The Traffic and Transportation Commission was scheduled to review locations for new bus shelters throughout Claremont at its meeting February 28, but the meeting got cancelled due to lack of quorum. The commission is scheduled to meet again this Thursday, March 28.
The proposed design for the new bus shelters—perforated metal painted green, orange, purple and red—wasn’t well received.
Residents in the Blaisdell Park neighborhood are invited to a community meeting on Saturday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Center, 440 S. College Ave.
The meeting is to address concerns over the well-being of the park, including play structures, litter, safety and the park’s overall beauty. Staff from community services, human services and the police department will be in attendance.
The Pooch Park will be temporarily closed from Monday, April 8 to Friday, May 10 for turf renovation and maintenance. This yearly scheduled maintenance is to ensure the turf remains healthy.
During the closure, residents may visit other Claremont parks that are pet friendly, which include the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, Thompson Creek Trail and Rancho San Jose Park.
On Monday, March 18 police arrested two people after finding an alleged identity theft operation with over 20,000 victims. It all started when police pulled over a car around 2:07 p.m. The driver, 39-year-old Joseph Martinez, was allegedly under the influence of drugs and had a suspended license and a warrant. A search of the car yielded stolen mail, credit cards, fake drivers’ licenses and a key used to open community mailboxes.
Inside the suspects' truck were Chevron display cases containing lottery tickets, cigarettes, cigarette lighters, potato chips and drinks, police said. All told, the approximate value of the stolen goods was $15,000.
A painted lady butterfly feeds on a statice flower on Monday in North Claremont. The butterflies made big news last week as the migrated through the southland and a few apparently have settled in for a while. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As governor Gavin Newsom amps up the pressure to address the state’s housing crisis, Claremont is working to get its housing element back in sync.
Claremont was one of 47 California cities singled out by Mr. Newsom as being out of compliance with state housing standards. The reason, according to the state, is its housing element—a document that shows the city’s plan to meet its housing needs.
It may be this spring we can call the City of Trees, the City of Green because of the spectacular display of color in the foothills north of Claremont. I've photographed the Claremont Wilderness Park many times, but have never seen such vivid color, especially this early in the year. All the winter rain will also bring on a lush wildflower bloom, which is beginning to happen now. So keep your eyes open, since warm weather is coming only adding to these wonderful scenic views. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Guess what’s back on the west side of College Avenue? Construction crews quickly moved three huge palm trees back to their regular home on Pomona College Museum of Art property on the west side of College Ave and Second Street. The palms have been resting near the college's tennis courts, just east of the museum. As progress continues, the museum is really starting to take shape, although there's much work still to be done. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Four-year-old Nathaniel Bonilla of Claremont kicks off his week each Monday with his favorite activity—watching the trash trucks rumble down his street. But there’s one Claremont city sanitation worker who goes above and beyond.
On Friday, March 8 a Pasadena man was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto after he was seen checking door handles on the 4400 block of Amundsen Branch. A witness allegedly saw 30-year-old Johnny Espinoza checking the cars on the block and leaving in a silver Toyota Prius. Police caught up to the Prius, finding it was stolen out of Alta Dena.
The Claremont Film Festival will host an evening of short films and film experts beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at 1525 W. 13th St., Upland. Guests will be treated to tasty treats. The event benefits the Claremont Community Foundation as part of the foundation’s Party Parade, which supports the work of deserving organizations in Claremont.
Claremont Chief of Police Shelly Vander Veen was recognized this week as one of the 41st Assembly District’s “Women of Distinction” by Chris Holden’s office.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Holden has selected women who are “passionate leaders who work to improve the lives of thousands of individuals throughout our district and beyond,” his office said in a press release.
Claremont’s “senior statesperson” and Pilgrim Place resident Marilee Scaff died Friday in her sleep. She was 104. Ms. Scaff has been a cornerstone of life in Claremont for more than 70 years and is one of the last links to the generation that saw the city grow from a sleepy farm town to the busy cultural hub is today. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff