For Freeman Allen, reducing his carbon footprint and living sustainably has driven his lifestyle. It’s a philosophy he has shared with the city of Claremont for decades.
As a result of his constant effort to create a greener community, he was recently recognized as a community activist of the year by Congressmember Judy Chu.
Mr. Allen’s love for the environment began while studying at UC Berkeley.
Two Claremont youngsters are being hailed as heroes after rescuing their mother from drowning last month. Quick thinking from Morgan Law, 12, and Benji Law, 5, saved their mother, Susan Law, after she fell into the deep end of their backyard pool.
It happened at the tail end of a summer afternoon on July 28. The Law family had just returned to their Claremont home from a beach trip.
An unusual number of older model cars in a Claremont driveway has some neighbors crying foul.
The owner of the home, located on the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Oxford Avenue, has been accumulating numerous older cars—some of which have seen better days—in the back driveway for the past two years, according to neighbor Erena Zaks.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites the community to attend the 10th annual Route 66 Party at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the Doubletree Hotel.
The evening includes a buffet dinner and dancing to the music of The Ravelers, as well as a casino, more than 50 theme baskets for a silent auction, complementary photo booth and a bingo parlor.
Base Line Road once was the most northern road to cross Claremont. Citrus trees bloomed everywhere, long before housing developments took over the landscape. Now Base Line is changing again with several new housing developments sandwiched between a freeway and a four-lane highway. And it's more crowded than ever. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
COURIER readers are a passionate bunch. When a story strikes a chord—the doomed water company takeover, moving the Renwick House to make way for Pomona College’s new museum, or most recently the failed police station bond measure—our readers don’t hold back: they let us know how they feel.
Claremont High School seniors Stella Wong, Alaan Patel and Hayden Yeung shared their experiences and opinions about being active volunteers in the community.
Some individuals may believe that being an active volunteer is very difficult and stressful. However, for Stella Wong, serving others has been ingrained in her daily lifestyle for as long as she can remember.
It all began with her parents’ love for serving others.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you walk into Stay Gold barbershop is a head.
A massive taxidermy bust of a trophy buck, set triumphantly on a wooden plaque, hangs above the front counter along with other vintage knick-knacks—old beer cans, a Victorian cash register from the 1880s and old movie posters of classic films.
Shop owner Rob Oliva says it’s all part of the culture that has made Stay Gold a mainstay in the Southern California haircut scene.
Six Claremonters are running for three open seats on the city council this year.
Michael Ceraso, Zach Courser, Jed Leano, Douglas Lyon, Ed Reece and Jennifer Stark have all qualified for the November 2018 election, according to City Clerk Shelley Desautels.
Mr. Courser, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the Claremont Traffic and Transportation Commission, is the only candidate who has run for council before.
Recently, while responding to concerns regarding a coyote regularly seen in the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and Eighth Street, Claremont police officers learned that residents in the area were feeding the coyote.
Allowing wild animals access to human food and garbage can have serious consequences. Wild animals naturally fear people, keep a distance and will not bother you as long as they remain wild.
Leo Tessier was watching his older brother Victor play soccer on April 21, while messing around like nine year olds do. He grabbed a handful of cheese puffs and went to take a drink from a plastic water bottle. Needing a third hand, he chose to balance the bottle’s cap on a finger and, as he drank, the cap slipped into his mouth. He panicked and the cap became lodged in his throat. He took several labored breaths, which just forced the cap further into his throat. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Longtime Claremont resident Karen Gastineau loves to be outside. “I love Mother Earth,” she said with a smile. So volunteering with Active Claremont’s Adopt-A-Roadway program was a perfect fit for the retired educator.
She has been picking up trash for about four years near her home on Scripps Drive. On the third Saturday of every month she starts off on Scripps, cleaning Towne Avenue north to Base Line Road, where she turns east, cleaning the north side of Base Line to the La Verne border
With the 2018-19 Almanac ready to hit the streets on Friday, here are some of our best aerial video highlights from the past year. Most of these images also appear in a photo essay inside this year's special edition. The overall Almanac theme focuses on Claremont volunteers, which were in no short supply.
We have already posted our PDF edition of the Almanac, so feel free to get an advanced look at the COURIER's most popular section of the year!
A vehicle travels north on Mt. Baldy Road in Claremont on Monday adjacent to where a large pile of trash has collected on the side of the road. The trash is concentrated around the pullouts and appears to be the leftovers of people eating and drinking in their cars. However large items like couches have also been dumped over the edge. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff