Altruism. Compassion. Charity. Hope. These words are tossed around a lot over the holiday season. We buy gifts and prepare meals for our families and friends, all with the intention of showing people we care. The Blessing Box, Claremont’s 24/7, permanent, year-round free pantry, was born. It opened this summer on Sixth Street, between Harvard and Yale Avenues, behind Claremont United Church of Christ.
Roy Hernandez, a 30-year-old Montebello resident, and Monique Delgado, a 25-year-old Cypress resident, were apprehended Wednesday after Mr. Hernandez tried to run away from police on foot through a north Upland neighborhood.
The city of Claremont encourages citizen participation in its decision-making process, most notably through its active use of citizen commissions, committees and boards. These groups are designed to advise and assist the city council in dealing with specific issues.
There's no question Claremont residents are getting a good taste of winter with below average temperatures and strong winds. But something significant has been missing from this weather puzzle. Precipitation! We have not had any this season. The good news is the cold weather has allowed snow machines to produce the cold white stuff for thousands of skiers and snowboarders to play in. Up at Big Bear Lake, several main runs are open and well covered at Snow Summit. Although snow is not in the current mountain forecast, snow making will continue. At Mt. Baldy, the chair lifts are open for rides and the mountain is open on weekends for snow tubing.
Claremont police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Knight’s Inn Tuesday night.
A male suspect entered the lobby of the motel around 10:28 p.m. and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, police said. The robber demanded money and stole an unknown amount of cash from the register.
Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder reads a question from an audience member on Monday during a meeting to release the findings of the Claremont Metrolink Station Study. More than 300 people attended the meeting to make the case to save the station which the Metro Board is looking into eliminating to close a budget shortfall. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The final details of the upcoming police station measure were hammered out Tuesday night.
The council voted 4-1 to place the measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot, and 4-1 to finance it as a general obligation (GO) bond. Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali was the lone dissenter on both votes, favoring a parcel tax placed on a November 8 ballot.
Even with this long stretch of warm weather, fall is arriving in the City of Trees and there are color hot spots all over town. We focused on north Claremont this year, by cruising above Bonnie Brae and Miramar Avenues. With it getting dark so early this time of year, magic hour—warm light before sunset—starts as early as 3:30 p.m. Early sunsets however, have not helped keep the warm weather stay away as high temperatures have hovered around 80 for a couple of weeks now. By this weekend, temperatures will drop to around 70, with cool nights in the upper 40s. Still no sight of any rain in the forecast through the end of the year.
Claremont police arrested Scott Scholl, 53, of Claremont for a series of bicycles thefts that have recently taken place in the Claremont Village.
After an increase in bicycle thefts in the Village, the Claremont Police Department installed surveillance cameras at locations downtown. On December 8 at about 10:56 p.m., the Claremont Police Department responded to 250 W. First St., regarding a male who was seen stripping off various pieces of componentry from a bicycle locked to a bike rack.
The Claremont city council is set to make a decision on how to fund the proposed new police station Tuesday night.
The council will also hear results from public outreach about the proposed new station, the result of several informational meetings about the ballot measure that took place throughout the fall.
The council will also decide to place the measure on either the June 2018 ballot or the November 2018 ballot.
It may be hard to believe, but the Claremont COURIER staff took an afternoon off to celebrate the holidays with a festive lunch and gift giving. This year we went Italian by going to Il Mattone, a wonderful family-owned restaurant in the heart of the Village on Indian Hill Boulevard. We have also noticed greater appreciation from our reader base because of our commitment to fact-based journalism, published with no bias or agenda. Our goal is to support Claremont in any way possible, by bringing more transparency to how the city does business. I can say first-hand this group is passionate about what they do for our readers, which is just one reason the COURIER is successful. More inside. –PW
As our local trees continue to feel a strong wind blow, news reports have many people outside Southern California thinking the entire region is on fire. Although it may feel that way to thousands of people, the recent wind blown fires have stayed west of Claremont. In fact, we have seen very little smoke from the blazes because everything is blowing out to sea. The weather in Claremont will continue to hover in the low 70s, with sunny windy conditions through the weekend. These strong Santa Ana winds will be diminishing over the next few days, with high temperatures remaining dry and mild through next week. In fact, there's even no rain or snow predicted in the long range forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger