Ten years after fire forced the closure of north Claremont’s Sycamore Canyon, the beloved park and accompanying trailheads are open once more. A line of park visitors tested the new foot path up the canyon on Saturday during the grand re-opening of Sycamore Canyon Park. The canyon trail is a short easy stroll to the ruins of an old cabin however the Park's renovation also includes a path that connects to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The AARP invites those 55 and older to take part in a new classroom-based defensive driving course designed for those seeking to sharpen their driving skills. The class will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Joslyn Senior Center.
Assemblyman Chris Holden invites his Claremont constituents to join in on an open house next Saturday, March 16 to share concerns about the 41st Assembly District, which includes the city of Claremont.
The free event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the new district office, located at 600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117 in Pasadena. All members of the public are invited. For more information, call 626-577-9944. Mr. Holden’s district office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read about Mr. Holden’s recent legislative action in this Friday’s edition of the COURIER.
Claremont constituents have spoken. Mayor Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Corey Calaycay will serve another 4 years on the Claremont City Council. Claremont voters took to the polls on Tuesday to fill the local council’s 2 open seats. Resident Michael Keenan was the only one to answer the call to run against council incumbents in an 11th hour decision the day candidate forms were due. The final votes have yet to be finalized, but here are the latest figures. Larry Schroeder, 3197 votes, 45.6%; Corey Calaycay 3048 votes, 43.4% and Michael Keenan, 773 votes, 11%. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Holding out for a hybrid? You have until approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2013 to buy tickets for the Claremont Educational Foundation’s 2012-2013 Toyota Prius Car Raffle.
Tickets to win a 2012 Toyota Prius C, donated to the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) by Claremont Toyota, are $20. They are being sold by members of the CEF board and at various locations in the Claremont Unified School District, including the school offices at Chaparral, Condit, Mountain View, Sumner, Danbury, Oakmont, Sycamore and El Roble schools.
On February 28 at around 3:30 p.m., at Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., the pictured suspect exited the business and set off the theft alarm. Store employees confronted the suspect who stated, “I have a gun on me.” No gun was seen.
The employees backed away from the suspect and the suspect fled the area on foot. No vehicle was seen. Property loss was unknown.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic or white male, around 40 to 45 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with a thin mustache and goatee. At the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing a black Adidas knit cap, a gray/black North Face jacket, a black T-shirt, black Adidas warm-up pants with white stripes down each side and tennis shoes with white soles.
Poll workers begin the process of counting votes in Claremont’s local election Tuesday night at the Claremont City Council Chamber. According to the city’s website the yet to be finalized tally for the 2 council seats are: Larry Schroeder, 3197 votes, 45.6%; Corey Calaycay 3048 votes, 43.4% and Michael Keenan, 773 votes, 11%. More in our next edition COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Police are searching for a man involved in an armed robbery Monday night. Just after 9 p.m., the man entered the Chevron Gas Station at 860 S. Indian Hill Blvd. and held a chrome handgun at the cashier, demanding cash. He took off through the parking lot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a news release.
Claremont residents will return to the polls tomorrow to partake in the city’s latest municipal election. Three candidates vie for 2 open seats on the Claremont City Council: active resident Michael Keenan and incumbents Corey Calaycay and Larry Schroeder.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., at which time vote tabulation will begin at the City Council Chamber, 225 W. Second St. Locate your polling place by visiting http://www.lavote.net/locator.
Visit the COURIER website on Wednesday for election results.
Legendary country music singer Willie Nelson performs one of his classic tunes Thursday evening at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Mr. Nelson performed some of his best know songs during the 90 minute concert including “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” Always on My Mind and On the Road Again.” Check out our entire story inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With President Obama and Congress having failed to reach a deal on Friday, March 1 to stave off across-the-board cuts to federal funding for domestic and defense programs, the Claremont Unified School District stands to lose $134,000 per year, according to CUSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Lisa Shoemaker.
The good news is that while most of the wide-scale cuts to federal programs, known as sequestration, go into effect immediately, education will have a grace period. Districts across the nation will have until July 1, 2013, the start of the new fiscal year, to figure out how to operate with a 5.9 percent reduction of federal funding for Title I, Title II and Title III programs as well as for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Charles and Debra White, both former athletes, are no strangers to the principles of steadfast discipline and hard work, fundamentals they have transferred to their lives as parents to 11-year-old Payton, a student at Claremont’s Danbury Elementary School.
When doctor’s diagnosed Payton with cerebral palsy and said he would never crawl, let alone walk, those natural instincts kicked in.
“They sat us down and told us he would have a laundry list of problems: he would never be able to sit up, never be able to chew food, never be able to crawl or walk. It was just a list of never, never, nevers,” Ms. White recalled. Check out more family stories like this in our Today's Parent special section. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
If you want a luxe look that stands out from the crowd, but don’t want to brave the crowds, The Chama is the place for you.
Those who duck into this longstanding Claremont boutique find exclusive brands you may have heard of, like the Lady Primrose skincare line and Brighton accessories. The shop also carries things you won’t find anywhere else in these parts. Take, for instance, the Yoakam, Texas-based Double D Ranchwear, a line founded by a mother and her 3 daughters, which True West magazine recently described as “western boho with a gypsy soul.”
Their trees’ fate may be on the line, but residents of the Claremont Club neighborhood haven’t given up hope.
On Tuesday, March 26, the Claremont City Council will consider the removal of 59 pine trees, some towering 50 feet, along the city’s Club housing tract, located adjacent to Claremont Boulevard and Monte Vista.
A petition from a group calling itself “Protect Claremont Trees” began circulating last month as locals fervently call on others to help stop a proposed tree replacement program from taking away the character of their Claremont Club neighborhood.
“Isn’t Claremont the City of Trees and PhDs?” questioned Club resident Tonya Bennitt.