Erica Jimenez feeds a strawberry to her seven-month-old daughter Daniela on Monday at Vargas Farms’ strawberry stand in Claremont. Ms. Jimenez, who is the daughter of longtime area farmer Adrian Vargas, was busy setting up shop at the stand’s new location at the northeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway. The Vargas family grew strawberries on the pocket farm located at Base Line Road and Towne Avenue in Claremont for 35 years until the land was sold. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Upland resident Robert Priest, 65, was arrested for committing a hate crime and brandishing a weapon after a road rage incident on Monday, May 2 at around noon.
The male victim and Mr. Priest were driving westbound on Arrow Route at Claremont Boulevard when the two men exchanged words while stopped at the red light. Mr. Priest allegedly yelled an Arabic racial slur at the victim while displaying a handgun.
The power of memory and the deep scars left by those who were lost are the central themes that are the focus of this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration at Temple Beth Israel on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the synagogue at 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.
“When Ronald Reagan was shot, I said to my mom, ‘I hope he dies.’” Then a teenager steeped in the Chicano activism of his parents and grandparents, Quetzal Flores thought his youthful bluster would be met with welcome ears. “My mom said, ‘Don’t you ever say that about another human being.’
Even a small amount of rain could not dampen the spirits of over 800 people who showed up for the 17th annual Taste of Claremont on Saturday night. After the rained passed, party goers enjoyed a beautiful sunset along with their food and drink from dozens of local vendors. The Taste is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont, who uses the proceeds to fund many Claremont organizations and activities. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A group of community members convened at the Claremont High School theater Wednesday night to discuss what a school bond measure might look like, should the district decide to place one on the ballot in the upcoming November election. The district has created a list of projects that a bond might fund or, more accurately, two lists. A longer list includes $111 million worth of facilities projects.
The Claremont City Council voted to keep a tree in place, approved community-based funding for the next year and honored a multitude of Claremonters during Tuesday’s meeting.
The city-owned European Hackberry tree, located in front of the home of Chip and Linda Chavez on Georgia Court, has been there since 1992
It was an unusual afternoon for Daniel Kentner as he came face-to-face with a big brown bear at his home in the Claraboya area. Here's the encounter in his own words. "I had a visitor in my yard on Friday, April 22 around 2:26 p.m. The very large bear had apparently emerged from a neighbors swimming pool and walked into my yard soaking wet. Photo/Daniel Kentner
Claremont Businessman will be featured in a National Geographic Channel documentary in early May. Arman Ariane, owner of the Claremont men's store Xerxes and women's Susa boutique, will present the Zoroastrian perspective on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on May 1 at 9 p.m.
A quick moving storm blew the Claremont region Monday giving many people a big surprise. Snow! Although it was only a dusting, the snow level did drop to 6000 feet during the day, making the Mt. Baldy area look like a winter wonderland. But take a good look, it will be the last time we see the cold stuff until next season. Friday will be nice and 74, but the weather will change as a cold front comes through Saturday, with light rain and a high temperature of barely 70. More sun kicks in Sunday as a warm-up comes next week. Lows will remain cool around 50. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Rotary Club of Claremont is gearing up for its 17th annual Taste of Claremont event Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Building located at 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont.
This is Claremont Rotary’s pinnacle fundraising event and one of Claremont’s premier community affairs. Last year, this event was attended by over 800 participants and raised $45,000 for the Rotary Foundation, which directly benefits charitable organizations in our community.
The Police Facility Ad Hoc Committee made important strides toward solidifying a future police station in Claremont.
The committee agreed to look into building the future station at the current location at 570 W. Bonita Ave. and zeroed in on a possible $25 million price tag for the facility.
The staff report presented to the committee noted that it may be possible for a new police station to be built at-grade, or at street-level, on the site of the current police station.
Police are on the lookout after a man allegedly tried to coerce two children into his car at Chaparral Elementary School and Chaparral Park on Tuesday, April 12.
The first incident happened at approximately 3 p.m. when a fifth grade girl in front of the school was approached by a man driving a dark or black four-door sedan. The man told the girl to get in his car, according to Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department.
It’s official—Claremont is California’s coolest city, at least when it comes to conserving energy.
The City of Trees won the statewide Cool California Challenge, Energy Upgrade California announced on Thursday. The city won in a landslide, handily beating second-place Long Beach by over one million points.