With the third wet storm systems blowing through the Claremont region this weekend, there won't be many chances to escape the rainy and snowy weather. Especially when trying to do some grocery shopping at Von's on Base Line Road. Expect Friday to rain all day, with a short break between systems on Saturday. Sunday will bring the largest storm of the bunch with over two inches of rain locally and up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains. Claremont temperatures will hover around 50 for highs through Monday, which should get the snow level down to around 5000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Coinciding with the presidential inauguration, Pomona College will host a public talk “Free Speech on Campus: A Challenge for Our Time” by former US Supreme Court law clerk Geoffrey R. Stone at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at Bridges Hall of Music.
Jim and Sue Keith received the Ruth Ordway Award, which is presented annually by the local League of Women Voters to a community member or members who work mightily, as Ruth did, to promote the common good. The Keiths moved to south Claremont in the early 1970s and soon became involved in community life.
The Architectural Commission voted to wait on approving a two-story addition to a Claremont Village home.
The January 11 continuation slows the process of approval for Jessie and Tina Rodriguez, the applicants and stars of HGTV’s Vintage Flip. The Rodriguez family also owns the local real estate company Cal-American Homes.
Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder is running for re-election to the Claremont City Council. A member of the council since 2009, he is banking on his decades of experience in the public sector to guide Claremont to the completion of a number of city projects. This is the third installment of profiles on each of the candidates running for Claremont City Council in March.
He’s been at it nearly 20 years, but Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen is just getting started.
The Claremont writer’s first chronological collection of columns was released earlier this week through local imprint Pelekinesis. It features dozens of articles penned for the Bulletin from 1997 through 2000 and is available locally at Rhino Records and Barbara Cheatley’s.
The book, Getting Started, is rife with humor of every ilk, from anecdotal to satiric and from deadpan to gallows. Take a column written during a September 2000 heat wave that had brow-mopping grumps complaining it was “hotter than Hades.”
On Tuesday, January 10 four alleged squatters were removed from a home in north Claremont. The eviction occurred around 10:15 a.m. at the home on the 200 block of Independence Drive, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department. Officers found a butane honey oil lab used to extract THC from marijuana inside the home.
The murder case against a Claremont boy has been transferred to juvenile court, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
The case was transferred during a pre-preliminary hearing on January 11. The boy was initially charged as an adult, and is currently being held at Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Facility in Downey.
Guests at a special Restaurant Week party photograph a plate of blue corn quesadillas on Tuesday at Casa 425 in the Claremont Village. The group of food bloggers tasted and reported on food available throughout Claremont during Restaurant Week which runs through January 29th. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sustainable Claremont and the city have scheduled the final phase of planting at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park for Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will plant additional trees and shrubs on the west side of Mills Avenue, across from the south parking lot.
The Energy Network and the Claremont Energy Challenge will co-present “Home Energy Tours: Home Upgrade in Claremont” to help homeowners see first-hand how homes can become energy efficient and offset the cost of upgrades with statewide rebates.
An open house, scheduled for Saturday, January 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., provides community members an opportunity to walk through a one-story Claremont home built in 1966 to see recently upgrades using statewide rebates and incentives through the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program.
The nearly three-week process of tearing down the cottages on the corner of Bonita and College Avenues is nearly complete as worker have removed two completely and gutted the other two. The work is the first step in preparing the site for the future Pomona College Museum of Art. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The businesses along Foothill Boulevard have seen some turnover in recent years, but don’t expect El Ranchero to go anywhere soon.
“At this point, there’s no retirement,” owner Jose Haro, 49, said. “My plan is to stay here as long as I can.
This is good news for fans of the restaurant, which for more than 20 years has provided Claremont with an oasis of affordable Mexican food. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff