While some may describe Claremont
as a sleepy town when it
comes to crime, the illusion of
safety didn’t stop 15-year-old Nautika
Clemons of Claremont High School and 9
other Claremont High schoolers from
learning how to defend themselves.
Claremont’s Youth Activity Center (YAC) teamed
up with local crisis center Project Sister Family Services
last week to help empower young Claremont
women through the art of self-defense.
A pedestrian passes Espiau's newly repainted exterior and sign in the Claremont Village. The long-time mainstay on Yale Avenue has been redecorated for St. Patrick's Day including the bright green exterior, many leprechauns and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. See the our calendar for more St Patrick's Day activities. COURIER photo/O'Steven Felschundneff
The U.S. Postal Service is investigation a large quantity of stolen mail found at Padua Hills Theatre Saturday afternoon, March 10. The stolen mail was addressed to Claremont residences on Cook Road, Fuller Drive and Fergus Falls, as well as addresses out of Rancho Cucamonga.
Donna Daniel started
her career, as many
do, working in a
small shop hoping one day
she could have one of her
own. Her first experience
with retail clothing was at
The Little Dress Shop in the
Village. Ms. Daniel took the
opportunity to learn her craft
and the business. From there
she rented space in a shop in
the antique district of Pomona
and continues to have a presence
Over 2 years ago, she opened her
own clothing store called The Grove
Vintage on Bonita Avenue in the Village.
Claremont residents and members
of MoveOn.org, a grassroots
political action group, will
lead a rally tomorrow, Thursday, March
15, against mortgage lenders at Wells
Fargo, on the corner of Yale Avenue and
Second Street in the Claremont Village.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Agroup of aspiring boy scouts were
pulled to Claremont by the need
to satisfy their creativity. Jake
Donaldson, Kyle Malaluan, and Rafael
Larkin, all 9-year-old fourth graders at St.
Joseph School in Upland, came to Heirloom
in the Village to earn a new badge.
The boys are members of Pack 600 of Den 1 Cub
Scouts, and are Webelos, a stage between Cub Scout
and Boy Scout, that is one of the highest ranks Cub
Scouts achieve before moving on to becoming full-fledged
Although revenue increased for the
entire year of 2011, the American
States Water Company (Golden
State Water's parent company) announced
a $2.4 million drop in net income
for the company's 4th quarter of 2011 as
compared to its prior 4th quarter in 2010.
The numbers were presented in a web
conference held with the company's
shareholders and customers late Monday
For Rafi, a Syrian man who asked to go by pseudonym, Claremont is more than the City of Trees and PhDs. For him and his family, it is freedom.
With the help of Claremont resident Mark Ielouch, Rafi and his wife and 2 children set up their new home in Claremont late last week, hopeful to find the freedom they desperately sought while living in Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria.
Despite the dangerous journey to the United States, portions of which led them through regions riddled with gunfire, the travelers remained optimistic upon their arrival.
Local artist Anne Seltzer
admits that button collectors
are probably just
one notch down from crazy cat
ladies. As an unabashed button
enthusiast herself, she can get
away with this amusing yet
slightly unsettling comparison.
And after all, it'??s Ms. Seltzer's
button fancy that gave life to
the latest collaborative
fundraiser in Claremont, "Buttons
Feeling lucky that her new business,
A Brush With the Past, is doing well
and grateful for the support she has received,
Ms. Seltzer decided to organize
a fundraising event in the spirit of giving
Golden State Water Company will begin repair to the Claraboya Reservoir starting Monday, March 12 as part of a $3.1 million plan to improve the water company’s infrastructure within the city of Claremont.
The Claraboya maintenance project, which Golden State Water projects at an estimated $286,500, will improve the reservoir’s current structure and recoat the steel tank both internally and externally.
California’s Redevelopment Agencies
(RDA) dissolved a little over a
month ago. It’s a day City Manager
Tony Ramos says he will never forget.
“It was kind of like when Prop 13 passed,” he said
during an interview at City Hall this week. “We will
never forget. It’s just one of those days.”
In the days following the February 2 dissolvement,
the RDA has been a hot topic for city officials as they
prepare the state-mandated successor agency to proceed
with disbanding the agency and its financial obligations.
City Councilman Corey Calaycay
had the "spot-on" word for Thursday's
ceremony at Oak Park Cemetery:
Starting off the month of March, the Claremont City
Council, a number of members of the Friends of Oak
Park Cemetery support organization, city staff and a
smattering of the public gathered at the cemetery for a
ceremonial groundbreaking for what is scheduled to be
a one-acre expansion and a number of additions to the
Nearly 9 years after devastating fires
ripped through the Claremont hills
and surrounding area, ending in a
$17.5 million lawsuit against the city, the
fallout has finally reached an end.
A $540,000 claim has been cleared against the attorney
representing the group who filed a lawsuit against
Claremont. The Los Angeles Superior Court of Pomona
ended the claim, filed by 2 residents represented by the
attorney, late last month.