Claremont wants to reboot its Committee on Human Relations, months after an anti-Muslim letter shocked the community.
The Community and Human Services Commission voted unanimously Wednesday evening to recommended restarting the committee, which was dissolved in 2013 after a lack of a quorum. The recommendation will now be sent to the city council for review.
Abraham Prattella is one of eight people running for Claremont City Council. A realtor and former pastor, Mr. Prattella has called Claremont home for more than 25 years. Now, he’s running for city council as a way to give back to the community. The COURIER will publish a Q&A for each city council candidate running in Claremont's election in March.
A Duarte man was arrested twice in two days, once for drug charges and resisting arrest during a traffic stop and another for prowling in a back yard. Police pulled over a car driven by 25-year-old Anthony Edwards for expired tags around 9:20 p.m. Mr. Edwards initially gave a false name to police, which rang up as being on felony probation.
The City of Claremont is conducting its annual Christmas tree recycling program, however, this tree spotted in north Claremont was not picked up because it is flocked. The trees are turned into mulch so they must be placed at the curb completely bare, without tinsel, flocking or tree stand. To recycle your tree, simply put it at the curb on your regular trash day through January 13. Do not be bag the tree, and if it is over 6 feet tall it must be cut in half. For more information, please contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431.
Workers have begun the approximately two week process of tearing down the cottage homes at the corner of Bonita and College avenues, which is the first step in the construction of the future Pomona College Museum of Art. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The annual Claremont High School alumni baseball game is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7 at the CHS varsity field. Wolfpack alumni should arrive for check in at 11:30 a.m. and pre-game batting practice, which ends at 12:30 p.m. Come out to reconnect with teammates and friends. Questions can be emailed to Coach Ron La Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Pack!
Claremont woke up to frost on the first day of 2017 which capped a week of winter weather that included up to an inch of rain. The forecast for the week includes more storms which will undoubtedly help to elevate the years long drought in Southern California. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont is an anomaly in a lot of ways, but one of our most wonderful quirks is of great benefit to us all: We’re a small town with a big-city art scene.
Where else in the world would a town of 35,000 have a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer giving a fascinating lecture while a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is electrifying the crowd at a small theater just down the street?
2016 was a banner, if a little divisive, year for Claremont. As the city moved forward with a number of projects, the town’s civically minded residents expressed passionate support from both sides of the aisle. Consider the uproar over the upcoming Pomona College Museum of Art. The plans outlined by Pomona College call for a state-of-the-art museum to be placed on the site of the historic Renwick House. The house is scheduled to be moved across the street to the southeast corner of College Avenue and Second Street to make room.
COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The three suspects—Earl Sisson, 22, from Lakewood, Alexander Carter, 24, from Long Beach and Jayvonta Lewis, 24, from Long Beach were arrested and held at the Claremont city jail in lieu of $20,000 bail, They were due to appear in Pomona Court on Wednesday, December 28.
On December 24 at 1:15 a.m., a suspect entered the Shell Gas Station at 747 S. Indian Hill Blvd., approached the clerk in the security booth and displayed a knife. The suspect demanded money from the clerk, but the clerk refused.
Claremont hosts Art Mart Friday, December 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. The free eclectic display and sale of local artisans’ wares happens monthly at the Packing House, 532 W. First St. Shopping, art classes and dining are all part of the fun. More information is available via email at email@example.com.
Locals are mourning the unexpected death of Bill Vaskis, former Claremont High School world history teacher. Mr. Vaskis died Wednesday, December 21 at Mt. San Antonio Gardens.
Mr. Vaskis was well-known in Claremont for his sometimes unorthodox teaching style, his love of the outdoors and music, and his political activism. Mr. Vaskis retired from teaching in 2000 after 32 years with the Claremont Unified School District.