A Los Angeles County firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water on a brush fire on Sunday in the hills above La Verne. Driven by moderate winds, the fire burned quickly in the neighborhood north of Base Line Road and east of Esperanza Drive. However, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from advancing toward homes on Broken Spur Road, Roughrider Road and Saddle Horn Lane in an unincorporated area of La Verne. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As Claremont School of Theology (CST) and Willamette University explore a possible merger, both sides are praising the other as a potential good fit.
CST announced the decision to look into the possibility of merging with the Salem, Oregon university with Methodist roots. A months-long process is needed to make sure both sides see a good fit for the future.
Around 50 Claremonters were on hand to give feedback on what they wanted to see in a proposed Village South development.
The meeting, which took place the morning of Saturday, July 15 at the Hughes Center, was orchestrated by the city and Sargent Town Planning to gauge what residents would expect in a future Village South Specific Plan.
“We’re here to hear what the ideas of the community are and how to put it in a plan,” Principal Planner Chris Veirs said at the beginning of the meeting.
Claremont McKenna College (CMC) issued sanctions to seven CMC students who blockaded a speech by conservative pundit Heather Mac Donald at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the college announced in a press release on July 17.
Three of the students involved were suspended for one year, two were suspended for one semester and two were placed on conduct probation.
We take you on a 30-second video trip up the popular Potato Mountain, a 3422 foot peak right in front of the San Gabriel Mountain range. The trail to the top has two access points, one from the Wilderness Park, the other from the Evey Canyon entrance off Mt. Baldy Road. The hike is strenuous, yet the payoff is fantastic with 360 degree views of the Southland. For decades, the Potato has also been a popular destination for teenagers to hang out. Be sure to bring plenty of water since the hike has little shade to get any relief from the summer heat. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Evelyn Edwards will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 29 with many of her family and friends gathered at the Claremont home where she has lived since 1961. Ms. Edwards was born in Halifax, Pennsylvania and moved to Claremont when her husband Morgan became a professor of homiletics in the newly established School of Theology. When asked about the secret of such a long life, she responded that she never thought about her age. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Library hosted veteran magician Jay Leslie for a children’s show on Wednesday, July 19, as part of the library’s weekly summer children’s’ programs. The show was a hit for both children and parents, being so well attended library staff had to turn some patrons away due to a lack of space in the performance room.
“It was very fun,” said Caleb VanBrunt, who Mr. Leslie called out of the audience to participate in the show. “It’s cool to just be the spotlight,” he added.
A Pomona man was arrested after a robbery at Memorial Park turned into a dangerous scuffle. The victim and his girlfriend arrived at the park around 5:50 p.m. to complete an online sale of a purple Supreme jacket worth about $480. The buyer, 19-year-old Brandon Roman, then put on the jacket and tried to flee.
There are so many fire roads in the hillsides around the Claremont Wilderness Park, some hikers and bikers will need a map just for simple excursions. Some created by man, others by Mother Nature, these trails are also critical for firefighting efforts throughout the year. With no rain in the foreseeable future, and high temperatures in the 90s, it's hot even when compared to a normal summer season. Claremont has encountered a small fire or two, but they were quickly controlled limiting damage to just a few acres. Looking for a place to cool off? The city now has a shuttle service to cool locations at some Claremont parks. Check out our link inside. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont-based nonprofit Shoes That Fit was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year during California Nonprofits Day in June.
Shoes That Fit was selected for the honor by Assemblyman Chris Holden, who characterized the group as an exceptional nonprofit organization in his community, according to a release.
Earlier in the meeting, the council was tasked with approving changes to the municipal code regarding powers and duties of the city’s architectural commission, police commission, traffic and transportation commission and the community and human services commission.
The proposed changes were initiated due to a desire to “more accurately describe existing policies” and to clarify confusion about commissioners’ duties.
The city of Claremont and the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority will host a series of community meetings to discuss the Gold Line project and to receive community input on the Claremont station and crossings.
Residents are invited to a meeting to learn the latest about the project’s timeline, public art and how to stay updated on Monday, July 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hughes Community Center.
According to the latest city manager’s report, Claremont police officers and staff are frequently asked by concerned residents, “What can I do to address the increased crime attributed to Assembly Bill 109, Proposition 47 and Proposition 57?”
The changes made by these laws have allowed violent and career criminals the opportunity to avoid either jail time or rehabilitative programs, the report says.
The council passed an agreement for accepting a gift of land from Pomona College, tabled proposed changes to the municipal code and approved condominium plans during a busy Tuesday night meeting.
The council passed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) allowing the eventual transfer of 463 acres in Evey Canyon, pictured in photo, from Pomona College to the city.