Crime in Claremont rose in nearly every category in 2015, according to a new report from the Claremont Police Department.
The report from Chief Paul Cooper states that the city experienced a 17 percent increase in total Part I crimes reported—1,050 in 2015, compared to 898 in 2014. Part I crimes include homicide, robbery, rape, assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson.
Sam Pedroza was unanimously chosen as the new mayor of Claremont during the city council meeting on Tuesday, March 8. “I look forward to continue to work with staff and continue to work with this council, and thank you very much for your faith, I hope, in me,” Mr. Pedroza said. See our funny video of him last July Fourth.
The COURIER has launched a new feature graphic showing a list of monthly home sales in Claremont. The information includes address, square footage and pricing from each home. We will continue to keep a watchful eye on real estate trends for the area in upcoming editions. Check out the complete listing for February inside.
With guns drawn Claremont police took two people into custody on Tuesday in the parking lot of Vons Supermarket in north Claremont. The events unfolded as shoppers came and went, with a small crowd of curious onlookers gathering nearby.
Following a disappointing report, the Claremont City Council approved a contract extension with CLS Landscape Management for park maintenance programs at the February 23 council meeting. The extension comes on the heels of the city putting out requests for local landscape companies using new parameters—no chemicals, no leaf blowers and no weeds and an increase of mulch use in planters—that was met with a tepid response.
A controversial zone change on College Avenue was pushed once more to the next Planning Commission meeting March 15.
The move made during the March 1 commission meeting is meant to merge the zone change, located at 211 and 239 College Avenue, into the public hearing on the revised Pomona College master plan, according to Director of Community Services Brian Desatnik.
Claremont-based stone sculptor Jim Coffman has a knack for finding beauty in ruins. Mr. Coffman, who runs Altered Stones on Mills Avenue in Montclair, loves to create designs from blocks of stone that resemble artifacts from a forgotten epoch.
“I like making things that look like they've been around for a long time,” he said. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Tuesday, February 23 police arrested a Pomona man after he was caught stealing razors from Stater Brothers, the second time he has been arrested for the same crime. Police say Allen Pool, 61, entered the supermarket at approximately 3:15 p.m. and went directly to aisle ten.
Despite concerns raised by commissioners that the city had already pre-approved a tree removal, members of the Community and Human Services Commission pushed forward with the removal of a health Holly Oak tree at the Serrano II housing development on Base Line Road.
Harrison McIntosh’s widow Marguerite McIntosh relates a memory from early in their marriage during a service for her husband at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus. Mr. McIntosh was remembered as a skilled artist and a humble man during the 90-minute event Sunday evening. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A panel of experts will provide information about how to protect yourself from fraud relating to home repair, finances, identity theft, auto repair and more on Wednesday, March 23 at 9 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center.
The breakfast, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, will include a presentation by Senator Carol Liu, Assemblymember Chris Holden, and staff members from the city of Claremont and the Contractors State License Board
Windows at two businesses in the Village were smashed with a rock early Sunday morning, and police are still looking for the suspect.
A Dr. Grubb’s employee called police at approximately 5:30 a.m. to report a lower glass windowpane at nearby Salad Farm was smashed, according to Sgt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
The dance team performs a James Bond themed routine during a spring sports rally on Friday at Claremont High School. The event featured games, music and of course introductions of all the sports teams that will compete in the upcoming semester. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff