Longtime Claremont resident Peggy Robertson, 83, smiles at her daughter Ann Hanson as Ms. Robertson recalls an event from her past during a recent Yesteryear’s Café at Claremont Place. Ms. Robertson and her daughter were attending the support group for the first time. Yesteryear’s Cafe, or “memory cafes” as they are often called, put a spin on the traditional support group format. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Love is in the air at the Fairplex. Inter Valley Health Plan will host the “To Love Again—Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love,” conference on Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center.
Whether you are looking for the love of your life or just want to understand your current relationship, this conference provides tools to help you love and be loved again.
Books won’t be the only things filling up the Claremont Public Library come September 2.
As soon the children’s summer reading program comes to a close, the construction crews are moving in as the library’s well-used and well-loved children’s section receives a much-needed upgrade.
This is the first time the children’s section has received updated digs since the local library first opened its doors in 1975.
While speed increases remain uncertain for a dozen Claremont streets, officials can now guarantee 3 of those in question will remain at reasonable speeds.
The California Department of Transportation recently approved the city’s application to reclassify Scripps Drive, Radcliffe Drive and Scottsbluff Drive (between Mills Avenue and Lassen Way) as local roadways. This designation will allow the city to keep speed limits on these designated roads at 25 miles per hour.
A cyclist has to ride on the sidewalk to get past a closed and barricaded portion of Second Street recently in the Claremont Village. Second Street between Harvard Avenue and approximately half way to Yale Avenue is completely shut down as work crews with Southern California Edison replace an underground vault. The construction, which previously closed Second at College Avenue, is expected to continue for 2 more weeks. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
From the vintage neon of the 1950s and 1960s to the recent towering collection of logos gracing the corner of the Old School House complex, the streets of Claremont are lined with the signs of the time.
Nearly as numerous as the trees about town are the tin 12-by-16s welcoming you into the city, forbidding you from parking, and kindly thanking you for not smoking. Whether eliciting a sigh, groan or guffaw, it’s hard to deny—those bits of metal are a part of the culture of Claremont, the City of Signs.
Check out our slideshow at the end of the story inside. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
The future of Claremont looks clear through the dust of construction planned for the coming years. Started earlier this summer, 8 new housing developments are planned for the city.
New construction will add more than 500 townhomes, single-family homes, condos and apartments to cater to a growing demand for homes in the Claremont area. All of the construction has a projected completion date in the next 3 to 5 years, if everything remains on schedule.
The city of Claremont is working hard to manage the crowds. But has the enormous increase in visitors at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park taken away from the outdoor experience?
You might think by getting an early start on a Saturday morning, the chances are good you’ll beat the heat and crowds. It’s not often that one can experience the great outdoors with some peace, quiet and solitude so close to home.
Think again. Check out our slideshow at the end of the story inside.
A teller at the Chase Bank on the corner of Fourth Street and Indian Hill Boulevard in the Village was victim of an attempted robbery just before 6 p.m. today, Friday, August 9, according to Claremont police.
The suspect passed a demand note to the teller, but she locked her drawer and refused to give the him any money. He then fled out the west doors on foot. It is unknown where he went from there.
The suspect is described as a male white in his late 40s, 5 foot, 8-inches tall with a skinny build and long brown hair pulled back in a ponytail. At the time of the attempted robbery, he was wearing a blue baseball hat, reading glasses, a blue polo shirt and dark shorts.
Anyone with information related to the crime is asked to call the Claremont Police Department at 399-5411.
Inside the ALMANAC: Looking to the future, more specifically the next dozen years, Persis Newland—an intuitive who gives readings at Kindred Sprits, a Claremont healing center she co-owns with her husband Chuck—sees the world as striking a new balance.
She predicts the masculine energy that has prevailed for many years, typified by the United States’ ongoing state of war and the current sink-or-swim economic climate, will be tempered by greater feminine energy.
COURIER photo/Steve Felschundneff
Inside the ALMANAC: Claremont resident John Dick is fueled by possibility and having a hand in its creation. His questioning outlook and scientific acumen have given him the rare opportunity to shape a bit of the future.
This visionary mindset is part of what drove him to a career in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked as a physicist for more than 20 years before retiring in 2008.
“I have always been obsessed with understanding things—looking at things from scratch and truly understanding them,” he explained.
The city of Claremont is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to work with staff and the community to prepare a comprehensive master plan for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. on Monday, September 16 at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
The master plan would update the current management plan for the wilderness park and incorporate into one plan the various documents and agreements that guide the operation and maintenance of almost 2000 acres of wilderness area owned by the city of Claremont.