Director of the Bernard Field Station Wallace Meyer surveys a portion of the burn area on Tuesday, less than a week after a fire scorched 17 acres at the field station. Scientists and students alike are interested in studying the affects of the fire on the field station’s ecosystem, including the possibility that long-dormant plant species may sprout once the rains begin. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont businesswoman Becky Kachlik uses peer-to-peer website Airbnb to find tenants for her vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. Airbnb, a 5-year-old company based in San Francisco, is part of a new trend in online commerce where people rent out the things they own for others to use. Called the sharing economy or collaborative consumption, estimated revenue flowing through these sites is expected to top $3.5 billion this year. Ms. Kachlik finds that the site provides a more personal connection with potential renters which makes her more comfortable with the transaction. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Step through the shadows into the haunted Village heritage during this 75-minute, family-friendly tour on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13. Every tour will visit 9 haunts including Village businesses and college destinations. The experienced, professional docents have researched and written the stories based on information and experiences of Village business owners and Claremont Colleges personnel. Ghostly apparitions may or may not appear.
San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control is putting locals on heightened alert after the West Nile Virus was found in a chicken coop located in northeast Claremont late last week.
Vector Control keeps 10 coops throughout the San Gabriel Valley where chickens are tested every 10 days to 2 weeks for antibodies associated with the West Nile Virus. On Thursday, September 12, at the coop located north of the Claremont Colleges, one chicken tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus.
Active Claremont invites the public to a Q&A on water system ownership on Thursday, September 19. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Padua Room of the Hughes Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road in Claremont.
Richard Hajas of OjaiFlow—a grassroots effort to take water ownership away from Golden State Water Company—will be the featured speaker.
At its fall opening meeting this Sunday, September 15, the local League of Women Voters will celebrate its 75th anniversary by illustrating past accomplishments with storytelling lead by Barbara Rugeley and by looking toward its future challenges with table talks led by board members and past presidents.
The fire started just before 1 p.m. directly behind LeRoy Haynes Center and quickly grew in the dry brush spreading into adjacent Live Oak Canyon. About 200 people were evacuated from homes in and around the canyon, including the Briney Point neighborhood where several homes were threatened. Students at both the LeRoy Haynes Center and the Webb Schools were also evacuated. At about 3:30 p. m. firefighters had the blaze largely contained to 40 acres but will be monitoring the burn area and putting out hot spots into the night. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Hamilton Two Twelve co-owner Pam Wolfe, left, not only has a keen eye for quality furniture but also works to customize products for the store’s customers. Above, sales consultant Katina Pou assists Ms. Wolfe with the final touches on a set of kitchen chairs for a customer. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A quick moving fire destroyed 17 acres of the Bernard Field Station in Claremont Wednesday afternoon after a Golden State Water crew sent sparks flying while using a metal saw on the north side of Foothill Boulevard near the Field Station.
The fire started about 3:30 p.m. on the north side of Foothill Boulevard between Dartmouth and Mills Avenue according to Los Angeles County Fire Captain David Stone. See our extended photo gallery.
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It was courtroom drama at Tuesday’s meeting of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.
After dueling presentations by 2 lawyers and emotional appeals from a resident and a trustee, the board voted 3-2 to apply to the California Attorney General requesting to sue longtime board member Gary L. Woods in quo warranto.
Quo warranto is a legal proceeding during which an individual’s right to hold an office is challenged. The board’s vote was based on the conclusion of an ad hoc committee, consisting of board president Sue Keith and board vice president Patricia Rasmussen, that there is significant doubt as to whether Mr. Woods lives where he claims.
Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley and the surrounding area are again set to join in the annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” this Sunday, September 15, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-East Peace, and this year’s walk is the fifth consecutive year the group has sponsored this gathering.
Speeds on Mt. Baldy Road are getting steeper.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night adopted a resolution increasing the speed limit on Mt. Baldy Road from 45 mph to 50 mph. The increase is necessary to allow police to legally enforce speed limits on Mt. Baldy, from Padua Avenue to the east city limit.
A city speed survey conducted in 2012 indicated that a 5 mph increase was needed on Mt. Baldy Road and a number of other streets throughout the city.
About 75 people took to the corners of Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards on Monday night, joining in with thousands from across the nation broadcasting a singular message to the US government: Do not use military force in Syria.
The local vigil was one of hundreds of similar events nationwide, organized as part of a “national day of action” led by MoveOn.org and several other progressive action groups.
COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
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