Claremonters will be given the opportunity to throw a pie in the mayor’s face at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.
Mayor Sam Pedroza will be in front of the city council chambers on 225 Second St., ready for locals to give him their best shot. All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All donations are happily accepted. For more information, contact Bevin Handel at (909) 399-5497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drake Whittington, 8, takes a brief break during the popular pie eating contest on Saturday during the Pie Festival in the Claremont Village. Scarlette Sanders, 9, won the first round of the contest which drew a crowd of parents and onlookers. Other attractions included live music, pie making demonstrations and of course pie eating. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Assemblymember Chris Holden is seeking nominations to honor the 41st Assembly District “2017 Small Business of the Year.”
The San Gabriel Valley has more than 69,000 small- and medium-sized businesses, and he looks forward to receiving nominations for the great businesses within the district, including Claremont.
Podge’s Claremont Juice Co., a culinary mainstay on Yale Avenue in the Claremont Village, is celebrating its 20 years in business. Owners Uvon and Joseph Cisneros are marking the occasion in a way that’s dear to the heart of Claremonters: through public art.
They’ve commissioned Jeanine Hattas Wilson to create a mural spanning two walls of the courtyard behind the eatery, a peaceful retreat with patio seating and a tinkling fountain.
Police and the public mingled, asked questions and offered comments during the city’s inaugural Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday afternoon.
The gathering, which was held on the large patio in front of Starbucks on Foothill and Claremont boulevards, was an opportunity for the public to interact with the officers who patrol their streets. About 10 officers, including the Claremont Police Department’s chief drug-sniffer Dodger, were on hand to greet the citizens.
Two males entered the AM/PM located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd. on Sunday, March 12 at about 2 a.m. armed with semi-automatic handguns. After demanding that the cashier open the cash registers, the men fled northeast on foot with cash and several items from the business.
The art exhibit Scripps Ceramic Annual: A sense of Place is currently on display at he Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on the Scripps College campus. The show opened on January 21 and goes through April 9. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Supporters of Claremont city council member Corey Calaycay offer congratulations as the early returns indicate that he will keep his spot on the council on Election Night in Claremont. The two incumbents, Mr. Calaycay and Larry Schroeder, won re-election from a field of eight candidates. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city experienced a minor decrease in crime overall but experienced marked increases in specific crime categories, according to crime stats released this week.
Part I crime data for 2016 noted a 2 percent drop in crime overall, compared to a 17 percent increase at this time last year, according to the report presented to council by Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen. Robberies, however, are up 93 percent in the city.
The Scripps College community is in mourning after a well-known student was found dead in her dorm room over the weekend.
Police were called to Browning Hall on the 1100 block of Amherst around 3:30 p.m. after the body of Tatissa Zunguze, 20, was discovered. The official cause of death was suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
A mid-morning vehicle pursuit on Tuesday, March 7 resulted in two arrests after Anthony Edwards of Duarte took Claremont police officers on a wild ride through Pomona and Claremont. Police officers observed a red Dodge Avenger driving recklessly in the city of Claremont on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:39 a.m. The officers caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Collingswood Drive and Larchmont Street in the city of Pomona.
Police responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and a car at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Claremont Boulevard. The incident happened just before 2 p.m, on Tuesday, March 7 when a car turning into the medical center collided with the motorcyclist, who was traveling north on Monte Vista, Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department said. The motorcycle rider complained of pain on both wrists and his right leg, and he was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment. The injuries were not life threatening.
Check out the police blotter on Friday for complete crime news. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger