With the ongoing drought and escalating water costs, more and more people are opting to substitute water-wise plants for thirsty ones. In many cases, they are choosing as replacements native plants, the kind that have grown in the area for time untold.
Here in Claremont, using plants that reflect the local chaparral ecosystem—most of which thrive in full sun and dry rocky soil—can help residents establish a sense of place.
Prom can be high school’s most storied night. A sea of girls in fancy dresses and their sharply dressed dates, dancing the night away and creating a memory that will last a lifetime.
For many Claremont High School parents, however, financial challenges and family circumstances may prevent them from making that dream a reality.
The Rotary Club of Claremont will hold its 16th annual Taste of Claremont event on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Building on First Street and Mills Avenue.
This is Claremont Rotary’s pinnacle funding event and one of Claremont’s premier community events
Claremont police caught the bad guys thanks to the keen eye of a homeowner following a burglary in progress at her residence. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Pomello Drive at 3:20 p.m. after the victim arrived home and saw the door to the garage was open.
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved nonprofit funding recommendations brought before them Tuesday night.
The Community Based Organization Grant Program budget included $86,650 for general services and an additional $60,000 for homeless services.
UPDATED: Move over Dodger, the city has a new crime-fighting partner and he’s ready for his close-up. Meet Luther, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and the Claremont Police Department’s newest four-legged officer.
“He’s a very simple dog,” says Officer Snyder, a six-year veteran of the Claremont Police Department. “His tail is always wagging.”
John Reid has been installed as the new president of the University Club of Claremont, the club offering “the most intellectually-stimulating luncheon in town.”
Ray Bragg is the new vice president, and Maria Carlson, Pat Kelly and Gene Smith were elected to the board of directors.
As Ariel Benjamin prepares for her journey into adulthood and readies herself for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, the soon-to-be 13 year old is already demonstrating qualities that will serve her and society well into the future.
Inspired by her love of all creatures great and small, Ariel has chosen to work with the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA in Pomona. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Though a diary left behind by a young woman named Anne Frank is perhaps the best known of all Holocaust-era memoirs, the writings of many other teens and even young children also survived that terrible time, providing a unique perspective on both their suffering and their survival skills.
West Coast Arborists Inc., the city's tree maintenance contractor, will be providing mulch to residents on Saturday, April 18 at Cahuilla Park, located on Scripps Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard. Mulch will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 6 a.m. Residents will need to bring all equipment necessary to load and transport the mulch.
A firefighter from Montclair assists an actor playing a chemical burn victim last week during a multi-agency hazardous materials training exercise at Pomona College. The training simulated a laboratory accident involving a chemical explosion that injured several people and required the evacuation and clean up of an entire building. The joint operation included Claremont and college police, as well as fire departments from Los Angeles County, Montclair, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The City of Claremont will not be offering swim lessons this summer due to the closure of El Roble Intermediate School’s pool.
“The Claremont Unified School District has had some issues with the pool pump at El Roble,” Human Services Director Anne Turner said. “We were notified in early April that the whole system has burned out and they wouldn’t have it fixed for this summer.”
Claremont police officers responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Pomello Drive at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
The resident arrived home at 3:20 p.m. and saw that the door to the garage was open. She called into the residence and a male came walking out holding an iPad. He said he was a contractor doing work then walked past her as she entered the home. At that point, the resident realized her home had been burglarized.
It may have been April 1 but Governor Jerry Brown wasn’t fooling around when, by executive order, he extended and increased water rationing for California residents.
Mr. Brown is calling for the State Water Resources Control Board to achieve a statewide 25 percent reduction in urban water usage through February of 2016. The 25 percent reduction by water suppliers to California cities will be based on amounts used in 2013.
For Claremont residents, who are among the highest water-users in the state, average summer use in 2013 from June to August fluctuated from 330 gallons to 350 gallons per day, well above the state average of 125 gallons. Be sure to check out our aerial video of the City of Trees. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger