The drought continues to take its toll on the City of Trees as the surrounding leafscape begins to look more like a branchscape.
In an effort to revive and preserve the city’s ailing urban forest, Claremont City Council took action on Tuesday night and considered a series of six recommendations presented by Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor, which they passed, in memory of the late Linda Heilpern. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police officers responded to King Kong Sushi, located at 300 N. Indian Hill Blvd., and Full Of Life, located at 333 W. Bonita Ave, to find both businesses had smashed rear glass doors at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 13.
According to police, the suspect— described as a male, standing approximately 5-foot, 10-inches to 6-feet tall with a thin build—fled with currency. The unknown suspect was seen on video surveillance and, at the time of the crime, was wearing a light colored t-shirt and dark pants with a thick stripe down both pant legs. He was also wearing gloves and a t-shirt over his head and face.
Claremont police arrested a man on Friday for allegedly stealing jewelry and attempting to snatch a woman’s purse.
The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Carlos Aguilar of Pomona, entered a Chico’s on the 100 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard around 8:04 p.m. and made off with several pieces of jewelry, according to Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department.
Reminiscent of November 2014, Claremont residents will once again be called to the polls as the city places a measure on the ballot asking them to approve a parcel tax to fund a new $50 million public safety facility. Similar to Measure W, the measure will require a two-thirds approval by local voters on November 3.
On Tuesday, September 1 an Internet predator taking on the persona of a Claremont resident is wanted by police after luring a Santa Clarita teen into an online relationship. According to Detective Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, an unknown female has been impersonating a 19-year-old woman from Claremont by using her personal information and photos from various social media forums for several months.
Claremont is a community that recognizes its trees as one of the city’s most valuable public resources, and preserving this urban forest is one of residents’ highest priorities.
With over 24,000 city street and park trees valued at more than $84 million, the community forest not only adds to property values but provides environmental benefits.
Claremont police arrested two men suspected of burglarizing homes on Wednesday near Base Line Road in Claremont. Police received a call about suspicious activity north of Base Line around noon. As officers arrived, they witnessed two individuals climbing a wall on the south side of Base Line and a perimeter was immediately set up. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Families and staff at Sycamore Elementary School were greeted Tuesday morning by a police presence after school officials found graffiti on three different parent/teacher conference sign up sheets posted at the school. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Attorneys for the city of Claremont and Golden State Water Company appeared in court on August 27 for a case management hearing and were given the green light to move forward with the eminent domain case.
“We requested a trial date on the condemnation and the judge granted it,” explained Best, Best & Kreiger attorney Ken MacVey, representing the city of Claremont. “It’s full-steam ahead from this point.”
On Thursday, August 27 three residential burglaries occurred in North Claremont with the culprits escaping arrest. Thieves entered a home on the 4000 block of N. Garey Avenue through an unlocked rear window sometime between 10:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Numerous pieces of jewelry and a Hummel music box were taken from the residence.
Charles Boghosian, who goes by the snappy name Chicken Charlie, proudly displays his pineapple chicken on Wednesday during a special fair food preview event at the Los Angeles County Fair. Chicken Charlie has become famous for his deep fried concoctions, and this year is no exception with fried guacamole, Slim Fast bars and peanut butter stuffed pickle. See what else the fair has to offer in 2015. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Paul Cranmer, community services manager and staff arborist for the city, reviews the contents of tool bags on Tuesday during a drought stressed tree outreach meeting at the Hughes Center. City officials called the meeting to recruit volunteers to contact homeowners who have street trees that are critically stressed and in danger of dying. The tool bags included soaker hoses, tree bags and literature to help property owners care for their dying trees. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Construction crews are hard at work at Peppertree Square in anticipation of its newest tenant. Dollar Tree, a store chain offering an eclectic mix of household items, beauty products, food and more at discount prices, received building permits from the City of Claremont to begin customizing the space and is expected to open by the end of 2015.
Many of Claremont’s street trees are experiencing extreme stress due to the drought and lack of proper watering. The city has identified trees most in need of assistance and is working with Sustainable Claremont, the Tree Action Group (TAG) and Claremont Heritage to assemble a group of citizens who are interested in spreading the word.