A two-car collision resulted in a fire that caused havoc for motorists on the 210 freeway during the Monday morning commute.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. on the westbound lanes of the freeway east of the Mountain Avenue overpass in Claremont.
A 28-year-old Reseda woman driving a Chevrolet Colorado rear-ended a Mercedes GLA-250 as traffic slowed on the freeway. The Colorado caught fire, which spread to the Mercedes.
Photo by John Romero
The council will be hearing an appeal from the city’s community development department of a negative recommendation from the planning commission regarding accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, better known as “granny flats” or back houses.
A community kickoff event for the campaign to pass Measure CR is planned for Sunday, September 8, at Walter’s Restaurant, 310 N. Yale Ave., beginning at 2 p.m.
Measure CR is a local proposition on the November 5 ballot which, if passed, would increase the local sales by three-quarters of a percent.
California Highway Patrol and Claremont Police officers investigate the scene of a bus crash on Thursday at the corner of Towne Avenue and Scripps Drive in Claremont. According to authorities at the scene, a red Nissan heading south on Towne made a left hand turn that collided with the bus heading north. The bus was pushed off the roadway hitting a retaining wall. There were two special education students on board, but neither were injured according to a witness. Both drivers were transported to area hospitals. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A joint meeting between the city council and the CUSD board of education featured some fireworks over Measure CR and the La Puerta site.
The September 3 meeting, held once a year, signals the end of the month-long council recess as the city’s elected body gets back to work. The meeting’s agenda featured an update on a number of topics both bodies are working on.
The Yes for Claremont committee has hit the ground running in an effort to persuade Claremont voters to pass Measure CR, a referendum for a three-quarter cent local sales tax increase.
The committee filed its paperwork with the California Secretary of State (ID 1419897), but by law is not required to provide its first report of expenditures and contributions unless it raises or spends $2,000.
Three people were arrested—two adults from Compton and Carson, and a juvenile from Los Angeles—for residential burglary just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A neighbor noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Loop Branch, north of Mt. Baldy Road and east of Padua. A Claremont police officer arrived and contacted the driver, who had a police radio scanner and was talking on a cell phone.
The Monday night concert series at Memorial Park traditionally ends on Labor Day and this year was no different. Parking was in short supply as The Answer played classic rock n' roll tunes to a crowd estimated at around 3000 people. For those who missed this year's shows, the concerts start in July showcasing a variety of music depending on your tastes. Keep an eye on the city of Claremont website for updates on the schedule for 2020. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has appointed J. Mario Molina as the founding dean of the KGI School of Medicine. Dr. Molina served for 20 years as the chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in 1980 to provide healthcare to low-income individuals.
When Jed Leano and Dave Roger visited a church-run shelter for US asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico in June, they unwittingly set into motion a wave of compassion that will crest Sunday, September 8.
That’s the date United States Congressmember Judy Chu, among others, will be on hand for a 7 p.m. benefit for Room For All, a charity created by Claremont City Councilmember and immigration attorney Mr. Leano and former Deputy Director of Community Services Mr. Roger.
On Wednesday around 7:45 p.m., license plate cameras at San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard picked up on a 2011 Dodge Avenger stolen out of Fontana, Cpl. Evans said. Officers followed the car into the Trader Joe’s parking lot. Police determined the driver, a 34-year-old woman from Anaheim, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Ontario, were not the suspects who stole the car.
Claremont has been abuzz with road construction lately, causing some growing pains among residents. Phase three of the Foothill improvement project is currently underway, with some landscaping work still being done on phase two, city spokesperson Bevin Handel said last week. Phase three stretches from Yale Avenue to Mountain Avenue, and has been under construction since June. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police Department employees, Brooke Malinoski, Nick Martinez Jr. and Garrett Earl speak with a man recently while doing outreach with the homeless community in Claremont. The police employees canvassing the town to provide information about resources available to the homeless and to offer a small care package. The man pictured above, who said he was 37 and had been homeless for two months, was sitting at a bus stop on First Street in the Village.
Acclaimed Los Angeles duo Dead Rock West brought their soulful country-rock-folk hybrid harmony singing and stellar songwriting to the Folk Music Center last Saturday for an intimate concert.
The band, singer/songwriter Cindy Wasserman and guitarist/singer/songwriter Frank Lee Drennen, have been on the Folk’s stage before, sitting in with pal and producer of their 2011 record.