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Top Stories   FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015

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Foothill Boulevard Tree Removals

After assuming control of Foothill Boulevard from Caltrans in 2012, the City commissioned a comprehensive assessment of the 202 trees located along Foothill Boulevard's parkways and medians. The consulting arborist determined that 28 of the 202 trees require removal due to their hazardous condition. These hazards could not be mitigated and include compromised tree structure, significant pest or disease infestation, and root rot. A report outlining the recommended removals was presented to the Tree Committee and Community and Human Services Commission in December 2014. The 28 hazardous trees have been marked and removals began on January 26, 2015. For more information on this project, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.

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"Too Toxic To Trash" - Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts will host a Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Claremont Corporate Yard, located at 1616 Monte Vista Avenue in Claremont. This one-day, drive-through event is open to all Los Angeles County residents. There is a transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip per vehicle. For more information about the roundup, please call 1-888-CLEAN-LA or visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works website at www.lacsd.org.

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Shelton Park Band Shell Bid

The City of Claremont is soliciting bids for the construction of a community performance stage at Shelton Park. There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting to take place at City Hall, 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont CA, 91711. The meeting will be held at 10 am on January 26, 2015. This meeting is mandatory as stated and will
be a requirement of all contractors that intend to bid this project. If you do not attend this pre-bid meeting your bid will not be considered for award should you submit one. Attending this meeting will validate your ability to bid this project.

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Golden State Water Company Responds To City's Eminent Domain Lawsuit

The City of Claremont received notice today that Golden State Water Company has filed a response to the City's eminent domain lawsuit. The response was filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on January 14, 2015

On November 25, the City Council unanimously adopted two Resolutions of Necessity determining that acquisition of the Claremont Water System by the City of Claremont was in the public interest. On December 8, 2014 the City filed an eminent domain lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Golden State Water Company. Golden State Water had until January 14, 2015 to file a response to the lawsuit.

Depending on the outcome of the right to take challenge, a trial on the valuation of the system may take place.

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Three Valleys Water District Construction - Base Line Road

On Monday, January 12, 2015, Three Valleys Municipal Water District will begin construction on manhole installations at three separate locations along Baseline Road. The construction is expected to last from three to four weeks, and will be completed during the daytime hours only. The contractor will be required to re-open all lanes to traffic after 5:00 p.m. each working day.

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Debut of New Prescription Pill Collection Box

Since 2010, the Claremont Police Department has joined forces with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Claremont and the DEA in the education of the safe disposal of prescription medication. Since the program first started in 2010, the Police Department has collected over 3,500 pounds of prescription medication. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, the Sunrise Rotary Club of Claremont has graciously donated a new collection box to meet the Police Department's growing needs.

The debut of the new collection box will take place Tuesday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Claremont Police Department, which is located at 570 West Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.

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