Pilgrim Pickers’ Jim Manley tunes his guitar while preparing for rehearsal of the festival play on Tuesday in Claremont. The annual Pilgrim Place festival, featuring music, a huge rummage sale, food and children’s activities is this Friday and Saturday at the retirement community. Proceeds from the event go to fellow Pilgrims who need help with monthly expenses. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It's easy to see a large part of Southern California looking south from the air above the 210 freeway and Base Line Road intersection. The cool, clear days and nights will continue for the remainder of the week as temperatures slowly warms up to the mid 70s, with lows in the 40s. A small system blew through the area on Monday, leaving rain only in the mountain areas. That will change to most clear to partly cloudy skies. All this is normal weather for the fall. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper submitted a letter of intent to retire to City Manager Tony Ramos on Wednesday, November 4, according to the city council agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. After 30 years with the Claremont Police Department, Chief Cooper will retire on December 31. Mr. Cooper, who has served as chief for the last eight years, has agreed to serve as interim police chief until a replacement can be found.
The Claremont Architectural Commission pored over the plans for the proposed Pomona College Museum of Art during their October 28 meeting.
Representatives of the city, the college and the architectural firm behind it, Boston-based Machado Silvetti, made the extensive plans for the museum available. No voting took place at the meeting—the commission’s job was to act in conjunction with the city’s Planning Commission to look over the museum plans.
A 14-year-old Claremont boy has been transferred to Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility in Downey after being arrested Wednesday evening for the stabbing death of his 15-year-old sister Aspen Geurts. The boy is being held at the facility without bail. He will be arraigned later today on charges of murder, according to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.
Betty Crocker makes a short speech thanking fellow supporters of Measure PS for their hard work on election night at Ms. Crocker’s home. Voters soundly defeated the $50 million measure, which would have funded a new police station in Claremont. Be sure to check out our complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Dark clouds obscure the local mountains on Monday as a storm rolls in from the north. The National Weather Service says there will be a 60 percent chance of rain tonight and tomorrow morning from the storm system that has already produced rain and some snow in northern and central California. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city prepared and completed a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Pomona College master plan.
The Recirculated Draft EIR will be available for public review and comment through December 3 at Claremont City Hall, the Claremont Library, Alexander Hughes Community Center and the Youth Activity Center. It may also be viewed on the city’s website at www.claremontca.org.
The main tenets of the master plan, which was over two years in the making, call for planting trees and drought-tolerant foliage along relatively bare parts of Foothill such as the east and west entrances, installing bike lanes along the entire length of the boulevard, installing new entry signs and more.
Oliver Simonian, dressed as the Red Baron, is followed by his mother, Mercury Simonian, and his grandfather, Paul Simonian, dressed as clouds, during the Village Venture costume parade. It was a picture perfect day in the Claremont Village as kids of all ages participated in the annual Halloween costume parade to kick off the beginning of Village Venture 2015 on Saturday morning.
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor takes questions from a pre-selected set of college students on Thursday at Bridges Auditorium on the Pomona College campus. The event, which started with an one-on-one conversation between Justice Sotomayor and Pomona Assistant Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky, filled Bridges to capacity. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Measure PS planners met with Claremont residents at the Active Claremont meeting on October 15 to answer questions and try to assuage fears about the ballot initiative.
Michael Shea, the architect and chair of the ad hoc committee for the police station, was joined by former planning commission and architectural commission member Bob Tener and Mayor Corey Calaycay to field questions from citizens at the Hughes Center.
Claremont is a pretty lively place on Halloween nights. You have families roving through the Village, trick-or-treating and taking in sights like the Howl-O’Ween Dog Costume Contest. You also have extra police cruisers on the prowl, looking for anyone who may have taken the wheel after having a few too many.
In a place as old as Claremont, there’s bound to be a few spooky ghost stories peppered around town. The city is full of beautiful old homes that have tales of otherworldly mischief hiding around every cobwebbed corner.
The Claremont Ghost Walk, now in its third year, brought the City of Trees’ creepy history to the forefront on October 3 and 4. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger