Developer D.R. Horton chalked up a win from the city of Claremont on Tuesday night as the city council approved a conditional use permit allowing the developer to move forward on the second phase of Serrano, a single-family residential development on Base Line Road.
Joseph Chandler Davall, the Coachella Valley man convicted of attacking and raping a 12-year-old Claremont girl as she slept in her home, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The hours for the pedestrian underpass tunnel located at south College Avenue and the I-10 freeway will remain unchanged, following a unanimous vote from city council on Tuesday.
Equipped with gates on each side, the tunnel provides for pedestrian access under the freeway, eliminating the need for pedestrians to walk to Indian Hill Boulevard or Mills Avenue to cross the freeway.
Cancer survivors begin the celebratory first lap officially kicking off the annual Relay for Life charity walk on Saturday at Claremont High School. About 30 teams and 400 participants raised $45,000 for the American Cancer Society. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
Plans to hold this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Claremont High School have been scratched after the school district rescinded its offer to host festivities.
According to Jim Elsasser, CUSD superintendent, fire concerns forced the district to back out.
“After the final walk through, concerns were raised about the possibility of fire,” Mr. Elsasser explained.
Officers from the Claremont Police Department arrested an instructional aide from Claremont High School for unlawful sex with a minor.
Brandy Wilborn, 38, who is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year old male student from CHS, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8 in the principal’s office.
Claremont resident Jim Hickey puts on his skydiving gear as he prepares to jump from a plane in this COURIER archive photo from 2009. Mr. Hickey died on Thursday in Idaho Falls when his parachute failed to open after BASE jumping from a 500-foot bridge. He was very experienced in the extreme sport having jumped more than 1000 times. COURIER photo
The Pomona Valley Wildcats Special Olympics team works out every Saturday at Claremont High, sharing the field with the football team. The team’s season is mainly in the spring and summer but they also compete in a large meet in the fall. Last Saturday Claremont city officials were invited to watch as the town gets ready to be a host city for this summer’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
The past four years have been the driest on record in California, leading Governor Jerry Brown to order mandatory water reductions by 25 percent or more for the first time in the state’s history.
Recognizing the severity of the situation, and seeking enforcement power, Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos declared a Level 2 water supply shortage on April 23 as outlined in the city’s water ordinance.
Claremont’s Grand Old Fourth of July is going to look and feel a bit different this year. The ongoing drought and statewide urban water restrictions have forced the city to seek alternatives for the annual fireworks show traditionally held on Strehle Track at Pomona College. “Claremont High School really appears to be the best option, " said Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor.
The Claremont Colleges will celebrate commencement next weekend, May 16 and 17. Celebrations and events are planned by all the Colleges the week prior to graduation. Local residents and shop owners should prepare for an influx of visitors to the Village throughout the week.
Students from the Claremont Colleges temporarily block the intersection of Foothill and Claremont boulevards on Thursday in an apparent protest over the recent killings of black people by the police. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
A four-day global conference titled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” will be held on Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7 at Bridges Auditorium. The event runs all day each day, beginning at 9 a.m.
This inaugural event of the Pando Populus organization will feature up to 1,000 presenters in over 80 areas of specialty.
Any rain relief from the state's drought is welcome news. And it's looking like Claremont is due for some rain starting late Thursday into Friday. With temperatures reaching the low 60s, and less than half an inch of rain, don't expect a lot of snow in the mountains. This low pressure system is clearly not a drought buster. The weekend and next week will look great for those who like sunshine and almost perfect California weather. So there will be plenty more sunsets like this from Grand Avenue in Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger