Images of locally swollen rivers like the one above crossing and closing Baldy Road, snow-capped mountains and flooded streets, all being a too common sight over the past few stormy weeks. At one point last week, the normally dry riverbeds leading to the San Antonio Dam from the San Gabriel Mountains, became a rushing torrent of water headed south. There’s no question it’s been a very wet winter for California. Be sure to check out our vivid look of the storms with the link below. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the driveway of a home on the 3500 block of Padua Avenue Friday afternoon.
According to police, the victim was in her friend's driveway when two male suspects wearing hoodies approached her with guns and stole her purse.
The suspects were described as African-American males and may have fled in a white sedan, police said.
One of the many intangibles that add value to family life in Claremont is its well documented sense of community. And one of the longest running organizations in town, the Rotary Club of Claremont, has been doing a particularly good deed for City of Trees families for 40 years.
The Rotary began offering free CPR training to El Roble Intermediate eighth graders way back in 1979. COURIER video/Matthew Weinberger
As the Foothill Boulevard improvements continue, one aspect of the plan has concerned some locals.
A number of the street monument signs that run along Claremont’s main east-west thoroughfare are scheduled to be removed as part of the year-long, $16 million refurbishment project. The Mills Avenue sign, which motorists see driving east toward Upland, was taken down on Wednesday.
The Claremont city council approved an ordinance extending its ban on commercial marijuana dispensaries in the city, but may revisit the issue in the future.
The two ordinances—an emergency ordinance effective immediately and a regular ordinance, extends the current ban on commercial dispensaries within city limits that was set to expire.
Lou Rosen has led a rich, balanced life. He’s worked, loved, traveled, volunteered, written books, appreciated art and nature, raised three children, and has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren who all adore him. By any estimation, the 86-year-old has lived an enviable life.
Now though, the gregarious former Bonita High School principal (1969-1984) has been dealt a rough hand: in 2017, after noticing he was slurring his speech, he was diagnosed with Progressive Bulbar Palsy.
With a backdrop of freshly fallen snow a lone hiker on braves the cold on Thursday on the Thompson Creek Trail in North Claremont. A quick winter storm blew through the area on Thursday bringing snow flurries, gusty winds and cold temperatures. The surprise snow does have a silver lining for those who are weary of winter because there are no storms forecast for the next week. Check out the COIURIER's Facebook page for a stunning video of the snow covered mountains. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Rain showers will be isolated through Thursday, but Claremont will feel a real cold snap with high temperatures barely reaching 50 degrees. If it snows, snow levels could reach down to 2500 feet Wednesday night into Thursday. But the air has been clear enough to see downtown LA from Base Line Road (in photo). The good news is warmer (normal) weather is on the way for the weekend, with sunny skies and warmer temperatures in the 60s. The long term forecast does include rain late next week. So winter is not over yet! COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
No one ever said criminals are the brightest bulbs on the tree. This story proves it when two burglary suspects were arrested after they reportedly locked their keys inside their car.
Around 11:28 a.m. on Wednesday, Claremont police responded to a call of a burglary in progress on the 700 block of Via Santa Catarina in Claraboya. The homeowner saw a female suspect inside his secured backyard, looking into windows, according to Lt. Karlan Bennett of the Claremont Police Department.
What was looking like a nice clear sunny day in the morning on Monday, turned into isolated showers with low hanging, threatening clouds by the afternoon. They formed north of the city and then drifted south right down Mills Ave (in photo). Although it didn't amount to much rain, cold weather is coming with low temperatures near freezing the next couple of days. More rain is in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday, but less will fall compared to the last couple of weeks. The cold weather will bring snow levels down to 3000 feet, if enough precipitation is squeezed from the storm clouds. At lower elevations expect a quarter to half inch of rain. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
After weeks of deliberating, the Claremont City Council decided on a district map for future municipal elections.
The city council narrowly voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve map 124a, which was drafted by National Demographics Corporation (NDC). Mayor Corey Calaycay, Councilmembers Ed Reece and Jed Leano voted in favor, while Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Jennifer Stark voted against it.
The council delayed an ordinance regulating the building of accessory dwelling units, or back houses, amid concerns about size limits and the review process.
The ordinance is an overhaul of the city’s existing back house laws—under the proposed plan, a home owner in Claremont with a property more than 6,000 square feet can build a back house, provided it meets city criteria.
Longtime local musician, vocalist and teacher Elizabeth Hangan was recently honored with a Living Legend award for her contributions to blues music in Los Angeles.
Ms. Hangan, 61, the daughter of the late Clabe Hangan, himself a revered local blues musician, received the award February 7 at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in the storied Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Artist, traveler and columnist Jan Wheatcroft turns 80 today, and she’s having none of it.
“I’m really angsting over this 80, let me tell you,” Ms. Wheatcroft said. “It’s a big number. I think that’s a mean number to be put on me. I don’t feel like I’m 80; I feel 12.”
That feisty playfulness has helped Ms. Wheatcroft and her friend Helen Feller, 74, remain at the helm of a beloved local art partnership, the Gypsy Sisters, for 26 years.