When it comes to city government, Councilman Corey Calaycay has a simple yet insightful philosophy: public service is customer service. And no one knows his customers better than this life-long Claremont resident.
As a teen, Mr. Calaycay became well acquainted with the trials and tribulations of dealing with a less than responsive local government. After a couple of stolen cars had been dumped near his rural Claremont home, he reached out to the city for help, but soon realized he’d have to help himself.
UPDATED: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators collect evidence in a turn out on the side of Mt. Baldy Road, where a body was found Tuesday morning. Officials received a call around 9:55 a.m. and were still investigating late in the afternoon. The Sheriff’s Department would only say that the deceased was a woman of unknown age and race. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont Police Department officers were put to the test last night after two unrelated incidents—a stabbing and a car-to-car shoot out—kept officers on high alert.
The car-to-car shooting took place in the area of Doane Avenue and Bucknell Avenue at around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Claremont officers responded to multiple reports of occupants in two separate vehicles who were shooting at each other.
A resident who lives in the Cinderella Homes neighborhood north of Vista Drive stated that he heard a succession of 20 or so shots with a brief pause, followed by an additional 20 more.
Claremont native Antrese Wood received an art degree Art Center and then went to work for Disney. She quit her job to focus on painting and then ended up moving to Argentina after falling in love with a man from that country. Her most recent body of work depicts settings from her travels in Argentina including landscapes and street scenes. A show of her work will be at the dA Gallery in Pomona with an opening at 5 p.m. on Saturday March 7. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police are looking for a man suspected of a theft at Stix Rideshop, located at 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The man entered Stix on Wednesday, February 25, stole $80 worth of merchandise and fled the store. Police have released a photograph taken of the suspect on the store’s surveillance camera.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Claremont Police Department Detective Bureau at (909) 399-5420.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting two special events this month, beginning with its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, March 14.
The open house will feature free garden admission all day, behind-the-scenes tours, a sale at the Grow Native Nursery and the grand opening of an exhibit called “A Living Legacy: The Collections of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,” on view through June 28.
Women seeking personal and professional growth need look no further than their own backyard. Claremont Lincoln University presents the Claremont Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, March 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.
The conference is aimed at inspiring, motivating, and educating women in their own lives. Attendees will enjoy live presentations from notable speakers as well as a continental breakfast and lunch.
Theatergoers got a bit of a scare Sunday evening when Laemmle’s Claremont 5 received a bomb threat during the last screenings of the night.
According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, officers were dispatched to the movie house located at 450 W. 2nd Street, at 10:38 p.m. after a staff member at the main box office received a phone call from an unknown male stating there was a bomb in the building.
Within minutes, four officers from the Claremont Police Department arrived on scene, evacuating 50 people, including patrons and staff.
A traffic collision on the 4000 block of Mt. Baldy Road resulted in serious injuries. The unnamed driver of a black Nissan Altima was drunk and traveling at a high rate of speed around 9 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway, overturn and collide with a tree. The suspect and his passenger sustained severe head injuries and were flown to USC Medical Center for medical attention.
The Indian philosopher Chanakya said, “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.”
For Councilman Joe Lyons, who is about to wrap up his one year of service as the mayor of the city, this sentiment couldn’t be more true.
Mr. Lyons has whole-heartedly worked to diminish social inequalities in the community and strenuously led the charge in acquiring the Claremont water system.
Claremont council members adopted a new, although past-practiced, “norm” on Tuesday evening, setting term limits for commission and committee positions appointed by city council.
Following the city’s 2015 Priorities Workshop held on February 7, Councilmembers Larry Schroeder and Corey Calaycay were given the task of creating verbiage reflecting the imposed term limits and guidelines
UPDATED: Special Olympics World Games Global Messenger Terra Clendening embraces Vice President of the Host Town Program Joann Klonowski following Ms. Clendening’s remarks on Tuesday during a news conference at Claremont City Hall. The event served to officially announce that Claremont will be a host city for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 which will be held in July. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont's recent winter storm brought more precipation than many forecasters orginally thought. Rain and snow continued late into Monday night, bringing an inch of rain and over a foot of snow to the higher elevations in the San Gabriel Mountains. Cooler weather in the Southland will remain for the remainder of the week, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. There's a slight chance of rain over the weekend, but nothing close to what we just experienced. Prepare for sunny skies and clear air once again. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Vanessa Tinoco, the Claremont High School cafeteria worker accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student, has formally resigned from her position with the Claremont Unified School District.
The former lunch lady submitted her letter of resignation on February 5 and received ratification from the Board of Education during a meeting held on February 19.