Fire department to conduct active shooter training at Scripps College

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct active shooter training on Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at Scripps College.

The fire department, in coordination with the Claremont Police Department, will hold the training between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to the city manager’s weekly update.

Training will include personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau, several local Los Angeles County Fire Stations and the Claremont Police Department.

Included in the training will be the use of fire department and sheriff’s department helicopters, role-players and local ambulances.

The reason for the training is for the fire department’s handling, treatment and removal of casualties from an active shooter scene, according to the weekly update. 909-483-8549 or or on Twitter @ClaremontNow

Residents can submit Caltrans freeway work order/repair requests

The city’s code enforcement and community improvement division is reminding residents they can report or submit work order requests to Caltrans for conditions that need attention or damage along freeway property within the city.

Residents can submit their requests to under the “Contact us/maintenance service request” link, according to the city manager’s weekly update.

The form, located at the link, asks for location details and the nature of the request including landscaping conditions, graffiti and damaged signs, according to the update.

For further questions or help in reporting a problem, contact The city’s code enforcement and community improvement division at 909-399-5467. 909-483-8549 or or on Twitter @ClaremontNow

New Rounds Premium Burgers restaurant to open Jan. 27

Rounds Premium Burgers is scheduled to open Jan. 27 at 885 S. Indian Blvd., according to city manager Ramos’ weekly update.

The location is the old Hollywood Video location on Auto Center Drive.

The restaurant will allow people to use meats, toppings and cheeses to create a hamburger or order a signature burger, according to the update. 909-483-8549 or or on Twitter @ClaremontNow

Education session on how to use Claremont forms of transportation

Claremont city staff members will host a free educational session on how use various transportation forms in the city at 10 a.m. Jan. 8.

The sessions will be held at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 Mountain Ave.

Sessions, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ Dec. 27 weekly update, will explain transportation forms in Claremont and the most cost effective ways to use them.

For questions, contact the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority offices at 909-596-7664 or Claremont’s Cari Sneed at 909-399-5306. 909-483-8549 or or on Twitter @ClaremontNow

New Dial-A-Ride Fare increase for this year

City officials said the new Dial-A-Ride fare structure, that started Tuesday, is:

– $2.50 for general public and youth

– $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older/disabled

– $4 outside of city

– $4 after hours for senior/disabled and youth only

– $1 additional rider

– $1 group service

Fares have not increased since 2000, officials said previously. In that year, they went up from 75 cents to $1.25 for general public and 50 cents to 75 cents for disabled and senior riders.

Hours for the service are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Disabled persons, children under age 16 and seniors can travel the line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Old $.75 and $1.25 Dial-A-Ride tickets will be accepted after Tuesday Jan.1 but each one way ride will require two old tickets, according to a city of Claremont news release.

But once the new fares take effect, according to the release, two Get About tickets will be needed for a one way trip on Dial-A-Ride.

Additionally, after Tuesday Jan.1 the Dial-A-Ride will stop accepting pink “nutrition” tickets, which will only be accepted by Get About.

City Hall, at 207 N. Harvard Ave., and the Joslyn Senior Center, at 660 N. Mountain Ave., will sell the Dial-A-Ride and Get About book tickets.

New ticket sellers this year will be the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., and The Blaisdell Community Building, 440 S. College Ave.

Service questions, suggestions or reporting complaints can be make by calling the Pomona Valley Transportation Authority offices at 909-596-7664 or the Claremont’s Community Services Department at 909-399-5431. 909-483-8549 or or on Twitter @ClaremontNow

Claremont collecting holiday trees for recycling starting Dec. 31

The city of Claremont will collect holiday trees for recycling from Dec. 31 through Jan. 11.

Residents are asked to remove everything from the tree including the stand, according to a city news release, and do not bag the tree.

Trees that are more than 6-feet-tall must be cut in half.

For more information, contact the city’s Community Services department at 909-399-5431. 909-483-8549

Claremont Symphony Orchestra will present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Sunday

The non-profit Claremont Symphony Orchestra will perform two multi-community performances of composer George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”

Audience members are invited to sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, 150 E. 4th St.

Professional musicians will sing the solos and the audience will sing the chorus, which is divided into bass, soprano, alto and tenor sections downstairs, according to a news release.

Audiences can bring their own score or purchase one at $10 or rent one at $5 but if attendees don’t wish to sing they can listen in the balcony, according to the release.

CSO Music Director Robert Sage is the conductor. The CSO will use Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s version of the work which includes additional wind parts, according to the release.

Drop-offs for the performance are allowed on 4th Street in front of the hall and a handicapped ramp is on the west side.

Attendees should park on the streets to the west or in the First Street and Columbia Avenue parking structure.

Doors open at 1 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. performance and 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. performance.

A tax-free donation of $5 more more covers the additional cost of the second performance, according to the release.

For more information, contact 909-596-5979 or 909-483-8549

Public art banner competition ongoing

The City of Claremont is hosting its annual Public Art Competition, which is a project of the Art in Public Places program, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ Dec. 13 weekly update.

The competition is open all Claremont residents of all ages and includes Claremont school and Claremont College students.

“Enjoy Claremont” is the banner theme and those selected will be given canvas banner material to paint their original work, according to the update.

The artists who are selected will receive $250 and have their banner be displayed in the downtown Claremont Village in April.

The designs and forms must be submitted by Jan. 8 to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

For more information, contact Francine Baker at 909-399-5391. 909-483-8549

Lego building program Saturday

Youths all ages can participate in a Lego building program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claremont Public Library.

The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave.

The program will use Lego and Duplo pieces on large play-mats to construct projects the youth want to build, according to the release.

For more information, contact 909-621-4902 or 909-483-8549

Water line installation on Bonita Avenue west of Mountain Avenue

Golden State Water Company will install a new 12 inch main water line, 6 inch fire hydrants and 1 inch services on Bonita Avenue from Mountain Avenue to Taylor Drive, and on Taylor Drive, from Bonita Avenue to the end of the cul-de-sac, according to Tony Ramos’ weekly update.

The work, expected to take eight weeks, started Monday and will continue through Jan. 28.

No work is scheduled to take place during the week of Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

The 12 inch main line on Bonita Avenue will be installed within the eastbound bike lane, the south side of the street, according to the update.

To restore the roadway surface in the area, a special roadway surface treatment will be required.

Traffic control will be provided, maintaining one lane in each direction during working hours, during working hours.

Any questions about the project should be directed to Golden State Water Company’s customer service center at 909-999-4033. 909-483-8549