Workers are removing the Red Ironbark Eucalyptus in front of city hall is today, Monday, September 28. According to the city, four different arborists have made independent inspections and each found evidence of termite damage, significant rotting and bleeding, which is a sign of dead wood and decay within the heartwood of the tree. The tree poses a high risk of branch failure and resulting in injury because of the high-traffic location. City staff realizes this tree is a main focal point for city hall and the community, however, the city manager emphasized that public safety is a priority. For information, contact Community Services at 399-5431.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last week, the COURIER welcomed Matthew Bramlett as the paper’s newest employee. The 27-year-old reporter brings to the city desk the enthusiasm of youth—one somewhat more jaded reporter overheard him saying he was “tickled” to get the job—and an abiding interest in politics.
Mr. Bramlett expressed regret that he had to miss the second GOP presidential debate, as it conflicted with the September 16 meeting of the city’s planning commission
The Claremont City Council shelved two important items—a vote on La Verne’s plan for the Claremont water system and an appeal regarding the Serrano II housing project—at its meeting Tuesday night due to two councilmembers’ absences.
Councilmembers Joe Lyons and Larry Schroeder were not present during the meeting, forcing Mayor Corey Calaycay to call for the votes to be pushed to October 13.
The Claremont University Consortium made a commitment to donate $1 million on Saturday, September 18 toward the possible construction of a new police station.
The donation hinges on the passing of Measure PS, which allocates $50 million toward building a new station for the Claremont Police Department.
On Friday, September 18 in a move described by Lt. Ciszek as “malicious mischief,” a person who takes high school rivalries a little too seriously spray-painted “F**k the Pack,” among other obscenities—alongside green-colored male genitalia—over the Claremont High School grounds sometime between 4 and 8 a.m.
The Gomez family Jennifer and Dennis with their children Liam, 5, and Parker, 2, enjoy the evening air and some pizza on Saturday during the eighth annual Keeping the Good in our Neighborhood street faire in Claremont. This year the event moved from north Claremont to Bonita Avenue in front of the Claremont Police station. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On the agenda for the upcoming Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 22 will be a follow-up on La Verne’s exploration in managing the Claremont water system, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
The La Verne City Council is expected to approve the tentative agreement during their meeting on Monday, September 21.
The Celebrating Women on the Forefront event aims to recognize a number of female residents of Pilgrim Place who have achieved accomplishments in religious or humanitarian organizations.
Honorees include Dar Nicgorski, who was named a Woman of the Year in 1987 by Ms. Magazine for her work with Central American refugees in the Sanctuary movement, an endeavor the resulted in her charged and convicted in Federal court.
Jazzy Lyn, center, with her mother Heather, chats with Shea Seery on Thursday during Claremont Day at the Los Angeles County Fair. Both Jazzy and Shea were selected as your community heroes and were recognized during a special reception. Be sure to check out all our profiles of Claremont's honored citizens. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
During a special Wednesday evening meeting, the Claremont Planning Commission unanimously elected K.M. Williamson as its new chair and approved two future businesses.
Ms. Williamson will spearhead the team during what could be an active 2015, including a possible new hotel built on San Jose Street and Indian Hill Boulevard.
On the agenda for the upcoming Claremont City Council on Tuesday, September 22 will be a follow-up on La Verne’s exploration into a partnership with the city to take over the water system, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
The La Verne City Council will approve the tentative agreement during their meeting on September 21.
Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley are set to join in the seventh annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” on Sunday, September 20 beginning at 4 p.m. at the City of Knowledge Islamic School on Garey Avenue, just south of Foothill Boulevard in Pomona.
The driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche removes part of the bumper of a ServPro van that hit the rear of her vehicle Tuesday in Claremont. The driver of the van was crossing Claremont Boulevard and apparently failed to yield to the Avalanche. There were no injuries in the collision, which may have been partly linked to the morning rain storm. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A suspect smashed a window of a T-Mobile store early Tuesday morning and made off with a number of mobile phones that were on display. Claremont police responded to the store at 4:18 a.m. after an alarm was triggered at the business, located at 416 Auto Center Drive, according to Lt. Walters of the Claremont Police Department.