You can’t drive down a Claremont street these days without passing a lawn or two that has succumbed to the effects of the drought. While many residents may long for the days of lush green grass beneath their toes, others consider their brown patch a badge of honor as they comply with the state imposed mandate of conserving water.
With the mercury rising to triple digits in Claremont this weekend, it’s important for residents to take precautions to stay cool and hydrated.
The City of Trees will offer several cooling centers, aka “Cool Zones,” throughout the city where both the young and the young-at-heart can get a bit of respite from the searing heat.
It was a birthday to remember for one Pomona gal who went to Denny’s for her free Grand Slam and ended up in the Claremont slammer. Marlo Aguilar celebrated her big day with a meal at Denny’s and then walked out of the restaurant without paying her $20.09 tab.
On Saturday, August 15 the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA (IVHS) will be holding a first-of-its-kind pet adoption event "Clear the Shelters." On this national day of action, IVHS will offer a reduced adoption fee of $20 and open their doors from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A 25-acre brush fire ignited at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 near Mt. Baldy and Shinn Roads about a quarter-mile up the mountain, according to the US Forest Service. The fire was contained by Wednesday. Here, firefighters stand on top of the ridge over the burned area looking for any potential hot spots. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Work crews install rocks along the median of Indian Hill Boulevard on Tuesday in Claremont. The work is part of the city’s effort to replace grass medians with hardscape and drought tolerant landscaping. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Antonio Sanchez, plant production manager at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, displays Siskiyou blue fescue is a popular drought tolerant plant that people use as ground cover. The experts at RSABG have a wide range of plants, and some good advice, for anyone looking to replace their lawn with flora that requires less water. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Tuesday evening, hundreds of Claremonters, joined by residents from neighboring areas, descended on Memorial Park for National Night Out. The weather was gracious considering the recent heat wave, with temperatures cooling to the 70s and accompanied by a gentle breeze.
Attendees had the chance to mingle with friends and, in the case of younger guests, tire themselves out on the playground equipment.
On Friday, July 31 thieves broke into Chaparral Elementary School and stole $11,200 in electronics. According to Lt. Ciszek, at approximately 2:15 p.m. unknown thieves entered the computer lab at the campus by pushing in the window frame of the classroom.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting an exhibit called “Petals to Panoramas,” on view now through October 25. The show highlights photography by Garden guests.
The winners, runners-up and honorable mentions in the RSABG’s recent photo contest will be displayed, with categories including landscape views, plants and creatures in the garden
Forbes recently released its eighth annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges, and Pomona College has nabbed the No. 1 spot.
The designation marks the first time a southern California school has topped the list. Williams College, Forbes’ top pick last year, was bumped down to No. 2, followed by Stanford, Princeton and Yale at numbers three, four and five, respectively.
On Tuesday night, Claremont City Council unanimously approved a cooperative agreement between the cities of Claremont, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas that outlines administrative and cost-sharing for the storm water Coordinated Integrated Monitoring Program (CIMP) recently approved by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
It’s not often you hear the words “blight” and “Claremont” spoken in the same sentence, but they were heard time and time again by city council members on Tuesday night as they discussed the possibility of a new auto dealership coming to Auto Center Drive.
Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving an Owner Participation Agreement between the city and Premier Automotive Group, thereby removing a speed bump in its effort to restore Auto Center Drive to its intended glory as an automobile sales Mecca in Claremont.
A watchful Claremont neighbor pulled a fast one on a thief during a home invasion, leaving him no place to go, but straight to jail. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 28-year-old man saw a ’97 Honda Accord drive up to a home located on the 700 block of Via Los Andes St. at approximately 6:36 p.m. He believed the car was stolen because it was running with no key in the ignition.