Get ready to laugh—and possibly cringe a little—as Ophelia’s Jump puts on a play about things you’re not supposed to talk about.
The local theater company will present Honky, “a darkly comedic look at advertising, race, romance and basketball shoes,” from November 27 to December 5.
The troupe, which is in the midst of a campaign to fund a theater of its own, will perform the play at the Theatre Company Performing Arts Studio in Upland.
The Claremont City Council held a special joint meeting with the Planning Commission Tuesday to discuss renewing the city’s housing element, with low- and very low-income housing taking center stage. The meeting, as outlined by Community Services Director Brian Desatnik, was not convened to develop any type of brick-and-mortar housing.
On Thursday, November 12 an unnamed driver clipped a dump truck and another car at two different intersections, which led to his car getting overturned. The incident started at approximately 2:21 p.m., when the driver sideswiped a dump truck that was waiting to turn into a construction site near the corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club is putting on its Turkey Trot 5k and 1k run on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
The 1k “Fun Run” is for kids 10 and under and commences at 7:30 a.m., while the 5k run starts at 8 a.m. Both races start and end at the Claremont Depot.
The topic of very-low and low-income housing will take center stage at a joint meeting of the Claremont City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The city of Claremont is required to provide the Southern California Association of Governments with a list of potential sites to accommodate affordable housing development. The city is not required to actually build the units it must only prove—through the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA)—that available land with proper zoning exists within the city limits.
Claremont police officers arrested two people on suspicion of attempted burglary early Saturday, November 14, after breaking into a construction property on the Claremont McKenna College campus. Geovanny Espinoza, 36, of Claremont, and Susan Satterfield, 55, of Montclair, were apprehended at approximately 5:32 a.m., according to Sgt. Eric Huizar. Officers responded to assist campus safety after the suspects tripped an alarm on the property, located on the 600 block of North Mills Avenue.
The Claremont Police Department has been awarded a $98,200 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a yearlong program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.
CPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe.
A community memorial service for Aspen Geurts will be held Thursday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ (CUCC, located at 233 W. Harrison Ave., at the corner of Harvard and Harrison.
Aspen, a 15-year-old Claremont resident, died Wednesday, November 4 due to injuries sustained in a stabbing at her home.
Thousands of people marched across the five Claremont Colleges Thursday afternoon in solidarity over what they say is the systemic marginalization of minority students at the Claremont Colleges and beyond. The “Million Student March,” with the vast majority of participants clad all in black, made its way across the Claremont McKenna College campus, through Pomona College to the Honnold-Mudd Library.
At approximately 3:34 a.m. on Friday, November 13, Claremont police officers responded to Wolfe's Market, located at 160 W. Foothill Blvd., regarding a burglary in progress.
Suspects had smashed the west glass windows adjacent to the west doors with a large rock and entered the business. Once inside, the suspects stole packs of cigarettes and other small items, which they put in a large duffle bag. After the alarm activated, the suspects fled. As they were fleeing, a grounds keeper confronted them and was threatened with a gun by a male suspect.
A 14-year-old Claremont boy, Nathaniel Geurts, who is a suspect in his sister’s death, will be arraigned on December 9, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Nathaniel, who is in custody for the stabbing death of 15-year-old Aspen Geurts, appeared in court on Monday morning before his arraignment was pushed.
The boy was remanded into custody, and his bail was set at $10 million.
The Claremont City Council approved the appointment of retiring police chief Paul Cooper as interim chief on Tuesday, a move that could potentially leave him in the driver’s seat of the department for another year.
Mr. Cooper announced his retirement to City Manager Tony Ramos on November 4, one day after Measure PS failed.
Claremont McKenna College’s dean of students entered her resignation Thursday in response to pressure from students over an email perceived as racially insensitive.
Mary Spellman’s resignation, effective immediately, comes a day after a heated demonstration in front of the Hub patio on Wednesday, where students protested against alleged racial discrimination and what is viewed as lack of support from campus officials. Over 1000 students were protesting again outside the Honnold Mudd Library on Thursday, above.
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Claremont Mayor Pro Tem Sam Pedroza greets World War II veteran Jim Stripling following a Veterans Day observance in Memorial Park. Veterans day, which began as Armistice Day following World War I, honors all of the men and woman who have served in the American armed services. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff