In this first installment of My Side Video, we take a look at several ideas COURIER readers mentioned that would help improve our quality of life in the City of Trees. As an extension of My Side of the Line, I shared some of these thoughts by taking to the air to help illustrate them. Comments are welcome. Thanks for watching! Please note all our videos are shot in 4k and published in HD. They look great on on larger screens! —PW
The University Club of Claremont hosts an open to the public luncheon and discussion, “The Keck Graduate Institute,” with guest speaker Sheldon M. Schuster, president of Keck Graduate Institute. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. A $20 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch.
Locals are invited to attend the Claremont Chamber Brew and Champion Barbeque event at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on Saturday, January 12 from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets, which are $45, include barbeque from award-winning pit masters ZZYZX BBQ, Burnin’ and Lootin’ BBQ and Dad's Chillin’ and Grillin’ BBQ. Beer from local breweries provided by Claremont Craft Ales, Last Name Brewing, Ironbark Ciderworks, Sanctum Brewing Co. and No Clue Brew. Hank’s Cadillac will perform live music.
With a solid eight to ten inches of snow falling on the mountains, including Mt. Baldy above, and an inch of rain in the Claremont area, it's really starting to feel a little like winter out there. We are in for a warmer this week with high temperatures in the mid-60s, with little chance of rain until the weekend. There is a chance however, next weekend could be a repeat of this weekend, with rain and snow in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The music business has always been youth obsessed. From Judy Garland’s take on “In Between” from 1940, to early rock ‘n’ roll’s countless adolescent laments, up to today’s hits from a host of camera-friendly performers, it’s been a youngster’s game.
So it’s no surprise that a group of four teenagers, North Country Blue, is taking a stab at a music career. North Country Blue—currently at work tracking its debut record—will appear Friday at the Folk Music Center in Claremont.
At its first city council meeting for 2019, National Demographic Corporation (NDC) will present information on transitioning to district-based elections in Claremont.
Currently, the five council members elected to council are permitted to live anywhere in the city. A district-based system would require candidates to run within the districts where they reside.
Amid the seemingly constant immigration news dominating headlines across the country, Claremonters have been doing their part and making their voices heard.
Members of the Claremont community were part of a caravan of clergy and other activists who took part in a peaceful protest at the southern border between Mexico and the United States on December 10 to protest migrant detention. Check out our video interview and story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Around 3:57 a.m., the officer saw 37-year-old Hector Palanco committing the burglary at Corey Nursery, and was seen loading car batteries into a vehicle backed up to the nursery’s fence, according to the Claremont Police Department.
From a new council to upcoming city projects, 2018 proved to be a year of change for Claremont. Some longtime familiar faces departed, with fresh leadership heralding a new era for the City of Trees. The end of 2018 saw three longtime councilmembers leave the dais, and three new faces taking their places.
Opanyi Nasiali and Joe Lyons both retired, opting not to seek re-election. Sam Pedroza initially pulled papers for a re-election bid, but ultimately decided not to see re-election after 11 years on the council.
Our last edition of the year is devoted to looking back to remember all those wonderful stories that made 2018 a unique, odd, funny and news filled year. So we have edited our best 2018 photos and videos that represent only a fraction of all the news going on in Claremont. Be sure to check out our story on city news along with a photo gallery and videos on the jump. And from all of us at the COURIER, we want to thank you for all the incredible support making 2018 one great year. Our staff will continue to follow and report the news wherever it takes us in 2019. —PW
On December 25th at 4:40am, a Claremont Police Officer noticed a silver Dodge Charger with paper plates in the parking lot at Peppertree Square—at Indian Hill Blvd./Arrow Hwy. As the officer approached, the vehicle went south on Indian Hill Boulevard and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was not only unlicensed, the had numerous burglary tools in the car.