In a place as old as Claremont, there’s bound to be a few spooky ghost stories peppered around town. The city is full of beautiful old homes that have tales of otherworldly mischief hiding around every cobwebbed corner.
The Claremont Ghost Walk, now in its third year, brought the City of Trees’ creepy history to the forefront on October 3 and 4. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Sunday, October 18 a young couple got into a frightening fight in front of the BC Cafe in the middle of brunch hour. When officers arrived at approximately 12:30 p.m., they found 23-year-old Kaitlyn Elias of Upland and 27-year-old Trever Telvelde of Ontario with multiple wounds.
With dry crystal clear air and white puffy clouds dotting the landscape, the top of Mt. Baldy can easily be seen from the Glendora Ridge Road near Mt. Baldy Village. The longtime community, including the elementary school, sit below the mountain range where Mt. Baldy and Glendora Ridge Roads intersect. The weather for the remainder of the week in Claremont will remain spectacular, with mostly clear skies, highs around 80 degrees and lows around 60. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The community is invited to a panel discussion on “Mexican American Baseball in the Pomona Valley” on Saturday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker and moderator, Cal Poly Pomona professor Richard Santillan. The panel will be comprised of Pomona valley locals who played in the segregated Mexican baseball leagues from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Leo Crespo-Cervantes rides his skateboard while carrying s the freshman banner on Friday during the 2015 Claremont High School homecoming parade in the Claremont Village. The annual homecoming weekend events also include the naming of the king and queen, the football game and of course the formal dance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont City Council approved three important resolutions during a busy Tuesday night council meeting.
The council voted on an agreement with La Verne to manage the water system, had a reversal of an Architectural Commission decision regarding the Serrano II housing project and granted ticket-writing powers to the city arborist.
It’s no longer a best-kept secret. For the third year in a row, the Claremont Foothills Toastmasters club grabbed top honors at a local speech competition for the Claremont-Upland-Pomona area.
Chiropractor Dr. Jameson Wong took home two gold trophies in the Humorous and Evaluation speech contests respectively
America’s newest hotshot journalist is still in middle school. Sammy Buch, 12, received an opportunity any aspiring reporter would only dream of: a chance to cover the first Democratic debate of the election year. It was an experience of a lifetime for the El Roble student.
“It was really really cool,” Sammy said. “I had a great time.”
On Sunday, October 12 Claremont police were involving in a pursuit with a stolen Toyota FJ Cruiser Sunday morning. Officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Foothill and Claremont Boulevards and attempted to pull the driver over.
Claremont police arrested a suspected mail thief during a routine traffic stop on Monday morning.
Monica Jaurigue, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga was pulled over near the corner of Edinboro Avenue and East Baseline Road, according to Sgt. David DeMetz.
When authorities searched her vehicle, they found multiple pieces of stolen mail from different houses in the area.
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 12th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 1 with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more.
The recently-produced film Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975 will be shown throughout the day and an exhibition will feature paintings by one of California’s most recognized artists, Millard Sheets.
Frank Bedoya, a former police commissioner, and Bob Tener—both proponents for Measure PS—will lead the Thursday, October 15 Active Claremont meeting at 7 p.m. with a presentation about the measure, which would authorize the Claremont City Council to adopt an ordinance levying a special parcel tax to fund a new public safety facility. Opponents to Measure PS will be available during the question and answer session only.
The Rodriguezes, who live and work in the City of Trees, are in the middle of filming the first season of their new reality show, Vintage Flip. Mr. and Ms. Rodriguez, who have been in the real estate business for years, are overjoyed with the new opportunity.
The couple found a passion for house-flipping during the infamous 2008 recession, when Mr. Rodriguez’s real estate company, Cal-American Homes, worked with the banks to turn over foreclosed homes. Conducting routine maintenance on the homes and selling them for the banks inspired Mr. Rodriguez to try it on his own, buying a house in Riverside on the cheap in 2009.
A quiet Claremont intersection turned into a scene right out of a bad action film. At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Monday, October 4 a red Camaro collided with a white Toyota Tacoma at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Elder Avenue. The driver of the Camaro, identified as 22-year-old Steven Tinajero of Pomona, attempted to flee the scene without stopping to check on the welfare of the occupants in the Tacoma.