Construction workers at the construction site at 690 N. Mills Ave. ruptured a natural gas line. The area has been evacuated, however, no injuries have been reported. The road closures are at Claremont Boulevard and Sixth Street to the east, Harwood and Mills Avenue to the south, Amherst and College Avenue to the west. It is anticipated that the closure will be at least five hours. Emergency personnel are on scene and handling the incident.
A large debris field covers the southbound lane of Indian Hill Boulevard where a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday in Claremont. Police were investigating the scene and southbound Indian Hill remains closed as of 10:30 a.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Friday, December 4 an arrest in front of a gas station turned into something larger early Friday morning. Claremont officers initially made contact with a man and a woman in front of the AM/PM on the 700 block of East Foothill Boulevard close to 1 a.m.
The Claremont Museum of Art is about to receive a new set of walls. The city council approved renting out the Claremont Depot to the museum at a reduced price at Tuesday’s meeting.
The CMA will set up shop at the historic Depot, currently occupied by Foothill Transit, at a rate of one dollar a year, according to city documents.
Mendy Harlig helps Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay light the Shamash, or center candle on the Menorah, on Wednesday during a Hanukkah ceremony in Claremont. The event marks the first time that a Menorah has been lit at Claremont City Hall.
The arraignment of a 14-year-old Claremont boy accused of his sister’s murder has been pushed to late January.
Judge Wade Olson of the Pomona Superior Court pushed the hearing for Nathaniel Geurts, on request from counsel, to January 26, 2016. This is the second time the arraignment hearing has been rescheduled.
The city of Claremont’s holiday tree comes to life on Friday during the annual Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. In addition to the tree lighting the event included a visit from Santa Claus, live music, craft vendors and roving carolers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne and The Gallery at Hillcrest invite the community to experience a special exhibit for the holidays, “Reflections on Peace” an interfaith art experience.
A reception for artists and faith communities will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. to share in fellowship and to hear the stories and the significance of the art submitted.
For the first time, Claremont will host a Chanukah festival at city hall on Wednesday, December 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will include a Menorah lighting, an appearance by Mayor Corey Calaycay, music, latkes and sufganiyah, holiday crafts, dreidels and Chanukah gifts for children. The celebration is free and open to the public.
Bill Cunitz is just a few short weeks away from retirement as CEO of Pilgrim Place. He has led the retirement community for over 17 years during which time they have seen some significant growth while maintaining their inclusive spirit. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There was a packed house as Sam Mowbray bid adieu to his spot on the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education at the November 16 school board meeting. Having concluded a four-year stint on the board, he has opted not to return for another term.
The Inland Pacific Ballet is set to return to the Bridges Auditorium this weekend for their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic, “The Nutcracker.”
The IPB has delighted audiences across the inland region for the past 21 years. “The Nutcracker” is a yearly holiday staple that thrills Claremont audiences, according to Ballet Mistress Jill Voznick.
The cast is almost entirely comprised of locals from throughout the Inland Empire, including 25 Claremonters. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Syrian refugees Mostafa Kanjou, left, and Fouad Wawieh, with their families have settled into permanent housing in Pomona. Congresswoman Norma Torres held a news conference on Wednesday to thank local multi-denominational faith groups for assistance in helping the families and to highlight reasons she voted against a bill that would have made it more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter the United States.
Firefighters use multiple aerial platform trucks to battle a stubborn fire in an abandoned commercial building on Monday in Pomona. The blaze began just after 4 p. m. in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue near Towne Avenue just outside of the Claremont city limit. Approximately 70 firefighters responded and it was still an active fire an hour after the first alarm.