As work on planning a proposed housing development in the Claremont hillsides began, the city first addressed a zoning issue.
At their last meeting on July 23, the Claremont City Council unanimously approved a resolution to change the zoning of the hillsides north of The Webb Schools.
The area is the proposed site of Clara Oaks, which is set to be a luxury single-family home development in the hillsides above the school.
On Saturday, August 10, Claremont’s Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church held an emotional 10 a.m. dedication mass for its newly renovated facility, with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez presiding—spreading holy water in photo.
It will be the culmination of five years of planning and $5.1 million in expenditures.
“I’m just humbled by it,” said Father Charles Ramirez, who oversaw the project. “It’s going to be like ordination day for me because I’m seeing God’s hand in the life of OLA." COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Who couldn’t use a little peace and love right about now? Well, we’re in luck: Inspired by the original 1969 Woodstock festival, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” Last Name Brewing is hosting the Last Name Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.
The original Woodstock celebrates its 50th anniversary next weekend.
Despite the architectural commission’s approval of an extension, the fight over the proposed Colby Circle development is not over.
Three appeals have been lodged against the controversial central Claremont development, two weeks after the commission narrowly voted to extend the project’s approvals for another two years.
A Claremont woman has been found fit to stand trial in the death of a local cyclist.
Sandra Marie Wicksted, 62, has an arraignment date set for Friday, August 9. Her case has remained in limbo for months, culminating in a mental competency hearing on August 2.
Claremont police arrested a man suspected of burglarizing two Village businesses last month.
On Tuesday, August 6 around 3 p.m., Claremont detectives responded to the 14000 block of Elizabeth Court in Fontana and conducted surveillance at the home of 47-year-old Marcus Doperoy, police said.
Two people were arrested after drugs, counterfeit bills and stolen credit cards were found in a stolen car.
On August 5 at approximately 10:10 a.m., a Claremont officer located a stolen Ford F-150 parked near the office of Knight’s Inn on the 700 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard, Lt. Karlan Bennett of the Claremont Police Department said.
Victoria Yenice, 7, and Haylee Hewton, 15, of Girl Scouts service unit 403 recite the Pledge of Allegiance during National Night Out in Memorial Park. The annual event featured vendor booths, displays of police and fire recue vehicles, the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet and of course the In-N-Out Hamburger truck. Behind the two Girl Scouts is school resource officer Jennifer Ganino. COURIER photo/Steven Fleschundneff
There's nothing like going out to dinner to relax, listening to music on a warm summer evening. Claremont’s free live music series, Friday Nights Live, is alive and well as sweet sounds can be heard on select street corners in the Village. Last Friday the Amanda Castro Band was at Laemmle plaza; Adrienne Selina at the Chamber of Commerce; Honey Buckets at city hall; and Starlite at Shelton Park. Performances were from 6 to 9 p.m. You can get more info is at claremontchamber.org. This Friday more music is scheduled from local artists in the Claremont area. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A controversial housing development proposed for Colby Circle was narrowly granted a two-year extension last week. The architectural commission voted 4-3 on July 24 to move forward with the extension, after initially continuing the decision on April 26. The decision keeps the architectural approvals in place for the 96-unit condominium development, which is seen as the last piece of the Old School House revitalization project. This was the fifth such extension granted since it was initially approved in 2007.
Don Gould, with his wife Rhonda Gould, chats with guests at a party celebrating 20 years of his business Gould Asset Management. The Claremont Village area investment firm manages over $600 million for about 300 households and non-profits.
Join Claremont art lovers the first Saturday of each month at Claremont Art Walk. Galleries host opening receptions for exhibits from 6 to 9 p.m., with many galleries offering live music, wine and cheese. Galleries will host events this Saturday, August 3. Help celebrate local art and keep it alive by taking part in the monthly Art Walk.
A sign posted at the parking lot entrance at College Park announces the closure of the south lot for filming. However some residents, including Councilmember Jed Leano, said that the film crew told them the entire park was closed. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police officials survey the scene on Wednesday where a sinkhole developed in the parking lot behind the police station. the hole was first spotted Tuesday evening and as of Wednesday morning a work crew had expanded it considerably as they look for clues to what caused the hole. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff