Indian Hill Boulevard might get a bridge after all. That information was revealed during last night’s Traffic and Transportation Commission meeting, when Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor indicated the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) may not allow an at-grade crossing—or street level crossing—across Indian Hill Boulevard when the Gold Line is built. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The evening sky may be getting darker, but Claremont still lightens the landscape as seen from the top of Potato Mountain on Sunday. The weather is finally going to cool down to more normal summer temperatures this week, meaning Claremont will have high temperatures in the upper-80s and lows around 60. The weather pattern will remain unchanged through next week, so you can plan on plenty of outdoor activities for the July Fourth holiday on Tuesday. The COURIER will be printing a special section Friday listing all the holiday events planned in Claremont next week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The park will be closed on Monday, June 26 from 3 to 8:30 p.m., the city said. A red-flag warning means the fire conditions in the hills are at a critical stage. The park will be closed from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 26. Unless the warning is extended, the park plans to reopen Tuesday morning at 5:30 a.m.
The footage, captured on Saturday, June 3 around 11:19 p.m, shows the suspected burglar walking across a parking lot on the corner of Harvard Avenue and First Street toward Petiscos, located on 211 west First Street.
For Oscar and Sandra Torres, opening a second Elvira’s Mexican Grill in Claremont was a no-brainer.
After all, many customers at their Upland restaurant were Claremonters who practically begged the couple to open a location in the City of Trees.
They couldn’t have picked a better location—the second iteration of Elvira’s (pronounced El-VEE-rah), named after Oscar’s late mother, opened on Friday, June 16 at the Old School House.
Following a report by a third-party group, the city is planning to improve a number of aspects of the transportation system, including a single phone number for all inquiries, a new website and a new driver. The plans were presented to the Community and Human Services Commission on Wednesday, June 7. The commission passed the plans unanimously, directing them to be sent to the city council for final approval.
On Friday, June 16 police are looking for a group of people who reportedly robbed a teenager during a massive fight that broke out during a party. Police were called to a home on the 300 block of south Mountain Avenue around 11:25 p.m. on a report of a brawl, and when they arrived they found “a large fight in progress."
At 9 a.m., with the sun already blazing overhead, the campers at La Casita Girl Scouts camp file up the steep hill overlooking the campground and circle around the flagpole for the pledge of allegiance and camp cheer.
Afterward, they break off into small groups, some going to archery, some to the newly-installed ropes course and others to various other games and activities. COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff
Elena Eduarte and Sidney Frescas beat the heat on Tuesday by swimming around the wading pool in Claremont’s Memorial Park. The pool was closed for two years due to the drought but the city decided to reopen it this year. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until August 11. The year’s first big heat wave is in full swing this week the temperatures predicted to reach 100 on Tuesday and Wednesday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Donna Bernard has been installed as the new president of the University Club of Claremont, the club that offers “the most intellectually stimulating luncheon in town.” Dr. Bernard is a former school superintendent.
Mel Boynton is the new vice president, and Wes Hawks, Lucy Lynch and Rich Phillips were elected to the Board of Directors.
The Claremont City Council passed a group of agreements outlining employee benefits.
The roughly 135-page memoranda of understanding (MOU), passed as a consent calendar item—which means it was part of a group of items deemed non-controversial by city staff and passed with a single vote—caps off months of negotiation during closed session with members of the city council and several city employee associations.