During public comment, a local resident offered a large reward for his cat, who has been missing for more than a year.
Lee Glassman implored the council and those in attendance for help, and said he had successfully sued his “nemesis” and was granted $500 from a judge. The money will be used as a reward to get the cat, named, Callie, back.
“I’d love my baby back, I haven’t seen her in a year and a half,” he said.
City Manager Tara Schultz announced the city will be getting $7 million in grant money to cover a sizeable chunk of the upcoming Foothill Boulevard improvement project.
The grant, which is provided by money from SB1, better known as the gas tax, will go toward the project to beautify Claremont’s main east-west corridor.
The community is invited to the Friends of the Claremont Library annual end-of-the-year celebration of more than 60 years of assistance to the Claremont Library.
The gathering takes place on Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Claremont United Church of Christ Louise Roberts room, 233 W. Harrison Ave.
American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 Commander Allen Rodriguez salutes the American flag during Claremont’s Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at Oak Park Cemetery. The American Legion with the City of Claremont and the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery sponsored the 45-minute event. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police arrested Joseph Cassani 33, and Ericka Klenk, 25, on charges of cultivation of marijuana after discovering approximately 500 live plants in a home on the 1600 block of Clemson Ave. in Claremont.
The Claremont city council approved a grant application from Cal Fire, part of which involves a composting area north of Oak Park Cemetery.
The council voted unanimously to approve the application, which needed their approval for final consideration and funding from the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, according to the city.
It’s back to the drawing board for the Hampton Inn along the 10 freeway.
The Claremont architectural commission heard preliminary plans to renovate the current Knight’s Inn at the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue on May 9.
The hotel’s design, part of the Southwest San Jose Specific Plan, is a departure from the previous reimagining of the site—instead of a building reminiscent of other Hampton Inns.
On Saturday, May 19 two burglars were arrested after they apparently returned to the scene of the crime. On Saturday at around 7:45 p.m., the two alleged burglars, 24-year-old Pedro Rodriguez of Ontario and 23-year-old Alexis Perera, used a rock to smash a rear sliding glass door of a home on the 900 block of Brigham Young Drive. They reportedly stole jewelry and purses before fleeing the scene in a gray Mazda 6.
The Claremont area has been center stage for classic June gloom type conditions with clouds, drizzle and rain most of the day. The temperature will eventually increase to around 70 degrees later in the afternoon, with a mix of clouds and sun. Such was the case around the Base Line Road exit for the 210 freeway Monday, as sunshine and shade dotted the landscape. In the background on the other side of the freeway, is the new Whole Foods 365 shopping center nearing completion. The store will officially open on Thursday, May 30. Claremont's weather will have below normal temperatures all this week, with highs around 70 and lows in the 50s. Clouds will rule the day, also including light rain north closer to the mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with the Claremont Police Department at a “Pancakes with a Cop” event on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stop by Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., for free pancakes, juice, coffee and conversation and to see police vehicles on display and games for the kids.
The city announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community-Based Organization grant program at the May 8 city council meeting.
The grants provide financial assistance from the city to nonprofit agencies that “deliver critical services to Claremont residents,” according to Human Services Director Anne Turner.
The CBO grants are separated into two categories—general services and homeless services.
A Los Angeles County Firehelicopter passes a hotshot crew during wildfire training on Tuesday at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The drill simulated a fire in a canyon and the crews were working to build a fire line to protect houses. They also practiced how to respond if one of their own was injured and needed evacuation. Tuesday’s training was a joint operation between LA County Fire, La Verne Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire and the US Department of Forestry. The training will continue Wednesday and Thursday with the same drill but different crews. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff