Barbershop quartet Dudes of Four Tune, Lance Alloway, David Morketter, Tom Duval and Geoffrey Mordue entertain the crowd with patriotic tunes during Claremont’s Independence Day celebration in Memorial Park. From the Freedom 5000 road race to the fantastic fireworks, here's what you need to know about Claremont July Fourth celebration. Be sure to check out our very special edition loaded with more features, photos, lists and stories about America's holiday. From the entire Courier staff—have a great time celebrating! Just be safe out there.
A Cal Poly Pomona public safety officer who was killed on Friday was also a Claremont park ranger.
Mark Manlapaz, 37 from Victorville, served as Claremont’s senior park ranger, and had been a ranger for three years, according to Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen.
Mr. Manlapaz was killed on the afternoon of June 29 when an unknown assailant stabbed him to death in his truck at Cal Poly, according to news reports.
Hundreds of people gathered in Memorial Park last Saturday to protest against separation of immigrant families at the southern border.
At the Families Belong Together rally, which coincided with numerous similar rallies across the country, the crowd chanted and held signs with such slogans as “families belong together,” “reunite families now.
A safe containing $1,000 was stolen from Flappers comedy club on Thursday.
The burglary was discovered when an employee arrived at the comedy club, located at 532 west First Street, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Claremont police said in a release.
The employee noticed broken glass bottles inside, and also discovered the safe was missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the business, police said.
A handful of people took in the reopening of 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.
After months of anticipation, Gus’s Barbeque is finally open in Claremont.
This is just the second location of the storied South Pasadena barbeque joint since it was first founded in 1946. The restaurant opened in the corner space at the Packing House, which was formerly occupied by Casablanca.
Claremont residents may have noticed an “earthy” taste and odor in the tap water. According to Golden State Water Company, the water is safe to drink and continues to meet all state and federal drinking water quality standards.
A safe containing $1,000 was stolen from Flappers comedy club on Thursday. The burglary was discovered when an employee arrived at the comedy club, located at 532 west First Street, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Claremont police said in a release.
The Trump administration’s recently-implemented zero tolerance policy for illegal border crossings—which includes criminally prosecuting parents traveling with their children, and the subsequent separation of these children from their families—has stirred passions on both sides of the issue across the country.
The city is looking at March 3, 2020 as the next time a police station ballot measure comes before Claremont voters. That was the 4-1 decision by the council, which also moved unanimously to look into maintaining the current station in the meantime, and narrowly voted 3-2 to appropriate $20,000 to conduct additional surveys and solicit input from Claremonters.
Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, everyone is invited to the Monday night concerts in the park. This year’s series begins Monday, July 9 and continues through September 3. Concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. but arrive early with a picnic or purchase something yummy from the Kiwanians’ grill. Concerts are at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
After days of uncertainty, a van belonging to a local artist with cerebral palsy was found Wednesday morning.
A special mobility van belonging to 31-year-old Quinn Klingerman was found in Ontario, less than a week after it was stolen out of his driveway on the 300 block of Cucamonga Avenue.
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.