Longtime Claremont resident John Barrett was just 18-years-old when he was drafted into the United States Army, first Calvary Division in February of 1943 and sent into combat during World War II. A year later he was part of the invasion of Manila, Philippines and the liberation of the Santo Tomas University where American citizens were being held. Years later he met Gertrude Feely through Claremont Methodist church and learned that she was one of the people at Santo Tomas he had help to free from the Japanese. More about Mr. Barrett’s story can be read in our next edition.
If you’ve been in Claremont for more than 45 seconds, you’ve probably been at the Village West public plaza.
The plaza, part of the massive village expansion project completed in 2007, has quickly become the meeting place for Claremonters hoping to catch a nice bite to eat, see a good film or grab a hot cup of coffee. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s love story with the Village dates back to its earliest roots.
Yale Avenue, which once offered only a shoe repair shop, a gas station and hardware store, is now jam-packed with options from women’s clothing at Amelie to coffee and pastries at Some Crust or browsing for treasures at Barbara Cheatley’s.
The Village now offers more than 150 shops, restaurants, bakeries, galleries and boutiques, giving shoppers plenty to do—and buy—when visiting the City of Trees.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.
The urgent need for blood donations is even more critical after last week’s tragedy in Las Vegas.
Some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
The Meat Cellar’s new location is one step closer to reality.
The Claremont planning commission approved the conditional use permit (CUP) for the restaurant’s new location, which will be opened in a spot formerly occupied by Wolfe’s Market.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder put to good use can be a fine thing. Just ask Matt Zarzana, general manager of George Cross and Sons, Inc., which owns and operates the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show, an event akin to Christmas morning for vintage car geeks.
The redesigned Gold Line overpass got the stamp of approval from the Traffic and Transportation Commission (TTC). The commission voted 4-1 in favor of the bridge on September 28, with commissioner Jack Blair the only dissenting vote. The design now moves on to the city council, where it will be scrutinized before a final vote is cast on October 10.
A registered sex offender is claiming the city’s residency restrictions are unconstitutional.
Martin Weiss filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief on August 2 in the Central District Court of California. The 16-page complaint claims Claremont’s sex offender residency restrictions, which were adopted in January 2010, violate the Fourteenth Amendment and constitute banishment from the city.
One of Claremont’s newest—and oldest—shopping destination, the Packing House, has had the good fortune of being nearly 100 percent occupied since it was redeveloped in 2007.
Built in 1922 by College Heights Orange and Lemon Association, the spot spent many decades as a thriving citrus industry packing house before closing its doors in 1972.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 36th annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire in the Claremont Village on Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Guests can start their holiday shopping as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with 400 vendors. Booths will sell original crafts, unique art, jewelry and apparel.
Claremont’s stretch of Foothill Boulevard—about two miles that opened in 1931—was recaptured from Caltrans in 2012, and with it came $5.7 million for improvements. Foothill, or Route 66, has long been celebrated as a refuge for travelers. This story and many more are part of the COURIER's latest special section 'DEAL With It—An insider's guide in shopping Claremont.' COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF), a philanthropic group that provides grants to local arts, education and social programs, has a new leader.
Aurelia Brogan was formerly the arts coordinator for the city of Claremont, began her job as the foundation’s executive director in July. She said CCF had been without a director for some time, and sees the start of her tenure as a “good time to hit refresh.”
When the staff and volunteers from the Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL) receives a tip to help a Claremont resident, it's not long before they jump into action. Such was the case for longtime Claremonter Chuck Farritor, who at 93 still lives alone, but his poor eyesight keeps him from doing certain physical activities. After recently losing his wife Muriel to cancer, the timing could not be better for the folks at SCIL to get to work. Before Mr. Farritor could say thank you, a team was cleaning up the landscaping at his home giving it a fresh, clean look. Mr. Farritor was not only surprised with all the help, he was immensely grateful. Another job well done! For more information about how SCIL can help, call (909) 621-6722.
Claremont has been thrust into the midst of a dramatic series of events regarding the upcoming Gold Line expansion, with only months before groundbreaking.
Days after County Supervisor Hilda Solis made a motion to study eliminating the Claremont Metrolink Station as part of the upcoming Gold Line expansion, Mayor Larry Schroeder wrote a letter requesting they be informed of the process.