Scott Hermelin and Tyler Price, of Boy Scout troop 402, prepare to burn an American flag as the scouts retire worn flags on Veterans Day in Memorial Park. Claremont’s official Veterans Day remembrance, held at 11:00 on the 11th hour of the 11th month, featured comments by Mayor Larry Schroeder, a speech by American Legion Post 78 vice Commander Allen Rodriguez and playing of “Taps” by bugler Steve Collins. The Boy Scouts also participated in the official celebration by posting the American Flag. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city’s urban forest took a hit in September after 58 city trees were removed, 33 at La Puerta Sports Park, and no new saplings were planted by the city that month.
The news came during the November 1 Community and Human Services Commission meeting where the body was asked to review and weigh in on the tree removal as part of the Foothill Boulevard Improvement Project. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Los Angeles County air rescue crew lifts a stricken hiker from the hills above Claremont on Friday. Authorities were called around 7:30 a.m. after the man suffered a cardiac arrest while hiking the trail, Capt. David Broadwell of the LA County Fire Department said.
There’s a certain kind of buzz when you walk into the fellowship room at Claremont Presbyterian Church—dozens of elementary school kids hitting the books and getting homework help.
The kids are part of CLASP—Claremont After School Program—a city program formed to help kids with their homework.
Claremont's Wheeler Park is a full service park that includes many amenities for sports, school and simply fun activities. That's all good because the park is a neighbor to Vista Del Valle Elementary School, where many of the after-school programs use the park to keep the students active each afternoon. In this photo, a family of four practices their swing right before the sun sets. There will be plenty more days to practice baseball with mostly clear skies and 70 degree weather for the next couple of weeks. Lows will be in the 50s, with only a slight chance of rain through the weekend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Police are looking for whoever broke into two Claremont businesses last week (seen walking to Jax front door).
On November 1, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Jax Bicycle Shop around 10:51 p.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. When officers arrived, they found the front door window had been shattered.
Surveillance footage from the scene showed two subjects approaching the bike shop on the 200 block of First Street, shattering the window with an unknown tool and fleeing the scene before making entry.
Claremont police arrested a 14-year-old boy after he attempted to leave the high school Monday morning. Officers responded to the school around 10:40 a.m. regarding a student who was seen walking off campus, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Police said that as one officer approached the boy, he ran away.
As construction for the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA) moves forward, a chain-link security fence is going up beginning Thursday, November 2.
The fencing will be placed around the perimeter of the museum site, including the west side of College Avenue, the south side of Bonita Avenue, along the east side of the Library parking lot, the west side of College Avenue and the north side of Second Street, the city says.
Residents got a first-hand look at what city and county programs are doing to combat homelessness.
There were 73 Claremonters willing to help the homeless in the community as they listened to a panel of experts during the Claremont Homeless Community Summit on October 23.
“To this end the city of Claremont has made a priority to maximize and expand current efforts and implement new actions to reduce the number of homeless individuals,” Mr. Lyons said.
The Claremont Senior Program is seeking donations for a patio project at the Joslyn Center, the city said in a press release.
The Friends of the Claremont Senior Foundation and the city’s Committee on Aging are raising $50,000 to transform an unused area of the senior center to a space used for social gatherings, an outdoor classroom and casual enjoyment.
On Friday, October 27 a Victorville man who was initially arrested for driving a stolen car had his charges dropped after further investigation revealed his mother was wanted for stealing the car. The 22-year-old was pulled over near the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Ashfield Avenue, just before 7 a.m. after police found out the Hyundai Accent was reported stolen out of San Bernardino County.