UPDATED: Given recent fire events in Claremont lately, it was easy to assume smoke seen Monday night from a brush fire in the mountains west was close to the city. Turns out, the now 250 plus acre blaze burned north of Azusa, starting at 5:52 p.m. As darkness approached, the fire continued and voluntary evacuations were recommended for some homes. By Tuesday afternoon, 70 percent of this fire had been contained. Increased breezes this afternoon have concerned fire officials, as a fire has started in the Lytle Creek area in San Bernardino County. More as news develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Brad Senkle, from Astreteck, LLC in Rancho Cucamonga, spent Monday with his partner servicing various license plate recognition cameras (ALPR) around the edges of Claremont. Contracted by the city of Claremont, some of the cameras were getting a new computer controlled power source for increased reliability. This will also unable the city to spot cameras that need repair, and even reset them from city hall. Most intersections will get 2-3 cameras upgraded, such as this one on Base Line Road and Padua Avenue. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Friends and colleagues of former Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Douglas Keeler and his wife Susan are invited to an open house on Monday, September 30 between 3:30 and 7 p.m. at the El Ranchero Restaurant, 984 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont. The Keelers will be in Claremont on a cross-country visit.
Superintendent Keeler served in the Claremont schools for 13 years from 1990-2003.
A special joint meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education and the Claremont City Council will be held today, Monday, September 23 at 6 p.m. in the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center, 170 W. San Jose Ave. in Claremont.
The League of Women Voters, at its 75th Anniversary Fall Opening Meeting last Sunday, presented its Caroline Beatty Award for Distinguished Service to Ellen Taylor, action chair of the Claremont league, for her many years of dedicated work both locally and statewide.
It’s not too late to sign up for the fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class, which takes place at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
This year, CERT training will be condensed to accommodate people’s busy schedules. Instead of encompassing 7 weeks, the upcoming course will start on Monday, September 23 and conclude on Saturday, October 5.
The Claremont Colleges’ Robert J. Bernard Field Station—an academic resource for the Claremont Colleges and local community for decades—burned last week, leaving behind 17 acres of charred remains and numerous concerns over the resulting impact on environmental research. However, amid disaster, Claremont College faculty and students have found opportunity.
Academics have inundated the local field station following last week’s blaze, eager to take advantage of the opportunity to study in Claremont’s new fire ecology. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The crowds, whirling rides and colorful attractions of the LA County Fair, now in its 90th year, are certainly a lot to take in, but Claremont resident Dr. Donald Huber finds himself at home amid the commotion. It’s the excitement and fanfare that have drawn the local doctor to volunteer at the fairgrounds for over a decade.
When not practicing medicine, which he has done for the past 50 years—40 in the City of Trees—Mr. Huber enjoys spending his time volunteering, whether with the YMCA, Casa Colina or the Claremont Colleges.
The Pomona Valley Chapter of Progressive Christians Uniting, joined by the Claremont Democrats, the Claremont chapter of MoveOn.org and the Pomona Valley Interfaith Sustainability Council, will participate in a nation-wide protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline this Saturday, September 21. The local demonstrators will gather at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Ask and you shall receive. In classic Claremont fashion, the request for details on Connie & Dick's Service Center was answered. Dick Bixel’s son, Claremont resident Jim Bixel, provided a copy of an undated COURIER article and, along with Connie’s great-granddaughter, a sixth-grader at Sumner Elementary, provided the details we were looking for. A huge thanks to them for sharing.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the city of Claremont the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The Claremont Museum of Art will hold its fall gala, “A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike,” on Saturday, September 21 at Scripps College in conjunction with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s exhibition, “Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943.”
Director of the Bernard Field Station Wallace Meyer surveys a portion of the burn area on Tuesday, less than a week after a fire scorched 17 acres at the field station. Scientists and students alike are interested in studying the affects of the fire on the field station’s ecosystem, including the possibility that long-dormant plant species may sprout once the rains begin. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff