Mahogany, ash, walnut and maple have literally become music to the ears of Martin Maudal, a local guitar-maker capitalizing on Claremont’s bountiful tree population to bring to life his handmade creations.
Scrap wood gathered from his work for Claremont tree trimmer Chris Toovey has provided the local luthier with the makings for his guitars. Using what would have gone in the waste bin has in turn saved him countless dollars, helping to see his at-home business, Carolann Guitars, flourish. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Gas service for approximately 250 residents has been interrupted after damage to a natural gas line on Sunday, July 29. The incident occurred when a plastic water line failed, leaking into the gas line.
Southern California Gas Company crews have been working to repair the gas line and begin the process of removing water leakage. Unfortunately, gas regulators and meters have been damaged by water and many will have to be replaced.
There are 8 active wienermobiles and Claremont was visited by one of them Sunday. Paul Rivas and his daughter Leilani Rivas check out the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile in the Village. The famous hot dog car, the first version was created in 1935 to promote Oscar Meyer products, attracted a small crowd on the side of Indian Hill Boulevard and Second Street during the late afternoon. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is known for its hot summer days and the afternoon of July 14, 1955 was no different.
For some local youngsters, however, the day was anything but commonplace. Good fortune struck when several chunks of ice fell off a Union Ice Co. truck, landing near the corner of First and College Street in the Village.
The Claremont kids obviously enjoyed the cool treat—a taste of winter in the summertime—and the COURIER photographer snapped a photo of the impromptu celebration.
Firefighters from 3 Los Angeles County Fire stations search for the source of smoke at a home in the 400 block of Blaisdell Drive on Saturday in Claremont. According to sources at the scene, the residents were at dinner in the evening and returned home to watch the Olympics when they smelled smoke and called 911. The source of the smoke was somewhere in the attic, but no cause was known. There were no injuries and only a small amount of damage reported. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With unanimous approval by the Claremont City Council Tuesday night, the Village West Expansion Plan, nearly 12 years in the making, is complete.
The council approved a code amendment to allow the development of a 4-story, commercial mixed-use and residential building to take over the last available parcel of Village West.
There’s no doubt about it: These are the dog days of summer.
After a relatively cool Saturday, with a projected high of 88 degrees, temperatures are expected to climb to the low-90s locally beginning Monday. Earlier this month, Claremonters sweltered during a number of days that saw temperatures reaching 100 degrees or higher.
What’s an amateur gardening aficionado to do in this kind of heat wave?
It might seem we should shy away from planting for a while, limiting our efforts to hydrating our thirsty pre-existing foliage.
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved a multi-family housing ordinance on Tuesday to better maintain and safeguard complexes designated under the city’s crime and healthy housing program.
Managers of the 28 multi-family complexes designated under the program—which includes the newly established Courier Place affordable housing development and other complexes with 10 or more units—will now be required to obtain a Multi-Family Rental License.
A planning commission review sparked discussion and protest last week as one Claremont neighborhood banded together against a proposed complex to fill the vacant lot at Vista Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard.
Residents of the Wheeler Park neighborhood are teaming up as preliminary development plans begin for the longtime empty south Claremont plot. More than 40 residents of the adjacent south Claremont neighborhood crowded city hall to oppose the project moving forward, unhappy with the layout and design of the complex.
A worker with FieldTurf really gets into his work on the football field at Claremont High School. They have started the process to prepRE the surface for installation of new artificial turf. The company used a specialized machine to remove the old turf in large strips while also separating out the rubber pellets which will be reused when the new turf is installed. The football field is scheduled to be finished by August 29, just in time for fall sports. See our photo gallery (link above photo) for more cool images. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Unified School District’s new superintendent Jim Elsasser takes over the top job following a tough period for the district that included the failure of Measure CL, the short tenure of former superintendent Terry Nichols and controversy over the handling of misconduct charges against former principal Frank D’Emilio. Check out our complete profile.
It will soon cost you $3 every 4 hours, or $100 annually to park at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday approved the parking charges 5-0 along with a $33,000 contract for the purchase of parking meters from Pacific Parking Systems, Inc. An additional $5,000 for paper costs and extra parts associated will also be designated.
A ’94 Honda Accord rests on top of a ’98 Lexus on Monday evening in the parking lot of Trader Joe's in Claremont. According to witnesses, the Honda driven by Claremont resident Rod Kamitsuka backed out of a parking spot quickly and then suddenly lurched forward, flattening a handicapped parking sign before coming to rest on the top of a ‘98 Lexus SC 300 driven by Claremont resident Ruth Chung. Ms. Chung had been shopping at Trader Joe's and heard a loud noise, but when she saw her car she was very surprised. Mr. Kamitsuka said after he first pulled out of the parking spot he saw a 3rd vehicle coming toward him, and as he tried to move, the accelerator on his vehicle became stuck and he lost control. Photo by Tracey Stoll / Mt. San Antonio Gardens