Three Claremont businesses were burglarized early Thursday morning.
Around 1:10 a.m., Claremont officers responded to a burglary alarm at Sweet Swirl Frozen Yogurt on Auto Center Drive and discovered an unknown burglar had smashed the glass door.
A local ice cream shop was burglarized twice in the span of one week, according to police.
The Baskin-Robbins location on 602 E. Base Line Rd. was hit in the early morning of Monday, August 6 and again in the morning of Wednesday, August 8.
The first burglary occurred around 3:45 a.m., where the unknown burglar shattered the front glass door of the shop.
There was plenty of fun in the hot sun on Tuesday during National Night Out in Memorial Park. The annual event, which is held at various locations across the country, serves as an open house for the Claremont Police Department and an opportunity for the community to interact with officers. It featured displays of police and fire fighting equipment, informational booths, and the ever popular free In-N-Out burgers. The evening also included an opportunity to “dunk a cop” in the dunk tank and the screening of Despicable Me III. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Smoke from the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest made for a colorful sunrise Tuesday morning in the City of Trees. There was an unmistakable smell of smoke and a light layer of ash on flat surfaces as the distant fire spread to 4000 acres overnight. Fire danger in our own hillsides remains high and the Wilderness Park remains closed due to the red flag warnings. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police question a suspect, sitting above, following an attempted purse snatching on Monday in the Claremont Village. According to witnesses a man grabbed the bag from a woman sitting at 42nd Street Bagel on Yale and began to flee. Four quick thinking teenagers chased down the suspect and tacked him. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Those yellow bikes you see around town might soon have a larger presence.
Claremont is looking into a pilot program with Ofo bikes, following apparent success at Pomona College.
Ofo, a private bike-share company known for their yellow bikes, have become a ubiquitous presence in Claremont after the Beijing-based company entered into a pilot program with Pomona College in February.
Len Jessup, who began his new job as president of Claremont Graduate University this summer, is by all accounts an accomplished guy.
He was awarded the 2018 CEO Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and is a practicing scholar. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information and communication studies from California State University, Chico.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), which will play a large role in the future development of Village South, has announced the opening of a school of medicine. The school is being established to “meet the increasing demand for primary care physicians in southern California,” KGI said in a press release circulated on Monday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As planning for Village South moves along, the city received feedback from Claremont’s sustainability wing last week.
Principal Planner Chris Veirs held a question and answer session with members of Sustainable Claremont and the general public at the Pomona College’s Hahn Building on July 23. “I feel like I’m coming back home,” Mr. Veirs said. “I used to come to every one of these dialogs.”
Thirty-seven Claremonters have applied for a role on the next police station citizen advisory committee. The names of those who applied were revealed after an application period closed on Monday, July 23. The city is looking for a committee to assess next steps and craft a winning ballot measure ahead of the March 2020 election.
Claremont police officers arrested a man suspected of stealing mail from the post office and trying to flee from officers on foot.
An officer was in the Village just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when they noticed 25-year-old Emiliano Gonzalez Zamora of Perris “acting suspiciously” around the post office at 140 Harvard Ave., according to Lt. Karlan Bennett of the Claremont Police Department.
The LA County Fair is offering Claremont residents discounted tickets to the Fair on Thursday, September 13.
Claremont residents may purchase tickets for $6.60 compared to the regular admission price of $14. Tickets for Claremont Day must be purchased online using the promo code “Claremont” by September 11 at 11:59 p.m. Ticket information may be found at lacountyfair.com/buytickets.