The city of Claremont will participate in the 2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count that will start at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Joslyn Senior Center, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ weekly update.
City officials are recruiting volunteers to help with the effort to receiving materials, training and maps as well as their assignments.
There will be teams of two to four volunteers deployed in the city to count blocks, according to the release.
A private vehicle will count all Claremont routes so no walking is required.
Each team will spend between two hours to three hours in the field, according to the update.
Data from the count will be used to determine how services and resources are provided throughout the Los Angeles area, according to the update.
The Joslyn Senior Center is at 660 N. Mountain Ave.
The count is being held in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
For more information or to volunteer, head to http://volunteer.theycountwillyou.org and choose the team name Claremont Homeless Count. Or contact Lauren Marshall, Claremont management analyst at 909-399-5356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Claremont City Council is looking to hear from residents about concerns and issues at an upcoming workshop, farmers market and forum, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ Dec. 20 weekly update.
- City Council Workshop at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 where the council sets priorities and discuss upcoming projects and residents can comment
- City Council Farmers’ Market Booth from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 13
- Neighborhood Forum on Feb. 19 at the Alexander Hughes Community Center with time to be determined
The workshop will take place at City Hall Chambers, located at 225 W. Second St. while the farmers market takes place between Indian Hill Boulevard and Yale Avenue.
The forum will take place at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
For more information, head to www.ci.claremont.ca.us
The city of Claremont’s offices will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
There will be no sanitation collection on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and the collection will be delayed one day from Tuesday through Friday, according to a news release on the city’s website.
City officials will collect holiday trees for recycling on Dec. 31 through Jan. 10.
The bare tree must be placed at the curb at 6 a.m. on your collection tree and everything must be removed from the tree including the stand.
Trees should not be bagged and any tree over 6-foot-tall must be cut in half.
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.
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 www.ClaremontSO.org.
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.
The league of American Bicyclists presented the silver level award to the city of Claremont as a bicycle friendly community.
The award was presented at the Nov. 27 city of Claremont regular City Council meeting.
Cycle Claremont’s Larry Scheetz presented the award.
In news release, Scheetz said the bicycle friendly community award is a “significant honor” and held by only 242 communities in the U.S. or less than 1 percent.
A silver level community, Scheetz said, is in the top 30 percent of the 242 communities.
The League of American Bicyclists was founded in 1880 to promote cycling and its benefits for the nation, individuals and communities, Scheetz said.
In 2003, Claremont was recognized as one of the first bicycle friendly communities, the first in Los Angeles County and 47th in the nation, Scheetz said.
“Our bicycle friendliness is the result of a lot of community effort encouraged by the city council, coordinated by city staff and involving many organizations and individuals,” Scheetz said.
Some of the projects involving grants lately have included a bicycle priority zone, a bike station, bicycle racks in the downtown area, a safe routes to school program and more, Scheetz said.
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 www.colapublib.org.
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.
The city of Claremont and Greenway Solid Waste and Recycling will host an E-waste collective event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 29.
The event will take place at City Yard, 1616 Monte Vista Ave.
Fax machines, computers, cellular and other phones, monitors, televisions, printers and similar items are acceptable, according to city manager Tony Ramos’ Dec. 6 weekly update.
For more information about the event or how to dispose of various items, contact the Community Services Division at 909-399-5431.