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The Claremont Courier previews CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl's visit to Claremont Graduate University
Claremont COURIER/Saturday, February 25, 2012 10 Helmet giveaway designed to make streets safer for students next 3 years in grant funding for the project, Mayor Mr. Pedroza approached staff, who encouraged do- T he city of Claremont unanimously Sam Pedroza will also contribute $200 leftover from nating his money through Safe Route’s helmet give- approved the adoption of a bike hel- his election campaign. away, a program they had been moving toward met program last week, working to “Once that grant runs out, if another grant is not implementation since its kickoff last April. Through the available then this program will come to an end,” said program, children in need will be identified and pro- provide fitted helmets to children kinder- City Manager Tony Ramos. vided with a helmet that meets current safety standards. garten through eighth grade in need. Mr. Pedroza contributed to the start of a helmet pro- The Safe Routes to School consultant will work with The helmet giveaway is a new component being in- gram after his experience being involved in a serious local bike shops and organizations to acquire and prop- troduced through the Safe Routes to School Program. bicycle accident last August. erly fit the gear. Implemented last spring, Safe Routes provides educa- “I truly feel like my helmet saved my life,” Mr. Pe- Mr. Pedroza hopes his contribution, along with grant tion, training and incentives for students to promote the droza said. “I really could have been much worse off if funding, will provide a springboard for other revenue safe use of public walkways for walking or biking to it wasn’t for my helmet. Out of that experience came sources. school. The new helmet fund furthers the council’s con- the awareness that the simple act of wearing a helmet is “It’s seed money that will hopefully encourage oth- tinued focus on encouraging safe cycling among Clare- so significant. I would hate to think that somebody ers to contribute to programs like this in our commu- mont residents. would not wear a helmet simply because they cannot nity,” he said. While the city will contribute up to $10,000 over the afford one.” —Beth Hartnett Peace With Justice Center program 60 Minutes since March 1991. The talk, sponsored by CGU’s Transdisciplinary hosts annual fundraiser tonight Pomona Valley Peace With Justice Center will hold its annual gala fundraiser tonight from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at OUR TOWN Studies Program, is free and open to the public. RSVP is required, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 435 Berkeley Ave. CBS News correspondent For information, visit www.cgu.edu. Tickets are $25 a person, $15 for individuals of low income, and will include dinner and access to speakers, Lesley Stahl to visit CHU on poetry and more. The event’s featured speaker will be March 1 Courier Place ribbon cutting Sam Bills, the executive manager of Ten Thousand Vil- CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl will visit lages. Mr. Bill’s speech will focus on his work to help Claremont Graduate University (CGU) on Thursday, ceremony next week artisans and other workers in developing countries. March 1 to give a talk on “Women, Journalism, and 60 A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at Courier The Pomona Valley Peace with Justice Center is ded- Minutes.” Place, the affordable housing project, for Tuesday, icated to educating and creating a peaceful society of The discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Albrecht March 6 at 3 p.m. at the housing development, 111 S. dignity and human rights. Questions about the organi- Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave. College Ave. zation or gala may be directed to Gustavo Ramirez at Ms. Stahl has been a correspondent on the CBS News 243-5148.
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