Claremont OUR TOWN: Latest city and political event news

Meet-and-greet for Chris Holden, assembly candidate

A meet-and-greet for Chris Holden, candidate for the State Assembly, is scheduled for Sunday, October 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the home of Joe Salas, 1575 Beloit Ave., Claremont.

To RSVP or for information, contact Matt Liebman at


Ballot measure forum

The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area will present the pros and cons of the 11 state ballot measures in the meeting room of the Claremont Library tonight, Wednesday, October 17, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Speakers will present the basic content of the measures, as well as reasons to support or oppose the measures. There will be opportunity to ask questions.

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Prepare for downsizing

Cut the clutter and overhead expenses to live hassle-free. This one-day workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 10  to 11:30 a.m. at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, 900 E. Harrison Ave. Each attendee will receive a “Downsizing Resource Guide” listing agencies and entities to contact for things such as house items, books, donations, moving services, space planning and interior design. For more information or to register, please call Mt. San Antonio Gardens at 624-5061.


Tri-City seeks commisioners

Tri-City Mental Health Services is seeking applications from members of the community, consumers of mental health services and family members of these consumers to participate on their Mental Health Commission. Some of the duties include reviewing and evaluating the area’s mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems; advising the Tri-City Governing Board and the executive director as to any aspects of Tri-City’s mental health program; reviewing and approving the agency’s procedures in order to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the mental health planning process; and reviewing and making recommendations on applicants for the appointment of the agency’s director of mental health services, among others.

Persons interested in becoming a member of the Tri-City Mental Health Commission may access application forms online at, or by contacting the agency at 623-6131.


Keeping safe during an earthquake

Linda Chavez from Community Senior Services will discuss how to keep yourself safe during an earthquake on Thursday, October 18 at 1 p.m.

Participants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win one of several earthquake starter kits. The event takes place at the Medicare Information & Vitality Center, Pomona Valley Heath Center Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.  RSVPs are required as space is limited. To reserve a spot, call (800) 251-8191, ext. 625 or (800) 505-7150.


Poetry round table at Claremont Manor

All poets and those interested in the power of the written word are invited to a poetry round table at the Claremont Manor this Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. Refreshments and free parking will be provided. The Claremont Manor is located at 650 W. Harrison Ave. RSVP by calling the Manor at 626-1227.


Tour Golden State’s demonstration garden for tips on water-wise landscapes

Golden State Water Company is offering a free tour of its demonstration garden in San Dimas this Saturday, October 20 at 121 N. Exchange Place in San Dimas.

Created by the ACQUASave member network for GSWC, the garden is a colorful, water-efficient landscape design that successfully incorporates efficient planting and irrigation concepts that translate into real water savings. Golden State’s demonstration garden received the first-ever Sustainability Award from the California Landscape Contractors Association and features more than 25 different California-friendly plants, drought tolerant turf and a water-wise smart irrigation system. The tours will walk participants through many of the design elements, plants and technologies installed.

Pre-registration is required for the tour and space is limited. Call AQUASave at 888-770-AQUA (2782) to register.


Laugh and Learn Workshop at Hughes Center

This Saturday, October 20 is the last opportunity this season to participate in the Laugh and Learn Workshop at the Hughes Community Center. The half-day workshop is a hands-on opportunity to improve communication, increase creativity and feel more comfortable interacting with people in a variety of settings.

The workshop is facilitated by John Fort, a collaborative process specialist with a background in multi-stakeholder negotiations and improvisational theater. Mr. Fort leads participants through a series of fun yet challenging exercises that help them learn about and overcome their unique challenges in improving communication, creativity and collaborative process skills. For more information visit

 The workshop costs $58 and takes place on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alexander Hughes Center (1700 Danbury Road). Space is limited and registration is required. Call 399-5490 to register.


Free mulch this Saturday at Blaisdell Park

West Coast Arborist, the city’s tree maintenance contractor, will be providing mulch to residents on  Saturday, October 20 at Blaisdell Park, 440 S. College Ave. 

Mulch will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 6 a.m. Residents will need to bring all equipment necessary to load and transport the mulch. The city offers this free mulch to Claremont residents 6 times a year in an effort to close the recycling loop.



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