Despite the arrest of a trio of Bonnie Brae Avenue burglars early last week, the residential and auto capers continue throughout Claremont.
The owners of a home in the 3400 block of Yankton Drive continue to work on compiling a list of stolen property in a residential burglary reported Thursday evening, January 10. The Claremont police were dispatched to the residence around 6:40 to investigate an activated alarm. Officers arrived to find the rear door kicked in and several rooms ransacked, according to the police report.
From the city: Late last year, Golden State Water Company, the for-profit water company that serves Claremont residents and businesses, released an economic study they commissioned in an attempt to discredit the city’s potential acquisition of the Claremont water system. Dr. Rodney Smith, who has also recently contacted media outlets attempting to portray the city’s recent offer to purchase the water system as inadequate and a risk to city finances, prepared the study.
“Regardless of the public affairs campaign being waged by Golden State Water, Claremont will continue to base all decisions related to the potential acquisition of the water system on facts and independent analyses," said City Manager Tony Ramos.
The Claremont School of Theology will host the 12th annual Whitehead International Film Festival January 18 through January 21.
The festival was created to reflect the doctrine of Alfred North Whitehead, a British mathematician and philosopher whose process philosophy emphasized the connectedness of everything in existence.
“Given this interdependence, we are each responsible for contributing as much as we can toward the common good,” event organizers note on the Whitehead film Festival website. “Intercultural appreciation and understanding is a component of the common good that can be fostered by viewing and discussing excellent films produced around the world.”
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park’s expanded parking lot may not be finished, but the Claremont City Council isn’t waiting to fix traffic issues on Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road. With the council’s vote Tuesday night, sections of street parking on the 2 Wilderness Park thoroughfares will soon be restricted.
Beginning with the opening of the expanded north parking lot at North Mills Avenue—set for February, depending on weather—all parking on Mills Avenue north of Pomello Drive will be restricted, along with that on Mt. Baldy Road from Mills Avenue to Via Padova.
David Wilson may not be your typical artist, paintbrush in hand and canvas in place, but his masterpieces have been among the town’s most visible, seen up and down the streets of Claremont for the last 25 years.
As the owner of Pigale Optical Parlor, Mr. Wilson lives for giving his customers the gift of improved sight while relishing the artistic flair that comes along with his job.
“It’s jewelry, ” he says of his array of eyewear, much of it custom-made and manufactured in his tiny Claremont boutique. “Of course now there is a technical side, we have to make them work, but what we sell is jewelry.”
The Claremont Planning Commission will be presented Tuesday, January 15 with the tract map for a proposed condominium complex at Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue. The review begins at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St.
D.R. Horton, a Texas-based home building company, purchased the 4.2-acre property from the Claremont Unified School District last March for a reported $6.2 million. The land is located adjacent to the CUSD maintenance yard, the 210 Freeway and a series of single-family homes.
Stunt pilot Sammy Mason, 18, makes a very short take off during a special preview of the Cable Air Show on Friday in Upland. The pre-show is an annual tradition where stunt pilots entertain a select crowd of Special need children and adults as well as students from a local elementary school. The Cable Air Show is open to the public and runs this Saturday and Sunday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Maureen Aldridge, president and chief executive officer of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, announced a new high in Chamber gift card sales. From November 1 through December 31, an estimated $18,940 dollars worth in Chamber gift cards were sold.
“It’s keeping our tax dollars right here in Claremont,” Ms. Aldridge said.
Ask Laura Johnson, 100, The secret to her longevity and she’s got a no-nonsense answer: hard work.
Ask her how people stayed in shape before exercise classes became common and she’ll give a similar reply. “They worked hard.”
The same recipe for success has helped Ms. Johnson—who celebrated her centennial Monday with a vigorous workout—thrive in Mike Lepore’s circuit training class, offered through the Claremont Adult School and held 4 times a week in El Roble Intermediate School’s Fitness Center. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont is joining the Los Angeles Business Federation and educators across the Los Angeles County in fighting a countywide tax initiative that could cost the city up to $102,702.58 a year.
The Claremont City Council came together Tuesday in a unanimous vote to oppose the Clean Water, Clean Beaches measure proposed by the Los Angeles Flood Control District (LAFCD). The measure proposes charging property owners countywide with a new annual tax to help pay for water quality projects.
Residents in the Claremont area were treated to a fantastic sunset on Monday after a winter storm left clear skies and a smattering of clouds. Visit the COURIER Facebook page and post your image of this or any sunset. The weather for the week will have a cooling trend in the 50s starting Wednesday, with clear to party cloudy skies through Friday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Water and economic development are expected to remain at the forefront in 2013 as the Claremont City Council evaluates priorities and goals for the year ahead. The public discussion takes place at an 8 a.m. workshop this Saturday, January 12, in the City Council Chamber.
The council established a list of over 35 goals and priorities at its annual priority setting workshop in December 2011. That same list, slightly dwindled down as some of those priorities became reality, appeared before the city council in May.
In wake of recent changes to the city’s Dial-A-Ride service, Claremont residents are invited to attend an information session Tuesday, January 8, to learn how to best make use of the city’s transportation programs.
The free event, hosted by the city of Claremont, will provide details about each transportation service and the most cost effective way to use them. The educational session will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Joslyn Center, 660 Mountain Ave.
Patrice Zappa-Porter sings “I’ll Fly Away” as Cynthia Allaire plays guitar on Sunday during a memorial service for longtime Claremont resident Ray Collins at Shelton Park in the Village. Mr. Collins was one of the original members of The Mothers of Invention with Ms. Zappa-Porter’s brother Frank Zappa. A crowd of about 75 gathered on the clear but cold afternoon to remember Mr. Collins who had been a fixture in the Village for years. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff