Using London’s Hyde Park Corner as inspiration, Reverend T. Willard Hunter began the Claremont Independence Day Speakers’ Corner in 1977 to showcase the constitutional right of free speech.
Over the past 40 years, topics from politics and religion to current events and history have graced the podium under the big shade tree at Memorial Park.
Sister Terry Dodge will not be doing a royal wave at the upcoming Fourth of July parade.
The executive director of Crossroads, a Claremont-based nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated women, is so excited to be the grand marshal that she’s planning to wave enthusiastically to the crowd as she makes her way down Indian Hill Boulevard next Wednesday.
After over an hour of chipping away at its base workers finally got the staircase structure of the former Claremont Inn to fall Wednesday afternoon in Claremont. The stairs were the last remaining part of the old inn, which is being razed to make way for a condominium complex. Check out our aerial video of the demolition. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Sustainable Claremont wants you to know what it’s like to own solar panels.
Sustainable Claremont Executive Director Steve Sabicer will be hosting “A Day in the Life of a Solar Panel Owner,” a wine and cheese discussion for curious Claremonters who want to know everything there is to know about the green industry.
Police are on the lookout for a thief who stole a van that belonged to a Claremont man with cerebral palsy.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey, which was made especially for 31-year-old Quinn Klingerman, was taken out of the driveway of his home on the 300 block of Cucamonga Avenue in the early morning hours of June 23, according to Lt. Jason Walters of the Claremont Police Department.
A public hearing on user fees has been scrapped from next week’s city council meeting.
The reason, according to Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie, was to give the city’s commissions an opportunity to review the proposed fees before it gets to the council.
“We just realized it would make more sense for the commissions to weigh in on the proposed fees,” Mr. Pirrie said.
A handful of people take in James Turrell’s art installation Skyspace on Monday at Pomona College. The installation, which is also known as Dividing the Light, is located in the Draper Courtyard, Lincoln and Edmunds Buildings, Pomona College at the corner of Sixth Avenue and College Way in Claremont. The popular attraction had been closed for maintenance beginning in May but reopened June 20. The public is invited to visit Dividing the Light on Saturday through Monday during the school year and everyday during the summer. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
If you’re looking to artist Terry Givens to be bristling with eccentricities and putting on the airs of an haute “artiste,” then you’re barking up the wrong tree, in the wrong garden.
Mr. Givens, who just turned 80, has a new show opening at Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden next week, “100 Garden Views,” and he’s the flipside of that stereotype. You might even say he’s of that rare breed: the modest artist.
Claremont police explorer Seth Hadfield showed off his motocross skills recently, finishing in first place in two events during the 2018 United States Police and Fire Motocross Championship.
During the first day of competition, Mr. Hadfield competed in two 20-minute races around the track, followed by a one-hour Grand Prix style race, which Mr. Hadfield won in the 18 and over novice group.
An agenda item to extend the contract with the Inland Valley Humane Society for an extra year quickly pivoted to a conversation about whether or not Claremont would become a “no-kill” city.
The contract, which was unanimously approved by the council, lasts for one year at $127,467, which is an increase of $5,568 from last year, according to Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen. The contract will go into effect on July 1.
Two aspiring Peppertree Square businesses are getting closer to reality.
A code amendment to allow Campsite Brewing Company, an upcoming brewpub co-owned by Christian and Kate Hartenstein, to open in the south Claremont shopping center got the go-ahead from the Claremont city council last week.
Police and the FBI are looking for a serial bank robber who hit a Claremont Chase bank on June 14.
The “Faux Badge Bandit,” as the FBI is calling him, is responsible for several bank robberies all across the southland, from La Verne to Pasadena to Santa Clarita, according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.
The Memorial Park wading pool opened Monday, June 18 to children under five years of age accompanied by an adult. Hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Friday, August 10.