The Claremont City Council held a special closed session on Tuesday, June 28 to look at possible litigation against William Lyon Homes over the abandoned development on the corner of Towne Avenue and Base Line Road.
The lot has sat empty since the early part of 2016.
A group of Claremont residents is suing to block the construction of the recently approved Pomona College Museum of Art and the relocation of Renwick House, the latest chapter in the saga of a project that has left the city divided. “By approving construction of the project museum at the current site of the Renwick House when feasible alternatives exist, and by approving demolition of the historic Thatcher Music Building when feasible alternatives exist, the city abused its discretion and violated CEQA,” the document states.
The search for missing Claremont resident Rebecca “Becky” Faulstich in the hills near Padua Hills Theatre continues today. The effort includes members of the Los Angeles County Search and Rescue, San Bernardino County Search and Rescue, CERT, Claremont PD and rescue dogs from Los Angeles County Fire. Anyone with information should call Claremont police at (909) 399-5411.
It's official: there will not be a police station bond on Claremont ballots this November.
The police facility ad hoc committee, who for months have debated and crafted a ballot proposal for a new Claremont police station, tabled the $25 million bond for next year, citing a need to educate the public and a desire not to rush another measure on to an already crowded ballot.
Chester “Chet” Jaeger is truly grateful to be named co-grand marshal, along with his wife of 70 years, Eileen, of Claremont’s annual Fourth of July parade. There’s a certain practicality involved, he thinks. “They better not wait much longer,” Mr. Jaeger said. “I’m 91, and she will be 91 on Saturday.”
All joking aside, the Jaegers are thrilled to be recognized.
Using London’s Hyde Park Corner as inspiration, Reverend T. Willard Hunter began the Claremont Independence Day Speakers’ Corner in 1977 to showcase the constitutional right of free speech.
As a result, a variety of topics ranging from politics and religion to current events and history have graced the podium for nearly 40 years.
Here's everything you need to know about the Claremont Fourth of July Monday as we list information about all the key events during the day. Between the Freedom 5000 running race in the morning, and the fireworks show at night, there's enough to keep the entire family going all day and night. The weather for the weekend and Monday will be cooler than normal, with high temperatures in the mid-80s. With lower humidity, there is no rain in the forecast.
Beginning Monday, June 20 Golden State Water’s contractor, Precision Pipeline Inc., began installation of a new water main on the south side of Twelfth Street between Indian Hill Boulevard and Cambridge Avenue, according to the city of Claremont. The work will require Twelfth to be reduced to one lane of traffic however a flagman will be present to assist traffic. The work is expected to take six weeks. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city’s summer recreation program includes Camp Claremont, which is held annually for kids in grades 1 through 8 at Cahuilla Park. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are available until August 5. There is a one-time registration fee of $10, with week-long camps costing $15 per week for each child. A snack bar is open daily from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (909) 399-5490 or visit claremontrec.com to register. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont city council unanimously approved a report of the city’s 2016-18 budget during the June 14 meeting.
Finance Director Adam Pirrie presented a report that included a detailed layout of the city’s operating budget, plus a glimpse into future capital improvement projects.
The city closed the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park last week due to extreme fire danger as two fires burned in the San Gabriel Mountains.
The fires, one off highway 39 in Azusa and the other in the foothills above Duarte, started around noon on Monday and quickly spread.
A mixed-use development on the site of the former Rich Products building could finally break ground sometime next month, according to city officials.
The location of the former food manufacturing facility will be transformed into The Village Lofts, a multi-story mixed-use development with residential and commercial components. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A Claremont woman was arrested for DUI early Wednesday morning after causing a dramatic crash and trying to flee the scene.
Brianna Ryan, 30, was driving a silver Volkswagen at high speeds down Mountain Avenue around 1:30 a.m. The bottom of her car hit a concrete gutter in the intersection at Bonita, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont is sponsoring a newly established Key Club for students at San Antonio High School. A chartering ceremony and reception was held May 25.
Recently installed officers are President Dylan Bush; Vice President Andrew McDaniels; Secretary Julissa Ahumada; Treasurer Trevor Schwartz; and Publicity/Historian Alize Padilla.