parking permitfor the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. It seems once the citybuilt and then charged for parking, the volume of visitors becamemore manageable for the popular destination.
Amount in dollars the Claremont City Council unani-mously approved to spend in legal fees to prep financial and legaldocuments for the potential purchase of Claremont’s water systemfrom the Golden State Water Company.
Difference in dollars between what GoldenState Water and the city think the company is worth.
The number of rushing yards racked up by senior runningback Cecil Flemming in the Pack’s 35-28 loss to Bonita on Sept.20. Flemming finished the game with four touchdowns, one beinga 50-yard touchdown reception.
Number in years the Claremont Golf Course was open forbusiness at its address on Indian Hill Boulevard. The golf courseclosed December 1 after the Claremont Colleges deemed it too ex-pensive to maintain. There are still no announced plans for the22-acre property.
Estimated number of new homes being built in Claremont onsix housing developments, not including the La Puerta property.The Claremont Unified School District sold land for three of thoseprojects.
The percent of Claremont’s population growth each yearsince 1990. That will change dramatically in 2014 with the plan-ning and building of eight new housing developments.
The number of years the Claremont COURIER has been inbusiness. Making it the oldest in the city. We thank all our read-ers and advertisers for their strong support to make the COURIERsuccessful.Have a good holiday and we’ll see you in 2014.
by Peter Weinberger
Claremont COURIER/Friday, December 27, 2013
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2013 was a numbers game for Claremont and the COURIER
COURIER photo/Peter WeinbergerThere's a special reward for hikers and cyclists who make their way up the loop to the top of the Claremont Hills WildernessPark—covered benches await to rest weary legs after the journey to over 3000 feet. Claremont City Council approved con-struction of a pay parking lot this year, as well as park hours and a ticketing system for those who utilize the open space afterposted hours.
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