The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be training and clearing brush in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park in anticipation of fire season. The park will be closed to the public Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 in the mornings and will reopen to the public at 1 p.m. each day.
Squeakin’ Wheels and Ellen Harper perform on the Oak Tree Stage Saturday afternoon during the 32nd Claremont Folk Festival at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Beside all the great music the festival featured storytelling musical workshops, environmental art and food booths. COURIER photo/Vickie Rosenberg
Claremont citizens crowded a multipurpose room at El Roble Intermediate School on Thursday to hear Golden State Water’s Ben Lewis speak about new water restrictions in the city. Mr. Lewis gave a brief presentation and then took questions from the audience most of which were about increased water costs due to the drought. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sometime between May 29 at 8:30 p.m. and May 30 at about 7 a.m. unknown suspects smashed the front glass door of Bikram’s Yoga, 150 W. San Jose Ave., with a rock. The suspects entered the business and stole the cash drawer, which contained a small amount of money.
Credit cards belonging to a business located in the 400 block of West Foothill Boulevard were stolen on May 27. The suspects tried to use the stolen credit cards at two separate gas stations in the city of Pomona. A dark-colored SUV and a white pickup truck were seen on surveillance cameras arriving together at one of the gas stations. A female was seen exiting the white truck and she attempted to use the stolen credit cards at the gas station.
Golden Future Expos will host 2015 Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo, a power-up day for people to get out and socialize, on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors will have access to health resources and may shop for products and services.
Claremonters will be forced to dip into their wallets as the city council adopts an ordinance increasing sanitation and street sweeping rates effective July 1. Sanitation rates for trash and recycling services will increase by three percent, or 61 cents to 93 cents per month for an average residential customer. A single-family residence with one 35-gallon refuse container, one 90-gallon recycling container and one 90-gallon green waste container will now pay $21.04.
On Wednesday, May 20 Claremont police arrested a Pomona man with some sweet karate moves following a foot chase. Officers responded to the Chevron/McDonalds after receiving a call of two men arguing and doing karate in the parking lot around 8:30 p.m. Police made contact with Harvey Millender who admitted he was involved in a confrontation and took off running.
The Women’s Club of Claremont celebrates 95 years in the community and will be hosting a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” event on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Come and enjoy a fashion show, boutique shopping, mimosas and food as well as an opportunity to win raffled prizes during the event.
A four-day global conference titled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” will be held on Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7 at Bridges Auditorium. The event runs all day each day, beginning at 9 a.m.
This inaugural event of the Pando Populus organization will feature up to 1,000 presenters in over 80 areas of specialty.
It was a fun-filled night at El Roble Tuesday night when the Claremont High School Instrumental Music Department, including violinist Tom Choi, played their annual spring concert in front of over 150 parents, friends and music lovers. The concert was directed by Melanie Riley-Gonzalez and included a wide variety of music from different groups of musicians. Next up will be the CHS instrumental music awards banquet, honoring the top performers of the year at Taylor Hall on May 31. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
The dance for ownership of the Claremont water system continued at Tuesday night’s city council meeting with the city transmitting an updated offer to Golden State Water Company to purchase its system and assets for $56,335,000. This is the third appraisal and offer made to the private, investor-owned company that serves water to residents and business owners in Claremont.