The fire started just before 1 p.m. directly behind LeRoy Haynes Center and quickly grew in the dry brush spreading into adjacent Live Oak Canyon. About 200 people were evacuated from homes in and around the canyon, including the Briney Point neighborhood where several homes were threatened. Students at both the LeRoy Haynes Center and the Webb Schools were also evacuated. At about 3:30 p. m. firefighters had the blaze largely contained to 40 acres but will be monitoring the burn area and putting out hot spots into the night. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Hamilton Two Twelve co-owner Pam Wolfe, left, not only has a keen eye for quality furniture but also works to customize products for the store’s customers. Above, sales consultant Katina Pou assists Ms. Wolfe with the final touches on a set of kitchen chairs for a customer. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A quick moving fire destroyed 17 acres of the Bernard Field Station in Claremont Wednesday afternoon after a Golden State Water crew sent sparks flying while using a metal saw on the north side of Foothill Boulevard near the Field Station.
The fire started about 3:30 p.m. on the north side of Foothill Boulevard between Dartmouth and Mills Avenue according to Los Angeles County Fire Captain David Stone. See our extended photo gallery.
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It was courtroom drama at Tuesday’s meeting of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.
After dueling presentations by 2 lawyers and emotional appeals from a resident and a trustee, the board voted 3-2 to apply to the California Attorney General requesting to sue longtime board member Gary L. Woods in quo warranto.
Quo warranto is a legal proceeding during which an individual’s right to hold an office is challenged. The board’s vote was based on the conclusion of an ad hoc committee, consisting of board president Sue Keith and board vice president Patricia Rasmussen, that there is significant doubt as to whether Mr. Woods lives where he claims.
Faith leaders and community members from throughout the Pomona Valley and the surrounding area are again set to join in the annual “Interfaith Walk and Rally for Peace” this Sunday, September 15, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-East Peace, and this year’s walk is the fifth consecutive year the group has sponsored this gathering.
Speeds on Mt. Baldy Road are getting steeper.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night adopted a resolution increasing the speed limit on Mt. Baldy Road from 45 mph to 50 mph. The increase is necessary to allow police to legally enforce speed limits on Mt. Baldy, from Padua Avenue to the east city limit.
A city speed survey conducted in 2012 indicated that a 5 mph increase was needed on Mt. Baldy Road and a number of other streets throughout the city.
About 75 people took to the corners of Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards on Monday night, joining in with thousands from across the nation broadcasting a singular message to the US government: Do not use military force in Syria.
The local vigil was one of hundreds of similar events nationwide, organized as part of a “national day of action” led by MoveOn.org and several other progressive action groups.
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There was not only a spectacular sunset Monday evening, thunderstorms blew threw the east part of Claremont just after sunset. That of course did not stop runners from using the track at El Roble Intermediate School as gray clouds hover above. The weather in the Claremont area should remain mostly sunny this week, with high temperatures a little cooler in the mid to upper 80s. Warmer weather will make a comeback by the weekend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Residents of Claremont will hold a candlelight vigil at Indian Hill and Foothill Boulevards at 7:15 p.m. today, Monday September 9 to urge Congresswoman Judy Chu to vote against bombing Syria.
The local vigil is part of a national day of action organized by MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), and Win Without War. Similar vigils will take place in nearly one hundred cities across the country on Monday.
At the vigil, local residents will urge Rep. Chu to vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution expected to be debated soon in Congress.
Despite recent decline in care of the driving range, the Claremont Golf Course remains a welcome 9-holed outlet for Claremont residents and students. But the local fairways and putting greens may soon be a thing of the past.
Despite feigned ignorance from the Claremont University Consortium’s board of directors, who manage the college-owned community space on behalf of the colleges, a recent statement issued by Dennis Bishop, president and CEO of the local golf circuit, suggests the recreational facility might be on its last course.
“Due to a steady and steep decline in revenue since 2008, the Claremont Golf Course is facing serious economic challenges,” Mr. Bishop revealed.
Heirloom boutique’s world of eclectic treasures is about to get even bigger.
While many mom-and-pops struggle with lackluster sales, residents continue to flock to Village West to lose themselves in Rob Lewbel and Becky Morgan’s haven of homemade trinkets, out-of-the-ordinary finds and locally-made products; so much so, that the owners have decided to make it easier for patrons to explore their creative odds-and-ends. The owners will achieve this by expanding their business, first into north Claremont and then the wide expanse of the Internet.
“Claremont is going international,” Mr. Lewbel quipped. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont United Church of Christ is embracing diversity with the installment of its new senior pastor. The congregation has selected the Rev. Eileen Gebbie—a gay, married woman—as the church’s new leader. Ms. Gebbie will be installed as senior pastor during a special service this Sunday, September 8, beginning at 3 p.m.
“It was a historic moment in the life of our church,” Ms. Gebbie said. “All other senior pastors have been straight, married, white men with children."
Construction is now complete on a new 85,000- square-foot teaching and learning building on Foothill Boulevard, part of the Harvey Mudd College campus. The building, which will be called the Shanahan Center, accomplishes the college’s goal to have a stronger visual presence along Foothill Boulevard.
The modern building includes many energy efficient and earth-friendly features, including the use of BubbleDeck instead of a traditional concrete foundation.
The body of an Upland resident was found in the late afternoon today, Thursday, September 5, at the Claremont Wilderness Park, according to the Claremont Police Department. The individual had disappeared this morning and family notified the Claremont police that this person “had gone into the Claremont Wilderness Park to possibly harm himself.” The name or gender of the individual has not been released.
Police were contacted by the victim’s family at about 9:52 a.m. on Thursday, September 5. Officers immediately closed down and evacuated the Wilderness Park to begin a search for who they deemed a “voluntary missing person.” An aerial search was conducted by the Pasadena Police Department’s helicopter unit, but the missing person was not located. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was called in to help and the search continued throughout the day. At about 4 p.m., Search and Rescue team members located the body of the deceased individual. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating the death.