Small businesses are getting a big boost in Claremont. Despite economic difficulties in recent years, the tides seem to be turning for local mom-and-pop shops looking to make their home in town.
This weekend, 2 Claremont stores are making their debut. Yale Avenue’s Buddhamouse Emporium is preparing for its grand opening celebration Saturday, May 12, while The Green Gypsie at The Packing House gets ready to open its doors for the first time Friday, May 11.
As Ontario and neighboring cities continue to fight for local control of Ontario Airport, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is looking for ways to better address concerns of insufficient management of the regional air hub.
To bridge the gap between Ontario and LAWA—the Los Angeles airport department—which also operates the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY)—announced a restructuring.
Claremont resident and former city council candidate Michael Keenan was found guilty Tuesday for trespassing, following an arrest at the Pomona College Organic Farm last year.
Claremont Police arrested Mr. Keenan in September for entering farm grounds after being issued previous warnings to not return. Jury deliberation for Mr. Keenan’s trial began Monday.
The moon appears as a red ball on the horizon as it rises over the Inland Valley on Saturday in Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The so-called "supermoon" was 30% brighter because the full phase coincided with the closet point of its orbit to Earth. The phenomenon, which happens every year, inspired stargazers around the area into the night air to get a better view. The red appearance was due to haze in the atmosphere and was not part of the phenomenon. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Police Department, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Claremont Park Rangers will be participating in a joint brush fire response training exercise with the Los Angeles County Fire Department Monday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 16 in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
A gold leaf and deer musk scroll created by an artist designated as a Korean “National Treasure” was recently sealed inside a statue of the Buddha during a special private ceremony at Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), a new, inter-religious graduate school.
While the scroll will never again see the light of day, the public is invited to see the statue, which was donated to CLU by the publisher of US Modern Buddhism Magazine, Hyung Keun Kim, to honor the university’s new model for the desegregation of religious higher education.
Guests of Claremont's Joslyn Senior Center Thursday were transported to the English countryside in mind and manner with the celebration of the annual Mother's Day Tea, a social gathering honoring the gift of motherhood over afternoon refreshments.
The midday haze provided a cozy atmosphere as women gathered, teacups in hand, to enjoy hot tea and finger foods. The Mother's Day tea is a longstanding tradition near and dear to the hearts of the Joslyn Center staff, who put on the yearly May celebration, and equally cherished by the center's visitors.
"I'm a glamorous 72-year-old mother," Jane Bickman said, sporting her sparkling headpiece, complete with a large pink flower. "It's a special event for mothers and gives us the opportunity to meet people and have fun." See our complete story next edition.
The Claremont Unified School District board announced the tentative selection of James Elsasser, Ed.d., as the district's new superintendent in press release published on the CUSD website.
"The board will take action at a future regular meeting pending a successful site visit and contract negotiation," the press release stated.
Mr. Elsasser received his B.A. in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University (APU), a master's in education from APU, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California.
The Gold Line Construction Authority is calling on California state legislators to help bridge a $764 million funding gap that, if filled, will bring the estimated 24-mile light rail from Azusa to Claremont and beyond.
Resources needed to fund the Pasadena-to-Azusa segment—an estimated $810 million of the total $1.574 billion of the project—have already been allocated through Measure R funds, approved in 2008.
Two ongoing hot button topics for the city of Claremont–police unions and the Wilderness Park–are on the agenda for Claremont City Council Tuesday night, May 8. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
After months of back and forth debate, impasse and failed contracts, the council will meet to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Claremont Police Officers Association (CPOA). The potential approval comes nearly 6 months after other employee unions were able to make an agreement.
The California State Senate will soon review a bill requiring water companies and agencies to be subject to the same review and audit process as other public utilities.
Senate Bill 1364, introduced by California Senator Bob Huff – who represents the 29th district, including Claremont – aims to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
Claremont High School’s usual maroon was replaced with a sea of purple last Saturday as hundreds took over the football field for the annual Relay for Life, a global philanthropic walkathon in support of cancer research.
Tents and canopies filled the inner circle of the field as participants gathered for the 24-hour celebration, commemorating the everyday struggle faced by those with cancer and their caregivers. More than 400 participants and over 30 teams took turns circling the track. The event raised an estimated $56,000 to support further cancer research and help those who continue with their struggle.