Claremont McKenna College officially kicked off the opening of Roberts Pavilion with a ribbon cutting and party Friday, September 30 to celebrate the completion of the state-of-the-art events and recreation center. The 144,000 square building will not only be used for athletics, but house other school events such as career fairs, student orientations and concerts, just to name a few. The arena can seat up to 2200 people that includes a 10,000 square foot fitness center and studio.
Freeman Allen has spent more than 60 years working to improve the environment and the lives of Claremonters, and the city paid tribute to him Monday evening.
The retired Pomona College professor, co-founder of Sustainable Claremont and Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) and tireless advocate of sustainability had the honor of getting the former Sustainability Resource Center at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden named after him.
Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD–41) recently announced the availability of applications for the 2017 Young Legislators Program.
The Young Legislators Program is a six-month, no-cost program that provides selected students from the 41st Assembly District an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, services provided to constituents by elected leaders and the relationship between local and state governments.
House of Ruth is one of 180 nonprofit domestic violence organizations across the country competing for $650,000 in grant money as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge.
The challenge, an annual competition hosted on CrowdRise, is a public fundraising and awareness campaign that coincides with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Police are looking for suspects who went on an apparent burglary spree in north Claremont last week.
All three burglaries occurred within a two-hour timeframe—between 7:11 p.m. and 8:54 p.m.—on Thursday, September 29, Claremont police said in a press release.
Claremonters like their scouting, as evidenced by the runaway success of Cub Scout Pack 408. With membership edging 100 kids this year, it’s quadruple the size recommended for a single pack.
In fact, it’s gotten so large the organization can’t engage in vigorous recruitment. This includes garnering members from less represented local elementary school sites.
Claremont is moving forward with the possibility of implementing a quiet zone, appropriating over $48,000 toward a feasibility study during the city council meeting Tuesday night.
The council voted 3-0 to approve the deal with City of Industry-based JMDiaz, Inc. to look into implementing a quiet zone along railroad tracks that bisect the city.
Business owners and residents in Claremont have once again fallen victim to phone scams.
On Wednesday, September 28, the Claremont Police Department received multiple reports from area businesses that people claiming to be from Southern California Edison were calling to say they had to pay a delinquent bill or their power would be shut off.
On Sunday, September 25, a Riverside man was arrested on a drunk and disorderly charge after police gave him a golden opportunity to get a ride home. Police found 35-year-old Kenneth Arellano passed out in the driver’s seat of a white two-door Honda Accord in front of Bank of America around 3:45 a.m. Officers gave Mr. Arellano an option to get a ride home, and he contacted an Uber to come pick him up.
Claremont was blessed with some much needed rain, especially closer to the mountains, as up to a half an inch of precipitation fell from a fast moving storm Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't long before the storm cleared out, leaving blue skies and rainbows shinning throughout the area. Claremont resident Catherine McIntosh had her camera ready when taking this photo from El Roble's sports field near Harrison Avenue. A cool down in finally arriving this weekend as high temperatures will drop to 80 by Sunday. Don't get too comfortable however, more heat is on the way next week.
As the Santa Ana winds blow, so does the heat and the air quality. Claremont has been blessed with 100 degree heat recently, but also a series of crystal clear days. Such was the case Monday during sunset looking north at Claraboya (from 274 feet) and the San Gabriel Mountains. The weather for the week will cool off to more seasonal mid-80 degree highs, with our nights slowly getting cooler into the 50s by week's end. No rain is in the forecast, but the air quality will remain good. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
City staff would like feedback from neighbors of Pooch Park, as well as park patrons, regarding plans to upgrade the park.
A special community meeting to discuss the project will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Center, located at 440 S. College Ave.
In 2017, the city of Claremont will initiate a restoration project at Pooch Park, the off-leash dog area located within College Park.
Watch the few sights and sounds from the fun-filled 8th annual Claremont Kiwanis Route 66 Party Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel. We forget, but money raised from these events go to some great causes. They include The Read Me pre-School reading program, Meals on Wheels, Claremont Educational Foundation, Shoes that Fit, various high school scholarships, the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament, Monday Night Concerts in the Park and more. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Thieves smashed the front glass window of T-Mobile, 416 Auto Center Dr., at about 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 25. The alarm activated and officers were dispatched. Before police arrived, the suspect(s) removed cell phones and tablets from the store display cases and fled the area. There are no known witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Claremont Police Department immediately at (909) 399-5411.