Although you may not be able to tell by looking at your Facebook feed on National Dog Day, the overpopulation of cats and dogs has inundated shelters across the country with animals in desperate need of adoption. While some are lucky in finding their forever home, others are left without hope and rely on the kindness of rescue groups and volunteers to save them from certain death. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Start brushing up on your small talk and get ready to bring your appetite as the City of Trees prepares to welcome its newest group to Claremont’s social scene.
The “Mingle & Munch Social Group” will meet monthly, beginning Friday, September 11 at The Garner House from 6—8 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Claremont through the Committee on Aging, the event will offer appetizers, refreshments, music and conversation.
After more than one year in limbo, Claremont High School jazz band instructor Rick Melanson returned to campus on Wednesday after charges against him of having inappropriate relations with a student were dismissed on July 15, 2015. The case against the teacher was scheduled to go to trial, but was dismissed after the prosecutor revealed in court that the alleged victim did not want to testify.
Workers mow the dead lawn under what appears to be dying trees on Monday at Chaparral Park in Claremont. The city sent a flyer to Claremont residents this week advising on ways to keep trees alive but the drought has taken its toll on the city’s trees as well. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A female victim lost her wallet in the Claremont Village on Friday, August 7. Later that day, two male suspects—one Caucasian and one African-American—used the victim’s credit cards to make purchases at Walmart, the Edwards Theater and at two gas stations in Ontario. There is no vehicle information. Anyone with information or who can identify either suspect is urged to call Detective Tamayo at the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5424.
Over the past few months, the city has been reducing the grass at city hall in anticipation of a re-landscaping project that began August 19. Construction fencing has been installed around city hall and crews have begun irrigation work.
Four thefts from unlocked vehicles occurred between 6 p.m. on Friday, August 21 and 12:45 p.m. on August 22, according to an e-Watch alert sent out by the Claremont Police Department. The locations of the thefts were on the 1900 block of Wheaton Ave., the 1900 block of Radford Ave., the 1500 block of Beloit Ave. and the 2100 block of Edinboro Ave., all of which are located north of Foothill Boulevard between Towne and Mills Avenues.
Initial steps are being taken toward what Pomona College President David Oxtoby said has been a decade in the works. The college recently released concept drawings for the Pomona College Museum of Art. But, in typical Claremont fashion, the proposal has not been met without its share of scrutiny.
The next time your kids are watching cartoons, you just might hear a familiar voice. Thirteen-year-old El Roble student Blake Bertrand has a starring role in the new series Shimmer and Shine, which premieres on Nick Jr. this Monday.
The show, aimed at preschool audiences, follows the adventures of a girl named Leah who’s befriended by two genies in training. Blake plays Leah’s next-door neighbor and good buddy Zac.
At about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday August 19, Claremont Police officers responded to Rosa Torrez Park, located at 774 W. First St., to investigate a robbery that had just occurred. The three female victims were in the park, when two male juveniles approached them and simulated a handgun then demanded their purses. The women complied and gave up one purse.
Jan Creasey was appointed CLASP’s new program director at the board of directors meeting held July 30. Ms. Creasy, who recently retired after 37 years of teaching English Language Arts in the Alta Loma school district, has mentored new teachers, stepped up as a leader in the areas of technology and literacy, and served as department chair from 2006 to 2014.
When Frances Mary Paul, the founding donor for San Antonio Regional Hospital made the decision to name the institution “San Antonio Community Hospital” instead of “Paul Memorial Hospital” in honor her late husband, Colonel James Paul, she was intentional in her decision to highlight the local peak, Mt. San Antonio—also known as Mt. Baldy.
On Saturday, August 15, over 90 hospital staff, family, friends, and volunteers descended on the upper reaches of the mountain to bring recognition to the hospital’s namesake.
Claremont police responded to the restaurant Dr. Grubbs, located at 353 W. Bonita Ave., on Monday, August 17 at approximately 7:12 a.m., regarding the report of a smashed window. When the officers arrived, they found that an unknown suspect smashed a window at the location and gained entry into the building. The suspects also smashed the front windows of La Olla, 363 W. Bonita Ave., Salad Farm, 373 W. Bonita Ave.
Phase One of the Indian Hill Boulevard median turf reduction project is well underway, with construction crews working diligently to install new river rock and drought-tolerant landscaping in the medians just south of Base Line Road. Per the governor’s executive order, the city is no longer able to water turf medians as of May 11, 2015.