Work crews demolish the old Claremont Unified School District administrative offices Monday morning at the corner of Base Line Road and Mountain Avenue in Claremont. The demolition marks the first step in preparing the 4.3-acre site for a 54-unit townhouse development by Texas based builder D. R. Horton. The company also purchased the adjacent CUSD service center for future construction. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Even though there were typical larger crowds at the Claremont Wilderness Park on Saturday, that did not stop 2 deer from checking out the scene of regular hikers and bikers looking for a taste of the outdoors. Temperatures should cool off a little, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the 60s. Although a small amount of rain fell in north Claremont in the morning, skies will remain mostly sunny for the weekend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Though conflict may have plagued early development plans for the vacant lot at Indian Hill and Vista Drive, the Planning Commission Tuesday approved a project all could agree with.
Developers, commissioners and residents shared in the approval of adding a townhome-style complex to the 1.75-acre vacancy adjacent to the Wheeler Park neighborhood in south Claremont.
With fires still raging in the mountains south of Palm Springs in Idyllwild Thursday evening, a simple change of the winds can easily push the smoke 100 miles away from Claremont. About 3,000 firefighters have fought the flames, which torched 22,800 acres and was only 15% contained. The good news is the town of Idyllwild has been spared so far, as crews continued to work in hot, windy conditions. "That's our primary goal," said Bob Poole, an information officer with the US Forest Service, who said how the blaze came within 2 1/2 miles of Idyllwild. "But fire sometimes is unpredictable." COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Bank of America mortgage customers who are at risk for defaulting are invited to meet with bank representatives next week, according to Mayor Opanyi Nasiali.
From Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25, Bank of America will host a homeowner assistance event in Los Angeles for customers in the area, to provide a forum to meet with a bank specialist who will review their file, discuss and provide counseling on options—such as a loan modification—in an effort to avoid foreclosure.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Claremont Place Senior Living presents a “Calypso Benefit to End Alzheimer’s.” Enjoy Caribbean food, island libations, steel drums by Status Williams and raffle prizes. $20 donation. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Claremont Place, 120 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont. RSVP by July 22 to 447-5259. The event takes place on Thursday, July 25.
The Claremont Police Department, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, will host a blood drive on Thursday, August 1 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Cahuilla Park, located at 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek is leading the blood campaign in honor of his father’s journey with cancer and to help the Cancer Center’s need for blood donations, particularly in the summer when donations levels are at the lowest.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registering in advance is encouraged. To sign up, contact Debbie Trevino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 399-5420.
The Claremont Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit community organizations serving Claremont and the surrounding communities in the Inland Valley area.
Supported by generous donations from throughout the community, the foundation has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars to more than 300 different programs and projects since its inception in 1989.
Contractors hired by a utility company to keep tree branches from touching wires simply topped off trees along Forbes Avenue in Claremont. Critics have noted the trees could be pruned more carefully while still avoiding wires. Residents told the city manager this is an issue all around Claremont and hope the city will get more involved in managing tree care in any new sustainability plan. The next meeting of the Sustainable City Committee will take place this Monday, June 29, at 4 p.m. in the Citrus Room above the City Council Chamber, 207 Harvard Ave. For more information, visit www.ci.claremont.ca.us or call 399-5460. Check out our complete story on the progress of the updated Sustainable City Plan. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A California appeals court has declined to intervene in the imminent release of a serial rapist who formerly resided in Claremont.
The Sixth District Court of Appeals Tuesday denied a writ filed by District Attorney Jackie Lacey earlier this month. Ms. Lacey challenged the re-release of 62-year-old Christopher Evans Hubbart into the Los Angeles area after admittedly raping more than 40 women.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich shared his dismay in the court’s ruling.
“The court’s ruling is very disappointing,” Mr. Antonovich said in a statement.
Restaurant Week continues through July 16, featuring 20 local eateries offering a 2-course lunch and/or 3-course dinner with prix-fixe menus ranging in price from $10 to $40. Visit www.claremontrestaurant.com for details.
Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) has joined eGood, a growing movement that encourages consumers to support businesses who give to worthy causes. Customers use the eGood mobile app or in-store iPad to check in and shop at eGood businesses in their area. Businesses agree to donate 3, 5 or 10 percent of eGood sales to a charitable cause.
Local Claremont businesses hat have donated over $1000 to CEF since it partnered with eGood in the spring.
Connoisseurs of traveling restaurants will be delighted to hear about Food Truck Thursdays at the Pomona Fairplex. Each week, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., an array of food trucks roll into Fairplex’s lower administration parking lot next to the NHRA Museum, bringing the trendiest dishes on 4 wheels (enter through Gate 1).
The convergence of fancy food trucks conveniently coincides with Fairplex’s Farmer’s Market, so you can grab some dinner and pick up fresh produce.