After a four-day closure due to high fire warnings, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park has reopened. The park remained closed to the public Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5 as a result of extreme heat and Santa Ana winds.
Those planning on visiting the park should use caution as extreme drought conditions in the state have not only increased the danger of fire in the area but has also forced wild animals farther down the foothills. Over the past few weeks, there have been various wild animal sightings, including mountain lions, along the San Gabriel Mountain Range and a few in local neighborhoods. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area will host a pro and con forum to discuss matters up for vote in the November election on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremont Library, 208 Harvard Ave. For more information, email or call the League office at email@example.com. lwvnet.org or (909) 624-9457.
Grading construction at the new development site at the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue continued last week.
With this construction, city staff reports that a number of questions and concerns have arisen regarding the recent watering activities at the site. The watering of the construction area is necessary to ensure that the dust from the grading operation is completely controlled.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 33rd Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by Claremont Toyota and Claremont Volkswagen.
With an estimated 15,000 people in attendance each year, the streets of the Claremont Village will be filled with more than 450 booths selling unique art, original crafts, apparel, business and organization information, food and entertainment.
So just what is Claremont’s water system worth? If you ask Golden State Water Company, it’s $222 million. In a second analysis of the city’s system, released by Golden State on Tuesday, water company representatives have given Claremont’s system its highest price tag yet, albeit in draft form.
“Golden State Water Company estimating Claremont’s water system value at $222 million is either fantasy, incompetence or wishful thinking,” stated Claremont resident Joe Farrell.
Sometimes history is so large in its scope that it hardly seems real. Other times, all you have to do is look in your own backyard for an up-close view of the events of the past.
Such was the case with a number of Claremont McKenna College students who—with the help of history professor Wendy Lower—have curated an exhibit on view through Sunday, October 12 at the Honnold/Mudd Library’s Founders Room.
“Over There, Over Here” features an array of memorabilia including photographs, books, posters, sheet music, diaries, documentary footage and even uniforms, most hailing from the Honnold’s centuries-deep Special Collections.
Last month, a joint meeting between the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education and the Claremont City Council centered on ways the city and Claremont schools can work together to create a greener town.
At the September 8 meeting—held in the Padua Room of the Alexander Hughes Community Center and drawing some 20 attendees—Claremont City Planner and Sustainability Coordinator Chris Veirs discussed some of the energy-saving measures undertaken by the city.
UPDATED STORY: City officials join members of the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery for the official opening of Oak Park’s expansion on Tuesday in Claremont. The new portion of the city owned cemetery adds 600 additional spaces and is the first of seven planned expansions. More in our next edition. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, including Johnson’s Pasture and Sycamore Canyon, will be closed today, Thursday, October 2, through Sunday, October 5 due to high fire warnings. The weather forecast for the next few days predicts extreme heat and Santa Ana winds. Claremont police and city staff will notify residents when the park is to be reopened. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As the sun sets over the 210 freeway in Claremont, drivers turn on their car lights with their sites set on getting home. Each day we have less sunlight as the days get shorter with the sun now setting just after 6:30 p.m. Weather in the Claremont area will be getting warmer, with temperatures reaching near 100 degrees by Saturday. Low temperatures will remain relatively cool in the low 60s. No rain is in the forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The following commissions have reorganized and recently selected new chairs and vice chairs.
Architectural Commission:?James Manifold, chair; Mark Schoeman, vice chair. Community & Human Services Commission: Robert Miletich, chair; Maury Feingold, vice chair. Planning Commission: Cynthia Humes, chair; KM Williamson, vice chair. Police Commission: Sayeed Shaikh, chair; Darryl Qualls, vice chair.
New commissioners were also recently installed. They include:?Architectural Commission, Marta Perlas and Robert Perry; Community & Human Services Commission, Eric Garton and Michael Loader; Planning Commission, James Jackson, Douglas Lyon and Rick Reed; and Police Commission, Edgar Reece and Jon Strash.
The enclave of Padua Hills was founded when HH Garner, who, along with a group of like-minded friends, purchased over 2000 acres of land in the northern area of Claremont. The group incorporated in 1927 as Padua Hills, Incorporated.
The land at the foot of Mt. San Antonio, better known as “Old Baldy,” was named after the city of Padua, Italy, whose patron saint was St. Anthony and, like Claremont, was home to higher education.
A Pomona judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for the man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl as she slept in her Claremont home this past March.
Joseph Chandler Davall is charged with seven felony counts in Los Angeles County, including two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child; one count each of forcible rape; sexual penetration by foreign object; and assault to commit a felony during the commission of first-degree burglaries.
UPDATED: Claremont Mayor Joe Lyons presents Moralia Herrejon-Rutte and her brother Gael with a certificate from the city on Tuesday during the City Council meeting. The two children were recognized for their life saving efforts when their father Juan nearly drowned in the family’s pool on July 27. Moralia, 6, and Gael, 2, were swimming with their father when Mr. Herrejon-Rutte lost consciousness and sank to the bottom of the pool. Moralia first checked on her father and then alerted her mother Cristina, who called 9-1-1 and began CPR. Both children have been in the city’s swim program and Morilia has reached level four. Behind the two children are their parents and members of the Los Angels County Fire Department engine crew who responded to the emergency. More in our next edition.