Bre Jelsma photographs her three-month-old daughter Isla with Santa Claus on Friday during the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. The celebration was held a couple of weeks earlier this year which had some folks scratching their heads, nonetheless much fun was had with music, candy, Santa and of course the tree lighting. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Kris and Krista Meyer, center, embrace as they listen to a friend’s recollection of their son during a vigil for Taylor Meyer on Friday in Claremont. Taylor Meyer was slain while vacationing in Mexico last week. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Purpose Church, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Taylor Meyer is being remembered as a hard worker who touched the lives of everyone he met.
The Claremont native and Hermosa Beach resident was killed last Friday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, according to local news reports.
Taylor, 27, was visiting the resort city to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. He was found stabbed in the chest at a park about 10 minutes from the bar where he was last seen.
Claremont’s place in the Gold Line plans might be less certain than previously thought.
The Gold Line Construction Authority revealed Monday that due to higher-than-expected costs, the project will balloon by $570 million to an overall cost of $2.1 billion.
Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian told the Claremont city council on Tuesday evening that the news was the culmination of unfavorable market conditions, including higher steel tariffs and more.
Claremont city staff is exploring the possibility of instituting paid parking in the Village.
The proposal was set forth by the city at the October 22 Future Financial Opportunities Committee in a presentation by City Manager Tara Schultz and Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor. The presentation to the committee highlights that it could generate around $3 million a year for the city.
The city says the plan is in response to complaints about parking congestion in the Village.
So far, so good for Claremont Unified School District’s capitol projects funded through? Measure G. Work completed and underway has thus far come at or under budget, said Rick Cota, CUSD executive director of facilities and project management.
“We’re about a third of the way through, and we’ve been able to come in at budget when it comes to the bidding process,” Mr. Cota said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The officer smashed the car’s window and tried to Taser the suspect, but the suspect took off, traveling south on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard until he collided with a Chevy Suburban at Oak Park Drive.
El Roble Intermediate School physical education teacher Chris Molloy marks student’s hands as they complete each lap on Tuesday during the school’s annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. The event is in its tenth year with students soliciting donations from family and friends to fund improvements and maintenance for El Roble’s fitness lab. According to fellow PE teacher Debbie Foster, Mr. Molloy’s classes have raised the most money each year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The margin narrowed again Tuesday between candidates Zach Courser and Ed Reece in the Claremont City Council race.
According to the LA County Registrar-Recorder, just 44 votes separate Mr. Courser and Mr. Reece for the third-place spot. According to Claremont city clerk Shelley Desautels, there are 990 ballots left to tally for Claremont. Those final votes should be posted on Friday, November 16 between 4 and 5 p.m. at lavote.net. Ms. Desautels, in an email, stated that the county didn’t indicate what number of votes remaining were provisional and how many were vote by mail.
The Claremont public library will move back to the Village on Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. The newly-renovated library will reopen at 208 N. Harvard Ave. after being at its temporary location, the Hughes Center, for many months.
Library patrons are invited to enjoy programming throughout the day for kids, teens and adults. The library project included renovations to the public restrooms, adult area and circulation area, the installation of a new HVAC system and a new gender-neutral/family restroom.
The city of Claremont will host its holiday promenade and tree lighting ceremony this Friday, November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Village. Downtown businesses will participate as holiday “cheer stops” by providing holiday treats.
Elaine Molina, left, Rose Ash and Jessica Chiriboga wave goodbye to members of Westboro Baptist Church following their protest at Pomona College Monday morning. The controversial group, which has protested at military funerals, held two rallies in Claremont, the one at Pomona and an earlier one at Claremont High School. The students, faculty and staff of Pomona College held a private event they called a “celebrating diversity gathering,” as opposed to confronting the group. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Newly relocated from Alaska, retired Army Colonel Richard D. Anthony salutes during the playing of Taps on Sunday during the annual Veterans Day observance in Memorial Park. The brief ceremony included a flag raising ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 407, remarks from local officials, a short speech by US Navy Quartermaster Ned Mason and patriotic music from the Claremont High School marching band. During his remarks, Claremont Mayor Opanyi introduced his father in law, Colonel Anthony, who has just moved into Claremont Place with his wife Betty Lou. Mayor Nasiali also noted that his Veterans Day speech was likely his last public duty in over 16 years serving the city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Iowa resident and volunteer worker Renee Rockwell chats with Pilgrim Place resident Mavis Streyffeler as they take a break from the hard work of putting on the Festival at Pilgrim Place on Friday. The festival continues on Saturday with crafts, music, food and, of course, many fine items for sale. Hours are 10a.m. to 4 p.m. but get there early for the best deals. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff