Workers with GMZ Engineering set up a construction fence around the Claremont Depot on Monday as the first step of a retrofit project of the eastern half of the building. The work will include removal of the decking, new foundation and rehabbed interior of the former luggage storage rooms at the depot. the work will be paid for with Proposition C transportation funds with work to be completed by April. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After negative feedback from the public, the Claremont City Council is doing away with the budget working group. The announcement was made during Tuesday night’s council meeting. A budget ad hoc committee comprised of Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Stark and Councilmember Ed Reece had announced the creation of the Council Budget Working Group in December.
Claremont police are continuing to piece together a hit and run crash that left a Rancho Cucamonga man dead and a Covina woman behind bars. Helen Scheuplein, 67, was arrested on January 8 on suspicion of striking 50-year-old James Radzik on the 1600 block of Towne Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on January 7 and leaving the scene of the accident.
Wearing a protective suit, a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad returns to his unit after inspecting a possible explosive device on Monday in north Claremont. A resident in the 2400 block of San Mateo Court found what was believed to be explosives in a wooden box and called the authorities. Officials evacuated the immediate area and later determined that the box contained Vietnam War era ammunition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The controversial subject of paid parking in Claremont was revisited during Monday night’s Sustainable Claremont meeting. Jason Neidleman, professor of political science at University of La Verne, preached the gospel of paying for parking during the group’s latest sustainability dialog at the Hahn Building. Mr. Neidleman put forth the idea that free off-street parking is actually detrimental to cities like Claremont.
Residents can explore the county’s new voting system by visiting the demonstration center this month at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, January 31.
This new voting system will be fully implemented beginning with the 2020 Presidential Primary Election on March 3.
For Claremonters looking to get in shape for the new decade, there’s a brand new gym in town.
Fitness 19 recently opened on January 2 in the long-vacant anchor spot in Peppertree Square. The gym is stocked full of brand new equipment for the health-conscious Claremonter, including treadmills, elliptical machines and free weights.
A pedestrian described as a white male in his 50s was struck and killed on the 1600 block Towne Avenue in Claremont around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Los Angeles County Fire personnel rendered aid but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the driver left without providing aid or notifying authorities. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pining for the good old days of tech? Have a hankerin’ for the Altair 8800, maybe a Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80, or—swoon—a Commodore Amiga with an IBM Thinkpad? If any of this makes sense, congratulations, you’re old. If not, well, you’re not alone, and Claremont Graduate University’s Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum can help clear up the confusion. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Wells Fargo employee was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. Police arrested 30-year-old Richard Chase of Montclair after he allegedly said to a co-worker that he was “bipolar and one day when I lose it and I come to work a shoot up the place, I have an excuse,” Det. Hamill said.
Jason Neidleman gives a speech titled “Parking American Style” on Monday as part of Sustainable Claremont’s Sustainability Dialog series at Pomona College. In his presentation Mr. Neidleman made the case that free parking, and parking spot requirements for new construction, have created cities that are spread out and difficult to navigate via walking which increases car dependency. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While break-ins at Evey Canyon and Extra Space Storage seemed to go down, break-ins at local pharmacies skyrocketed. The police blotter gave Claremonters a window into the everyday crimes officers responded to—from drug arrests to drunken fights to stolen cars. Here are the COURIER’S most memorable police blotter entries of 2019.