During a special Wednesday evening meeting, the Claremont Planning Commission unanimously elected K.M. Williamson as its new chair and approved two future businesses.
Ms. Williamson will spearhead the team during what could be an active 2015, including a possible new hotel built on San Jose Street and Indian Hill Boulevard.
On the agenda for the upcoming Claremont City Council on Tuesday, September 22 will be a follow-up on La Verne’s exploration into a partnership with the city to take over the water system, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
The La Verne City Council will approve the tentative agreement during their meeting on September 21.
Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley are set to join in the seventh annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” on Sunday, September 20 beginning at 4 p.m. at the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Garey Avenue, just south of Foothill Boulevard in Pomona.
The driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche removes part of the bumper of a ServPro van that hit the rear of her vehicle Tuesday in Claremont. The driver of the van was crossing Claremont Boulevard and apparently failed to yield to the Avalanche. There were no injuries in the collision, which may have been partly linked to the morning rain storm. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A suspect smashed a window of a T-Mobile store early Tuesday morning and made off with a number of mobile phones that were on display. Claremont police responded to the store at 4:18 a.m. after an alarm was triggered at the business, located at 416 Auto Center Drive, according to Lt. Walters of the Claremont Police Department.
Claremont Police Department detectives are searching for a suspect who entered the “Employees Only” rooms of both AM/PM on East Foothill Boulevard and A La Minute on West First Street during regular business hours and stole employees’ belongings on August 1 and again on September 3.
The city of Claremont and Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan consultants MIG will host a community meeting to discuss the draft master plan on Monday, September 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Taylor Hall, located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
The Claremont Museum of Art will hold its fall gala, All Aboard for Art, on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Against the backdrop of the historic Claremont Depot, guests can enjoy an evening of art and entertainment by the Jazz Doctors, accompanied by wine and food by Spaggi’s. The event, benefiting the Claremont Museum of Art’s education programs, will include a silent and live auction of art objects by Jean Ames, Lucette Bourdin, Harrison McIntosh, Chris Toovey, Maureen Wheeler and Milford Zornes.
The drought continues to take its toll on the City of Trees as the surrounding leafscape begins to look more like a branchscape.
In an effort to revive and preserve the city’s ailing urban forest, Claremont City Council took action on Tuesday night and considered a series of six recommendations presented by Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor, which they passed, in memory of the late Linda Heilpern. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police officers responded to King Kong Sushi, located at 300 N. Indian Hill Blvd., and Full Of Life, located at 333 W. Bonita Ave, to find both businesses had smashed rear glass doors at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 13.
According to police, the suspect— described as a male, standing approximately 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-feet tall with a thin build—fled with currency. The unknown suspect was seen on video surveillance and, at the time of the crime, was wearing a light colored t-shirt and dark pants with a thick stripe down both pant legs. He was also wearing gloves and a t-shirt over his head and face.
Claremont police arrested a man on Friday for allegedly stealing jewelry and attempting to snatch a woman’s purse.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Carlos Aguilar of Pomona, entered a Chico’s on the 100 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard around 8:04 p.m. and made off with several pieces of jewelry, according to Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department.
Reminiscent of November 2014, Claremont residents will once again be called to the polls as the city places a measure on the ballot asking them to approve a parcel tax to fund a new $50 million public safety facility. Similar to Measure W, the measure will require a two-thirds approval by local voters on November 3.
On Tuesday, September 1 an Internet predator taking on the persona of a Claremont resident is wanted by police after luring a Santa Clarita teen into an online relationship. According to Detective Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, an unknown female has been impersonating a 19-year-old woman from Claremont by using her personal information and photos from various social media forums for several months.
Claremont is a community that recognizes its trees as one of the city’s most valuable public resources, and preserving this urban forest is one of residents’ highest priorities.
With over 24,000 city street and park trees valued at more than $84 million, the community forest not only adds to property values but provides environmental benefits.