Claremont’s quest to take over the water system suffered a devastating setback last week, and now the city plans to respond. In a 38-page tentative decision handed down on November 10, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin refuted the city’s claims for eminent domain made during the weeks-long trial, which concluded August 11.
Two seats are up for grabs on the Claremont City Council. Incumbents Larry Schroeder and Corey Calaycay will both seek reelection.
The filing period for nomination papers and candidate statements for the March 7, 2017 Claremont City Council election began Monday, November 14. Claremont city councilmembers are elected to staggered four-year terms, with three members elected at one election, and two at the next. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Esteban Campos, 22, from Ontario was arrested on Wednesday, November 16 for a bank robbery in Claremont.
The California Bank and Trust on First Street and Yale Avenue was robbed at 4:49 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. The lone bank robber passed a demand note and fled the bank on foot.
David Svenson and Catherine McIntosh position a painting by artist Rebecca Hamm on Wednesday at new Claremont Museum of Art in the Claremont Depot. Mr. Svenson and Ms. McIntosh were busy getting the art in place as other workers were putting final touches on the building to get ready for the museum’s grand opening this Sunday.
There’s a new bug in town, and it’s threatening the city’s Heritage Trees.
The Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer, or Shot-Hole Borer for short, is a new insect that has been infecting mostly Sycamore and Coastal Live Oak trees throughout Claremont.
“It has the potential to make quite the negative impact on our urban forest,” Community Services Consultant Dave Roger said.
The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its 26th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont.
The CIC invites all residents of the Claremont community to gather to share gratitude for the bounties experienced as citizens of a nation founded on core principals of freedom and liberty, ideals that it believes are most clearly visible when people of diverse religious and spiritual traditions stand side-by-side to express them.
Mountain High and Mt. Baldy are giving unprecedented access and value to skiers and snowboarders this winter by offering pass holders three visits during the season to each other’s resort.
“Skiers and snowboarders receive a terrific value with a season pass to either one,” said Mt. High Chief Marketing Officer John McColly.
At 1,151 bags, members of Temple Beth Israel set a new record of collection at the 17th annual High Holy Days food drive. The Pomona synagogue’s Social Action Committee organizes the project that begins on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and concludes approximately four weeks later.
Active Claremont holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in the Santa Fe Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Robert Cruz, a spokesperson for the Gas Company, will present an update relating on the Porter Ranch situation. The public is invited to attend the free event. Call (909) 373-7907 for information.
Venerable Village restaurant Pizza ‘N Such, 273 W Second St., hosts a “meet the winemaker” event on Thursday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Matt Villard of Paso Robles’ MCV Wines will be on hand to talk about his collection of wines, including three different Petite Sirah blends. Wine flights, etched MCV wine glasses and take-home pricing for bottles will be offered. Pizza ‘N Such is also offering gift cards for patrons that sign up for MCV wine club membership. More information is at pizzansuchclaremont.com or (909) 624-7214.
Over 1000 Claremont College students and supporters marched through the college campuses Friday protesting the election and rhetoric of Donald Trump. The march was peaceful with many of the participants wearing black in protest. See our video coverage of the march around Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Once the gates open on Friday, the first day of the Pilgrim Place Festival, you better watch out for heavy traffic everywhere. Even while most people have nothing in particular they look for, many want to be first in line to see the unique treasures for sale. What has turned out to be a unique shopping experience, the Pilgrim Place Festival in Claremont packs a little fun for everyone. Be sure to check out our video with the link below. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Robert Ainsworth, commander of American Legion Post78, left U.S. Army Captain Douglas Groce applaud the comments of Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza during the annual Veterans Day observance on Friday in Memorial Park. Mr. Groce gave the keynote address at the event which was attended by over a hundred people. Veterans Day, which is celebrated in many countries, started out as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I but was changed in the 1950s to honor all veterans. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: The eminent domain case against Golden State Water hit a major roadblock today after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin decided it is in the best interest of the city of Claremont for the water system to remain under a private, investor-owned utility.
Both parties have 15 days to submit comments arguing for or against the tentative decision, according to a press release from the city of Claremont.