Scores of mostly young people were out and about in the Village this week as the wildly popular Pokémon Go game took hold here—and across the globe.
The game was released July 6 and has quickly become a sensation. Edmond Emami, 23, of Pomona, was playing Pokémon Go in the Village Monday evening. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The trial for the right to take over the Claremont water system continues to soldier on, with the end beginning to take shape.
Attorneys representing Claremont and Golden State Water Company (GSW) have been locked in a war of words and accusations since the trial began on June 14.
The Claremont police community is stressing dialogue and professional policing in the wake of recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas.
Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper told the COURIER that the shooting in Dallas has left many in the department shaken, a feeling that has been shared in departments beyond the City of Trees.
On Monday, July 11 an Upland man was arrested for DUI after crashing his car into a fence and calling the police on himself. John Rush, 25, was driving his 2016 Chevrolet truck around 3 a.m. when he collided with a fence on the 300 block of Villanova.
It was no surprise Memorial Park was packed with hungry music lovers as they listened to the tunes of The Ravelers late Monday. It's all part of the concert in the park series sponsored by the Claremont Kiwanis Club each year. If you missed the show, the season just started and will run to September. Next Monday: the Big Band sounds from Swing Cats. The weather will be warm, and getting warmer. Temperatures will reach the 90s starting Wednesday, with no real end in sight. The good news is low temperatures will remain in the 60s. Don't expect any rain either, since July is our driest month of the year. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
A crowd of largely younger people congregates in the courtyard of Claremont City Hall to play Pokemon Go on Monday. The instantly super popular game, which is scarcely four days old, brought gamers form around the region to Claremont looking for rare characters that were found around the Village. According to one player about 70 people descended on the corner of Yale and Second Street Sunday night when a rare and desired Needle Queen appeared.
Police are looking for a man who burglarized a Claremont home Monday morning and escaped in a getaway vehicle.
Surveillance footage from the scene captured the man approaching the home on the 2600 block of Bonnie Brae at around 7:50 a.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. A silver newer-model Toyota Camry dropped off the man in front of the home.
This week, the city will install new residential permit parking signs on Deep Springs Drive, Peninsula Avenue, Strasbourg Court, Grand Avenue between Mt. Baldy Road and Peninsula Avenue and Alamosa Drive between Mills Avenue and Grand Avenue.
The Claremont City Council approved the parking restrictions at its May 10 meeting as a part of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Final Master and Implementation Plans.
The Claremont Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual summer concert on Sunday, July 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ganesha Park in Pomona. Guests are invited to show up early and picnic or purchase Subway sandwiches. Starting at 6:30 p.m., kids can gather around the band shell for a “musical petting zoo” where youngsters can get up close and personal with symphony instruments.
A group of burglars broke into a local business early Friday morning, stealing a credit card and two checks. The burglars pried open the door lock on the front double doors to Cosmo Cleaners on the 1000 block of west Foothill Boulevard at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department.
Claremonters have been suffering through extra-loud horns from passing Metrolink trains for months, and the Traffic and Transportation Commission wants the city to do something about it.
On June 23, and at the request of commissioner Zachary Courser, the commission unanimously approved a recommendation to the city council to create an ad hoc committee focusing on train noise.
An apparent squatter situation unfolded at a foreclosed home in north Claremont. A real estate representative went to check on a home on the 200 block of Independence Drive at around 5 p.m. only to find a man, identified as 34-year-old Jose Rosas of Glendora, living there.
Working for the community newspaper feels like the logical next step for Rachel Fagg, the COURIER’s new classified manager.
She grew up in town, attending Sycamore, El Roble Intermediate and Claremont High School. Ms. Fagg has worked at a number of Village shops over the years too.
Jim Jim Partridge of the Rancho Cucamonga Kangaroos shows his Fourth of July spirit as he competes in the Freedom 500 5k Monday morning in Claremont. The race, which is a fundraiser for Claremont High School cross country, is also the first of the city’s Independence Day events, followed by the parade and the fireworks show. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff