A handwritten sign instructs patients to use the back door on Monday at Dr. Robert Burwell’s dentistry office on North Mills Avenue. Over the weekend thieves smashed glass doors to gain entry to 3 Claremont businesses in an apparent burglary spree. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felachundneff
One Claremont liquor store and more than 20 other establishments throughout southern California were cited last week for selling alcohol and lottery products to minors.
Claremont police joined forces with 13 other local groups in a multi-agency sting operation organized to make sure stores throughout southern California were complying to rules for selling alcohol, tobacco and lottery products. The enforcement procedure was funded by a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
A total of 208 locations, seven in Claremont, were tested during the operation. During the test at Wine and Liquor Market, 750, S. Indian Hill Blvd., one employee was arrested and issued a citation for selling alcohol to a minor, according to Claremont police. According to regulations, the penalty for selling alcohol, tobacco or lottery items to an individual under the legal age is a $1000 fine and 25 hours of service to the community.
Activities Director Albert Mambou presents a birthday cake to 102-year-old Phyllis Mahler, left, and 101-year-old Stella Weigle on Friday during a special party at Claremont Manor Care Center. In addition to the cake the party included barbeque hot dogs and hamburgers and a folk dancing performance. Also at the party was Adelle Grizzard who will turn 101 in June. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The break-in at Euro Cafe last month was the last straw. Edgar Reece had become aware of the swell in commercial crime throughout Claremont, but when he heard that his friend’s Base Line eatery had been victimized, it struck a nerve. Instead of remaining irritated, he acted.
“Policing in our community is not just the responsibility of our police department,” as Mr. Reece saw it. “We as citizens must be involved in crime prevention and being vigilant.”
Mr. Reece is the force behind the Claremont Crime Prevention Coalition (CPC), a new grassroots effort to keep the neighborhoods of Claremont safe.
The Claremont Colleges feature heavily among the honorees of this year’s Excellent in Design Awards, which were announced this week. For the past 32 years, the Claremont Architectural Commission has awarded organizations with notable achievements in landscape, renovation, sustainable development and signage throughout the city of Claremont.
The Pomona Student Union will present “The Great Debate: The Drug War,” a discussion on the pros and cons of the drug war and whether a new approach is needed, on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. The forum takes place in the Edmunds Ballroom within the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St. Award winning director Eugene Jarecki and former White House senior advisor Kevin Sabet will lead the discussion.
Undeveloped land across Claremont will be growing scarcer in the coming months as a multitude of development projects begin their long-anticipated moves forward, much to the delight of Claremont administrators and commissioners.
Five different developers are advancing with housing developments in the City of Trees’ barren areas as Claremont plays its part in the rise of the local real estate market. Among the noted projects is the “Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch” housing development at the southwest corner of Base Line Road and Monte Vista, an enterprise that has remained idle for about 3 years.
In anticipation of new housing developments cropping up throughout the city in coming months and years, the Claremont City Council spent Tuesday evening cleaning up several aspects of the city's housing codes. The council unanimously approved a series of changes to housing codes in order to be consistent with new state standards, including eliminating the rule that rental properties are subject to offering moderate-income or low-income units.
Three people were arrested on April 3, including Diego Aguirre of Victorville, and brothers Juan and J. Trinidad Castillo of Corona. The 3 individuals are suspected in more than 20 residential burglaries over the last 4 months in Chino Hills alone.
During the search warrant, property was recovered from a residential burglary reported on February 7 at a home in the 200 block of Villanova in Claremont.
Claremont detectives are continuing to compare stolen property from burglary reports in Claremont with the property that was located in the search warrants.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is holding a viewing of all the recovered property tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Chino Hills Sheriff’s substation. Claremont Detective Isaac Reyes will be in attendance to assist any Claremont victims. Burglary victims are asked to bring a copy of the police report or to have the report number to help officers identify possible stolen property.
Claremont police are seeking information following 2 attempted commercial burglaries Tuesday morning.
While patrolling Foothill Boulevard around 4:15 a.m. police found the door at Hush Serenity, 965 W. Foothill Blvd., had been smashed. However, it appears nothing had been stolen. An hour later, officers responded to Eureka Burger after the burglary alarm was set off. The door was pried open, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to a news release. Any information on either of these crimes should be reported to the Claremont police at 399-5411.
Pilgrim Jim Lamb shows Claremont High School student Martin Clark a photo taken in the 1940s during a field trip the students made to Pilgrim Place last week. Mr. Lamb recalled serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and his dreams of becoming a pilot. As part of their California High School Exit Exam English class, 5 students interviewed Pilgrims who served in the armed services. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Legislation pertaining to the city’s housing codes is at the top of the agenda for the Claremont City Council’s first meeting in April, to take place this Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The council will first consider adopting a new set of inclusionary housing requirements, a set of rules mandating city developments to include a specified number of moderate or low income housing opportunities.
The current inclusionary housing requirements were adopted in 2006, but given changes to state mandates since that time, staff considers adopting a new set of requirements important in order to be reflective of those changes.
“Alternate Takes,” an exhibition of work by students from Claremont High School, is on view at the Claremont Forum now through April 30.
One of the images on display, a photo of the façade of the historical Sincere Trading Company in Chinatown taken by senior Marvin Carabante, is notably being featured in the upcoming publication Photographer’s Forum: Best of College and High School Photography 2013.
College Avenue, between First Street and the Metrolink tracks, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 and 10.
Maintenance crews will be working to remove 6 trees adjacent to the tracks. The removal is needed to “create an open line-of-sight for the microwave communication network as required by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) passenger safety enhancement initiative,” according to a city news release. Any questions on the closure should be directed to the city’s Engineering Division at 399-5465.