CLAREMONT – A resident and neighborhood community group were thanked during a Feb. 26 Claremont City Council meeting for their help in catching a prowler.
Betty Crocker and the group Keeping the Good in the Neighborhood were thanked at the meeting and city manager Tony Ramos gave more information in his Feb. 28 weekly update.
Police responded to a prowler call from a resident Feb. 26 and an on-duty Claremont officer was able to find a possible stolen vehicle believed to be associated with the call.
The Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Committee is accepting applications for events that take place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014, according to a city of Claremont website news release.
The city of Claremont’s Padua Hills Theatre Community Use Program, according to the release, reserves dates each year for local non-profit organizations intersted in hosting community events at lower rates.
The community use committee reviews and approves the applications.
Those agencies awarded a community use date will receive a more than $5,550 event rental package.
Currently, there are nine community use days available throughout the year to accommodate weekday and weekend events.
The applications must be submitted to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont by 5 p.m. March 18 for priority consideration.
An optional meeting will be held at the Padua Hills Theatre at 11 a.m. March 5 to tour the site and answer questions.
To RSVP for the event, contact management analyst Lauren Marshall at 909-399-5356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos of the facility are available for viewing at the Chantrelles Catering website at www.chantrellescatering.com.
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The Claremont Public Library will host a range of programs in February, according to a news release.
The first program is Paint, Color, And Clay! From 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at the library.
Parents and caregivers are asked to drop in at the library between 10 a.m. and noon to enjoy art activities with their toddler or pre-school aged children.
Another program for adults is a Social Security Workshop which will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
Representatives from the Pomona social security office will give a short summary with a slide show of their new product “my Social Security Your Online Account … Your Control.”
Afterward, a one-on-one consultation for any Social Security issues people have will be held.
Preschool Storytime takes place from 11:30 a.m. To 12:15 p.m. Friday with play, stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
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CLAREMONT – Active Claremont and the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area are hosting a Claremont City Council candidates forum on Feb. 23, according to a news release.
The forum will start at 11:30 a.m. and be held inside the Padua room at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
For more information, contact 909-624-4796.
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Southern California Edison is warning its Claremont customers of a telephone scam, according to the city’s website.
The scam demands immediate payment on bills past due or have their electric service disconnected and callers request payment be made through a PayPal, Green Dot or other prepaid cash card.
CLAREMONT – Kathy Webster was appointed as the founding dean of the KGI School of BioPharmacy.
The school, according to a Jan. 8 news release, is scheduled to admit its first class in fall 2014 pending accreditation.
It’s also being designed to anticipate and meet future needs in the U.S. healthcare system and take advantage of Keck Graduate Institute‘s knowledge in biotechnology education and ties to industry, according to the release.
“Graduates of this school will be very well equipped to meet the needs of a rapidly changing healthcare system in which pharmacists increasingly play a primary role in matching drugs and therapies to a particular patient or strain of illness,” Webster said in a news release. “Graduates of the KGI School of BioPharmacy will be equally well qualified to work in a traditional pharmacy setting, in regulatory affairs or in industry. The philosophy behind the development of the PharmD program at the KGI School of BioPharmacy is to provide the traditional PharmD curriculum in a more efficient manner through the integration of subjects and the extensive use of technology. This will allow us to foster innovation and to increase time spent on content and topics related to industry, including informatics, pharmacogenomics, operations management, clinical and regulatory affairs.”
Webster recently was professor and associate dean of academic affairs at University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy.
Previously, she was assistant dean and chair of pharmaceutical sciences and a professor at Feik School of Pharmacy, University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
“I was intrigued when I heard that KGI, the only graduate school in the country solely dedicated to bioscience education and research, intended to establish a School of BioPharmacy,” Webster said. “I see it as an enormous opportunity to push the education of future pharmacists to a new level.”
Webster has been serving as the school’s interim dean since September 2012.
KGI President Sheldon Schuster said in a statement that: “Dean Webster has great leadership and management abilities and has played an integral role in the successful establishment of several new schools of pharmacy throughout the country. We are very happy to have someone of her caliber as the founding dean of the KGI School of BioPharmacy. We are also very pleased to be able to contribute to the continued development of the Inland Empire and Southern California as a site for scientific, technical and healthcare education.”
According to the release, KGI previously had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chapman University to establish a joint School of BioPharmacy but last month the leadership of both institutions reached the mutual decision to pursue independent schools.
The Claremont Public Library is holding a variety of programs in January, according to a library news release.
The library is at 208 N. Harvard Ave.
- Dinosaur program
Outreach Director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology Kathy Sanders will present a free program from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday<NO1>Jan.19<NO> at the library.
The program is for school-aged youths and their families and end with a touch table of dinosaur fossils.
- Peace Corps volunteering
A Peace Corps informational session will take place for adults from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at the library.
Attendees will learn about the application process, what it’s like to volunteer, service benefits and how to make one a competitive candidate.
A Los Angeles office recruiter will be at the event to answer questions.
- Poetry at the Claremont Library
The Friends of the Claremont Library are presenting poets Linda Dove and Seth Michelson who will hold readings at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library.
Dove won a Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Award in 2009 for her work “In Defense of Objects” a Eudaimonia Poetry Review Chapbook Prize in 2011 for “O Dear Deer.”
The Pasadena resident recently taught at Yavapai College in Arizona where she directed the creative writing program.
Michelson’s work includes 2012’s “Eyes Like Broken Windows” in Press 53 and a translation of the book of poetry “El ghetto” by Argentine poet Tamara Kamenszain titled “El Ghetto/The Ghetto: A Bilingual Edition” in 2011.
He also wrote poetry chapbooks “House in a Hurricane” in 2010 and “Kaddish for My Unborn Son” in 2009.
His website is sethmichelson.com
- Preschool storytime
Preschool story time runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Friday through Feb. 15.
Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, play, rhymes and songs.
- Toddler storytime
Toddler storytime runs from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 13.
Children ages 15 months to 3 years and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, play and rhymes.
For more information, contact the library at 909-621-4902 or www.colapublib.org.
The 32nd annual city of Claremont Architectural Commission Excellence in Design Awards is accepting nominations through Feb. 4.
The awards, according to a news release, celebrates recently completed Claremont building projects that best display the city’s design standards.
Categories include sustainable development, new construction, signs, restoration, landscaping and more.
The project must be in Claremont and is recommended to have been completed before Dec. 31, 2012 but projects completed before 2012 are also eligible according to the release.
Interior alterations only projects will not be considered for an award.
Anyone can nominate a project and forms are available at Claremont City Hall, 207 N. Harvard Ave. or at www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Any questions, contact the city’s planning division at 909-399-5470.