Celebrating spring each year means different things, to different people. For many families in Claremont, Saturday meant making that annual trip with the kids to Memorial Park for a potpourri of fun sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont.
During the morning hours the park turned into a mini-carnival that included arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pancake breakfast (with the help of that other club from Kiwanis), magic show, and of course the big event…the Easter egg hunt! Judging from the long lines for all the venues, this party was more popular than ever. Check out our video inside.
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Vom Fass Claremont shop owners Kim Peeples and Denise Solis are smiling ear to ear after receiving the “Franchise Partner of the Year Award” during the company’s annual conference and awards ceremony held in Las Vegas on February 22.
According to a press release, the award is given to the franchise partners who most exemplify the Vom Fass philosophy, show dedication to memorable customer service experiences and showcase outstanding business acumen.
Since taking the reins of the Claremont Community Foundation at the first of the year, Executive Director Tabatha Abeyta has been getting the lay of the land.
Ms. Abeyta is in no hurry to nix longstanding events like the nonprofit’s annual Party Parade fundraiser. “I want to keep up all the traditional work the foundation has done for the past 25-26 years,” she said.
In fact, she has attended several of the events offered as part of this year’s Party Parade.
“I’ve done galas, but I’ve never done anything like this,” Ms. Abeyta marveled.
Emma Marshall came down to the Claremont Village on Friday for a spin class she attends on a regular basis. A little over an hour later, she found this large tree branch on top of her car at Second Street and Yale Avenue. There were no injuries and there was only slight roof damage to the car. Of course she had to wait for city crews to come remove the branch. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The landscape of Village West will soon begin to take on a new form as the city and its residents prepare for the arrival of The Village Lofts, a four-story mixed-use project with residential apartments scheduled for completion in March 2017.
Demolition of a vacant industrial building, previously occupied by Rich Products Corporation and located at 127 Oberlin Ave., is slated to begin next week with construction beginning as soon as the demolition is completed.
On Thursday, March 26 three brazen residential burglaries occurred in the north portion of the city, reminding residents to remain alert and report suspicious activity to Claremont police, even in broad daylight.
Between 2:45 p.m. and 2:53 p.m., two male adults kicked in the front door to a residence located on the 3900 block of Northampton Avenue while the resident was home.
UPDATED: After nearly a year of incarceration, the man accused of attacking and raping a 12-year-old Claremont girl will stand trial for his alleged crimes with jury selection beginning on Friday, April 3 in Pomona court.
Joseph Chandler Davall, 35, faces seven felony counts, including two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child; one count each of forcible rape; sexual penetration by foreign object, criminal threats, first degree burglary, person; and assault to commit a felony during the commission of first-degree burglary.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) recently announced it will honor Charles Magistro, a pioneering physical therapist and professional icon, by naming the Rehabilitation Services Center in the soon-to-be opened Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion—the Charles M. Magistro Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Magistro led the effort in establishing PVHMC’s physical therapy and rehabilitation services department more than 60 years ago
City staffers pulled out all the stops for an open house in March, joining with program instructors and residents to celebrate the launch of the Claremont Human Services Department’s new logo and activities guide.
Greeting guests and residents as they approached the building was human services’ new vehicle, a 2015 Ford Explorer wearing the department’s new logo and eye-catching colors with pride
Hendricks Pharmacy owner Brian Garner demonstrates the souvenir penny press in his newly expanded Village business. Hendricks branched out into the space that was Stamp Your Heart Out giving them the space to diversify the products they offer. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Monday morning during the 8 o’clock hour, CHS students encircled a tree covered with masses of pink blossoms and surrounded by notes, bouquets of flowers, yellow and blue balloons and candles.
They had come to grieve their classmate, freshman Esmé Page, who committed suicide on Friday night. It was a hushed gathering, marked by tears and comforting embraces. CHS counselors walked over and spoke to the teens, some 17 in all, letting them know they were available for anyone who needed to talk.
Three more businesses notified police they were contacted by phone scammers posing as Southern California Edison employees. Residents and business owners should be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payment over the telephone or by prepaid cards. Call the provider to verify the validity of the request before making any payments and immediately notify the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Commenting on the benefits of a good stroll, the English historian G.M. Treveylan said, “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.”
The members of the Get Walking Claremont group, who join together each week to get fit in a social setting, agree. Residents, most of them 50 and older, meet in parking lot of Rhino Records (235 Yale Ave. in Claremont) on Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m. From there, they walk through the Village to the Claremont Colleges and back.