Paul Cranmer, community services manager and staff arborist for the city, reviews the contents of tool bags on Tuesday during a drought stressed tree outreach meeting at the Hughes Center. City officials called the meeting to recruit volunteers to contact homeowners who have street trees that are critically stressed and in danger of dying. The tool bags included soaker hoses, tree bags and literature to help property owners care for their dying trees. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Construction crews are hard at work at Peppertree Square in anticipation of its newest tenant. Dollar Tree, a store chain offering an eclectic mix of household items, beauty products, food and more at discount prices, received building permits from the City of Claremont to begin customizing the space and is expected to open by the end of 2015.
Many of Claremont’s street trees are experiencing extreme stress due to the drought and lack of proper watering. The city has identified trees most in need of assistance and is working with Sustainable Claremont, the Tree Action Group (TAG) and Claremont Heritage to assemble a group of citizens who are interested in spreading the word.
The Progressive Music & Folk Festival at Pilgrim Place, to be held September 18 and 19, is the latest in a series of events celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of this intentional community.
Performers highlighting this event include Ellen Chase Harper, ValLimar Jansen, Jim and Jean Strathdee, Bob Hurd and Jim Manley
Although you may not be able to tell by looking at your Facebook feed on National Dog Day, the overpopulation of cats and dogs has inundated shelters across the country with animals in desperate need of adoption. While some are lucky in finding their forever home, others are left without hope and rely on the kindness of rescue groups and volunteers to save them from certain death. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Start brushing up on your small talk and get ready to bring your appetite as the City of Trees prepares to welcome its newest group to Claremont’s social scene.
The “Mingle & Munch Social Group” will meet monthly, beginning Friday, September 11 at The Garner House from 6—8 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Claremont through the Committee on Aging, the event will offer appetizers, refreshments, music and conversation.
After more than one year in limbo, Claremont High School jazz band instructor Rick Melanson returned to campus on Wednesday after charges against him of having inappropriate relations with a student were dismissed on July 15, 2015. The case against the teacher was scheduled to go to trial, but was dismissed after the prosecutor revealed in court that the alleged victim did not want to testify.
Workers mow the dead lawn under what appears to be dying trees on Monday at Chaparral Park in Claremont. The city sent a flyer to Claremont residents this week advising on ways to keep trees alive but the drought has taken its toll on the city’s trees as well. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A female victim lost her wallet in the Claremont Village on Friday, August 7. Later that day, two male suspects—one Caucasian and one African-American—used the victim’s credit cards to make purchases at Walmart, the Edwards Theater and at two gas stations in Ontario. There is no vehicle information. Anyone with information or who can identify either suspect is urged to call Detective Tamayo at the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5424.
Over the past few months, the city has been reducing the grass at city hall in anticipation of a re-landscaping project that began August 19. Construction fencing has been installed around city hall and crews have begun irrigation work.
Four thefts from unlocked vehicles occurred between 6 p.m. on Friday, August 21 and 12:45 p.m. on August 22, according to an e-Watch alert sent out by the Claremont Police Department. The locations of the thefts were on the 1900 block of Wheaton Ave., the 1900 block of Radford Ave., the 1500 block of Beloit Ave. and the 2100 block of Edinboro Ave., all of which are located north of Foothill Boulevard between Towne and Mills Avenues.
Initial steps are being taken toward what Pomona College President David Oxtoby said has been a decade in the works. The college recently released concept drawings for the Pomona College Museum of Art. But, in typical Claremont fashion, the proposal has not been met without its share of scrutiny.
The next time your kids are watching cartoons, you just might hear a familiar voice. Thirteen-year-old El Roble student Blake Bertrand has a starring role in the new series Shimmer and Shine, which premieres on Nick Jr. this Monday.
The show, aimed at preschool audiences, follows the adventures of a girl named Leah who’s befriended by two genies in training. Blake plays Leah’s next-door neighbor and good buddy Zac.
At about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday August 19, Claremont Police officers responded to Rosa Torrez Park, located at 774 W. First St., to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. The three female victims were in the park, when two male juveniles approached them and simulated a handgun then demanded their purses. The women complied and gave up one purse.