A series of thefts from cars swept the Claremont area earlier this week with 2 common threads: unlocked doors and stolen electronics. A briefcase with a company computer and multiple credit cards was stolen early Tuesday morning from an unlocked car parked in the 2500 block of King Way. Later that day an Apple iPod was stolen from the glove box of a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Alamosa Drive.
Though plumes of smoke remain a fixture above the San Gabriel Mountains as the Williams Fire rages on, US Forest service representatives assure the public containment is within reach.
As of late Thursday morning, the Williams Fire—which began in the Glendora/Azusa mountainside —was 44 percent contained with an estimated full containment on Thursday, September 13 at midnight. More than 1100 personnel including the US Forest Service, Cal Fire and multiple municipal fire departments remain on hand to combat the flames, which have spanned an estimated 4180 acres just east of Glendora.
The Claremont City Council and its commissions will conclude summer recess tonight with a meeting of the Police Commission at 7 p.m. at city hall, 225 W. Second St.
The committee’s agenda is light, but notes that it will introduce a new commissioner and select the commission’s chair and vice-chair.
Council resumes its regular schedule beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the council chamber.
This is the second installment of the COURIER’s candidate profile series.
To Jack Orswell—Republican and 27th Congressional District candidate running for election this November—the key to change is through conversation, namely the kind that is not currently taking place in congress.
The exhibits, animals and deep-fried goodness returned this weekend with the opening of the 90th annual LA County Fair. The confections and carnival rides, which opened last Friday, continue through Sunday, September 30.
Claremonters are welcome to take part in a special Claremont Day Celebration held on Thursday, September 20. All Claremont residents will be able to enter the fairgrounds for free from noon to 6 p.m. with a donated pair of new or gently used shoes or a new package of socks
Legislation passed with bipartisan support by the California State Senate and signed into law last week will now require 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— representing the 29th district, including Claremont—aims to give ratepayers more involvement in the water rate adjustment process.
After more than 60 years of artistry, rendering color and shapes in various media, the late Karl Benjamin is now appropriately immortalized in paint.
A 4000-square-foot mural finished last month at the Pomona Billiards building, 400 W. Second St., pays tribute to Claremont’s famed abstract painter and impassioned advocate for the Pomona Arts Colony, a hub of galleries and shops in the city’s downtown.
“It feels very appropriate that he should be overlooking the whole Pomona art scene,” said Mr. Benjamin’s daughter, Beth Marie Benjamin, of the finished product. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Interfaith Walk for Peace and Service is an annual
event organized with the collaboration of faith leaders
and the community throughout Pomona Valley
and the surrounding area. The event is sponsored by
the Claremont Interfaith Working Group for Mid-
The walk will begin on Sunday, September 9 at
the City of Knowledge on Garey Boulevard,
Pomona at 2 p.m. and will proceed to Temple Beth
Israel on Towne Avenue, Claremont.
The influence of the written word is proving its power in Claremont through the success of the Little Free Library, a book-sharing program sweeping the city as well as the globe.
What began for Claremont in June as a miniature bookshelf on the side of a Village building is now a concept cropping up throughout town, whether nestled near shops, restaurants or homes.
The 90th annual Los Angeles County Fair opened on Friday to large crowds who came out to celebrate the end of summer and the Labor Day weekend in a classic American way. This year’s event features traditional county fair attractions like farm animal exhibits, home and garden displays, the carnival and of course fried food. The fair will be open Wednesday through Sunday until September 30 at the Fairplex in Pomona. More photos in Wednesday’s edition. COURIER Photo / Steven Felschundneff
A cyclist heads for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park as a large smoke cloud develops over the distant mountains on Sunday in Claremont. The Williams Fire started around 2 p.m. near East Fork Road and Highway 39 in Angeles National Forest and has grown to over 4000 acres according to local news reports. The COURIER will monitor the fire’s progress and will have further updates if it approaches the Claremont area.
Fair Trade Claremont seeks team for national conference
Fair Trade Claremont is looking to build a team to represent the organization at the Fair Trade Campaigns Conference from October 26-28 in Chicago.
The conference will bring together leaders and organizers from Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Colleges and Universities as well as newcomers to the Fair Trade movement. See other news briefs with entire story link.
On Villa Maria and State Street in north Claremont, members of the Keeping the Good in Our Neighborhood (KGNH) community organization prepare for the annual KGNH block party on Saturday, September 8, from 5 to 10 p.m.
What began as a monthly neighborhood potluck has turned into a dedicated community watch group within the borders of the north Claremont neighborhood and beyond.
“In today’s day and age, a lot of neighbors tend to stick inside their homes and engage in community in other places than on their street,” said local Betty Crocker.
With 6 candidates new to Claremont voters, the COURIER is sitting down with each candidate to help acquaint locals with their potential new representation. Candidates for the 25th State Senate, 27th Congressional and 41st State Assembly districts will be presented in a series of profiles within the next 6 issues.
Republican Gil Gonzales—a 2003 Pitzer graduate running for the 25th State Senate District, including Claremont—looks to bring a personal perspective to Sacramento if elected this November.