The businesses along Foothill Boulevard have seen some turnover in recent years, but don’t expect El Ranchero to go anywhere soon.
“At this point, there’s no retirement,” owner Jose Haro, 49, said. “My plan is to stay here as long as I can.
This is good news for fans of the restaurant, which for more than 20 years has provided Claremont with an oasis of affordable Mexican food. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Police are looking for “hot prowl” burglars who broke into three different Claremont homes within two days.
The first break-in occurred on the 100 block of Cleary Court on January 12 at 9:30 p.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. The burglars entered the home by breaking a downstairs window. The resident, who was home at the time, heard glass breaking and saw flashlights downstairs. The resident called out to the burglars, who fled the scene.
Claremont police officers arrived around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 to Jax Bicycle Center at 217 W. First St. for a burglary alarm and discovered that someone had forced open the locked front door.
Upon review of video surveillance, police discovered that the suspect kicked open the front door, stole a black mountain bicycle and fled with the bicycle southbound across First Street. The suspect was in and out of the store in about 30 seconds.
A government professor at Claremont McKenna College, Zachary Courser has also been a member of the Traffic and Transportation Commission since 2014, where he spearheaded an effort to look into creating a quiet zone on railroads through Claremont.
The COURIER will provide features stories on all eight candidates leading up to the Tuesday, March 7 general election.
A special city council meeting will be convened on January 31 to determine the future of the city’s efforts to acquire the water system.
The meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, will discuss options the city may take in regards to the future of Claremont’s quest to claim the water system from Golden State Water (GSW), according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
There was no rest for the weary as the Claremont City Council faced a full agenda for their first meeting of 2017.
The council highlights included voting unanimously to take charge on combating the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer, denying a request to cut down a Eucalyptus tree, approving a raise for the city manager and green lighting the creation of a new Committee on Human Relations during the January 10 meeting.
The council also approved a bonus for City Manager Tony Ramos, but not without protestations.
The bonus comes on the heels of a positive evaluation for Mr. Ramos. It will be a 10 percent bonus, or $21,952.10, a one-time merit award that is not reportable as compensation under the city’s retirement agreement with PERS, according to city documents.
With almost constant rain all day Thursday, Claremont will be looking quite green from the foothills to city parks as a series of storms this week brought almost 2 inches of rain to the area. Snowfall has been limited around the Mt. Baldy area, as only 1-3 inches is expected to stick except in higher elevations. There will be a stray shower blowing through Claremont on Friday, but most of the rain and snow will be reserved for the mountains. The weekend and into next week is looking beautiful with high temperatures in the 60s, lows in the 40s, under partly cloudy skies. This storm system dropped enough rain where Northern California declared an end to their drought conditions. The situation has improved in Southern California, but we are not quite there yet. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Friday, January 6 thousands of dollars in goods were stolen from two homes on north Claremont. In one house, on the 1700 block of Sumner Avenue, burglars entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and ransacked the home, making off with $15,000 worth of jewelry and Taiwanese currency.
San Antonio Regional Hospital celebrated the New Year with the opening of its new 52-bed emergency department and 92-bed patient tower. The hospital’s new Vineyard Tower not only provides the latest medical technology and advanced care delivery systems; it offers patients and their families the comfort and convenience of private accommodations.
A unique combination of community faith groups and educational institutions has come together to present an inspirational musical event that has been called “a once in a lifetime experience sure to inspire and not soon forgotten,” on Saturday, January 21 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Mudd Theater at the Claremont School of Theology. The evening will feature “The Pursuit of Harmony,” a collaboration between Michael Hunter Ochs, an award-winning Jewish American singer/songwriter from Nashville and Alaa Alshaham, a highly successful Palestinian Muslim songwriter and peace activist and resident of the West Bank.
The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold the first of its monthly luncheons in 2017 on Friday, January 13 with speaker Ivan Light, emeritus professor of sociology at UCLA, discussing “Political Correctness.”
The meeting will be held at Darvish Restaurant, 946 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. The meal begins at noon with the talk by Mr. Light at 1 p.m. The meal, a Persian buffet, costs $17, which includes non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip. Everyone is welcome.
The city of Claremont will continue collecting holiday trees for recycling through Friday, January 13. Residents are reminded to remove everything from the tree, including the stand. Place the bare tree at the curbside by 6 a.m. on your regular trash collection day. Do not bag the tree. Trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half. For more information, contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431.