Criminal charges will not be filed in the El Roble sexting scandal, the Claremont Police Department has confirmed.
The case initially broke on December 7, 2015, where it became known that as many as 15 students at El Roble Intermediate were sending sexually explicit photos of themselves on the social media apps Snapchat and Kik.
The Claremont City Council is set to discuss a number of items for 2016 during its annual Council Priorities Workshop on Saturday, January 23.
Among the items on the docket for the coming year include the litigation over control of the Claremont water system, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, the ongoing effort to design and build a new police station and the early stages of the upcoming Gold Line development.
On Thursday, January 14 police arrested two women after a pursuit met a wild end on a residential Pomona street. An officer initially observed the white Chevy Impala at approximately 3:42 a.m. and attempted to pull the car over for speeding near the intersection of San Antonio and Towne Avenues. The driver took off, leading police on a chase that went into Pomona.
The city will undertake mass tree trimming in north Claremont for the next four to six weeks. The area included is north of Pomello, east of the Thompson Creek Trail to the eastern city line.
City staff emphasized that all city trees are pruned on a regular basis “using only the highest professionally accepted standards.
A suspect broke into a car parked in the Evey Canyon turnout on Mt. Baldy Road in Claremont between 4 and 5 p.m. pm Monday, January 18. Both suspects— Steven Shelton, 34, of Helendale and Tiffany Wood, 22, of Rancho Cucamonga—were later arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property.
Claremont architect Paul Wheeler leads a class of Claremont High School drafting students on a tour of a home that is under construction last week in Claremont. His firm designed the home, which is in Towne Ranch area. See a full story in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Three Claremont businesses along Auto Center Drive were burglarized early Tuesday morning. Officers initially responded to a burglary alarm at Hayatt Mediterranean Food at approximately 3:15 a.m. on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive. Police determined that an unknown burglar used a rock to smash the front door window, according to the Claremont Police Department.
To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Dale Bros Brewery will host the Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).
The event features more than 80 craft beverages from 35 microbreweries, three wineries and two cider-makers.
In what could also be called an airing of grievances, the first official meeting of the ad hoc committee for a new police station convened Wednesday. The committee emerged from the ashes of Measure PS, which failed by a nearly three-to-one margin in November 2015. Mr. Calaycay began the meeting by putting the issue to bed.
“As we begin, we can recognize two things having come out of PS: First, without sugarcoating it, PS lost miserably,” Mr. Calaycay said
The Claremont City Council tackled a number of topics at its Tuesday, January 12 meeting including an ordinance on the city’s cannabis code, enhancing the Monte Vista and Base Line intersection and taking a first look at the Metro Gold Line extension through the city.
It's been a long time coming, with a lot of hard work from so many people in our city. On a cool winter afternoon, the brand-spanking new Claremont Community Performance Stage at Shelton Park was officially dedicated by slew of city officials, Claremont College leadership, and of course the Village Marketing Group, to name just a few. More coverage Monday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Ski lift operators say there's enough snow in the mountains to make this a successful ski season into March. With up to two feet of snow in the Mt. Baldy area, business is brisk all the way to Big Bear. Be sure to check out our aerial video of this white wonderland in the San Gabriel mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremonters braved the first official onslaught of El Niño, when the highly anticipated downpours began to arrive on Monday, January 4.
Cars crept carefully along Claremont roads, while pedestrians scuttled through the rain in an attempt to avoid the wet weather.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff