Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder is running for re-election to the Claremont City Council. A member of the council since 2009, he is banking on his decades of experience in the public sector to guide Claremont to the completion of a number of city projects. This is the third installment of profiles on each of the candidates running for Claremont City Council in March.
He’s been at it nearly 20 years, but Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen is just getting started.
The Claremont writer’s first chronological collection of columns was released earlier this week through local imprint Pelekinesis. It features dozens of articles penned for the Bulletin from 1997 through 2000 and is available locally at Rhino Records and Barbara Cheatley’s.
The book, Getting Started, is rife with humor of every ilk, from anecdotal to satiric and from deadpan to gallows. Take a column written during a September 2000 heat wave that had brow-mopping grumps complaining it was “hotter than Hades.”
On Tuesday, January 10 four alleged squatters were removed from a home in north Claremont. The eviction occurred around 10:15 a.m. at the home on the 200 block of Independence Drive, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Officers found a butane honey oil lab used to extract THC from marijuana inside the home.
The murder case against a Claremont boy has been transferred to juvenile court, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
The case was transferred during a pre-preliminary hearing on January 11. The boy was initially charged as an adult, and is currently being held at Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Facility in Downey.
Guests at a special Restaurant Week party photograph a plate of blue corn quesadillas on Tuesday at Casa 425 in the Claremont Village. The group of food bloggers tasted and reported on food available throughout Claremont during Restaurant Week which runs through January 29th. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sustainable Claremont and the city have scheduled the final phase of planting at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park for Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will plant additional trees and shrubs on the west side of Mills Avenue, across from the south parking lot.
The Energy Network and the Claremont Energy Challenge will co-present “Home Energy Tours: Home Upgrade in Claremont” to help homeowners see first-hand how homes can become energy efficient and offset the cost of upgrades with statewide rebates.
An open house, scheduled for Saturday, January 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., provides community members an opportunity to walk through a one-story Claremont home built in 1966 to see recently upgrades using statewide rebates and incentives through the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program.
The nearly three-week process of tearing down the cottages on the corner of Bonita and College Avenues is nearly complete as worker have removed two completely and gutted the other two. The work is the first step in preparing the site for the future Pomona College Museum of Art. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The businesses along Foothill Boulevard have seen some turnover in recent years, but don’t expect El Ranchero to go anywhere soon.
“At this point, there’s no retirement,” owner Jose Haro, 49, said. “My plan is to stay here as long as I can.
This is good news for fans of the restaurant, which for more than 20 years has provided Claremont with an oasis of affordable Mexican food. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Police are looking for “hot prowl” burglars who broke into three different Claremont homes within two days.
The first break-in occurred on the 100 block of Cleary Court on January 12 at 9:30 p.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. The burglars entered the home by breaking a downstairs window. The resident, who was home at the time, heard glass breaking and saw flashlights downstairs. The resident called out to the burglars, who fled the scene.
Claremont police officers arrived around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 to Jax Bicycle Center at 217 W. First St. for a burglary alarm and discovered that someone had forced open the locked front door.
Upon review of video surveillance, police discovered that the suspect kicked open the front door, stole a black mountain bicycle and fled with the bicycle southbound across First Street. The suspect was in and out of the store in about 30 seconds.
A government professor at Claremont McKenna College, Zachary Courser has also been a member of the Traffic and Transportation Commission since 2014, where he spearheaded an effort to look into creating a quiet zone on railroads through Claremont.
The COURIER will provide features stories on all eight candidates leading up to the Tuesday, March 7 general election.