A Claremont attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of grand theft.
James Patrick Stoneman, 64, was arrested at his home on the 400 block of Potomac Way around 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.
He has pled not guilty to all three counts, and a preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, September 27.
On Wednesday, June 28, Madison Weigand’s day began as many did this summer, rising early so she could ride her bicycle.
When the day ended long after dark, she had spent 12 hours on the bike, suffered through wind and freezing rain, climbed an 8,432-foot pass, and ridden over 100 miles. But this big effort was just one of 70 consecutive days, of which a mere seven were rest days.
Extra Space Storage has added additional security measures after a surge in break-ins during the first half of the year.
In all, police estimate about 23 percent of all commercial burglaries in Claremont occur at Extra Space Storage.
A new surveillance camera, razor wire and an additional three feet in wrought iron were just some of the additions made to the beleaguered storage facility at 525 West Arrow Highway.
Police arrested two Apple Valley residents early Thursday morning after finding stolen mail during a traffic stop.
Officers pulled over a rented U-Haul van around 12:50 a.m. on Padua Avenue, north of Base Line Road. The driver, 33-year-old Dustin Hilton, was on probation for burglary and had a felony no-bail warrant out for his arrest.
UPDATED: A dead eucalyptus tree on the future site of the Pomona College Museum of Art was removed Wednesday morning.
A crew of 10 workers from West Coast Arborists started cutting down the city-owned tree at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. The tree, which Claremont Heritage notes was planted in 1890, had declined in recent months as its once strong features turned brown and eventually became a hazard.
Although every graduating class at Claremont High School is unique, with many graduates going on to productive careers, the class of 1961 was a very special group of people.
Already profiled in the COURIER after their 50th reunion in 2011, these CHS grads have continue to meet every year, although moved their meeting place away from Claremont to Newport Beach for logistical reasons. Now after just finishing their 56th reunion, the group has become close friends all over again.
In 1889, not long after Pomona College’s founding, Claremont as a city was essentially nonexistent.
“The railroad station, the picturesque hotel, a single farmhouse and two or three diminutive houses half hidden in the brush constituted the material attractions close at hand. No other sign of cultivation appeared except a Chinese garden in an apparently swampy tract half a mile distant,” Pomona College founder Charles Burt Sumner wrote.
As the moon made its transit across most of the sun, dozens of Claremonters camped out in the library parking lot to watch it happen.
Southern California wasn’t lucky enough to experience a total eclipse of the sun, but that didn’t stop residents of all ages from spending time outside to watch the once-in-a-lifetime moment occur.
The library was fully equipped for the viewing party, setting up chairs on the sidewalk, handing out free eclipse glasses and even offering up a live stream of the total solar eclipse on a projector screen inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Optometrist Dr. Brad Baggarly poses with one of the special glasses for watching the solar eclipse that his office is giving away. People interested in viewing the eclipse must protect their eyes with the glasses, or some similar device. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Charges were dropped Monday against a CUSD teacher who was accused of lewd acts against two children. The charges against Timothy Northrop, 57, were dropped during a preliminary hearing on Monday, August 14, according to the LA County Superior Court Database.
Actress and singer Lainie Kazan will be in Claremont tomorrow at “Jazz and Art in the Park,” as a guest of honor. The event, a benefit for Claremont Heritage, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd
Co-owner Matt Fong helps a customer recently at Grizzby’s Donuts and Biscuits in Claremont. Mr. Fong and his business partner chef Travis Flood also own Pappas Artisanal restaurant in La Verne. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff