Base Line Road once was the most northern road to cross Claremont. Citrus trees bloomed everywhere, long before housing developments took over the landscape. Now Base Line is changing again with several new housing developments sandwiched between a freeway and a four-lane highway. And it's more crowded than ever. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
COURIER readers are a passionate bunch. When a story strikes a chord—the doomed water company takeover, moving the Renwick House to make way for Pomona College’s new museum, or most recently the failed police station bond measure—our readers don’t hold back: they let us know how they feel.
Claremont High School seniors Stella Wong, Alaan Patel and Hayden Yeung shared their experiences and opinions about being active volunteers in the community.
Some individuals may believe that being an active volunteer is very difficult and stressful. However, for Stella Wong, serving others has been ingrained in her daily lifestyle for as long as she can remember.
It all began with her parents’ love for serving others.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you walk into Stay Gold barbershop is a head.
A massive taxidermy bust of a trophy buck, set triumphantly on a wooden plaque, hangs above the front counter along with other vintage knick-knacks—old beer cans, a Victorian cash register from the 1880s and old movie posters of classic films.
Shop owner Rob Oliva says it’s all part of the culture that has made Stay Gold a mainstay in the Southern California haircut scene.
Six Claremonters are running for three open seats on the city council this year.
Michael Ceraso, Zach Courser, Jed Leano, Douglas Lyon, Ed Reece and Jennifer Stark have all qualified for the November 2018 election, according to City Clerk Shelley Desautels.
Mr. Courser, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the Claremont Traffic and Transportation Commission, is the only candidate who has run for council before.
Recently, while responding to concerns regarding a coyote regularly seen in the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and Eighth Street, Claremont police officers learned that residents in the area were feeding the coyote.
Allowing wild animals access to human food and garbage can have serious consequences. Wild animals naturally fear people, keep a distance and will not bother you as long as they remain wild.
Leo Tessier was watching his older brother Victor play soccer on April 21, while messing around like nine year olds do. He grabbed a handful of cheese puffs and went to take a drink from a plastic water bottle. Needing a third hand, he chose to balance the bottle’s cap on a finger and, as he drank, the cap slipped into his mouth. He panicked and the cap became lodged in his throat. He took several labored breaths, which just forced the cap further into his throat. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Longtime Claremont resident Karen Gastineau loves to be outside. “I love Mother Earth,” she said with a smile. So volunteering with Active Claremont’s Adopt-A-Roadway program was a perfect fit for the retired educator.
She has been picking up trash for about four years near her home on Scripps Drive. On the third Saturday of every month she starts off on Scripps, cleaning Towne Avenue north to Base Line Road, where she turns east, cleaning the north side of Base Line to the La Verne border
With the 2018-19 Almanac ready to hit the streets on Friday, here are some of our best aerial video highlights from the past year. Most of these images also appear in a photo essay inside this year's special edition. The overall Almanac theme focuses on Claremont volunteers, which were in no short supply.
We have already posted our PDF edition of the Almanac, so feel free to get an advanced look at the COURIER's most popular section of the year!
A vehicle travels north on Mt. Baldy Road in Claremont on Monday adjacent to where a large pile of trash has collected on the side of the road. The trash is concentrated around the pullouts and appears to be the leftovers of people eating and drinking in their cars. However large items like couches have also been dumped over the edge. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With over 19,000 acres burned and only 10 percent containment, you might think our skies would still be cloudy to hazy with darkish brown smoke. But by Saturday, we did see slight progress with clearing skies, even showing some blue. As the relentless air water attack continues on the fire, there's a good chance the fire efforts are headed in the right direction. Claremont is in for a little cool down that will bring us back to more normal summer temperatures. That means near 90 degrees during the day, and mid-60s as lows each night. Air quality will not be very good, while there is no rain in the forecast, even through next week.
Since its grand opening, Menkoi Ya Ramen has taken Claremont by storm. With each piping-hot bowl served, diners can experience authentic Kitakata ramen. The restaurant’s owner, Jason Chang, has introduced a unique, cultural phenomena to Claremont.
When entering Menkoi Ya Ramen, one is met with cheerful employees, the delicious aroma of home-made broth, and pure delight on customers’ faces as they enjoy their meals.
The city council passed one-year contracts with three employee groups after months of closed-door negotiations. However, the city’s ongoing effort to correct future budget shortfalls raises the question: Are they doing enough?
The memorandums of understanding, passed in the consent calendar during the July 24 meeting, represented terms and conditions, compensation and pay with selected employee organizations.