What's News at the Chamber
Village Venture Vendor Applications available for download online MAY 1ST.
Foothill Gold Line Update
Over the next two years, engineers are reviewing all elements of the project to refine the information needed to finalize design and ready the project to break ground in 2017. During this period, the city-selected station artists will be developing the public art concepts for the stations, as well as deciding on station colors and materials.
The Azusa to Montclair segment is receiving some residual Measure R funding left over from the Pasadena to Azusa project. This money is being used to complete the advanced engineering and to ready the project for a design-build procurement. Funding has not yet been secured for construction of this segment of the line and the Construction Authority is seeking approximately $1 billion to complete construction of the six-station segment (a portion of the construction will be funded by San Bernardino County). The Construction Authority anticipates that funding will be made available through a proposed sales tax measure that will go to Los Angeles County voters for approval in November 2016. If the sales tax measure is approved, the project would be ready to break ground in 2017 and take approximately five years to complete.
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WATER CONSERVATION MUST BE A TEAM SPORTBy Benjamin Lewis, General Manager of the Foothill District, Golden State Water Company
California is in a drought emergency, and water providers throughout the state are doing everything possible to help business and residential customers conserve to meet the water reduction mandates established by Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board).
As the drought continues in its fourth year, water conservation is no longer a “should do” for Californians, it is a “must do” to ensure we have a reliable water supply, and voluntary conservation goals have been replaced with hard mandates from the state. (Read Full Article...)
Utility Bill Scams Continue to Target Southern California Edison Customers
Customers suspecting a fraudulent call should ask for the caller’s name, department and business phone number. Customers should terminate the call and report the incident immediately to local police and SCE at 1-800-655-4555.
SCE customers should also note that:
- SCE will never call and demand immediate payment with the threat of service disconnection
- An SCE employee will never ask for money in person
- Never reveal personal information, including your credit card, ATM or calling card number (or PIN number) or SCE account number to anyone
- If someone calls and requests you leave your residence at a specific time for a utility-related cause, call the police. This could be a burglary attempt set up by the caller
- Be suspicious of anyone who arrives at your house without an appointment asking to check an appliance, wiring or suggesting that there may be some other electrical problem inside your residence. In most cases, but not all, appointments are scheduled with our customers. There are times when our equipment may need to be checked and an appointment is not scheduled for these types of visits. SCE employees always have their SCE ID badge displayed on their person for customers to see and you can always contact our customer service department at 1-800-655-4555 to confirm that nature of the visit.
New 2015 Laws Affecting California Employers
California enacted many new laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and polies of California businesses in 2015.
Some of the new laws for 2015, such as mandatory paod sick leave, make significant changes to California's legal landscape. Other new laws make changes to different parts of existing law or may only affect employers in specified industries, such as farming.
Unless specified all new legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2015. Please download the 2015 Law Overview below to view the changes.
In the Media
City Council Declares December Shop Claremont Month (read article)
Claremont: A West Coast Town with a New England Feel (read article)
Claremont's Village Venture Celebrates 32 years of arts, crafts, food and fun (read article)
Eclectic Charm, Culture and Cuisine in Claremont (read article)
5 Reasons to Drive to Claremont for Restaurant Week. (read article)
Claremont Restaurant Week has Begun. (read article)