The election is Tuesday, November 6 and Claremont has 11 polling places throughout town.
Polling places include: Oakmont Elementary School, 120 W. Green St.; Sumner Elementary School, 1770 Sumner Ave.; Claremont Fire Station #62, 3701 N. Mills Ave.; Sycamore Elementary School, 225 W. Eighth St.; Vista Del Valle Elementary School, 550 Vista Dr.; Chaparral Elementary School, 451 Chaparral Dr.; Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd.; Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth St.; the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. and more.
Claremont High theatre department is collaborating with a celebrity writer and adult actors from throughout the school district for a staged reading of Right Before I Go, a collection of actual suicide notes from persons ranging from the famous to the unknown.
The final missives of Virginia Woolf and Kurt Cobain are represented, interspersed with the personal experiences of Right Before I Go playwright Stan Zimmerman, who will join the cast in the role of narrator for two 7:00 p.m. performances Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at CHS’s Don F. Fruechte Theatre. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Baseball season might be over, but that’s not stopping Claremont’s Police Department from debuting its latest community outreach project—trading cards featuring the station’s 40-plus officers. The trading cards picture the officer on the front, similar to traditional baseball trading cards. Instead of statistics on the back, though, there’s information about the officer’s background and a quote of their choosing.
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested after breaking into Jamba Juice and leading Claremont police on a wild chase to Los Angeles.
Just after midnight on October 29, a witness called police to report a burglary in progress at Jamba Juice and Poke Dot, both located at 175 north Indian Hill Boulevard, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. Officers arrived shortly thereafter and saw the suspects’ car driving southbound on Indian Hill.
In 1958, Elvis was just beginning to make bad movies, suburbs were sprouting up across Southern California, and folk music was booming. Amidst this backdrop, Charles and Dorothy Chase opened The Folk Music Center in Claremont, and next week the beloved music and social hub celebrates the 60th anniversary of a store that has become so much more than a place to buy a guitar. “It is gratifying,” said the Chase’s daughter, Ellen Harper, who runs The Folk today.
Many people have reached out to the Temple Beth Israel community since the horrific attack in Pittsburgh took place. Now they want to give back to express gratitude for the heartfelt support, which has been immeasurable. With an opportunity to improve our communal cohesion, the Temple Beth Israel community is inviting faith leaders and their communities to join in their Shabbat Service this Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
A fundraiser for a severely injured CHS student will be held at El Ranchero Restaurant, 984 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, on Friday, November 2 from 4 to 10 p.m. Claremont High School senior Alexander “Albee” Harris 17, shattered his C5 vertebrae and injured his spinal cord while making his pro motocross debut on August 19, and is now an incomplete quadriplegic. His family and friends are working hard to raise funds to help defray the significant costs associated with the extensive physical therapy.
With the weather changing over the next couple of days, Claremont could be in store for some fantastic sunsets. The weather this past weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees. It definitely will feel cooler in the mornings with temperatures chilling out in the 50s. No rain is in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont’s city council election is a real opportunity for residents to reshape city leadership for years to come. With six hard working candidates to choose, all running active campaigns, there have never been so many people involved in the city election process. Unfortunately, the sad truth is our election process has become so divisive and negative, boorish behavior has seeped down to local communities. That includes Claremont.
Here's a unique 180 degree view of Yale Avenue and Second Street looking north, shot on Saturday morning during Village Venture in the Claremont Village. For 37 years this giant street fair with over 450 booths, continues to sell unique art, original crafts, and apparel. The fair is so large now, the crowds really has become a mix of Claremont residents and shoppers from the surrounding communities. And the costume parade for the little ones continues to grow and get more creative each year. The weather this weekend was hot in the upper 80s, but will drop this week about 10 degrees.
Frustration abounded as the city council scrutinized a possible interim fix to the police station.
The council voted 4-1 to send out a request for proposals (RFP) to look at price tags to make modest seismic repairs to the interior of the station.
According to representatives from Irvine-based IDS Group and Chino Hills-based Transtech, that number could be anywhere between $200,000 to $400,000. Mayor Opanyi Nasiali was the dissenting vote.
Maureen Aldridge—who has been with the Claremont Chamber of Commerce since 1988—will spend her last day on the job handing out toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters at the Chamber’s Yale Street office on October 31. “It’s coming up real quick!” Ms. Aldridge said.
She and her already retired husband of 47 years plan on “Traveling, playing golf, reading, getting back to doing a lot more cooking, relaxing, obviously doing some volunteer work, playing with my grandchildren, and just enjoying life,” she said.
On Tuesday, October 16 around $2,400 worth of popcorn was stolen from a storage space on the 400 block of Base Line Road. The crime was reported to police on October 16, but the crime occurred around 8 p.m. on October 13. According to surveillance footage, an older male, possible wearing a green shirt, was seen entering the space and taking the popcorn.