As the city of Claremont’s Village West takes one step forward with proposed new development, officials are taking necessary preparations to help the city’s Peppertree Square with an unanticipated step backward.
A Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market expected to anchor the soon-to-be-renovated shopping center announced late last week that it is halting plans for a new location in Claremont.
A hole in the wall has become the Claremont community’s window of literary opportunity.
The gaping hole, a longtime fixture on the north side of The Press Restaurant’s brick building, has been transformed into the town’s Free Little Library, part of a book-sharing program that is sweeping the globe.
Claremont’s Free Little Library—an undertaking led by Anne Seltzer, owner of A Brush with the Past: Art Gallery and Vintage Treasures—is one of thousands of miniature reading nooks worldwide.
Sharon Messick kisses her dog Shelby, with fellow dog lover Sharon Jones, left, during Doggy Disco on Friday at the Zoom Room in Claremont. The party brought dog owners together as part of Take Your Dog To Work Day, which also promotes adopting pets from local animal shelters. Zoom Room partnered with Inland Valley Humane Society to put on the event with 100% of the proceeds going to the shelter. More photos in Wednesday’s calendar. COURIER photo by Cameron Barr
This project is currently out to bid, with a bid opening date of Tuesday, June 26. This project will accommodate approximately 137 parking spaces encompassing nearly 1.7 acres at the north end of Mills Avenue using Pomona Valley Protective Agency (PVPA) property. Access to the park will be made available during construction, except for limited periods for grading and paving.
The author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote, “Butterflies are not insects. They are self-propelled flowers.”
Regardless of your taxonomic view, both flowers and butterflies are visible in abundance this summer at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG). Visitors can view the latter up close through July 29 in the Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion.
Now in its third year, the living display features a host of area-native butterflies in all stages of development, from egg to caterpillar and from chrysalis to fluttering adult.
Their names are nearly as colorful as their wings: California dogface, monarch, pipevine swallowtail, gulf fritillary, mourning cloak and cabbage white. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Traffic and Transportation Committee will review a series of proposed city speed limit increases this Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225. W. Second St.
The review is being brought before the commission after the results of a recently completed Radar Speed Survey. The last survey was completed in 2005.
The proposed speed limit changes are needed in order to comply with state standards, according to a news release. The state requires the speed limit on a street to be as close as possible to the 85 percentile, or the speed that 85 percent of the traffic is traveling either at or below. To comply with these standards, a proposed 5 miles per hour (mph) increase will be added on 11 city streets:
The city of Claremont is well-known for its grand Independence Day celebrations, engulfing the entire city in festivities from dawn to dusk. The staple Freedom 5000 race, parade and patriotic fireworks display are just a sampling of how Claremonters do Fourth of July up in a big way.
This year’s celebration, however, is getting a little bit bigger.
Claremont will ring in the red, white and blue a few days early with its first patriotic musical event at the Claremont Depot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. next Sunday, July 1. The concert is free and open to the public.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A proposed 50-foot mixed-use building with retail and residential space may be the final piece to complete Claremont’s Village West.
The proposed property, vying to take over where the vacant Rich Products Corporation building currently resides, was given unanimous approval from the Claremont Planning Commission Tuesday night. The vote gave the project developed by Denley Investment and Management Company the majority needed to pass on a favorable recommendation to the Claremont City Council.
The arraignment of Tyler Singleton, a former Claremont High School football star arrested for alleged date rape, has been postponed until July 17, according the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. It was originally scheduled to take place at Pomona Valley Superior Court last Wednesday, June 20.
The 42nd annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council, recognized both Claremont McKenna and Pomona College for “the very best architecture in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.”
Selected by a jury of 20 notable design and building professionals, the winning projects encompass a wide range of building types, from museums to affordable apartment complexes to single-family homes. The call for entries went out in January 2012 to thousands of industry leaders, of which the jury selected 32 winning projects.
Fresh & Easy market has pulled out of negotiations with the city and will not build at PepperTree Square, according to the latest City Manager's report. We'll get more details Monday morning and post a story online.
The futures of the 530 plus Claremont High School students who graduated on Thursday are wide open. Some know what path lies before them, with their sights set on a specific, longed-for destiny. Others may know what the very next step is—college, for example—but beyond this looms a big question mark. Still others, nearly one week post-commencement, are wondering “What now?”
Some alumni will deliberately choose their profession; others will stumble into it, a random and surprising mix of experiences paving the way.
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There’s no doubt about it, the administration at Claremont High School is faced with aging facilities and a limited budget.
“All of the buildings are old,” said Kevin Ward, assistant superintendent of human resources and compliance officer for the Claremont Unified School District. “What happens in tight economic times is you end up taking care of emergency issues, but there’s not a lot of preventative improvement.”