The hot weather is not going to stop this construction crew from finishing the new Chase Bank building on Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue in Claremont on time. Juan Luis Ramirez of H.J. Radtke Construction cuts joints for the new driveway on Thursday morning. The building of the bank has continued through the summer and is proposed to be finished by mid-September.
Though known for its trees and PhDs, could Claremont be turning into the City of Eats? The recent addition of various cuisines to the city’s restaurant repertoire may suggest that Claremont has a growing appeal for eateries, but also they indicate that perhaps the small-town economy is beginning to rebuild.
“The weekends are reflective of what’s going on. It’s really crowded here,” Claremont’s Director of Community Development Brian Desatnik said in an interview earlier this year.
The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) granted a total of $17,400 to social sector organizations in its 2012 grant cycle. Grant awards were made possible with donor contributions and a variety of successful fundraising activities throughout the year.
Serving as a member of the CCF Grants Committee, Marsha Fox, president and CEO of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California, identified a funding request from Pilgrim Place for its Harps for the Spirit Outreach program.
Construction has begun at one of Claremont’s most popular hiking destinations.
Crews from Panorama Engineering, Inc. have set to work expanding the north parking lot of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park to accommodate the park’s growing popularity. Visitors will be restricted from using the parking lot at the north end of Mills Avenue over the duration of the project. Though it currently remains open, construction is scheduled to continue to October.
Claremont’s Visiting Nurses Association Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (VNA) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in home care. The award recognizes the VNA’s dedication to continuous compliance with state-of-the-art standards.
Palmer Canyon has been especially quiet since the aptly named “Grand Prix” (or “Great Price”) fire burned through in 2003, destroying all but 4 of the 47 houses that once lined the canyon. None of the burned houses have been rebuilt; leaving only charred concrete foundations and bits of debris to remind us of the vibrant community that once filled the canyon.
Claremont’s founder Henry Palmer named Palmer Canyon, or officially Elizabeth Day Palmer Canyon, after his daughter in 1887.
To Roslyn Farkas, a resident of Claremont Manor, happiness is about learning to become immersed in the little surprises life hands to you: a painting in a museum, a blooming flower, construction along a roadway.
Ms. Farkas rang in her 90th birthday with friends and family Tuesday amid the product of this mantra—a gallery of Ms. Farkas’ professional photos and poetry over the last 41 years on exhibit at the Manor.
As the 100 degree squelcher continues this week, the city of Claremont is welcoming residents to take advantage of designated “cool zones” in order to beat the heat.
In addition, The Alexander Hughes Community Center will extend its hours this weekend to give residents more time to enjoy a cold sanctuary away from the August sun. The Hughes Center “cool zone” will be open Saturday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Members of Mariachi Perla serenade guests during the Hot Tequila Nights fundraising event for Claremont Heritage on Wednesday at the Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In addition to the music the event featured tequila samples from several boutique distillers, a taco bar and ballet folklorico performance. Complete coverage in Saturday’s edition.
The hot late afternoon sun peeks through
the corner of a sun-inspired
in north Claremont. As high temperatures continued to pound the region, Claremont residents
up to 104 degrees.
The forecast calls for
highs in the low-100s
through Friday. See our photo gallery with more hot images. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The search continues for a robber who held 2 men at gunpoint around midnight in the parking lot of the Greyhound bus stop, 888 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
The robber approached the men sitting in a parked car and demanded that they empty their pockets and hand over their wallets or he would shoot. One man handed over his wallet, but the other refused, attempting to get out of the car and confront the robber.
A series of shots heard round the world is what police are calling a gruesome act of domestic terrorism last Sunday morning. A peaceful Sikh community in Wisconsin began meal preparations at their gurdwara, term for the Sikh temple, and here before midday services when 40-year-old gunman Wade Michael Page opened fire.
Six were killed and several others injured. Americans worldwide, regardless of religious affiliation, have responded in disbelief to the bloody rampage aimed at the unassuming group known for its peaceful ways and social reform.
Now you can throw in boxing gloves.
Claremont has long been cherished for its small-town feel within a big-town environment, and what better way to describe the character of the community than through one of its most distinct characteristics: its service. Though Claremont has a vast array of service organizations, 2 dominate as the city’s longest-standing: Claremont Kiwanis and The Rotary Club of Claremont.
In the spirit of friendly neighborhood competition, we asked club members from both standout organizations to state why their club reigns supreme, and they didn’t hesitate at the chance.