On Wednesday, October 15 a call about a possible vehicle theft resulted in the arrest of six people, but it had nothing to do with a stolen car. Amanda Maxwell, 34, had called police around 1 a.m., indicating that her car had been stolen from the parking lot at Hotel Claremont. When officers arrived and located the parked vehicle in the lot, they questioned Ms. Maxwell who admitted she’d smoked methamphetamine earlier in the day.
With the vote on Measure W fast approaching, Claremont voters continue to seek clarification on the ballot measure that would allow the city of Claremont to borrow up to $135 million in revenue bonds to finance the acquisition of the water system, currently owned and operated by Golden State Water Company.
On October 16, over one hundred of those voters, as well as Claremont City Council members, gathered at the Alexander Hughes Community Center for a two-hour forum presented by Active Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In a town as old as Claremont, there’s bound to be a ghost story or two—from Walter at Bridges Auditorium to reported hauntings at Some Crust Bakery—residents have shared their tales with local Girl Scouts, who recently retold the tales at their Village Ghost Walk.
Outfitted with glow-in-the-dark necklace, Girl Scouts from Troop 1094 escorted roughly 200 people on a 75-minute, family-friendly walking tour through the Village. Produced by the Scouts in association with Claremont Chamber Village Marketing Group, the sold-out ghost walk was so successful; organizers have already begun plans on next year’s walk.
Locals read the informational displays on Monday during a public meeting at Taylor Hall about the progress of the Claremont Hill Wilderness Park Master Plan. About 100 people came out to hear John Baas of consulting group MIG discuss goal and guiding principles for the plan. COURIER photo/Angela Bailey
A large flock of wild parrots descended on north Claremont over the weekend providing a very noisy but popular distraction. The birds were apparently feeding on seedpods and other flora in the area mostly in the early morning and late afternoon. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With the ongoing drought and a growing emphasis on sustainability, more and more people are opting to switch out water-heavy landscaping with native plants. But once you get them in the ground, how do you care for them?
You can find out on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to noon when Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens production manager Antonio Sanchez gives a workshop on how to care for native plants
The arraignment scheduled for Vanessa Antonia Tinoco, the Claremont High School cafeteria worker charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student, has been postponed until Monday, November 3.
The 33-year-old Pomona resident was arrested last week after someone who had become concerned about the interactions between Ms. Tinoco and the male student alerted school authorities. Claremont police determined that a crime had occurred and immediately took the lunch lady into custody
Tuesday night’s city council meeting was proof positive that water remains a constant concern for Claremont residents.
Following ceremonial matters on the council’s agenda, including the introduction of Architectural Commissioner Robert Perry and the recognition of Francine Baker for her many years of volunteer service as the city’s art coordinator, Mayor Joe Lyons opened up the room for public comment on items not listed on the agenda. Water dominated the discussion. C
As Claremont voters decide whether or not the city should be authorized to issue water revenue bonds up to $135 million to pay for the acquisition of the water system, the committees—both for and against Measure W—have been working overtime to parlay their message into a deciding vote in their favor. The committees’ efforts are noble, their messages clear and one thing is obvious, sharing that message with Claremont voters doesn’t come cheap.
It was a big-old love fest when the popular alternative rock band Weezer showed up at Rhino Records to sign copies of their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End.
The main event at the popular Claremont music emporium was a table where lead singer and guitarist Rivers Cuomo was stationed, armed with a Sharpie and bookended by bassist Scott Shriner and guitarist Brian Bell. Drummer Patrick Wilson was nowhere to be seen, and the guys—known for their catchy hooks and infectious harmonies—didn’t sing a note. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
Active Claremont will host a community forum on Measure W, Claremont’s water bond initiative, on Thursday, October 16 at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
A Claremont FLOW representative will present its case as to why Claremont residents should vote yes on the bond, and Donna Lowe from Claremont Affordable Water Advocates (CAWA) will present reasons to vote no. This is a good opportunity for those who have not made a decision to become better informed before casting their ballots in the general election on November 4.
There will be refreshments following a Q and A session. The meeting is open to the public.
Pilgrim Place, a senior community for those serving in religious or charitable organizations, has received the Claremont Colleges’ 2014 Community Partner of the Year Award.
The award is given annually to Claremont community members who contributed significantly during the past academic year to enhance relations with the seven Claremont Colleges and their students.
UPDATED: According to a news release from Claremont Police lieutenant Karlan Bennett a commercial burglary occurred Saturday at approximately 4 a.m. at Salon Luxe located at 937 W. Foothill Blvd in Claremont. A suspect smashed the glass front door of the business and stole cash, merchandise and a surveillance camera. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, wearing a LA Dodgers hat, black-rimmed glasses, gray shirt, blue jeans and dark gloves. The suspect’s left forearm is covered with tattoos and he also has what appeared to be a tattoo or scar on his right jaw line. There was no vehicle seen. Anyone with information on this crime can call Claremont Police at 399 5411.
In view of the haze-shrouded San Gabriel Mountains, President Barack Obama declared 346,117 acres of San Gabriel Mountains national forest land the nation’s newest national monument. The more than 540 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains – stretching from rugged areas of the Angeles National Forest to Telegraph Peak, north of Rancho Cucamonga – are now designated as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Judy Chu, right, spent one and a half years drafting a bill on the San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers, conducting stakeholder meetings and earning the support of the San Gabriel Council of Governments.