A year ago, Claremont residents gathered in droves to donate pints of blood to one of their own: former Claremont resident Erin Sweeney Bendiner, who awaited a vital bone marrow transplant to fight a rare and aggressive form of leukemia.
Though continuing to struggle with the new normals of recovery and rebuilding her immune system, Ms. Bendiner is finding the simple joys in discovering new aspects of herself post-transplant.
The 47th annual Mt. Baldy Run to the Top will be held on Labor Day, September 3. One of the oldest runs in the west, the race ends at the summit of Mt. Baldy, an elevation of 10,064 feet.
The course starts at the top of Mt. Baldy Road, offering a 4000-foot elevation gain along the approximately 7-mile course to the top of the mountain. Those who make the entire distance will enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of southern California from the highest spot in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Claremont residents will see a spike in their water rates starting in January 2013. The increase at this point is set at 15 percent based on a recent settlement with the water company.
Golden State Water Company and the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) reached an agreement last month on proposed water rate increases for Claremont residents and other Region 3 ratepayers through 2015. The settlement now moves on for its final approval by the CPUC.
It was hard to notice the full moon that rose just after sunset and lit up the night sky all evening. August 2012 is an unusual month because there will be 2 full moons. The next one is scheduled on 31st and is technically called a blue moon, coined from the phrase "Once in a blue moon," because the occurrence doesn't happen very often. Claremont won't see 2 full moons in a month until July 2015. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
An arraignment has been set for a man involved in a fatal car pursuit Sunday evening, July 29. Brian Vance Coleman will head back to court on Thursday, August 23, facing 7 charges that include vehicular manslaughter.
When James Holmes opened fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20 in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58, it sent shockwaves across the country. In the days since, images of the orange-haired 24-year-old assailant have seemed to be everywhere, from TV news to Yahoo headlines to YouTube clips.
It’s hard to shield kids from this kind of ubiquity.
Claremont police are investigating a fatal vehicle pursuit that came to an end in Pomona Sunday evening.
Officers located a truck reported stolen out of Rancho Cucamonga near the intersection of Towne Avenue and Arrow Highway around 5:40 p.m. The driver failed to stop for officers, leading them in a brief pursuit down Towne. Failing to stop at a red light at Towne and La Verne avenues, the driver broadsided another car in the middle of the intersection, according to a news release. The driver in the broadsided vehicle was killed.
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