Palmer Canyon has been especially quiet since the aptly named “Grand Prix” (or “Great Price”) fire burned through in 2003, destroying all but 4 of the 47 houses that once lined the canyon. None of the burned houses have been rebuilt; leaving only charred concrete foundations and bits of debris to remind us of the vibrant community that once filled the canyon.
Claremont’s founder Henry Palmer named Palmer Canyon, or officially Elizabeth Day Palmer Canyon, after his daughter in 1887.
To Roslyn Farkas, a resident of Claremont Manor, happiness is about learning to become immersed in the little surprises life hands to you: a painting in a museum, a blooming flower, construction along a roadway.
Ms. Farkas rang in her 90th birthday with friends and family Tuesday amid the product of this mantra—a gallery of Ms. Farkas’ professional photos and poetry over the last 41 years on exhibit at the Manor.
As the 100 degree squelcher continues this week, the city of Claremont is welcoming residents to take advantage of designated “cool zones” in order to beat the heat.
In addition, The Alexander Hughes Community Center will extend its hours this weekend to give residents more time to enjoy a cold sanctuary away from the August sun. The Hughes Center “cool zone” will be open Saturday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Members of Mariachi Perla serenade guests during the Hot Tequila Nights fundraising event for Claremont Heritage on Wednesday at the Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In addition to the music the event featured tequila samples from several boutique distillers, a taco bar and ballet folklorico performance. Complete coverage in Saturday’s edition.
The hot late afternoon sun peeks through
the corner of a sun-inspired
in north Claremont. As high temperatures continued to pound the region, Claremont residents
up to 104 degrees.
The forecast calls for
highs in the low-100s
through Friday. See our photo gallery with more hot images. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The search continues for a robber who held 2 men at gunpoint around midnight in the parking lot of the Greyhound bus stop, 888 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
The robber approached the men sitting in a parked car and demanded that they empty their pockets and hand over their wallets or he would shoot. One man handed over his wallet, but the other refused, attempting to get out of the car and confront the robber.
A series of shots heard round the world is what police are calling a gruesome act of domestic terrorism last Sunday morning. A peaceful Sikh community in Wisconsin began meal preparations at their gurdwara, term for the Sikh temple, and here before midday services when 40-year-old gunman Wade Michael Page opened fire.
Six were killed and several others injured. Americans worldwide, regardless of religious affiliation, have responded in disbelief to the bloody rampage aimed at the unassuming group known for its peaceful ways and social reform.
Now you can throw in boxing gloves.
Claremont has long been cherished for its small-town feel within a big-town environment, and what better way to describe the character of the community than through one of its most distinct characteristics: its service. Though Claremont has a vast array of service organizations, 2 dominate as the city’s longest-standing: Claremont Kiwanis and The Rotary Club of Claremont.
In the spirit of friendly neighborhood competition, we asked club members from both standout organizations to state why their club reigns supreme, and they didn’t hesitate at the chance.
Claremont residents may be experiencing a musty taste and odor in their tap water, but it is an aesthetic problem caused by an algae bloom and not a health hazard, according to water quality experts.
Officials at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said the taste-and-odor event is affecting tap water in eastern Los Angeles County communities.
A second meeting of the Claremont Oversight Board will be held Monday, August 6 at 6 p.m. in the Citrus Room of Claremont City Hall.
The Claremont Oversight Board took over the responsibilities of the city’s former Redevelopment Agency earlier this year after Governor Jerry Brown shut down RDAs across the state of California.
From coaches to counselors, there’s a consensus: If a student athlete wants to get into a good college, to play sports and get funding, it’s never too young to get started.
CHS guidance counselor Jeremy Troesh says he likes talking to student athletes their freshman year, giving them the basics of the college recruiting process.
“I have a whole routine I go through,” he said. “I tell them, ‘When a coach or recruiter is looking at your grades, it’s not because they want to know how well you’re going to do in classes. They want to know how cheap it is to recruit you!” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Fans of artisan beers will have cause to rejoice on August 10, when Claremont’s first microbrewery, Claremont Craft Ales, will host its grand opening ceremony. The microbrewery, located on Claremont Boulevard, will offer visitors a place to relax and sample locally-made brews in an inviting and family-friendly environment.
“We’ve put an enormous amount of effort into this,” said Emily Moultrie, the business’s general manager and the wife of brewmaster Simon Brown. “And the community has been really supportive.”
A year ago, Claremont residents gathered in droves to donate pints of blood to one of their own: former Claremont resident Erin Sweeney Bendiner, who awaited a vital bone marrow transplant to fight a rare and aggressive form of leukemia.
Though continuing to struggle with the new normals of recovery and rebuilding her immune system, Ms. Bendiner is finding the simple joys in discovering new aspects of herself post-transplant.