A Foothill Transit bus making a right turn from Foothill Boulevard onto southbound Indian Hill Boulevard crashed in to a tree and a power pole Friday afternoon. The driver apparently hit the curb which sent the bus toward oncoming traffic and in an attempt to correct the bus jumped the curb again colliding with a sign and cutting the power pole in two, according to police Claremont sergeant Robert Ewing. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Heeding to concerns from residents, the Claremont city council is doing away with the proposed Gold Line bridge over Indian Hill Boulevard.
The council voted 4-1—with Councilmember Joe Lyons voting against—to keep the incoming light rail system at grade, or at street level. Mr. Lyons, in his dissenting vote, expressed concern about impending traffic woes that could plague Claremont when the Gold Line is built.
The Los Angeles County Fair, which runs September 2 through September 25, is coming up fast. There is plenty on tap during the popular southern California event, including the End of Summer Concert Series, featuring a world-class lineup.
Some 70 percent of box seating is already sold out, but there are still tickets for seating in the side sections available.
The Claremont City Council pushed through over 20 agenda items during a busy Tuesday night meeting, the last before the August recess. City Manager Tony Ramos provided an update on the situation involving a seemingly abandoned housing development on the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
A Claremont man was arrested on suspicion of child molestation after reportedly touching a child inappropriately in a mall bathroom.
Richard Camarena, 45, was arrested on Saturday, July 23 at a Claremont residence, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Camarena is accused of touching the child while in a restroom at the Puente Hills Mall on Friday, July 8.
Police are looking for two men who reportedly stabbed two victims during a botched attempted robbery early Saturday morning.
The incident occurred on the 1600 block of west San Jose Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on July 23, according to Claremont Police Lt. Mike Ciszek. The two victims were walking down the street when the attackers approached and told them to “give up all they had,” according to Lt. Ciszek.
Fourth of July had come and gone and while most kids their age were starting to get the summertime blues, 63 adventurous Girl Scouts took part in the Survivor Girl Day Camp at La Casita.
Participants in the five-day camp held for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles from the ages of five to 15 enjoyed a variety of activities such as learning and practicing survivor camping skills.
It may sound like it’s named after the 1970s video game, but House of Pong Seafood & Grill is actually named after a local family.
The Claremont eatery, which opened its doors in December, is co-owned by brother and sister Calvin and Kaman Pong. It’s not easy working with a sibling, but Mr. Pong said they make it work.
The city will install new residential permit parking signs on Deep Springs Drive, Peninsula Avenue, Strasbourg Court, Grand Avenue between Mt. Baldy Road and Peninsula Avenue and Alamosa Drive between Mills Avenue and Grand Avenue.
The Claremont City Council approved the parking restrictions at its May 10 meeting.
It wasn’t your average Wednesday morning on the usually quiet streets of Claremont.
Police are searching for a domestic violence suspect who led them on a wild chase that ended when he crashed into a house. A witness claims the suspect may have hid out in their garage.
If the trees along Foothill Boulevard look a little dry in the scorching heat, it may not be as dire as it seems. “I know when you drive down it appears there is no water on the trees, but there are drip irrigation systems in place,” Mr. Roger said. Those irrigation systems drip precious water via a series of soft brown tubing placed around the trees and covered in mulch.
Wednesday night’s police facility ad hoc committee meeting, the last of the summer, was spent fine-tuning the final report that will be sent to the city council for approval. Under the proposal, the new station would be built on the same location as the existing station and stand two-stories tall, with about 25,000 square feet overall.
Claremont is getting a new subcommittee to find a solution to the ear-piercing sound of passing trains.
The Claremont City Council voted unanimously to create the subcommittee—which will be comprised of three Traffic and Transportation Commission (TTC) members who will work with city staff toward a possible quiet zone.
Check out video showing noise levels at train depot. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Scores of mostly young people were out and about in the Village this week as the wildly popular Pokémon Go game took hold here—and across the globe.
The game was released July 6 and has quickly become a sensation. Edmond Emami, 23, of Pomona, was playing Pokémon Go in the Village Monday evening. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff