The new and improved Claremont Library is set to open Monday, and workers are making moves.
Library employees spent much of last Monday moving books and furniture back into the Claremont Library, ahead of its grand re-opening on November 26. About 40 to 50 boxes full of books were moved from the temporary express library in the Alexander Hughes Community Center to the library.
Walking into Lost Levels, the new arcade that opened in the Claremont Packing House on October 27, is like stepping through a time machine.
You’re immediately met with those familiar beeps and boops of classic arcade games such as Frogger, Mario Bros and Pac-Man.
For co-owner Steve Torres, re-introducing retro gaming to Claremont is more than just a smart business model; it’s a passion.
As of Tuesday evening, just 47 votes separate Ed Reece and Zach Courser for the third and final spot in the city council race, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.
While still close, this represents a small jump in favor of Mr. Reece, who was leading by only 21 votes on Friday, November 16.
Mr. Reece currently has 5,904 votes (18.07 percent), while Mr. Courser has 5,857 votes (17.93 percent).
The city took advantage of an unexpected general fund surplus by giving bonuses to city employees.
A total of 143 employees will be receiving a one-time bonus of $718, according to Finance Director Adam Pirrie.
General fund expenditures for the year totaled $26,002,503, not including settlement payments to Golden State Water Company, general liability and workers compensation, medical insurance and subsidies and Measure SC election expenses.
Is it possible that an 8-pound Chihuahua can actually go shopping? In our next installment of Flying with Miss Pixie, this little white beast descends on the Claremont Village in a whirlwind tour of the downtown shopping district. Believe it or not, Pixie really makes an impact with shop owners, dog owners and shoppers alike! And this is all part of the COURIER's Holiday Magazine inserted in our Friday edition, the shopping authority for everything Claremont. Can you say funny?
A Claremont man is in custody after he allegedly collided with a police car, drove on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard and crashed into a car on Oak Park Drive Thursday afternoon.
A passerby flagged down an officer around 3:32 p.m. after seeing a gray Honda Civic in the Pepper Tree Square parking lot with front-end damage. The driver, later identified as 44-year-old Eric Armijo, appeared "dazed," according to Lt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
As of Friday, November 16, Zach Courser and Ed Reece are now 21 votes apart in the Claremont City Council race, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.
After last Tuesday’s update, the county estimated it had 990 ballots remaining in Claremont. But, according to Claremont City Clerk Shelley Desautels, they counted 1454 ballots in the last update.
Bre Jelsma photographs her three-month-old daughter Isla with Santa Claus on Friday during the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. The celebration was held a couple of weeks earlier this year which had some folks scratching their heads, nonetheless much fun was had with music, candy, Santa and of course the tree lighting. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Kris and Krista Meyer, center, embrace as they listen to a friend’s recollection of their son during a vigil for Taylor Meyer on Friday in Claremont. Taylor Meyer was slain while vacationing in Mexico last week. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Purpose Church, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Taylor Meyer is being remembered as a hard worker who touched the lives of everyone he met.
The Claremont native and Hermosa Beach resident was killed last Friday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, according to local news reports.
Taylor, 27, was visiting the resort city to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. He was found stabbed in the chest at a park about 10 minutes from the bar where he was last seen.
Claremont’s place in the Gold Line plans might be less certain than previously thought.
The Gold Line Construction Authority revealed Monday that due to higher-than-expected costs, the project will balloon by $570 million to an overall cost of $2.1 billion.
Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian told the Claremont city council on Tuesday evening that the news was the culmination of unfavorable market conditions, including higher steel tariffs and more.
Claremont city staff is exploring the possibility of instituting paid parking in the Village.
The proposal was set forth by the city at the October 22 Future Financial Opportunities Committee in a presentation by City Manager Tara Schultz and Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor. The presentation to the committee highlights that it could generate around $3 million a year for the city.
The city says the plan is in response to complaints about parking congestion in the Village.
So far, so good for Claremont Unified School District’s capitol projects funded through? Measure G. Work completed and underway has thus far come at or under budget, said Rick Cota, CUSD executive director of facilities and project management.
“We’re about a third of the way through, and we’ve been able to come in at budget when it comes to the bidding process,” Mr. Cota said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The officer smashed the car’s window and tried to Taser the suspect, but the suspect took off, traveling south on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard until he collided with a Chevy Suburban at Oak Park Drive.