Drought-weary residents received a bit of good news at Tuesday night’s council meeting when City Manager Tony Ramos announced that Claremont was well on its way to meeting, and exceeding, water conservation reductions imposed by Governor Jerry Brown. “I’m very pleased to say that Claremont reduced its water use by 40 percent in May 2015 over water use in May 2013,” Mr. Ramos told city council. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police played a game of hide-and-seek with a burglary suspect and won. Around 11 p.m., officers tried to stop a suspicious man riding a bike after he ditched a backpack near Sixth Street and Claremont Boulevard, but lost sight of him. The backpack, filled with items stolen from nearby Colleges construction sites.
It’s an evening of music and community spirit not to be missed. “Love Thy Neighbor,” a concert benefiting Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), will be held on Sunday, July 19 at the Claremont United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The two-hour event features John York, instrumentalist and former member of the 60s group The Byrds.
A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter takes off from the westbound lanes of the 210 freeway in Claremont on Wednesday following an injury collision. California Highway Patrol closed the roadway in both directions at around 8 a.m. so the helicopter could remove a victim from the scene. As a result of the collision traffic on Base Line Road was unusually heavy until the freeway could be re-opened. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With the city cutting back on irrigation, the grass at Claremont parks isn’t as green as usual. Still, residents descended en masse on Memorial Park on Monday evening, bringing out blankets and lawn chairs for an al fresco gig by Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys. See more aerial views from the concert in our cool video. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) will come through the city of Claremont on Wednesday, July 22. A special ceremony will take place at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Boulevard at 2 p.m., which will include remarks by Officer Joe Alton and Special Olympic athlete Brett Laza.
The city of Claremont, Claremont Unified School District and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) will hold a community meeting to discuss plans for the La Puerta Park site on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Chaparral Elementary School, 451 Chaparral Dr.
A two-tailed swallowtail butterfly hovers over an agapanthus bloom during a recent bright sunny day in north Claremont. The pleasant temperatures over the last few days will give way to warmer days this week with highs in the 90s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Police Department responded to the T-Mobile cell phone store located at 416 Auto Center Dr. regarding a report of vandalism Sunday, July 12 at about 5 p.m. Officers determined that an unknown suspect pried the lock and latch plate to the rear door, but were unable to gain entry.
Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos heaps the whipped cream on Aralyn Davis and Celeste Rodriguez-Garcia’s sundaes during an ice cream social on Thursday at Taylor Hall. The party was part of the city’s Camp Claremont summer program which provides fun activities for first to eighth grade children. Camp Claremont goes from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. and runs through the middle of August. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Planning Commission adopted a resolution Tuesday night recommending that city council approve an ordinance to allow code changes to freeway-oriented signs with electronic message displays.
Current code requirements, which were adopted in 1990, limit electronic message display signs in areas zoned “Commercial Freeway.
Several helicopters were seen just after 7 p.m. Thursday evening circling homes near Wilson Avenue and 19th Street in north Upland. Latest reports say Los Angeles Sheriff Officers have two robbery suspects in custody from a foot pursuit in the area. More news as it develops. Check out our exclusive video. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Earlier this month, viewers across the country braced for Discovery Channel’s annual TV fish fest “Shark Week.” For many people locally, anticipation has been building for another predatory event: Claremont Restaurant Week. There are lots of returning participants and a few new names, including Pie Street Pizza.
Scripps College announced Wednesday that Lori Bettison-Varga, president of the school since 2009, will leave her post this fall. Ms. Bettison-Varga has been named president and director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, pending approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.