A Los Angeles County Firehelicopter passes a hotshot crew during wildfire training on Tuesday at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The drill simulated a fire in a canyon and the crews were working to build a fire line to protect houses. They also practiced how to respond if one of their own was injured and needed evacuation. Tuesday’s training was a joint operation between LA County Fire, La Verne Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire and the US Department of Forestry. The training will continue Wednesday and Thursday with the same drill but different crews. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
I love brunch, I love bottomless mimosas and I love delicious food and drinks made with locally-sourced and quality ingredients. I also love anything new in Claremont so when I hear of something, I check it out, especially if it involves eating.
When you’ve lived or worked in the Village for a time, you start to refer to Tutti Mangia simply as “Tutti” in casual conversation.
As he was going about his day as a fifth grader at Chaparral Elementary School, Carlo Rufo received a big surprise.
The school announced over the PA system that Carlo won a contest set up by the Claremont chapter of the League of Women Voters to find the slogan for a voter engagement campaign.
Roots music royalty Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones top the bill Saturday, May 19 at the 34th annual Claremont Folk Festival at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater.
The event features an array of live music on two stages as well as art, storytelling, yoga and music workshops, food and drink, craft beer and wine, drum circles, children’s activities and more.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Mr. Alvin said of his 8 p.m. festival performance.
The Claremont Colleges have pledged a one-time $750,000 donation to go towards the construction of the new police station, should Measure SC pass on June 5.
If the measure fails at the ballot box—meaning if it gets less than a two-thirds majority vote—the Colleges will not pay the sum.
The $750,000 figure isn’t exactly new information—it has been floating around for more than a year, and was first identified by Claremont Colleges Services CEO Stig Lanesskog.
The Claremont city council approved a sanitation rate increase during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The increase of 3.8 percent is based on the consumer price index for March 2017 to March 2018, according to Community Services Manager Kristin Mikula, who presented the report to the council.
The increase, she said, is to maintain the amount needed in the city’s sanitation fund for operations and future purchases of new garbage trucks.
Christian Hartenstein likes to tell the story of how he and his family arrived in Claremont.
His wife, Kate, had just been accepted to Western University on her way to become a nursing supervisor. As she was looking for a place to live nearby, she happened to drive down Indian Hill Boulevard from Foothill south into the Village.
“She pulled over and she called me and said, ‘this is where we’re raising our kids. This is the town I want to live in,” Mr. Hartenstein, 30, said. “And I said, ‘Okay, yeah.’”
Claremont’s 10th annual film festival is coming soon to a theatre near you.
The hour-and-45-minute show of 11 award-winning short films, hosted by the Claremont Community College, will take place at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17.
The film topics range from speed dating to the birth of the camera phone to the 1989 Chernobyl disaster. Each film runs between six and 10 minutes.
The Webb Schools of Claremont won the Bess Garner Preservation Award in recognition of their stewardship shown in the preservation of the architecture, cultural activities and history of their campus. Webb has been an institution in our community since the 1920s and still stands for academic excellence. There will be a gala honoring them and Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Gardens (RSABG) on May 19. There will be another video showing off the scenery at RSABG next week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Colleges announced late Thursday afternoon it will contribute a one-time donation of $750,000 toward the proposed police station. The contribution was announced in a joint release from the city and the Colleges. The commitment is contingent on the passage of Measure SC, the release said.
UPDATED: Five city council candidates were tested on their knowledge of homeless issues during a forum at Pitzer College Monday evening. The forum, which took place in the Founder’s Room and was organized by a local chapter of the advocacy group Winning Margins, was also an opportunity for the public to get a glimpse on who will or may be running for city council this year.
Betty Crocker and Ed Reece, co-chairs of Partners for a Safe Claremont, speak during the Measure SC kickoff party Sunday afternoon at the Claremont DoubleTree Hotel. About 60 people, including city councilmembers, police officers and members of the public, arrived to support Measure SC, a $23.5 million bond that would pay for a new police station.
The Rotary Club of Claremont managed to pull off another fantastic Taste of Claremont Saturday, as hundreds of hungry (and thirsty) patrons enjoyed great food from some of the area's 50 top vendors. Even with over 800 people showing up for dinner at the Claremont University Consortium, there were plenty of tasty dishes to choose from all over the world. Later on there was music to dance by and special ticket drawings for wine, food, photos and other prizes. Even with all the fun, it's important to note how critical this event is to raise money for many of the charitable donations Claremont Rotary makes during the entire year.