Claremont Chief of Police Shelly Vander Veen was recognized this week as one of the 41st Assembly District’s “Women of Distinction” by Chris Holden’s office.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Holden has selected women who are “passionate leaders who work to improve the lives of thousands of individuals throughout our district and beyond,” his office said in a press release.
Claremont’s “senior statesperson” and Pilgrim Place resident Marilee Scaff died Friday in her sleep. She was 104. Ms. Scaff has been a cornerstone of life in Claremont for more than 70 years and is one of the last links to the generation that saw the city grow from a sleepy farm town to the busy cultural hub is today. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A burned clothes dryer stands in front of a home on Notre Dame Drive on Thursday morning a day after the home was damaged by fire. On Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m. the fire department was called after a witness spotted smoke coming from the rear of the home. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Crime in Claremont has decreased by about three percent, according to new data shared by the Claremont Police Department.
Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen presented the new part 1 crime data to the council during last week’s meeting. Part 1 crime includes murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, auto theft and arson.
Two men were arrested for DUI, following crashes over the weekend that damaged a tree and a sign in the Claremont Village.
On Saturday, March 2 at 11:19 p.m., officers were called to Indian Hill Boulevard and First Street, where they discovered an overturned car, according to the news release from the city of Claremont.
Butterflies are often viewed as powerful symbols of change, hope and life. As the rains subsided for a moment or two last week, many Claremont residents enjoyed not only a fluttering creature in their home garden, but thousands of butterflies migrating west.
“We’re seeing an unusual number of painted ladies,” said Paul Faulstich, professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College.
Since 1982, Roger McNamee has believed technology to be a force of good. The 62-year-old Silicon Valley titan was not only an early investor in Facebook, but also mentored its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
He got his start when tech’s primary focus was government. The Space Shuttle was literally the hot new tech vehicle, and the personal computer industry was in its infancy.
“I was a little like Zelig, a little like Forrest Gump—I found myself either at or adjacent to many of the most interesting things that happened,” Mr. McNamee said.
Officers searched the business and found two large electronic video gambling machines, seven computers used for online gambling, a large amount of US currency and an unregistered Glock 43 handgun, police said.
Former Claremont Mayor Ellen S. Taylor died peacefully in her sleep on March 3, 2019. Ms Taylor was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1944 and lived in various places before finally settling down in Claremont in 1978. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marshall Taylor, and, her two sons Matthew and Andrew as well as their wives and children. For decades, Ms. Taylor was a spirited and active volunteer in Claremont politics, who truly cared about our city and its residents.
See the terrain slowly change from rock to snow as we take our drone up San Antonio Falls almost 2000 feet up the side of Mt. Baldy. A beautiful short hike from the main road, the water is flowing as the snow melts high above the falls. We even show you how to get there! COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
A battle is being waged between two businesses over a common Claremont problem—parking.
Some residents are in an uproar after local frozen yogurt shop 21 Choices recently repaved parking spaces in front of the adjacent Kindred Spirits and designated them as parking only for customers of the yogurt shop.
Claremont’s election redistricting saga is over, and not many people are happy.
The city council once again narrowly confirmed map 124a during a second reading of the redistricting ordinance and following an attempt by Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder to extend discussion for later meetings. Mayor Corey Calaycay, Councilmember Jennifer Stark and Councilmember Jed Leano voted yes, while Mr. Schroeder and Councilmember Ed Reece voted no.
Claremont Police Detective Mike Snyder and Luther exit a home in the 3700 block of Hollins Avenue after searching the property for suspects in a burglary at the location.
Claremont police were alerted that there might be a prowler in the home at 1:11 p.m. Thursday after a house cleaner entered the home and heard voices inside.