Seems like the summer just flew by this year as Claremont hosted the last concert at Memorial Park Monday. A large crowd of over 1000 people listened to the music of the popular classic rock band The Answer. The night proved to be perfect for a picnic too, as the latest heat wave cooled its jets leaving temperatures in the upper 70s during the evening. This week will seem down right cool as high temperatures through the weekend will hover around 90, with lows in the 60s. No rain is in the forecast for Claremont, but the mountains will have a good chance of thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday, especially in the Big Bear area. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
In the coming days, weeks and months, Hurricane Harvey victims will need help. The Claremont Police Department encourages people to help out victims in need. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people that will take advantage of situations, such as this tragedy.
Rose Ivy Wallace dressed up for her first comic convention, Los Angeles’ Comikaze in 2011, as a character from the Zack Snyder action film Sucker Punch. From then on, she was hooked.
Six years later, the Claremont native, 26, was the co-winner of the judge’s award at the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic Con on July 20. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Economy Shop of Claremont will open September 6, after its summer recess. Claremont’s downtown thrift shop, located at 325 W. First St., has a brand-new bright blue awning and a brand-new exterior paint job.
Inside, customers will find gently-used merchandise including clothing for both adults and children, books, small household goods and various other treasures.
Claremont continues to build and change, as evidenced by several projects on the city’s radar.
The Meadow Park development, the 95-unit high density condominium development on the site of the former strawberry patch, is moving forward after a seasonal setback from the LA County Fire Department, according to Claremont Principal Planner Chris Veirs.
Tony Ramos didn’t mince words when asked why he decided to announce his retirement.
“I’m ready,” he said. “It’s time.”
Claremont’s city manager, who has worked for Claremont nearly 12 years, has decided to hang it up after 38 years in public service. He announced his intent to retire in a staff-wide email sent Monday afternoon.
Claremont police set up temporary stop sings in the Claremont Village Wednesday night as a widespread blackout swept across Claremont. The outage was reported above Baseline Road, in the east side of the Claremont Village and neighborhoods off Mills Avenue at Foothill. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
In the coming days, weeks and months, Hurricane Harvey victims will need help. The Claremont Police Department encourages people to help out victims in need. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people that will take advantage of situations, such as this tragedy. The police department emphasizes that it is important to thoroughly research any group that you donate to.
Georges Velasquez of Williams Sign Company repaints the iconic Coates Cyclery sign on Tuesday along Foothill Boulevard in Pomona. The former Coates location will now house the Pet Service Solutions, Pet Hotel, and the owners are remaking the sign with their information. According to Jay Stokes, co-owner of the pet hotel, the city of Pomona required that the sign retain its mid century appearance because it is a historic landmark. The new sign will have neon just like the old one with the same basic shape. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
By just about anyone's standards, it's going to be darn right hot in Claremont this week. And if you thought Monday was hot, wait until Tuesday where the high temperature should reach 107 degrees. Unfortunately, that high number will be sticking with us through Friday. Don't look for it to cool off a lot in the evening either, with low temperatures hovering around 80. The good news is city pools are open, and Raging Waters, above, is always a good option, along with the Puddingstone Reservoir sporting plenty of cool water. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont residents have saved over $4,000 on retail prescription costs using the NLC Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Program.
The program is made available to residents in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through the city’s membership with NLC.
Residents are invited to come learn about the planning for the Foothill Gold Line during a presentation by Lisa Levy Buch, chief communications officer of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority.
Ms. Buch will present project elements in Claremont and what to expect as the project moves to construction at a community meeting on Monday, September 1.
Police are investigating break ins at four Claremont businesses that were burglarized early Tuesday morning.
Police arrived to Audacious Salon on the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard around 1:37 a.m. after a burglary alarm went off at the location, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. The front door glass had been smashed, but the perpetrators fled before officers arrived.