Claremonters braved the first official onslaught of El Niño, when the highly anticipated downpours began to arrive on Monday, January 4.
Cars crept carefully along Claremont roads, while pedestrians scuttled through the rain in an attempt to avoid the wet weather.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Village Marketing Group and the city of Claremont invite the community to enjoy an afternoon celebrating the dedication of the new Claremont Lincoln University Community Performance Stage in Shelton Park on Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. Shelton Park is located at the northeast corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues.
A Claremont police officer is lucky to be alive after suffering a heart attack while leading a petty theft suspect to his patrol car on Wednesday, December 30. Officer John Muhr collapsed shortly after arresting 28-year-old William Nolan III of Palm Springs, who stole a tip jar from Some Crust Bakery.
You can see the passion in the way Carey Robertson plays the pipe organ.
Ms. Robertson, the chief organist at Claremont United Church of Christ, has been at the job for more than two decades, and will be celebrating her 25th anniversary during a rousing weekend of demonstrations and concerts on January 23 and 24. Ms. Robertson said she gravitated toward the job at CUCC over the possibility of a brand-new organ.
“It was very exciting to me,” Ms. Robertson said
A social media sexting scandal has rocked El Roble Intermediate School, leading to the questioning of more than a dozen students.
The incidents were first reported to the school’s student resource officer around 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, according to the police report. The situation involved 15 students sending and receiving nude pictures of themselves on social media apps.
Claremonters endured a good soaking of 2 inches of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, as a pair of El Nino sibling storms blew through the area. Snow levels dropped below 5000 feet, dropping over 2 feet of snow is some areas. The ski lift operators are ready to serve you now. The Southland will get another dose of light rain late Saturday and into Sunday. Next week will have a slight warm-up with party cloudy skies and high temperatures in the low 60s, lows in the high 30s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Chevron Gas Station at 267 S. Indian Hill Blvd. on Wednesday, January 6 at about 10:30 p.m. The male suspect entered the gas station, brandished a knife and demanded money. The clerk then handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for Los Angeles County. In anticipation of the heavy rains associated with this winter storm, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will remain closed until Monday, January 11. The park will reopen on with regular winter hours of 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Comedian David Cross will appear at Bridges Auditorium on Wednesday, January 27 from 8 to 10 p.m. in his one-man show, “Making America Great Again!” Mr. Cross, an Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee, is known for his role as Dr. Tobias Fünke on the TV show Arrested Development. He was named one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central.
A teen leaps over floodwaters at the corner of Bonita and Mountain avenues on Wednesday during the second day of storms in Claremont. Occasional heavy rain resulted in minor flooding throughout the city but no major problems were reported. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Dale Bros Brewery will host the Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).
Featuring more than 80 craft beverages from 35 microbreweries, three wineries and two cider makers, this event provides a fun-filled afternoon with live reggae from Upstream, a vintage and custom bicycle show and food from local gourmet vendors and food trucks. The family-friendly event will include kids’ games and craft sodas.
Front glass windows at several Village businesses were vandalized over New Year’s week. Claremont police report that unknown individuals used some kind of tool to etch the front glass windows of the Folk Music Center (220 Yale Ave.), Lizzies Goldmine (262 W. Second St.), CVH Barbershop (268 W. Second St.), and Himalayan Collection (272 W. Second St.) No suspects or further information is available. Anyone with information or if a shop owner has surveillance video of the suspects, call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
New construction at Western Christian Schools along Padua Avenue dots the landscape at sunset Saturday. Winter will be making an appearance this week as storms are expected to blow through the region starting late Monday, not ending until Thursday. With high temperatures only hovering around 50 degrees in Claremont, snow is expected in the mountains, with over two feet above 7000 feet. At lower elevations, rain will fall off and on and be heavy at times Tuesday. COURIER photo/Matt Weinberger
The past year was a dynamic and interesting time for Claremont and its citizens.
Corey Calaycay was sworn in as mayor on March 11, and the subsequent year has been rife with local issues and spirited debate among Claremonters. A certain ballot measure, an eminent domain claim and a proposed museum of art dominated headlines and public comments throughout the year.