Firefighters with Los Angles County Engine 101 monitor the scene of a gas leak on Bucknell Avenue in south Claremont on Monday. Police closed Bucknell from Arrow Highway to Santa Fe Street and the construction site of the new dormitories for Keck Graduate University were briefly evacuated. The cause was construction related and there were no injuries.
Charles Burt Sumner, Frank Brackett, Edwin C. Norton, Phebe Estelle Spalding, Arthur Dart Bissell, Herbert Colcord, George Hitchcock and George Sumner were the pioneer faculty members at Pomona College. They are called The Old Guard.
Phebe was the only woman among them and the first woman on the Pomona faculty. Her recognition has often come because she was a “first” but she was probably the most accomplished faculty member among The Old Guard. Read former COURIER columnist Judy Wright's complete column from the ENTIRE STORY link.
Volunteers Debbie Cumpston, left, Theresa Caravalho and Craig Whitenack plan their approach to canvass the area around El Roble during the annual Los Angeles Homeless Services census of homeless populations, Tuesday night in Claremont. During the first hour the team found no homeless people as they drove through largely residential streets in their section of Claremont.
Each academic year Claremont’s esteemed women’s institution, Scripps College, provides students, staff and the public alike with a fascinating and eclectic mix of storytellers, artists, policymakers and musicians, and everything in between, with its Scripps Presents series.
This year’s slate of free and open to the public events includes another roster of accomplished women offering “eye-opening, mind-bending, genre-defying tête-à-têtes with iconic and emerging thinkers, doers, writers and more.
Here's a story from our FOCUS special section on Claremont women publishing Friday with your regular edition of the COURIER. The Woman’s Club of Claremont is celebrating its 100th year in 2019—an entire century of supporting and giving back to the community.
The club has been going strong for the past 100 years thanks to a devoted membership and successful charity events. The goal of the club, says club president Jory Rickman, is to raise money for local nonprofits, hospitals and other programs. COURIER video/Matt Weinberger
The Claremont city council is keeping their districts at five, and will not have an at-large mayor. The council unanimously decided to keep the city council at five seats, as well as keeping a rotating mayor, during Thursday night’s special meeting in the council chambers. The meeting was the second of five public hearings regarding Claremont’s transition to by-district elections.
In celebration of Women’s History Month (March 2019), Assemblymember Chris Holden is honoring outstanding women whose service has made a positive impact in their community.
One woman from each city in the 41st Assembly District will be recognized as a woman of distinction at Assemblymember Holden’s district office spring open house.
There’s a new restaurant in town, and it’s bringing flavorful Creole cuisine to the Claremont village.
The Quarter, named after the famous New Orleans district, opened its doors on November 4 in a space formerly occupied by Il Mattone. The dinner-only Creole establishment is the brainchild of head chef and owner Norm Theaud.
Walking into The Quarter is like being transported to a classic New Orleans restaurant.
Camp Kesem at The Claremont Colleges, which supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, has announced it is now accepting online applications for its free summer camp session. To learn more or to register a child, visit kesem.org. Camp Kesem is organized locally in Claremont by students from The Claremont Colleges. In summer 2019, Camp Kesem at The Claremont Colleges will host 40 campers from July 28 to August 2 at Lions Camp at Teresita Pines.
Claremont police rescued a 17-year-old girl at Motel 6 who may have been a victim of human trafficking. After getting a tip from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officers went to the motel around 2 p.m. and found the girl, who was a reported runaway from Kentucky, Sgt. Ewing said.
Claremonters were given a crash course on how to draw city council districts during two workshops on Sunday, January 13.
The two presentations—at Blaisdell Center and Hughes Center—went over how to map out districts in Claremont, in preparation for the city’s eventual transition to by-district elections.
As Claremont’s move to voting districts goes forward, the possibility of more councilmembers or an at-large mayor will be discussed in a special meeting this Thursday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m.
The special city council meeting will be the second public hearing to gather input on the city’s transition to by-district elections, where each councilmember represents a different part of town. Currently, Claremont is at-large, where voters select all five councilmembers.
The second of several winter storms expected this week rolled through the area on Monday drenching an already damp Inland Valley following last week’s rain. Tuesday the rain is forecast to start in the afternoon but will continue all night and into Wednesday. Also it will be cool for Southern California with highs in the mid 50s. For the San Gabriel Mountains, heavy snow will fall at elevations over 7000 feet. Snow totals could hit two feet at the Mt. Baldy ski area. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2019 greater Los Angeles homeless count on Tuesday, January 22.
The city will participate in in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
To register to volunteer, email email@example.com or call (909) 399-5356. Please include your name and phone number, and if you are interested in being a driver.