An officer driving through the south alley behind the business on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive around 11:20 p.m. when they saw 34-year-old Joseph Beatty standing near the rear door of the market.
Kids of all ages were properly dressed for the costume parade during the annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire on Saturday in the Claremont Village. In addition to the parade, the day’s festivities included a pumpkin caving contest, live music, a beer garden and many vendor booths. Even with the heat well over 90 degrees, it did not damper the enthusiasm of the thousands of visitors who descended on the over 400 vendors in attendance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Arlene Medina wore a costume she called “Alice in torrid land,” during the Halloween dinner and dance on Wednesday at the Joslyn Senior Center in Claremont. The annual event featured a DJ, dancing, a themed dinner and a costume contest. The dancing was particularly popular during the event with a wide range of music from “Monster Mash” to “Achy Breaky Heart” sung in Spanish. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Two Claremont families are reeling after five pets were brutally killed by wild animals this past week.
Four dogs belonging to the Hadfield family were killed Tuesday night by what Arcie Hadfield thinks was a bobcat. The family had five dogs in all—Scooby, Nala, Boomer, Holly and Scooter, three of which are Chihuahuas.
The Hadfield family has had run-ins with wild animals in the past.
After more than two decades, Sonia Carvalho is leaving her position as the city attorney for Claremont. The decision, which resulted from a closed-session council meeting Tuesday afternoon, was learned Wednesday evening. The Tuesday meeting was agendized as “public employee evaluation.”
“During the city attorney evaluation this evening, we mutually decided that after 25 years of service to the city, Sonia Carvalho will retire,” Mayor Larry Schroeder wrote in the statement, which was dictated to the COURIER by City Manager Tony Ramos.
The jagged scar runs horizontally across the width of John Barrett’s lower back, courtesy of a wrong turn and a 1,000-pound bomb crater during his time in World War II’s bloody Pacific Theater.
“The doctor yelled for the nurse, ‘Give this man a pair of pajamas. He’s going to be with us for a little while.’” Mr. Barrett said, recalling a humid summer evening in 1946 at Brooks General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. The US Army had sent him there to get his shattered back mended.
The city council also approved membership into a brand-new countywide energy alternative, but not without reservations.
The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program is a legal structure that allows cities and counties to procure energy as a way to provide an alternative to Southern California Edison and allow for a higher percentage of renewable energy. The CCA’s other goals include creating clean energy jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reduce electricity bills.
This month Claremont is celebrating the legacy of the Padua Hills Theatre and the special contributions the Mexican Players made to our community. Frank Ornelas was one of several people who spoke Saturday talking about their life in Pomona Valley decades ago. The event hosted by the Claremont Library and Claremont Heritage, went on to trace the history of Padua Hills through these personal experiences and how they helped bring change to the lives of so many people. Be sure to see the complete feature story and photos in the COURIER's Village Venture special edition inside the paper Friday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A low pressure system blew through Claremont on Friday, creating windy and cloudy conditions with below normal temperatures. Storm clouds hovered around the mountains, but produced little to no rain. This taste of fall will end quickly however, as temperatures heat up to the upper 90s by Sunday, while hanging around for several days. Saturday highs will be warmer, yet a comfortable low 80s, while cooling off to 60 at night. The good news is even with 90-plus degree weather, the mornings will still cool off to the low 60s. No rain is in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The city and Pomona College have settled two lawsuits challenging the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art.
The settlements against Citizens to Save College Avenue and Claremonters for Honest Governance were announced during the October 10 city council meeting and following a closed session meeting earlier that afternoon.
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area announces our Food for Thought event to be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Center, Padua Room. (Please note change of date.)
Jose Zapata Calderon, PhD, will discuss “Intersectional Coalition Building: Strategies for Responding and Resisting Immigrant Scapegoating.”
Claremonters wanting to learn more about how to help the homeless are invited to the city’s community homeless summit on Monday, October 23.
The free meeting, which will take place in the Padua Room at the Alexander Hughes Center, will provide information on how to effectively communicate difficult dialogue, engage and strengthen understanding of supportive services.