The standing room only crowd at Mt. San Antonio Gardens was in for a real treat as writer, producer and director Norman Lear spoke about his life, family and the state of television in an hour long informal talk. Mr. Lear looked great at the tender age of 94, as his sharp wit was front and center for the several hundred in attendance. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Jerry Baca, 46, from Upland and Ryan Rymal, 36, from Ontario, were arrested for a string of commercial burglaries on Foothill Boulevard.
The Claremont Police Department in cooperation with the San Gabriel Valley East AB109 Task Force and La Verne Police Department, made two arrests of suspects believed to be responsible for several commercial burglaries along the Foothill corridor in the cities of Claremont, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas and La Verne last Thursday night.
Kelly Baumann is one of many residents who know the Claremont Pooch Park needs to be revamped.
Ms. Baumann has been coming to the park with her dog, a Chihuahua mix named Karuna, for over a year. As Karuna started her park day by playing with a nearby poodle, Ms. Baumann noted the park has long been in a state of disrepair.
On the surface, the March 16 school board meeting seemed quiet. It’s agenda, however, was dizzyingly eventful, with a slew of human resource item making district operations look a bit like a game of musical chairs.
First, though, came a business services matter, with the board authorizing the district to go to bid for a $3.5 million district-wide roofing job funded by the 2016 passage of Measure G.
On Friday, March 17 a Pomona man was arrested after he was caught sunbathing on a stranger’s property. Police received a call of a trespass in progress at a home on the 300 block of Harvard Avenue around 2:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Clifford Wingo bronzing in the backyard and charging his cell phone, Lt. Ciszek said.
John Neiuber has been selected to fill a seat on the Claremont Architectural Commission.
Mr. Neuiber, the CEO of Trinity Youth Services, is a longtime board member of Claremont Heritage. He will fill a vacancy on the commission left by Marta Perlas, who resigned from the commission on November 22, 2016.
All the rain we have received has kept Claremont hills green, reservoirs more full, and streams and rivers flowing. Which is why San Antonio Falls is as beautiful and full as ever. The water is ice cold, but the warm weather on Sunday made for a cool getaway for those willing to hike down to the base of the falls. The current weather will remain rainy for Tuesday and Wednesday, as two fast moving systems blow through Southern California. High temperatures for the week will hover in the upper-60s, and stay cool at night in the mid-40s. And yes, more rain is expected on Saturday as yet another winter system makes its presence felt. Be sure to check out the aerial video going up San Antonio Falls. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Students with Oakmont Outdoor School’s BLAST afterschool program take delight in throwing pies at Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza on Tuesday during a Pie the Mayor event at City Hall. People could buy whip cream pies for $3 and toss them at the mayor with proceeds going to the local Relay for Life organization. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff
Each year, older Americans lose billions of dollars to con-artists, telemarketing scams and investment schemes. One in five seniors has been a victim of fraud and new scams are being developed every day.
Assemblymember Chris Holden has joined forces with the California Contractors State License Board and the city of Claremont to host a free senior scam- stopper seminar.
The Claremont High School Class of 1987 will host its 30-year reunion on Saturday, July 22 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Dom’s Lounge in the Smith Campus Center at Pomona College. Tickets for the event are $50 per person if purchased before June 1. Prices go up to $65 after that date. Tickets can be purchased at chs87payment.com.
Community services and Sustainable Claremont will kick off the city’s annual reforestation program by hosting its largest volunteer-based tree planting event, “Making a Difference,” on Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at June Vail Park. Everyone is welcome.
Claremonters will be given the opportunity to throw a pie in the mayor’s face at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.
Mayor Sam Pedroza will be in front of the city council chambers on 225 Second St., ready for locals to give him their best shot. All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All donations are happily accepted. For more information, contact Bevin Handel at (909) 399-5497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drake Whittington, 8, takes a brief break during the popular pie eating contest on Saturday during the Pie Festival in the Claremont Village. Scarlette Sanders, 9, won the first round of the contest which drew a crowd of parents and onlookers. Other attractions included live music, pie making demonstrations and of course pie eating. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff