The verdurous canopies of elms, oaks and sycamores found throughout the city of Claremont do more than just provide shade to residents and visitors. Their majestic beauty and historic longevity are proof that it takes a village to continue their legacy.
Whether you’re enjoying a Sunday drive beneath a baldachin of American Elms on Indian Hill Boulevard or strolling under the Chinese Elms along Harvard Avenue, it’s hard to imagine our city without them.
Money troubles persist for a local Democratic political action committee after its lawsuit against the Democratic Club of Claremont was tossed out of court because of a bounced check.
According to a clerk’s notice filed April 30 by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Inland Communities Democratic Headquarters PAC attorney, Kevin Taylor, bounced a $435 check when filing the complaint on March 11. The PAC had 25 days to cover the fees, but failed to meet the deadline.
The suspect shot by a Claremont police officer on May 5 has been identified and charged for crimes relating to the incident.
Marcelo Herrera, 24, was charged Wednesday, May 7 with three felony counts, including assault on a police officer, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
The criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney against Mr. Herrera also identifies Lt. Jason Walters as the officer involved.
Since a 15-year ban on tattoo parlors was lifted in 2001, Claremont is set to welcome its first ink emporium. Hector Paramo, a law enforcement officer who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, has filed his papers with the county clerk to open Victorious Gallery Tattoos at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 102B.
“I would say determination was the key to opening the shop,” Mr. Paramo said. “The city gave us a map with the zoning that allows tattoo shops, and it’s very, very limited in the city of Claremont.”
There are many unique and beautiful sights all along the Hawaiian Islands. The most populated island, Oahu, with about one million people mostly in Honolulu, compromise 90 percent of the population of all the islands. Even with the large number of residents and tourists, the island has plenty of rural farmlands and countryside. Annual rain amounts vary greatly because of the tropical terrain.
Transcendence, an Inland Empire-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing collaborative endeavors for under-served youth, will host the Inspire Technology Summit for high school students this Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College.
Sponsored by Edison International, the full-day summit is designed to inspire the next generation of information technology leaders and to identify paths for increasing diversity in technology career fields.
Three juvenile suspects from Upland were arrested for having possession of possible stolen property believed to be taken from unlocked vehicles in Claremont. The suspects were arrested in the area of Rockford Drive and Mills Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7.
The Claremont Police Department is looking for victims so that the property can be returned. The items are being held at the Claremont Police Department while attempts are being made to locate the owners.
If you believe that you may be a victim of one of these thefts, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411. Police remind residents to remove all valuables and to lock vehicles.
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park has been re-opened following a five day closure due to a fire burning just northeast of Rancho Cucamonga. Officials have determined that weather and fire conditions are safe to allow visitors to return to the park.
The Etiwanda Fire is now 94 percent contained and holding at 2,190 acres burned. Firefighters will continue to extinguish isolated areas of heat in rugged terrain.
The North Etiwanda Preserve will remain closed until further notice.
Runners try to avoid being caught by Claremont resident Tsun Tao, playing a slumber party zombie, on Saturday during the first ever Zombie Run at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Runners were challenged to complete the maze like course while avoiding getting a flag belt tied around their waist taken by one of the many costumed zombies. The event proved to be very popular attracting hundreds of participants, who could relax after the run at the many vendor booths set up at the entrance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will remain closed Friday, May 2, as firefighters continue to battle the Etiwanda Fire burning to the east of the city.
Claremont police tell the COURIER that officials will re-evaluate the situation on Saturday morning and decide at that point whether to reopen the park for weekend visitors. Updates on the closure will be posted on the city’s website at http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Joseph Chandler Davall, the man arrested and charged with the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl, is no stranger to law enforcement or the California legal system.
According to court records obtained by the COURIER, the 34-year-old date farmer has a history of criminal behavior spanning almost two decades and covering at least four counties throughout the state.
In addition to the seven felony counts in Los Angeles County, Mr. Davall has previously been charged with various other crimes in San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Ventura County.
In February, Chris and John Peltekci took over ownership of the Claremont Village landmark toy store Boon Companion following the retirement of long time owners Reed and Nancy Johnson. The new shop is both familiar and different with many of the same toys, and a few new additions. Also the Pelteckis opened up a long shuttered window and rearranged the aisles giving the shop a brighter and more open appearance. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Prospective buyers often contact me looking to purchase a home in the “area.” Sometimes, they are looking over a span of cities along the foothills but, more often than not, they are looking for a home in Claremont—only Claremont. As a lifelong resident, it’s no surprise to me that Claremont commands such a demand. The city is beautiful, the amenities are bountiful, the feel is charming and the real estate market…is booming.
So why is Claremont such a great place to live? Many residents will say it offers so much for people of all ages. Long known for the city of trees, Claremont could also be the city of parks. And that doesn't include other city services like two senior centers, the colleges, and the ever popular Wilderness Park on the north side of town. Here's the round up.