The victim, a 72-year-old woman, was loading groceries into her car on August 7 around 4:23 p.m. when she was approached by a male suspect who forcefully grabbed her purse from her grasp, Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department said.
A woman who was allegedly killed by her son on Sunday was a former Claremont resident with deep ties to the city.
Megan Estes Hampton, 61, a Claremont resident and a graduate of Claremont High School, was found dead in her home on the 30800 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach on Sunday morning around 10:45 a.m., according to the Laguna Beach Independent. Her son, 34-year-old Matthew McDonald, was found in nearby San Clemente an hour later in Ms. Hampton's car and was arrested on suspicion of her murder.
A 30-year-old woman was rescued by the San Bernardino Sheriff Aviation team off Mt. Baldy last Saturday. The woman had a GPS spot device that sent her location to emergency services, which was then passed on to the Sheriffs Aviation. Patrol helicopter 40-King-6 was sent out first to locate her, with Air-Rescue 306 dispatched to the area shortly after. A medic was lowered from a hovering Air-Rescue 306 and on to the mountain near the Ski Hut at Baldy Bowl.
The nonprofit Economy Shop of Claremont, which began operation in 1933, will re-open for the 2019 season on September 4, providing a rare blend of clean, quality thrift store merchandise, neatly displayed. Eighty-six years of service to the community attest to its viability as a fun place to shop. There is new quality merchandise.
Officers determined the suspect somehow gained access to the roof, cut a hole in the roof, tied a plastic hose to a nearby air conditioning unit and rappelled through the floating ceiling panels and into the business.
After watching all the people committed in making the Claremont's Our Lady of the Assumption Church renovation a success, it was obvious this was a true labor of love for all involved. With donations from over 900 families, the $5.1 million dollar facelift reshaped how the parish will worship for decades. And as the first Mass rapidly approached, it was all hands on deck to complete the project by August 10. This video documents the nine month renovation process, which also included moving into a temporary place of worship while the work was completed. This is a classic example how it takes a village to accomplish great things. Here is their story. —PW
The Gold Line is making moves, but it still needs approximately $450 million to get to Claremont.
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority announced Wednesday it has selected a design-build team, Kiewitt-Parsons, which will construct the length from Glendora to Pomona for $805.6 million, with an option to build to Montclair.
The city installed three new electric vehicle charging stations on the ground floor of the First Street parking structure, according to the city manager’s report.
The dual-port stations will each serve two vehicles concurrently, adding six new charging opportunities.
City of Claremont employees including City Manager Tara Schultz, center, take a selfie in front of city hall on Thursday. August 15 was the official nationwide day to take a selfie at city hall and residents are invited to participate at their convienence. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A red dragonfly, possibly a cardinal meadowhawk, was spotted on Sunday resting on a fortnight lily in North Claremont. Temperatures in the mid-eighties this weekend were a welcome reprieve from recent hot summer days, however, that is forecast to change, with triple-digit highs returning Wednesday and Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Our Lady of Assumption Church (OLA) further explains how the renovation was completed. Fifteen years of planning and a five-year capital campaign culminated in the August 10 Dedication Mass with Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles presiding at the newly-renovated church of Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA).
Parishioners, clergy, donors, contractors and city officials followed the archbishop from a temporary worship space to the church entrance where he was presented with the key as a sign that the building is under his pastoral care.
A Claremont woman accused of intentionally striking a cyclist with her car last year has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Sandra Wicksted, 62, entered not-guilty pleas to five charges—one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder—during an arraignment on Friday, August 9 at Pomona Superior Court.
A pre-preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 3, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court database.
Casa Colina Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. The award recognizes hospital excellence in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay.This distinction places Casa Colina Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
As work on planning a proposed housing development in the Claremont hillsides began, the city first addressed a zoning issue.
At their last meeting on July 23, the Claremont City Council unanimously approved a resolution to change the zoning of the hillsides north of The Webb Schools.
The area is the proposed site of Clara Oaks, which is set to be a luxury single-family home development in the hillsides above the school.