Local citizens tour the informational booths on Sunday in Claremont during the South Village Block Party. The event was an open house of sorts for the two businesses, Arteco Partners and Village Partners, that plan to develop the area covered under the Village South Specific Plan which is currently going through the planning process. The organizers called it a “pop-up event’ which was in front of the Vortox building and included live music, a beer garden, food trucks and vendor booths. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It was all hugs and kisses for Claremont’s own Chuck Farritor and good friend Karen Chapman Lenz as
Mr. Farritor celebrated his 95th birthday with family and friends at his home in Claremont. It was easy to
reminisce in his office, which is decorated with historical photos of his family dating back to the 1880s. That
includes a photo of his parents, upper left, on the family farm in 1888. Chuck was quick to point out that
he’s old, but not as old as that picture! Happy birthday, Mr. Farritor. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A former band coach at Claremont High School was arrested for child abuse and contact with a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense on Wednesday. September 11. The suspect, Daniel Gonzalez, 25, of Montclair was booked into the Claremont jail after an investigation revealed he had been engaged in “inappropriate relations” with a 17-year-old male.
After more than a year of scrutiny, Claremont has adopted a new ADU ordinance. But it wasn’t without some controversy toward the end.
The code amendment was passed unanimously Tuesday night, reversing a negative recommendation from the planning commission that saw two commissioners vote against the proposed ordinance for different reasons.
Active Claremont will host a forum on the city of Claremont’s proposed sales tax increase Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Padua room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont.
Representing the position in favor of the tax will be Bob Bowcock, while Douglas Lyon will represent the opposition. For information call (909) 621-2079.
The city closed the comment period for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Village South Specific Plan in September and, according to a recent press release. The city reports that comments covered numerous areas of concern including the housing density, building scale, traffic and parking impacts, impact on resources and infrastructure, sustainability and historic preservation.
On Friday, September 6 around 3 p.m., a 13-year-old girl at El Roble Intermediate School, presumably on a dare, tried to open a door to a police cruiser. After that didn’t work, she climbed onto the hood of the police car and jumped up and down, Lt. Walters said. She was arrested on suspicion of vehicle tampering and taken to CPD jail, where she was later released into the custody of her parents.
See the Claremont Wilderness Park from land, air and helmet-cam! As part of the COURIER's Claremont park series, we wanted to produce a video that gives viewers a feel what it's like to travel the 5-mile loop road and then leave the route for a trail directly up the 3422-foot Potato Mountain. These images were shot on a warm evening an hour before sunset, a good time to avoid crowds because of the warm temperatures and the 7 p.m. closing time. What's obvious to see is how a diverse group of people use the park in so many different ways. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Search and Recue team, along with law enforcement personnel, conduct search dog training on Wednesday in Claremont. The search and recue team’s dog Dillon, an eight-year-old Labrador, was practicing the skills he uses in missing person cases by tracking a volunteer hiding somewhere in the Village. The dog is used for many different types of missing person cases, such a lost hiker or an Alzheimer’s patient who has wandered off. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A two-car collision resulted in a fire that caused havoc for motorists on the 210 freeway during the Monday morning commute.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. on the westbound lanes of the freeway east of the Mountain Avenue overpass in Claremont.
A 28-year-old Reseda woman driving a Chevrolet Colorado rear-ended a Mercedes GLA-250 as traffic slowed on the freeway. The Colorado caught fire, which spread to the Mercedes.
Photo by John Romero
The council will be hearing an appeal from the city’s community development department of a negative recommendation from the planning commission regarding accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, better known as “granny flats” or back houses.
A community kickoff event for the campaign to pass Measure CR is planned for Sunday, September 8, at Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., beginning at 2 p.m.
Measure CR is a local proposition on the November 5 ballot which, if passed, would increase the local sales by three-quarters of a percent.
California Highway Patrol and Claremont Police officers investigate the scene of a bus crash on Thursday at the corner of Towne Avenue and Scripps Drive in Claremont. According to authorities at the scene, a red Nissan heading south on Towne made a left hand turn that collided with the bus heading north. The bus was pushed off the roadway hitting a retaining wall. There were two special education students on board, but neither were injured according to a witness. Both drivers were transported to area hospitals. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A joint meeting between the city council and the CUSD board of education featured some fireworks over Measure CR and the La Puerta site.
The September 3 meeting, held once a year, signals the end of the month-long council recess as the city’s elected body gets back to work. The meeting’s agenda featured an update on a number of topics both bodies are working on.