When I have the initial consultation with a new client looking to purchase a home, they will often ask questions related to how difficult it is to obtain financing “these days.” The fact is, financing isn’t as difficult to obtain as one might think.
Back during the mortgage meltdown in 2007 and 2008, lending guidelines became extremely strict—or at least more strict than completely lax, which they had been for years.
An admitted drunk driver hit a parked car, injuring the passenger in her vehicle.
Claremont resident Natalie Fordyce, 24, was driving south on Claremont Boulevard from Ninth Street around 1:24 a.m. when the car drifted to the right and struck a grey Ford Escape that was parked on the west curb at Sixth Street.
There’s nothing quite like a tranquil outdoor space to escape from the chaos of everyday life. With its canopy of trees and water feature, Sharon Bentley’s garden is the epitome of serenity and was recently chosen as one of six gardens showcased in the “Claremont Eclectic” garden tour offered by Sustainable Claremont and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Here's a special look at one of the many gardens profiled in our Claremont LIVING special section Friday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The construction on Pomona College’s new 75,000 square-foot Millikan Science Hall, at the corner of College Avenue and Sixth Street, is ahead of schedule, with the building slated to open in summer 2015. Destined to become an area landmark, the project was originally scheduled to open in October and will house the astronomy, mathematics and physics departments. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Pilgrim Place continues its Centennial Anniversary Celebration with a performance by the Pilgrim Place Chorale entitled “Gather Up the Years.” The event will be held at the Claremont United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m.
The 45-member Chorale, directed by Pilgrim Place resident Donna Danielson, will perform a selection of anthems and hymns celebrating the centennial
Claremont residents may not know something many commuters already know. In preparation for a new housing development at Towne Ave and Base Line Road, intersection updates have shrunk Base Line down to one lane in each direction for the next couple of weeks. The traffic pattern may be different, but drivers can access both streets with a little extra work. The work is for the future site of Meadow Park, a brand-new 95-unit attached community by William Lyon Homes. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The city has reviewed its sanitation and street sweeping fees and determined it is necessary to increase rates for sanitation and street sweeping to maintain operations and vehicle replacements.
A notice advising property owners of the proposed increases was sent to all Claremont property owners and current customers the week of April 6.
The Children’s Foundation of America, a foster care nonprofit, will be hosting a fundraising event for Child Abuse Prevention Month called “Fostering Style,” a one-day pop-up shop where attendees can shop for gently-used, higher-end clothing and accessories.
“Fostering Style” will take place at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To see Oscar-nominated short films, look no further than this year’s Claremont 5 Second Film Festival on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre, hosted by the Claremont Community College, which sponsors educational and cultural activities.
This year, festival organizers have added an additional night to precede the event, focusing on music and film
In his first children’s book, Joel Harper asked kids to follow trash from local storm drains All the Way to the Ocean, learning how littering can harm marine life.
By the end of the story, the young protagonists and their classmates clean up their neighborhood, making sure junk like plastic bags, fast food wrappers and cigarette butts don’t make their way to waterways. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police arrested 29-year-old Ryan Coon, a transient who recently came to California from Nevada, on Saturday, April 18 after Mr. Coon burglarized a home on the 300 block of West Harrison Drive.
At about 7:14 p.m., a witness saw a residential burglary in progress and then chased the suspect. Nearby residents who witnessed the chase called 9-1-1. Mr. Coon was seen running through rear yards in the 400 block of West Sixth Street.
With the ongoing drought and escalating water costs, more and more people are opting to substitute water-wise plants for thirsty ones. In many cases, they are choosing as replacements native plants, the kind that have grown in the area for time untold.
Here in Claremont, using plants that reflect the local chaparral ecosystem—most of which thrive in full sun and dry rocky soil—can help residents establish a sense of place.
Prom can be high school’s most storied night. A sea of girls in fancy dresses and their sharply dressed dates, dancing the night away and creating a memory that will last a lifetime.
For many Claremont High School parents, however, financial challenges and family circumstances may prevent them from making that dream a reality.
The Rotary Club of Claremont will hold its 16th annual Taste of Claremont event on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Building on First Street and Mills Avenue.
This is Claremont Rotary’s pinnacle funding event and one of Claremont’s premier community events