Claremont may have had four days of constant rain, but at mountain elevations there has been up to two feet of snow, making this one of the best ski seasons in Southern California in years. So we ventured up Baldy Road to see what was going on in the San Gabriel Mountains. Be prepared for slippery roads—especially in shady areas—traffic and freezing temperatures since our weather will remain cold for next week, if not longer. Feels like a real winter in Claremont!
It may not have snowed but Claremont residents did wake up to white roofs and yards with a healthy dose of frost over night. After the last storm blew through on Tuesday it brought with it a cold air mass that produced temperature in the low 30s. Tonight is forecast to be another cold one so remember to protect your vulnerable plants and bring all pets indoors. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont residents look through a handout containing the maps of proposed voting districts one Monday during a special meeting of the Claremont City Council. After listening to public comment the council narrowed the selection of proposed maps from 11 to seven. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A fast moving storm system blew through Claremont on Thursday, dumping almost an inch of rain at lower elevations and snow over 7000 feet. This enabled residents to get a fantastic view of the San Gabriel mountains at sunset after the storm passed. If you missed the view, no worries, as a couple more storm systems will give us rainy days through Tuesday. Saturday however, is the big rain-snow event as Claremont will get up to two inches of rain, with a foot of snow expected in higher mountain elevations. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As the old song goes, it’s not easy being green. Claremont’s participation in the Clean Power Alliance is causing confusion with many residents and, unfortunately, things may get more complicated as the city once again finds itself at the mercy of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Describing art is a fraught enterprise, subject to interpretation, bias and the motivation of the interpreter.
Every now and then, someone gets it right on the nose. Take “Living With Clay,” up now through April 20 at Claremont Museum of Art.
The exhibit showcases a portion of the collection of Claremont residents David and Julie Armstrong,
Randy Lopez has been formally announced as the new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.
The announcement was made after a “thoughtful and competitive process” involving three finalists, according to a release from the chamber Wednesday. The Chamber board made the final selection.
“Its great, it’s really nice,” Mr. Lopez said in a phone interview on Thursday.
The Claremont City Council unanimously passed an ordinance relaxing restrictions on building back houses, but some residents are not quite on board.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), better known as back houses or granny flats, have been identified by the state as one way to alleviate the housing crisis.
A judgment has been released in the lawsuit between Claremont School of Theology and the Claremont Colleges over the sale of CST, and both sides seem to be happy with the result.
The judgment on the property’s sale, handed down by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dan Thomas Oki on January 23, shifts the Claremont Colleges’ status from the right of first offer and to the right of first refusal.
Claremont Police lift a motorcycle and attempt to separate it from a vehicle after a collision on Arrow Highway at Olive Street on Tuesday in Claremont. One man was transported to the hospital after the wreck between two automobiles and one motorcycle. The westbound side of Arrow was closed as of 4 p.m. while the police investigation continued. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Looking at this clip makes it hard to complain about traffic on the 210 freeway! Actually this video was shot at two speeds and took 25 minutes to finish. The cars on the freeway and the setting sun were sped up via a timelapse, while the drone moved forward slowly at one mph. Put these together and we have a hyperlapse! Nothing like multitasking while hovering 200 feet in the air! Watch for downtown Los Angeles to become visible near the end. —PW
The Claremont On the Same Page community book this year is The Refugees by Viet Tranh Nguyen, a collection of eight powerful short stories written over a period of 20 years, set in America and Vietnam.
These stories speak of ghosts, romantic upheaval, culture shock, and the push and pull on family ties. They are modern in telling, and the characters singular. There are surprising elements in this book that affect readers up close and personal.
The call went out in early January for Claremont residents to submit maps for consideration, with 31 residents meeting the January 22 deadline. After eliminating proposals due to non-congruent districts, duplication or for not meeting district population guidelines, eight maps submitted by residents passed muster, with city consultants National Demographic Corporation (NDC) drawing three of the final 11. The COURIER has copies of the 11 maps that are up for consideration on the story link.