The Claremont Post Office is looking a little worse for the wear. For some time now, the drought has taken its toll on the City of Trees. However, seeing nature’s crushing effect on a governmental building, seemingly exacerbated by lack of maintenance, has left some residents scratching their heads.
Claremont police arrested Colton resident Daniel Negrete, 18, for commercial burglary after his involvement in incidents at Kazama Sushi and Casa Moreno in Claremont last week. Mr. Negrete later posted bond and was released. Detectives are currently working to locate the other three suspects in this case.
With the nomination period closed for the Claremont City Council election, eight candidates have qualified and will vie for two open seats this March.
Incumbents Larry Schroeder and Corey Calaycay will face six challengers—Anthony Grynchal, Zachary Courser, Abraham Prattella, Michael Keenan, Korey Johnson and Murray G. Monroe.
Jason Procsal would most likely still be on the street if it weren’t for CHAP. He was one of the lucky ones—he was quickly admitted into the program and given an opportunity to continue school while he was given shelter. Now he’s a college graduate and already looking forward to grad school.
The Architectural Commission pored over the site plans for the new location of Renwick House on November 30. The house is scheduled to be moved across the street to make room for the Pomona College Museum of Art.
One of Em Bohlka’s many defining qualities was her willingness to go out of her way to help people. It was a trait recounted again and again by friends and family who knew her best. Ms. Bohlka was one of the 36 people who lost their lives in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire on December 2. She was remembered as a kind, thoughtful and hilarious soul who was just embarking on a new chapter in her life.
Gabrielle Starr, a highly regarded scholar of English literature whose work reaches across neuroscience and the arts, has been selected as the 10th president of Pomona College, the college announced Thursday.
As dean of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Ms. Starr leads NYU's 7,000-student undergraduate liberal arts college, oversees its $130 million budget and coordinates the undergraduate experience.
Claremont is fighting back and urging the court to overturn its tentative decision against the water takeover.
The city’s legal representatives have accused the court of multiple errors in judgment in their 79-page rebuttal to LA Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin’s tentative decision.
The decision, handed down on November 10, ruled in Golden State Water Company’s (GSW) favor and rejected the city’s claim of eminent domain over the Claremont water system.
Walking into Some Crust is like walking into a time capsule. The old walls are full of stories of Claremont’s past and present as the floor fills with people shuffling in to get their morning coffee and pastries. Many Claremonters are familiar with this city institution, and have grown up along with it. “I’ve got kids working for me now who used to come in as toddlers,” Larry Feemster, who bought the bakery in 1997, he said.
Plans for the Pomona College Museum of Art are continuing to move along.
The Claremont Architectural Commission pored over the site plans for the proposed new location of Renwick House on November 30. The house is scheduled to be moved across the street to make room for the upcoming museum.
Claremont voters will have an election this March after a third candidate qualified this week. Anthony Grynchal has officially entered the race.
Mr. Grynchal, who also goes by “Mr. Claremont,” a moniker he had formally trademarked in 2014, is a real estate associate with Re/Max Champions in Upland.
“Claremont is my hometown,” Mr. Grynchal said. “My fiancée and I just bought our dream home here. I love Claremont but, more importantly, I love the people.”
The On the Same Page committee of the Friends of the Claremont Library is sponsoring a community gathering to talk about the world of immigrant children. “They arrive in America, often facing a mystifying new language, wondrous new foods and a dizzying array of new traditions,” a press release stated. Author Firoozeh Dumas writes about such experiences in her book, Funny in Farsi.