The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition between 22 cities to reduce their carbon footprints. The winning city will get the largest share of $150,000 for sustainability projects. And if you help Claremont earn points, you may also win.
A panel of statewide leaders from each level of higher education—community colleges, California State Universities and the University of California systems—will be speakers on a panel discussing “Is California Higher Education Working?” sponsored by the Claremont Area League of Women Voters at their “Food for Thought” public meeting. The meeting will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Padua Room at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $20. To confirm attendance and pay, visit eventbrite.com/lwvclaremont or simply pay at the door.
A San Diego man fell to his death while hiking in the Mt. Baldy area Saturday afternoon—the third fatality on the mountain within the month and the second on the Devil’s Backbone trail.
The 45-year-old man, who has not been identified pending next of kin notification, was hiking with a friend on the Devil’s Backbone trail when he slipped and fell around 1:14 p.m., according to a release from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.
Construction on the 95-unit townhome project on Base Line Road and Towne Avenue has been halted. The developer, William Lyon Homes, broke ground on the project in early 2015 and had nearly completed two showcase homes.
Construction at the site has been limited or absent in recent weeks. According to Brian Desatnik, development director for the city of Claremont, the homebuilders had recently indicated they were going to temporarily suspend construction. Be sure to see our aerial video inside. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Whole Foods is promoting its new store in Claremont. But the proposed market on Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue is not quite what it seems.
In a press release titled “365 by Whole Foods Market Announces Five New Store Locations,” sent out on February 10, 2016, the grocery chain proclaimed that five new 365 by Whole Foods Market stores would open with three locations in California—Concord, Claremont and Los Alamitos.
Michael J. Fox spoke to a full house at Bridges Auditorium last Friday about life, before and after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The celebrated actor learned he had Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder that affects the brain cells responsible for planning and controlling body movement, when he was 29
Claremont plays host to many noteworthy people, but rarely does a foreign head of state grab a burger in the City of Trees.
That all changed on Sunday when the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, made a quick stop to fill up on some great American burger goodness at Eureka Burger at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 14.
You’d think Claremont, with its artsy crowd and all those PhDs competing with the trees, would have a store specializing in new books.
Instead, bibliophiles have long had to content themselves with the vibrant—but distinctly catch-as-catch-can—selection of used books at the Claremont Forum’s Prison Library Bookstore.
With near record breaking heat and clear skies from windy Santa Ana weather, there was plenty of room left over to view this colorful California sunset from 350 feet over Base Line Road Sunday. Claremont's weather will remain hot and very un-El Nino like. With the exception of Thursday which could be cooler and rainy, highs for the week will be in the 80s, with low temperatures in the 50s. There are no storms headed towards Claremont in the 14-day forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Crews work on multiple projects on Base Line Road adjacent to Monte Vista Avenue, Tuesday morning in Claremont. The work forced the closure of Base Line from Kemper to the 210 Freeway, however traffic on Monte Vista was open. The road will be altered in anticipation of additional traffic in the area as development continues both in Claremont and in neighboring Upland. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
What was initially identified as a Claremont Whole Foods grocery store in a proposed commercial development on Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue is not quite what it seems.
According to TR Gregory of GPI Companies, the project will straddle the city and county line, with Upland and Claremont sharing jurisdiction and tax revenues. Details on the tax agreement between the cities and counties has not been released, he said.
A would-be robber pulled a knife on two Keck Graduate Institute students as they were walking on campus late Thursday evening.
The incident happened at the campus at approximately 11:50 p.m., when the knife-wielding suspect wearing a black mask or a scarf approached the students and demanded money, according to Lt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
Construction will temporarily shut down the intersection of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue next week.
The work will begin Tuesday, February 16 and is expected to be completed by Friday, February 19.
The construction will include replacing the traffic signals for westbound/eastbound traffic, creation of an additional left turn pocket for westbound cars turning south on Monte Vista and pavement resurfacing/re-striping.
Mayor Corey Calaycay presented a positive message during the annual State of the City address at the DoubleTree Hotel Tuesday morning.
The address highlighted the achievements of the city in the past year and outlined the challenges facing Claremont in the year ahead.
“The city of Claremont is in great shape,” Mr. Calaycay said.