There was not only a spectacular sunset Monday evening, thunderstorms blew threw the east part of Claremont just after sunset. That of course did not stop runners from using the track at El Roble Intermediate School as gray clouds hover above. The weather in the Claremont area should remain mostly sunny this week, with high temperatures a little cooler in the mid to upper 80s. Warmer weather will make a comeback by the weekend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Residents of Claremont will hold a candlelight vigil at Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards at 7:15 p.m. today, Monday September 9 to urge Congresswoman Judy Chu to vote against bombing Syria.
The local vigil is part of a national day of action organized by MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), and Win Without War. Similar vigils will take place in nearly one hundred cities across the country on Monday.
At the vigil, local residents will urge Rep. Chu to vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution expected to be debated soon in Congress.
Despite recent decline in care of the driving range, the Claremont Golf Course remains a welcome 9-holed outlet for Claremont residents and students. But the local fairways and putting greens may soon be a thing of the past.
Despite feigned ignorance from the Claremont University Consortium’s board of directors, who manage the college-owned community space on behalf of the colleges, a recent statement issued by Dennis Bishop, president and CEO of the local golf circuit, suggests the recreational facility might be on its last course.
“Due to a steady and steep decline in revenue since 2008, the Claremont Golf Course is facing serious economic challenges,” Mr. Bishop revealed.
Heirloom boutique’s world of eclectic treasures is about to get even bigger.
While many mom-and-pops struggle with lackluster sales, residents continue to flock to Village West to lose themselves in Rob Lewbel and Becky Morgan’s haven of homemade trinkets, out-of-the-ordinary finds and locally-made products; so much so, that the owners have decided to make it easier for patrons to explore their creative odds-and-ends. The owners will achieve this by expanding their business, first into north Claremont and then the wide expanse of the Internet.
“Claremont is going international,” Mr. Lewbel quipped. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont United Church of Christ is embracing diversity with the installment of its new senior pastor. The congregation has selected the Rev. Eileen Gebbie—a gay, married woman—as the church’s new leader. Ms. Gebbie will be installed as senior pastor during a special service this Sunday, September 8, beginning at 3 p.m.
“It was a historic moment in the life of our church,” Ms. Gebbie said. “All other senior pastors have been straight, married, white men with children."
Construction is now complete on a new 85,000- square-foot teaching and learning building on Foothill Boulevard, part of the Harvey Mudd College campus. The building, which will be called the Shanahan Center, accomplishes the college’s goal to have a stronger visual presence along Foothill Boulevard.
The modern building includes many energy efficient and earth-friendly features, including the use of BubbleDeck instead of a traditional concrete foundation.
The body of an Upland resident was found in the late afternoon today, Thursday, September 5, at the Claremont Wilderness Park, according to the Claremont Police Department. The individual had disappeared this morning and family notified the Claremont police that this person “had gone into the Claremont Wilderness Park to possibly harm himself.” The name or gender of the individual has not been released.
Police were contacted by the victim’s family at about 9:52 a.m. on Thursday, September 5. Officers immediately closed down and evacuated the Wilderness Park to begin a search for who they deemed a “voluntary missing person.” An aerial search was conducted by the Pasadena Police Department’s helicopter unit, but the missing person was not located. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was called in to help and the search continued throughout the day. At about 4 p.m., Search and Rescue team members located the body of the deceased individual. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating the death.
Among the gently-used items that line the hand-painted shelves of The Claremont Economy Shop, is a frame housing a relevant phrase:
“Some people touch our lives briefly, while others leave a lasting impression and are never forgotten.”
Loyal customers of the First Street thrift store agree the saying holds true for the beloved Claremont Economy Shop, which opened its doors this week for its 80th consecutive year.
The Economy Shop has certainly become familiar to locals in its decades near the busy intersection of Indian Hill and First.
On the morning of Friday September 5, rescue crews from Claremont and San Dimas braved the heat in search of a hiker who was reported missing. Claremont police set up and command post at the parking lot near Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road. The Wilderness Park was closed during the search as crews tried to locate the hiker via a cell phone signal. LA County Search and Rescue located the body of the missing hiker, an Upland resident, who's family told police he was going to the park to "harm himself." COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont police officers led by Corporal Sean Evans, right, search for a suspect door-to-door along Lake Forest Drive in Claremont on Wednesday. Police set up a perimeter in the area while searching for an unidentified suspect who reportedly set fire to a car in the city of Monrovia. The Claremont Police Department has confirmed that the suspect was arrested by the Monrovia Police Department near his home on Merrywood and Arrow Highway in Claremont.
The Pomona Police Department is requesting the public’s help to locate a Pomona resident who has been missing since Saturday.
Orlando Feliciano Leon is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall with a light complexion, brown hair and eyes, medium build and has a scar on his right jaw. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt T-shirt, green shorts and sandals. He was driving a white 1994 Chevrolet Silverado with Arizona license plates (ACM1118).
Claremont schools are in full swing and so are the city’s Teen Activity Center (TAC) and Youth Activity Center (YAC). The local after-school hubs have expanded their hours. Both centers are now open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure the check out the other news briefs from Claremont.
For those who use the 5-mile loop trail in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, the road will be well groomed for hikers and bikers. But hikers can also expect steep winding hills that go up over 1000 feet in elevation. The views of the valley can be stunning on clear day, but be ready for hard work and sweat to make it to the top of the trail. If you are visiting the park this week, be prepared for hot summer like temperatures. Highs through Friday will be in the 90s, with some rain possible in the mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger