Around 3:57 a.m., the officer saw 37-year-old Hector Palanco committing the burglary at Corey Nursery, and was seen loading car batteries into a vehicle backed up to the nursery’s fence, according to the Claremont Police Department.
From a new council to upcoming city projects, 2018 proved to be a year of change for Claremont. Some longtime familiar faces departed, with fresh leadership heralding a new era for the City of Trees. The end of 2018 saw three longtime councilmembers leave the dais, and three new faces taking their places.
Opanyi Nasiali and Joe Lyons both retired, opting not to seek re-election. Sam Pedroza initially pulled papers for a re-election bid, but ultimately decided not to see re-election after 11 years on the council.
Our last edition of the year is devoted to looking back to remember all those wonderful stories that made 2018 a unique, odd, funny and news filled year. So we have edited our best 2018 photos and videos that represent only a fraction of all the news going on in Claremont. Be sure to check out our story on city news along with a photo gallery and videos on the jump. And from all of us at the COURIER, we want to thank you for all the incredible support making 2018 one great year. Our staff will continue to follow and report the news wherever it takes us in 2019. —PW
On December 25th at 4:40am, a Claremont Police Officer noticed a silver Dodge Charger with paper plates in the parking lot at Peppertree Square—at Indian Hill Blvd./Arrow Hwy. As the officer approached, the vehicle went south on Indian Hill Boulevard and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was not only unlicensed, the had numerous burglary tools in the car.
Scripps Drive in Claremont has long been a highlight on the Christmas decoration scene. This was one house however, showed a combination of creativity, cool music, funny characters and simply a large volume of lights on the property. There are other wonderful looking light display all around the Scripps Drive area. Be sure to take a tour! A job well done! Merry Christmas everyone! —PW
The city of Claremont called off its proposal for paid parking in the Village at Monday night’s meeting of the Future Financial Opportunities Committee.
An online survey was launched by the city in late November.
“More than 1,500 responses were received from residents, businesses and visitors through the survey, social media and a community petition,” the city said in a statement released Tuesday morning. “Staff listened to the community's response to the proposal and has removed paid parking in the Village from consideration.”
No matter how you spend New Year’s Eve—hanging from the rafters with a Champagne bottle in your hand, sitting down for some fine dining or celebrating with the east coasters and hitting the sack at 10—we have you covered. Here are some options to close out your year, some raucous, some sedate and others a little of both.
Sue Keith is the new president of the Citrus Community College District board of trustees. She was elected during the board’s annual organizational meeting on December 4.
This is the fifth time she has been elected by the trustees to serve a one-year term as president since she began serving on the board in 1999.
The home of Lenny and Kelley Davis on Scripps Avenue in Claremont is all lit up for Christmas with custom festive displays and “It’s a Wonderful Life” playing on a loop. Mr. Kelley said he has been decorating every year since he bought the home from his parents in 1999. It takes him about two weeks to set everything up but he is at work creating new displays as early as summer. The light show runs between 5 and 10 p.m. nightly through January 1. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In August, 17-year-old Claremont High School student Alexander “Al” Harris was on the cusp of achieving his long-held goal of becoming a professional motocross racer.
In July, he placed 14th out of a field of 42 of the best riders in the nation at the 2018 Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship race in Tennessee.
Plans to study adding on to the police station as well as the possibility of using the city yard site are moving forward.
The Police Station Citizens’ Advisory Committee voted to send both proposals back to the city council for approval, weeks after the council pushed them back to the committee for more discussion.
The public got a glimpse of the future for the Gold Line at a scoping meeting in La Verne on Monday night.
The meeting signaled the start of creating a supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR), which will examine the effects of building the light rail project from Glendora to Montclair.
In November, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority revealed it was aiming to split the project into two parts—from Glendora to La Verne by 2024 and La Verne to Montclair by 2028.
The Claremont Wolfpack football team is participating in a fundraising campaign to support the family of their JV quarterback, James Brazzill, whose mother, Krista Brazzill, was brutally beaten in the backyard of the Upland home she shares with James.
The attack happened on December 2 at 11 a.m. when Ms. Brazzill was at her residence and heard a man later identified as Armando Ramirez Jr., a 29-year-old transient, attempting to break into her house.