The topic of very-low and low-income housing will take center stage at a joint meeting of the Claremont City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The city of Claremont is required to provide the Southern California Association of Governments with a list of potential sites to accommodate affordable housing development. The city is not required to actually build the units it must only prove—through the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)—that available land with proper zoning exists within the city limits.
Claremont police officers arrested two people on suspicion of attempted burglary early Saturday, November 14, after breaking into a construction property on the Claremont McKenna College campus. Geovanny Espinoza, 36, of Claremont, and Susan Satterfield, 55, of Montclair, were apprehended at approximately 5:32 a.m., according to Sgt. Eric Huizar. Officers responded to assist campus safety after the suspects tripped an alarm on the property, located on the 600 block of North Mills Avenue.
The Claremont Police Department has been awarded a $98,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.
CPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe.
A community memorial service for Aspen Geurts will be held Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ (CUCC, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave., at the corner of Harvard and Harrison.
Aspen, a 15-year-old Claremont resident, died Wednesday, November 4 due to injuries sustained in a stabbing at her home.
Thousands of people marched across the five Claremont Colleges Thursday afternoon in solidarity over what they say is the systemic marginalization of minority students at the Claremont Colleges and beyond. The “Million Student March,” with the vast majority of participants clad all in black, made its way across the Claremont McKenna College campus, through Pomona College to the Honnold-Mudd Library.
At approximately 3:34 a.m. on Friday, November 13, Claremont police officers responded to Wolfe's Market, located at 160 W. Foothill Blvd., regarding a burglary in progress.
Suspects had smashed the west glass windows adjacent to the west doors with a large rock and entered the business. Once inside, the suspects stole packs of cigarettes and other small items, which they put in a large duffle bag. After the alarm activated, the suspects fled. As they were fleeing, a grounds keeper confronted them and was threatened with a gun by a male suspect.
A 14-year-old Claremont boy, Nathaniel Geurts, who is a suspect in his sister’s death, will be arraigned on December 9, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Nathaniel, who is in custody for the stabbing death of 15-year-old Aspen Geurts, appeared in court on Monday morning before his arraignment was pushed.
The boy was remanded into custody, and his bail was set at $10 million.
The Claremont City Council approved the appointment of retiring police chief Paul Cooper as interim chief on Tuesday, a move that could potentially leave him in the driver’s seat of the department for another year.
Mr. Cooper announced his retirement to City Manager Tony Ramos on November 4, one day after Measure PS failed.
Claremont McKenna College’s dean of students entered her resignation Thursday in response to pressure from students over an email perceived as racially insensitive.
Mary Spellman’s resignation, effective immediately, comes a day after a heated demonstration in front of the Hub patio on Wednesday, where students protested against alleged racial discrimination and what is viewed as lack of support from campus officials. Over 1000 students were protesting again outside the Honnold Mudd Library on Thursday, above.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Sam Pedroza greets World War II veteran Jim Stripling following a Veterans Day observance in Memorial Park. Veterans day, which began as Armistice Day following World War I, honors all of the men and woman who have served in the American armed services. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pilgrim Pickers’ Jim Manley tunes his guitar while preparing for rehearsal of the festival play on Tuesday in Claremont. The annual Pilgrim Place festival, featuring music, a huge rummage sale, food and children’s activities is this Friday and Saturday at the retirement community. Proceeds from the event go to fellow Pilgrims who need help with monthly expenses. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It's easy to see a large part of Southern California looking south from the air above the 210 freeway and Base Line Road intersection. The cool, clear days and nights will continue for the remainder of the week as temperatures slowly warms up to the mid 70s, with lows in the 40s. A small system blew through the area on Monday, leaving rain only in the mountain areas. That will change to most clear to partly cloudy skies. All this is normal weather for the fall. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper submitted a letter of intent to retire to City Manager Tony Ramos on Wednesday, November 4, according to the city council agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. After 30 years with the Claremont Police Department, Chief Cooper will retire on December 31. Mr. Cooper, who has served as chief for the last eight years, has agreed to serve as interim police chief until a replacement can be found.
The Claremont Architectural Commission pored over the plans for the proposed Pomona College Museum of Art during their October 28 meeting.
Representatives of the city, the college and the architectural firm behind it, Boston-based Machado Silvetti, made the extensive plans for the museum available. No voting took place at the meeting—the commission’s job was to act in conjunction with the city’s Planning Commission to look over the museum plans.