Indian Hill Boulevard is closed today, Wednesday, March 26, until 1 p.m. while school officials and police conduct the drunk driving program, Every 15 Minutes. Residents will see an increased police presence including fire and paramedic personnel, a coronor's van and a simulated traffic accident. The exercise is held annually at the high school in an effort to dissuade students from drinking and driving.
An armed robber remains at large after attacking a clerk at La West liquor store, located at 333 E. Arrow Highway, on Monday night. Equipped with a handgun, the suspect entered the business and demanded cash from the register, according to Claremont police. The clerk complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the business in an unknown direction. The robber is described as a Hispanic male, 22 to 27 years old, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
City officials are seeking community input for the creation of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Master Plan. A meeting will be held on Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Taylor Hall to hear local feedback addressing hillside usage, trail facilities, parking and environmental impacts. The water talk continues on Tuesday, March 25 with the Claremont City Council slated to take action on two significant issues surrounding the city’s potential water system acquisition. At 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., council members will discuss an environmental report evaluating the proposed water system acquisition.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) celebrated a major milestone with The Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion this week. At a topping out ceremony, the final steel beam for the new outpatient pavilion was installed, marking the completion of the steel work.
Once completed in January 2015, the new 55,000-square-foot Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion will include five outpatient surgery suites, 20 prep and recovery beds, physical therapy and rehabilitation services and pre-admission testing.
A police chase of burglary suspects came to a grisly end in Claremont on Sunday evening.
The pursuit began around 5:20 p.m. at a Target in Montclair, where a man was spotted leaving the store with two large TVs, according to a police statement. Officers followed in pursuit as the man got into a 2004 green Honda Accord driven by a female. The driver headed onto the 10 freeway heading west at a high rate of speed. The pursuit came to an end off the Indian Hill Boulevard exit when the Honda collided with three other vehicles on the exit ramp. The male robbery suspect was ejected from the backseat of the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Southern California haze and smog are frowned upon for us living in Claremont, but it can help mute a bright sunset in order to take many unique photos of the setting sun. Such was the case here, where this photo was taken from the Mountain Avenue overpass in Claremont, yet shows details of the next exit east over a mile away past Towne Avenue. Weather in Claremont for the week will stay cool, with highs in the 60s and lows around 50. Be sure to check out our week in photos slideshow. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
One of the Rotary Club of Claremont’s goals this year was to identify and complete a new service project. Under the leadership of project co-chairs Charles Carpenter and Al Herrlinger, a committee was formed to research potential service projects. AbilityFirst eagerly embraced Rotary’s offer to help.
AbilityFirst in Claremont provides programs for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities
Officials from the cities of Claremont, La Verne, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas gathered at the Old School House complex Friday morning to welcome Assemblyman Chris Holden and representatives to his new permanent office at 415 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 124.
This is the second office for the assemblyman of the 41st district. With his first office established in Pasadena, the legislator made the choice for a second location in Claremont in order to be more readily available and transparent to the district’s easternmost portion, he shared.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Bardot, a chic new Village eatery, opened its doors on the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues for the first time this week. The new business replaces the longstanding Harvard Square cafe, which closed in 2012.
The beloved bistro might be a part of the city’s past, but a couple of the restaurant’s familiar faces have returned to revitalize the popular Claremont corner spot.
While Harvard Square’s famed front patio still remains, Bardot is a far cry from the old establishment.
Joe Lyons is not one to say no. The lifelong proponent of volunteerism admits it’s a characteristic that sometimes gets him into trouble as he piles on new and challenging duties. His latest volunteer position, however, is a welcome addition to his full schedule as he takes on the title of Claremont mayor for 2014-2015.
With that role comes heightened responsibility. Staying true to his style, however, the council member has hit the ground running
Between a gun scare and a controversial incident involving the Confederate flag, Claremont High School has had a difficult week.
On Wednesday, graffiti was found scrawled in a boys restroom in the 800 quad of the CHS campus indicating that a student planned to bring a gun to school the following day. The threat did not target a particular student or group of students, nor were any faculty or staff members mentioned.
The Claremont Police Department has determined that the graffiti does not represent a credible threat. Given today’s heightened wariness of school violence, however, the situation has received significant media attention.
There is still nearly a week left to participate in Shoes That Fit’s Spring Campaign. The annual event is aimed at brightening springtime for children in need by providing them with desperately needed new shoes along with other goodies.
If you’re interested in becoming a “Springtime Buddy,” here’s how it works. Stop by a participating local business and pick up a tote bag featuring a kid’s gender, and shoe size. Then, fill the tote with a pair of new athletic shoes along with socks and plenty of treats. Then, return the tote before Friday, March 28.
The weekend’s weather served as the perfect setting for the team from Claremont’s I Like Pie Bakeshop, who dished out sweet treats amid sunny skies at the newly popular second annual Pie Festival.
The crowds arrived at the Claremont Depot on Saturday with their sunscreen and hunger in tow to enjoy a day’s worth of activities that included a pie baking contest, apron parade, face painting and, of course, the famous pie eating contest.
“The inspiration for the Pie Festival came as soon as I knew that I wanted to open a pie shop in town,” bakeshop owner Annika Corbin said. “Claremont embraces the old and the new, which is exactly what the pie festival is all about." COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Claremont resident is out over $6,000 from an elaborate fraud scheme. Troubles began when the local received a phone call from an individual who claimed to be from the IRS and requested the resident pay back taxes worth $6,137. The victim followed the supposed IRS officer’s directions, purchasing a series of prepaid debit cards to pay off the “debt.”