Business owners and residents in Claremont have once again fallen victim to phone scams.
On Wednesday, September 28, the Claremont Police Department received multiple reports from area businesses that people claiming to be from Southern California Edison were calling to say they had to pay a delinquent bill or their power would be shut off.
On Sunday, September 25, a Riverside man was arrested on a drunk and disorderly charge after police gave him a golden opportunity to get a ride home. Police found 35-year-old Kenneth Arellano passed out in the driver’s seat of a white two-door Honda Accord in front of Bank of America around 3:45 a.m. Officers gave Mr. Arellano an option to get a ride home, and he contacted an Uber to come pick him up.
Claremont was blessed with some much needed rain, especially closer to the mountains, as up to a half an inch of precipitation fell from a fast moving storm Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't long before the storm cleared out, leaving blue skies and rainbows shinning throughout the area. Claremont resident Catherine McIntosh had her camera ready when taking this photo from El Roble's sports field near Harrison Avenue. A cool down in finally arriving this weekend as high temperatures will drop to 80 by Sunday. Don't get too comfortable however, more heat is on the way next week.
As the Santa Ana winds blow, so does the heat and the air quality. Claremont has been blessed with 100 degree heat recently, but also a series of crystal clear days. Such was the case Monday during sunset looking north at Claraboya (from 274 feet) and the San Gabriel Mountains. The weather for the week will cool off to more seasonal mid-80 degree highs, with our nights slowly getting cooler into the 50s by week's end. No rain is in the forecast, but the air quality will remain good. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
City staff would like feedback from neighbors of Pooch Park, as well as park patrons, regarding plans to upgrade the park.
A special community meeting to discuss the project will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Center, located at 440 S. College Ave.
In 2017, the city of Claremont will initiate a restoration project at Pooch Park, the off-leash dog area located within College Park.
Watch the few sights and sounds from the fun-filled 8th annual Claremont Kiwanis Route 66 Party Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel. We forget, but money raised from these events go to some great causes. They include The Read Me pre-School reading program, Meals on Wheels, Claremont Educational Foundation, Shoes that Fit, various high school scholarships, the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament, Monday Night Concerts in the Park and more. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Thieves smashed the front glass window of T-Mobile, 416 Auto Center Dr., at about 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 25. The alarm activated and officers were dispatched. Before police arrived, the suspect(s) removed cell phones and tablets from the store display cases and fled the area. There are no known witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Claremont Police Department immediately at (909) 399-5411.
The empty, fenced-off lot across the street from the Packing House could become a parking lot in the future.
The news comes from Director of Community Development Brian Desatnik, who said that the lot, if approved by the city, would be a temporary placeholder for an upcoming development that has now been put on hold.
UPDATED: The body of Alfred Kwok, a physics and astronomy professor at Pomona College, was found Wednesday morning after he disappeared over the weekend on a hiking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Mr. Kwok, 50, was an experienced climber, according to a press release from Pomona College.
Claremont’s outdated housing element got one step closer to becoming a thing of the past Tuesday night.
The city planning commission voted 6-1 to send the draft housing element to the state for review, hopefully ending a more than two-year period of non-compliance.
The housing element is a complicated but necessary component of the city’s general plan. The state requires cities to essentially show they have the open space and zoning available for certain income-level housing.
“I was in no way on the path to become a college president,” Scripps College’s new head administrator Lara Tiedens said. She had stepped into an administrative role, senior associate dean of academic affairs, at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Still Ms. Tiedens, who continued to teach organizational behavior, considered herself foremost a professor. “Most faculty members don’t think of themselves becoming a college president. I’s not the plum,” she said. “The focus is on research and teaching.”
Claremont police take a suspect into custody following a house by house search on Monday in North Claremont. Police responded to a burglary call at 11:10 a.m. on Yuba Lane where they contacted two male subjects taking one into custody. The other fled on foot leading to the search. A multi-agency effort, including a Sheriff’s department helicopter and police K-9 units, eventually located the individual hiding in a side yard on the 3300 block of Grand Avenue where he was taken into custody. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City staff would like feedback from neighbors of Pooch Park, as well as park patrons, regarding plans to upgrade the park. A special community meeting discuss the project will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Center, located at 440 S. College Ave. The city invites residents to provide feedback regarding the park’s current condition and to help determine priorities for the project. Anyone with questions or comments should call the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.