The streets of Claremont were filled with smiling faces on Wednesday afternoon as members of the city’s police department and local athletes hit the pavement to raise awareness for Special Olympics Southern California and their mission. Claremont police employees including explorers, dispatchers, patrol staff, records clerks and jailers ran over two miles through the center of town as they participated in the Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run on June 10.
Claremont residents have been buzzing about the amount of residential burglaries that have plagued the city since the beginning of the year. Many people believe that the passing of Proposition 47, a referendum that redefined some nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors rather than felonies, and the implementation of AB 109, the so-called “realignment” legislation that ultimately results in the early release of some inmates, has increased low-level crimes in the community.
On Wednesday, June 3 Claremont High School seniors are thought to be behind the latest hi jinx on campus that resulted in $700 in damage to school property. Sometime between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. the following day, unknown suspects sprayed all seven of the main office doors and locks with a foamy glue-like substance.
At approximately 3:30pm on Wednesday, a black Mercedes drifted over the center divider on Wheeler in La Verne side swiping a Volkswagen sedan and then a tree before coming to rest on a private park adjacent to the street. According to witnesses there were several young women and one dog in the Mercedes and a single male occupant in the VW. One woman was injured and was taken to a local hospital. Photos by Shawn Harris Ahmed
Firefighters cut a fire line on a hillside in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park on Wednesday during the third day of multi agency training in the park. The crews from as far away as Arcadia worked on a simulated wildfire that was threatening structures in the Padua Hills area. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Raquel Carrillo, 43, from Pomona, was arrested by the Claremont Police Department for possession of stolen property, identity theft and vandalism.
On Monday, June 8 at about 2:45 p.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Fuller Drive in Claremont heard a loud noise and looked outside. She saw her mailbox leaning over with a female standing near it.
A playground is more than a playground. It’s a place where children can expand their brains, make friends, and build muscle. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Now, nearly 400 kids from David & Margaret Youth and Family will have the opportunity to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive thanks to the generosity and heavy lifting of more than 200 people who transformed an empty lot into a kid-designed play space in less than eight hours on May 28.
Which street in Claremont is the most historic? Is it Indian Hill Boulevard, a path used by the local Native Americans and where the first white settler built a cabin there near 11th Street? The Alvarado family built their adobe at what is now Memorial Park and the founder of Claremont, Henry Austin Palmer, built his home there also. Is it Foothill Boulevard, Route 66, the Mother Road, the stuff of which songs are made, television shows are spawned and over which political battles were fought and won? Let’s consider, however, College Avenue.
The Candlelight Pavilion is presenting “Evita” now through June 28. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical follows Eva Perón’s journey from poverty and obscurity to status as Argentina’s First Lady.
Claremont mayor Corey Calaycay congratulates Eleanor Pierson during her retirement party on Friday at Foothill Country Day School in Claremont. Ms. Pierson worked for 50 years at the school performing a number of jobs including admissions director. During the party the children sang songs and the Head of School Mike Silva gave a heart felt tribute to her many years of service. Mr. Calaycay is also an alumnus of Foothill Country Day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’s a strange turn of events that finds a mild-mannered urologist owning two priceless instruments, each representing the pinnacle of violinmaking.
The long story short is that in the 1980s, Dr. William “Bill” Sloan was given the chance to purchase the penultimate pair—a 1714 Stradivarius and a 1742 Guarneri violin—for $400,000 and $300,000, respectively.
The economy may be on the upswing, but several Claremont businesses took a hit last week when thieves broke in after hours and made off with their profits. The Sheriff of Nottingham was nowhere to be found when two thieves entered the Sherwood Florist between 5:30 p.m. on May 26 and 7:30 a.m. on May 27 and made off with two cash registers, a surveillance camera and company credit cards.
Golden State Water Company held a public meeting last Thursday to help Claremont customers better understand new mandatory water use restrictions and to offer information on conservation rebates and programs.
Pomona College unveiled the latest addition to its string of new buildings this week with the opening of Millikan Laboratory and a renovated Andrew Science Hall. The new structure replaces the original Millikan building, which was built in 1958 as part of the Seaver science complex. In recent years, the college felt Millikan was aging, with problems that included a cracked foundation and a structure that did not permit sustainability improvements.