Going green has just gotten easier in the City of Trees, thanks to the Claremont City Council’s unanimous decision to participate in the California Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program.
Authorized by AB 811, created to encourage energy conservation throughout the state, the HERO program assists homeowners in paying for home energy retrofits. Loans are granted to eligible property owners and then paid over time through voluntary charges to their property tax bills, according to Senior Planner Chris Viers.
Claremont resident Mark Acuna gets help from five-year-old Luke Vinalli telling the tale of “The Boy who Wanted to Know Where the Birds Go in the Winter” on Saturday during the Pilgrim Place Festival. The story was part of the new First People in Claremont booth that featured the history of the Tongva people. Check out our photo gallery from the annual event. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A Baughman Avenue couple say they will take legal action against the city of Claremont and their neighbors for hindering plans to build a multi-story home expansion on their Village property.
Owners Lloyd and Debra Kuribayashi claim the process of submitting their plans and working to construct their home has been marred by costly interferences and bullying from neighbors.
“I think it’s some sort of conspiracy,” Mr. Kuribayashi said.
Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams thanks the crowd as she receives a standing ovation after she was introduced last week at Scripps College. Ms Evers delivered a speech “Fighting for Equality: The Interconnected Struggle,” as part of the Roxanne Wilson Leader-in- Residence program at the college. Check out our complete coverage inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It was a relatively calm month for Claremont home sales in October. New inventory is often slow to hit the market this time of year, which can result in a lower number of home purchases. Compared to October 2012, the average number of days homes are on the market is still less, as they continue to sell more quickly and for higher prices. Check out our larger view detailed chart inside with more specifics on the market.
For Ernest “Ernie” J.T. Martin, serving in the US Armed Forces was not just a duty or responsibility. It’s a proud family tradition.
The retired colonel, who served on the USS General C.H. Muir during WWII, is pleased to count himself among a long line of distinguished US veterans dating back to the 1700s. His fifth great grandfather, American General Joseph Martin, served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the Hillsborough Convention in 1788 for the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Claremont police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man caught on camera taking a typewriter from a Village business on Sunday afternoon.
The man entered Xerxes For Gents, located at 319 Yale Ave., around 11:43 a.m. and appeared to be browsing items. But while the owner was tending to other customers, the man grabbed a black vintage 1920s “Royal” typewriter from the shelf, and concealing the typewriter with his body, walked out of the store.
Police have obtained video images of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down. Any information on the crime or identity of the suspect should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5420.
Bugler Doug Mendelsohn, of the Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 561, plays "To the Colors" during a Veterans Day ceremony at Claremont’s Memorial Park on Monday. The traditional observation hosted by American Legion Post 78 also included a special song by Robert Barnum and sung by his daughter Siarah. COURIER photo/Ryan Gann
In time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the city of Claremont’s Committee on Aging seeks pre-packaged non-perishable food and hygiene donations to benefit the Inland Valley Hope Partners Family Stabilization and Food Pantry program.
Donation bins will be available throughout the community through Friday, November 15 at the Hughes Community Center, Blaisdell Community Center, city hall and the Joslyn Senior Center.
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) recently hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line.
The 12.3-mile project will extend light rail service from the current terminus under construction in the city of Azusa, to the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.
After nine years at the helm of the Claremont Public Library, library manager Don Slaven is checking out.
Mr. Slaven leaves behind his bookish duties in Claremont to accept a position in the Los Angeles County Public Library’s south region. He began in his new post as head librarian at the Hollydale Library in South Gate on Tuesday, according to the Friends of the Public Library. Mr. Slaven was not available for comment.
Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali addresses the crowd shortly before calling for a vote on Wednesday during a special meeting of the Claremont City Council at Taylor Hall. The council voted to go ahead with preliminary procedures to acquire the city’s water system from Golden State Water Company. Check out our complete coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police stopped two crooks making off with stolen packages Wednesday morning.
Mario Fonseca, a 32-year-old Pomona resident, and Serena Vasquez, a 32-year-old Chino resident were arrested after allegedly trying to take parcels of a doorstep in the 100 block of Limestone Road, according to reports.
The Pilgrim Place Physical Therapy Unit, a haven for seniors seeking renewed strength and spirit, recently received a little rehabilitation of its own.
After a fourth-month renovation, the retirement community’s Health Services Center debuted its brand-new physical therapy facility, a modern accommodation twice the size of the previous rehabilitation space.
The opening of the updated therapy unit earlier this month realizes a two-year dream for the service center, made possible through grant funding, according to Rehab Manager Marie McKinney.