July 2013 in Claremont was a very high volume sales month for the year. There were 40 homes that closed escrow in July compared to only
26 the same month last year. The upper end price range is seeing a lot more movement than we saw last
year, and homes are selling nearly twice as fast on average. Homes are selling a lot closer to their listing
prices (around 1.7 percent differential on average) with many homes selling full price or over. Interest rates
jumped 1percent since June, and have been hovering around 4.75 percent for the past several weeks. Check out our special graphic with more information.
The California Beer Festival in San Dimas is all about craft beers, award-winning breweries and live entertainment; to ensure attendees have a reliable means of transportation, the event has teamed up with the downtown Claremont Shuttle to transport guests to and from the event.
For $3 round trip, the shuttle will escort beer aficionados and enthusiasts to Frank G. Bonelli Park on Saturday, September 7 between 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m
Ruth Bobo has grabbed local headlines in recent months for being at the center of the ongoing Save Mrs. Bobo campaign, a grassroots effort to raise money to help the retired Claremont High School English teacher stay in her home in the face of mounting health bills.
As Claremont students head to the mall for back-to-school shopping, a familiar face will greet them on American Eagle Outfitter’s storefront.
Claremont resident Quinci Smith, 18, is no longer just the mild-mannered 2013 Claremont High School graduate and tennis player classmates and teachers have come to know. Now she is also the poster child for American Eagle’s national Back to School campaign, her face plastered on storefronts, in television commercials and across a spread in a recent issue of Seventeen Magazine.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont McKenna College announced the successful conclusion of The Campaign for Claremont McKenna, which has raised a total of $635.2 million to help build, support and transform the college’s academic environment.
The campaign, which was launched in 2008 with the goal of raising $600 million, raised support for faculty and students, enhancement of the college’s facilities and scholarships through The Fund for CM
Fences went up around Cahuilla Park last week as construction crews set to work providing avid playground users with some updated digs.
City officials are installing an estimated $65,000 in new playground equipment at the Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Drive park. The new setup was deemed necessary in order to address safety concerns with the old equipment and to bring the community facility up to date with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Victor Urincho mops the garage floor during a break from repairing customer’s cars recently at Connie & Dicks Service Center in Claremont. Many of the employees have worked at Connie & Dicks for years or, as with Mr. Urincho, were recruited from other shops. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont has released an initial environmental study for the proposed 95-unit townhome complex to take over the 6-acre vacancy on the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
Staff asserts the project, led by developer City Ventures, will not have a significant effect on the environment, but will “enhance” the site in connection with neighboring communities
The local nonprofit organization Shoes That Fit recently concluded its Backpack Campaign, a community wide effort that yielded 250 backpacks—each filled with a pair of brand-new athletic shoes, socks and school supplies—for kids in need.
These precious parcels, intended to help youngsters get off on the right foot for the school year, were distributed to children in the Claremont, Upland, Montclair, Ontario and Fontana school districts.
Claremont residents will descend upon the LA County Fair on Thursday, September 26 to party in honor of all things Claremont for the annual Claremont Day extravaganza. Three Claremonters will have extra reason to celebrate this year.
Axel Garcia, Betty Crocker and Helaine Goldwater have been named this year’s Claremont Community Heroes and will be honored in a special “Salute to our Heroes” taking place at 5:30 p.m. in Expo Hall 4.
The moon was an easy sight to notice right after sunset Monday as seen here through the palms from Moab Drive in Claremont. Because a full moon always rises at sunset, another sighting is due after 7:09 p.m. tonight. The sky clearly will be darker because each moonrise occurs 50 minutes later than the previous day. Weather for this week will remain hot, sunny and summerlike, with highs around 90, and lows in the 60s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Before the school year begins, the city of Claremont is throwing one last hurrah. A children's concert with music from The Happy Crowd! will take place this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Park.