David Allen may live in Claremont but in his 17 years writing about the Pomona Valley as an Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist, he has developed a particular affection for the city’s westward neighbor.
“I’m convinced it’s the most fascinating, diverse, urban and downright funky city in the valley,” he writes in Pomona A to Z, released last month under the Pelekinesis imprint.
Mr. Allen stopped by Rhino Records last Saturday, reading excerpts from his book, signing copies and mingling with readers.
CUSD Facilities Coordinator Terryl Noreen speaks with Executive Director of Facilities Rick Cota on Wednesday at the school district’s new Service Center in south Claremont. The 8500 square foot building occupies the southwest corner of the land on San Jose Avenue where the district offices have been for the last several years. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It seems you can’t step outside your front door these days without spotting a coyote running down the street. Lack of food and extreme drought conditions in the Angeles National Forest are forcing wildlife further down the mountain and into town, alarming residents who are unsure of how to protect themselves and their pets.
“The problem is everywhere,” says Don Nelson, Warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), of the recent coyote sightings. “Anywhere there is open space, even a small amount of open space where they can find food and somewhere they can get up and under for coolness in the daytime and seclusion from predators.” COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As part of its agreement with Golden State Water signed on August 4, the city has released the financial feasibility study and amended ballot language in exchange for the stopping of a petition drive for a counter-initiative and dropping of legal claims and lawsuits.
“We’ve begun a comprehensive and thoughtful review of city information and will comment in more detail when the review is completed,” Denise L. Kruger, Senior Vice President, Regulated Utilities Golden State Water Company, said in a statement.
A scheduled court appearance for Joseph Chandler Davall took a surprise detour on Tuesday when the accused rapist spoke in open court and expressed his disappointment with the judicial process and requested to take his case straight to trial.
With slicked-back hair and a clean-shaven face, Mr. Davall was escorted into the Pomona courtroom in handcuffs and seated next to his attorney, public defender Anna Armenta-Rigor. The two talked briefly, but intently, to one another before Judge Tia Fisher called the case to set a preliminary hearing date.
With the sunshine glinting on its branches one last time, Claremont said goodbye to the fatally wounded live oak on the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Indian Hill Boulevard early Thursday morning.
The tree, estimated to be more than 100 years old, was unable to be saved following the loss of one of its two primary branches last month, which left the live oak with a large wound and decay deep into its trunk. The eastern branch of the heritage tree had fallen and knocked down cable lines, requiring Claremont’s city yard on-call staff and the LA County Fire Department to respond to the scene where they spent roughly six hours working together to remove the fallen limb.
Claremont FLOW will host a series of informational coffees to help residents gain information on the city’s proposed acquisition of Claremont’s water system.
The first meeting will take place Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at the home ofSusan Schenk, 845 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Guests are asked to RSVP to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 621-6381.
Workers with West Coast Arborist begin the process of removing a hundred year old oak tree on Thursday at Seventh Street and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. Officials decided that the tree was too diseased to be saved after it dropped a limb last month. The tree will be turned into mulch which will be available to the public soon. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As part of its agreement with Golden State Water signed on August 4, the city has released the financial feasibility study and amended ballot language in exchange for the stopping of a petition drive for a counter initiative and dropping of legal claims and lawsuits.
The financial feasibility study is a 110-page computer financial model of the Claremont water system, which is currently owned by Golden State.
Early morning light silhouettes the local mountains and highlight distant clouds on Tuesday in north Claremont. Temperatures have cooled a bit over the last week but the unusual high humidity continues making the days seem hotter. Forecast is for low 90s all week with lots of sunshine. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Author of “Pomona A to Z” David Allen talks with some of the people who bought his book during a book signing Saturday at Rhino Records. Mr. Allen is a columnist for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and is a Claremont resident. COURIER photo/Helen Arase
The City of Claremont and Golden State Water came to a compromise last week in the ongoing dispute over Claremont’s water system. The five-page agreement between the parties adopted at a special city council meeting on July 31 is evidence that both sides are capable of coming to the water table and making concessions for the greater good of Claremont.
Signed by Mayor Joe Lyons on Monday, August 4, the agreement requires the city to release financial feasibility documents and revise the ballot question to seek approval of $135 million in bonds rather than $55 million as previously stated.
UPDATED: Claremont Police question a man who reportedly was a passenger in a vehicle that drove the wrong way on Claremont Boulevard causing a collision Wednesday afternoon. The driver is suspected to have been drunk. Witnesses at the scene said that an aging Chrysler PT Cruiser was headed north on Claremont Boulevard when it jumped the median near Arrow Highway and continued north in the southbound lanes. A work crew installing a pipe had one southbound lane closed which forced the vehicle to use the remaining lane. He narrowly missed a bus and another vehicle before crashing into a grey sedan.
Good eats, live music and a blockbuster movie under the stars made for a great evening at Memorial Park on Tuesday night as residents of all ages come out to celebrate Claremont’s National Night Out.
The event kicked off with a concert, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont and performed by local favorite, The Happy Crowd. Band members Hai Muradian, Kenny McSpadden, and Professor "Smartie" Martie took to the stage and got Claremonters up on their feet and dancing to songs like, “Say Something Nice About Someone” and “Around in a Circle.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff