The Claremont High School community is in mourning after a student died early Monday morning at her home.
Cassidy Heller, 17, was found unresponsive in her home on the 2500 block of Nogal Circle in La Verne just after 7 a.m., according to Lt. Sam Gonzalez of the La Verne Police Department. She was rushed to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where she later died.
Bashiri Thumbutu, who’s been delivering meals to people in need for around 15 years, gently knocks on the screen door to a home on a quiet Mills Avenue block.
“Hi there, Meals on Wheels,” he says brightly as he opens the door. “How are you today?”
Peter DiCesare is sitting on a couch in the living room. Mr. Thumbutu places the paper bag full of food—chicken, a salad, potatoes, peas and a carton of milk—on the dining room table. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city is moving forward with the planning stages for the upcoming Village South development.
Claremont entered into a contract with Sargent Town Planning to assist in creating a specific plan for the incoming southern addition to the Village during Tuesday’s council meeting.
The development would be built on a 17-acre swath of land just below the railroad tracks, stretching from Santa Fe Street in the north, Arrow Highway to the south.
The CHS Chamber Singers Choir recently participated in the Festival of Gold, held in Orange County from March 24 through March 28.
The festival, held each year in five locations across the United States, serves as clinic, showcase and competition for high school choirs and orchestras across the country. The competition is stiff because a school’s musical ensemble must have attained a certain level of excellence just to be invited to the prestigious event.
Larry Schroeder was nominated mayor by fellow councilmember Corey Calaycay, a gesture that was unanimously approved by the rest of the council during a special city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
This is Mr. Schroeder’s second stint as mayor. As Claremont has a rotating mayorship, he will be the mayor for one year, at which point another councilmember will assume the role in 2018.
The public is invited to the Islamic Center of Claremont’s “Open Mosque Day” on Sunday, April 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 3641 N. Garey Ave., Pomona
The event is an opportunity for Claremonters and other in the Pomona Valley to meet local Muslims, learn about Islam, observe prayer, try traditional food and more.
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in parts of the country resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of blood drives in March. The Red Cross is reporting more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.
A memorial service celebrating the life of longtime Claremont resident and Claremont COURIER owner Janis Weinberger will be held at the Joslyn Senior Center this Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The service is open to the public for those who wish to be part of this special remembrance held in the Janis McMaken Weinberger wing at Joslyn, on the south side of the campus. After the ceremony, food and drinks will be served in the main meal area at the center.
The standing room only crowd at Mt. San Antonio Gardens was in for a real treat as writer, producer and director Norman Lear spoke about his life, family and the state of television in an hour long informal talk. Mr. Lear looked great at the tender age of 94, as his sharp wit was front and center for the several hundred in attendance. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Jerry Baca, 46, from Upland and Ryan Rymal, 36, from Ontario, were arrested for a string of commercial burglaries on Foothill Boulevard.
The Claremont Police Department in cooperation with the San Gabriel Valley East AB109 Task Force and La Verne Police Department, made two arrests of suspects believed to be responsible for several commercial burglaries along the Foothill corridor in the cities of Claremont, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas and La Verne last Thursday night.
Kelly Baumann is one of many residents who know the Claremont Pooch Park needs to be revamped.
Ms. Baumann has been coming to the park with her dog, a Chihuahua mix named Karuna, for over a year. As Karuna started her park day by playing with a nearby poodle, Ms. Baumann noted the park has long been in a state of disrepair.
On the surface, the March 16 school board meeting seemed quiet. It’s agenda, however, was dizzyingly eventful, with a slew of human resource item making district operations look a bit like a game of musical chairs.
First, though, came a business services matter, with the board authorizing the district to go to bid for a $3.5 million district-wide roofing job funded by the 2016 passage of Measure G.
On Friday, March 17 a Pomona man was arrested after he was caught sunbathing on a stranger’s property. Police received a call of a trespass in progress at a home on the 300 block of Harvard Avenue around 2:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Clifford Wingo bronzing in the backyard and charging his cell phone, Lt. Ciszek said.