The Kiwanis Club of Claremont will honor member Neal Coble at its meeting on Thursday, January 28 at noon for his 30-year service as chairman and advisor for the Kiwanis annual See’s Candy Shop fundraiser. Mr. Coble is the owner of an accounting and tax business in Claremont, and has been a member of the Kiwanis Club for 40 years. In 1986, he began the annual tradition of setting up the “pop-up” candy store, and since then the store has sold more than $4 million of See’s candy, with the profit dedicated to the club’s community projects.
As part of its existing For Health and Living’s Bee Happy Project launched in 2015, Inter Valley Health Plan has announced the launch of a secondary initiative Bee Brainy that offers free educational classes, events and resources dedicated to brain health.
Kick-off events will take place in Claremont on Tuesday, January 26 at the Pomona Valley Health Care Building, 1601 Monte Vista Ave., Suite 275.
Harrison McIntosh, noted ceramicist and longtime Claremont resident died Thursday, January 21 in Claremont. He was 101. The family requests that donations in his memory be made to the American Museum of Ceramic Art (www.amoca.org) or the Claremont Museum of Art (www.claremontmuseum.org). A memorial service is being planned.
More on his life will be included in an upcoming edition of the COURIER.
Two Claremont water mains have been leaking for weeks, and the city is at a stalemate with Golden State Water (GSW) over their repairs.
The ongoing attempt by the city to take over the water system appears to be the defining factor for the leaks remaining unaddressed.
Jim Gingrich, who lives on Tulane Road, has had a water main leaking in front of his property for more than two weeks.
Criminal charges will not be filed in the El Roble sexting scandal, the Claremont Police Department has confirmed.
The case initially broke on December 7, 2015, where it became known that as many as 15 students at El Roble Intermediate were sending sexually explicit photos of themselves on the social media apps Snapchat and Kik.
The Claremont City Council is set to discuss a number of items for 2016 during its annual Council Priorities Workshop on Saturday, January 23.
Among the items on the docket for the coming year include the litigation over control of the Claremont water system, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, the ongoing effort to design and build a new police station and the early stages of the upcoming Gold Line development.
On Thursday, January 14 police arrested two women after a pursuit met a wild end on a residential Pomona street. An officer initially observed the white Chevy Impala at approximately 3:42 a.m. and attempted to pull the car over for speeding near the intersection of San Antonio and Towne Avenues. The driver took off, leading police on a chase that went into Pomona.
The city will undertake mass tree trimming in north Claremont for the next four to six weeks. The area included is north of Pomello, east of the Thompson Creek Trail to the eastern city line.
City staff emphasized that all city trees are pruned on a regular basis “using only the highest professionally accepted standards.
A suspect broke into a car parked in the Evey Canyon turnout on Mt. Baldy Road in Claremont between 4 and 5 p.m. pm Monday, January 18. Both suspects— Steven Shelton, 34, of Helendale and Tiffany Wood, 22, of Rancho Cucamonga—were later arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property.
Claremont architect Paul Wheeler leads a class of Claremont High School drafting students on a tour of a home that is under construction last week in Claremont. His firm designed the home, which is in Towne Ranch area. See a full story in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Three Claremont businesses along Auto Center Drive were burglarized early Tuesday morning. Officers initially responded to a burglary alarm at Hayatt Mediterranean Food at approximately 3:15 a.m. on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive. Police determined that an unknown burglar used a rock to smash the front door window, according to the Claremont Police Department.
To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Dale Bros Brewery will host the Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).
The event features more than 80 craft beverages from 35 microbreweries, three wineries and two cider-makers.
In what could also be called an airing of grievances, the first official meeting of the ad hoc committee for a new police station convened Wednesday. The committee emerged from the ashes of Measure PS, which failed by a nearly three-to-one margin in November 2015. Mr. Calaycay began the meeting by putting the issue to bed.
“As we begin, we can recognize two things having come out of PS: First, without sugarcoating it, PS lost miserably,” Mr. Calaycay said