After an uproar from residents at a recent planning commission meeting, Claremont officials assert a 60-foot freeway sign is no longer being considered at Towne Avenue and Base Line Road.
While the city may decide to rezone the southeast corner of the busy freeway intersection at a future undetermined date, City Manager Tony Ramos assured residents, who vocalized their concerns again at the Tuesday night city council meeting, that a large freeway sign was no longer in the plans.
Claremont police investigate the scene where a driver crashed through the plate glass window of an empty business on Monday in Claremont. According to police on the scene, a solo driver was attempting to park in front of a business at 1420 N. Claremont Boulevard when the car lurched forward, jumped the curb and came to rest fully inside the vacant office. There were no injuries. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Village is gearing up for the city’s annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 31, providing tricks and treats as well as free games and entertainment for the whole family.
Over 40 Village businesses, marked with balloons and a special poster, will be handing out free goodies to trick-or-treaters from 3 to 5 p.m. Other festivities, taking place at the Claremont Depot, include free games and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. a dog costume contest at 5 p.m., a wildlife presentation at 5:30 p.m. and a children’s costume contest at 6:30 p.m.
Although Tyler Tinajero was named Claremont High School homecoming king, that didn't stop everyone from having fun during a ceremony and parade at Memorial Park. The naming of the king was the first of several traditional homecoming events including the football game and the naming of the homecoming queen. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Safeco Insurance has donated $5,000 to the Be Perfect Foundation on behalf of Hal Hargrave Jr. and Brad Kessler, president at Kessler Alair Insurance Services, Inc. in Upland, who nominated Mr. Hargrave for the award.
Mr. Hargrave is one of 16 community hero award winners selected from across the country by Safeco Insurance to be entered to win an additional $10,000 in an online voting event.
“Hargrave makes our community better and inspires others to get involved,” Mr. Kessler said.
A hundred years after his death, Mark Twain is alive and well and taking up residence in the Inland Empire.
With the aid of two makeup artists and a fake mustache, renowned actor Val Kilmer resurrects the great American storyteller in his one-man show, Citizen Twain, set to hit the Chaffey High School stage November 8, 9 and 10.
Like the man he portrays in his latest production—which took him three years to write—Mr. Kilmer has worn many hats in his illustrious career. None have been more intriguing to him than that of the satirical author he currently brings to life.
“You think of Mark Twain as only a writer. That’s what gets all the attention in the five minutes he gets in grade school,” Mr. Kilmer said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
City officials have indefinitely delayed discussion of a proposed 60-foot retail sign for the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
Instead, Claremont residents took it upon themselves to jump-start the public discussion. Ten residents took to the council chamber’s podium during Tuesday night’s public comment period to voice their disapproval of the city’s disregard of the longstanding sign ordinance, which states that freeway signs are not allowed to exceed a height of 45 feet above the freeway grade.
William Crano, a Claremont Graduate University psychology professor dedicated to drug abuse prevention, is no stranger to a challenge.
After all, it’s a field built on slim odds.
Countless dollars are thrown at anti-drug education programs, yet only a few make a difference, Mr. Crano acknowledged. Follow-up studies have found that many well-intentioned campaigns, such as Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” crusade and the “This is Your Brain on Drugs” ads, have been largely ineffective.
“Say No to Drugs was evaluated and it was a complete failure. It didn’t work,” he said.
Bridges Auditorium is known for its architectural beauty, particularly for its ceiling depicting the heavens.
By contrast, the Pomona College theater recently played host to a traveling exhibit called “The Courage to Remember,” which offered a glimpse into the hell that was the Nazi Holocaust.
On Monday and Tuesday, some 500 El Roble eighth graders took a field trip to see the exhibit, which was created by the Museum of Tolerance in 1988.
In a hidden nook of the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont caterer Catherine Dickerson is blending together citrus and art. The resulting combination is the newly opened Lemon Tree Cafe, a tranquil retreat for the colleges and community alike.
Through the Lemon Tree Cafe, the local caterer of nearly 13 years has finally found a space to ground her. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City officials have indefinitely delayed discussion of a proposed 60-foot retail sign to be erected on the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
The review was originally set to take place at the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 15.
Eighteen Claremont Village businesses are participating in the new sock request to benefit Claremont’s Shoes That Fit nonprofit organization.
Shoes That Fit has an immediate need for new, six-packs of socks—all sizes, styles and colors. Shoes That Fit provides new shoes and a six-pack of socks to children in need in Claremont schools, surrounding school districts and local nonprofits.
The Planning Commission, on Tuesday, October 15, will discuss whether to amend the city’s zoning code to allow a 60-foot sign at Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
The sign being proposed would support a potential small retail development at the southeast corner of Base Line and Towne. The development is located within the city’s mixed-use zoning district, which calls for “commercial uses to be located on the corner.” The zone does not, however, allow tall signs for those developments.