CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1994 |
With his quaint name, genteel demeanor and neatly trimmed mustache, Diamond Bar City Councilman Clair Harmony seems to have just stepped out of a barbershop quartet. But to hear his critics tell it, Harmony may be better suited for the boxing ring.
May 20, 1994 |
At my last singing lesson, my vocal coach told me that my diatonic scales were excellent. My intonation was "much better," and overall I was doing a "great job." My coach is a computer program. No human could lie that sincerely. Claire: the Personal Music Coach is a program you sing to in the privacy of your home, a kind of karaoke for one, but with a serious purpose.
April 26, 1990
The city's Planning Commission said it will consider June 11 whether to allow a local cable company to broadcast its meetings. "Television and radio play an active part in modern society's democratic process," Planning Commissioner Clair Harmony said Monday in a press release. Council meetings also may be televised soon.
January 4, 1990
The City Council on Tuesday appointed the city's first Planning Commission, which will meet twice a month starting Wednesday.
December 2, 1990
Councilman Jay Kim has nominated retired police officer Thomas F. Ortiz as a candidate for the seat that Assemblyman-elect Paul Horcher will vacate Monday. A 13-year resident of Diamond Bar, Ortiz, 50, is among seven nominees to the post. Other nominees interviewed at a special City Council meeting Thursday were Clair Harmony, Lydia Plunk, Don Nardella, Joe Anthony and Cindee Quan. Nominee Gary Miller was recovering from a recent operation and did not attend the interview.
November 25, 1993
The City Council decided last week not to appeal a Superior Court judge's ruling that the city must accept petitions from a citizens group seeking a referendum on the General Plan. Activists rallying behind an organization called Diamond Bar Citizens to Protect Country Living collected more than 4,000 signatures--only about 2,600 valid ones are needed--this fall to force the referendum.