Claremont plays host to many noteworthy people, but rarely does a foreign head of state grab a burger in the City of Trees.
That all changed on Sunday when the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha, made a quick stop to fill up on some great American burger goodness at Eureka Burger at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 14.
You’d think Claremont, with its artsy crowd and all those PhDs competing with the trees, would have a store specializing in new books.
Instead, bibliophiles have long had to content themselves with the vibrant—but distinctly catch-as-catch-can—selection of used books at the Claremont Forum’s Prison Library Bookstore.
With near record breaking heat and clear skies from windy Santa Ana weather, there was plenty of room left over to view this colorful California sunset from 350 feet over Base Line Road Sunday. Claremont's weather will remain hot and very un-El Nino like. With the exception of Thursday which could be cooler and rainy, highs for the week will be in the 80s, with low temperatures in the 50s. There are no storms headed towards Claremont in the 14-day forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Crews work on multiple projects on Base Line Road adjacent to Monte Vista Avenue, Tuesday morning in Claremont. The work forced the closure of Base Line from Kemper to the 210 Freeway, however traffic on Monte Vista was open. The road will be altered in anticipation of additional traffic in the area as development continues both in Claremont and in neighboring Upland. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
What was initially identified as a Claremont Whole Foods grocery store in a proposed commercial development on Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue is not quite what it seems.
According to TR Gregory of GPI Companies, the project will straddle the city and county line, with Upland and Claremont sharing jurisdiction and tax revenues. Details on the tax agreement between the cities and counties has not been released, he said.
A would-be robber pulled a knife on two Keck Graduate Institute students as they were walking on campus late Thursday evening.
The incident happened at the campus at approximately 11:50 p.m., when the knife-wielding suspect wearing a black mask or a scarf approached the students and demanded money, according to Lt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
Construction will temporarily shut down the intersection of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue next week.
The work will begin Tuesday, February 16 and is expected to be completed by Friday, February 19.
The construction will include replacing the traffic signals for westbound/eastbound traffic, creation of an additional left turn pocket for westbound cars turning south on Monte Vista and pavement resurfacing/re-striping.
Mayor Corey Calaycay presented a positive message during the annual State of the City address at the DoubleTree Hotel Tuesday morning.
The address highlighted the achievements of the city in the past year and outlined the challenges facing Claremont in the year ahead.
“The city of Claremont is in great shape,” Mr. Calaycay said.
On Wednesday, February 10 police arrested a Pomona woman two days after she was caught on surveillance footage stealing packages from the front porch of a house. The theft occurred on the 1100 block of Briarcroft Road at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday. The woman, later identified as 38-year-old Tracie Chamberlin-Gertz, was seen in the video snatching three Amazon packages.
Police arrested three alleged burglars Tuesday after a witness saw them taking packages from a Claremont home.
A neighbor of a house in the area of Silver Tree Road and Marymount Lane called police at 11:21 a.m. and reported witnessing a package theft from the property, according to Lt. Lori Davenport of the Claremont Police Department.
Construction on the new Roberts Pavilion fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College is moving along on schedule at the corner of Mills Avenue and Sixth Street. The athletic center is for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education programs. Completion of the project is scheduled for the fall of 2016. Check out our 360 degree aerial video of the building. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A missing dog has been recovered and returned to his owner Tuesday morning, two days after being stolen by dognappers near the Claremont Pooch Park.
The dog, a cocker spaniel, was recovered at the dog park just before 5 a.m. after police were called about a barking dog in the area, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.
Did you know that the rate of crime in the 30 largest Claremont apartment communities has dropped more than 52 percent in the past nine years?
Any owner or manager of a rental property who wants to limit apartment crime is invited to attend a crime-free training program from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.
Melvin L. Oliver, a noted expert on racial and urban inequality and the executive dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been named Pitzer College’s sixth president following a unanimous vote by the College’s Board of Trustees.