The final details of the upcoming police station measure were hammered out Tuesday night.
The council voted 4-1 to place the measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot, and 4-1 to finance it as a general obligation (GO) bond. Mayor Pro Tem Opanyi Nasiali was the lone dissenter on both votes, favoring a parcel tax placed on a November 8 ballot.
Even with this long stretch of warm weather, fall is arriving in the City of Trees and there are color hot spots all over town. We focused on north Claremont this year, by cruising above Bonnie Brae and Miramar Avenues. With it getting dark so early this time of year, magic hour—warm light before sunset—starts as early as 3:30 p.m. Early sunsets however, have not helped keep the warm weather stay away as high temperatures have hovered around 80 for a couple of weeks now. By this weekend, temperatures will drop to around 70, with cool nights in the upper 40s. Still no sight of any rain in the forecast through the end of the year.
Claremont police arrested Scott Scholl, 53, of Claremont for a series of bicycles thefts that have recently taken place in the Claremont Village.
After an increase in bicycle thefts in the Village, the Claremont Police Department installed surveillance cameras at locations downtown. On December 8 at about 10:56 p.m., the Claremont Police Department responded to 250 W. First St., regarding a male who was seen stripping off various pieces of componentry from a bicycle locked to a bike rack.
The Claremont city council is set to make a decision on how to fund the proposed new police station Tuesday night.
The council will also hear results from public outreach about the proposed new station, the result of several informational meetings about the ballot measure that took place throughout the fall.
The council will also decide to place the measure on either the June 2018 ballot or the November 2018 ballot.
It may be hard to believe, but the Claremont COURIER staff took an afternoon off to celebrate the holidays with a festive lunch and gift giving. This year we went Italian by going to Il Mattone, a wonderful family-owned restaurant in the heart of the Village on Indian Hill Boulevard. We have also noticed greater appreciation from our reader base because of our commitment to fact-based journalism, published with no bias or agenda. Our goal is to support Claremont in any way possible, by bringing more transparency to how the city does business. I can say first-hand this group is passionate about what they do for our readers, which is just one reason the COURIER is successful. More inside. –PW
As our local trees continue to feel a strong wind blow, news reports have many people outside Southern California thinking the entire region is on fire. Although it may feel that way to thousands of people, the recent wind blown fires have stayed west of Claremont. In fact, we have seen very little smoke from the blazes because everything is blowing out to sea. The weather in Claremont will continue to hover in the low 70s, with sunny windy conditions through the weekend. These strong Santa Ana winds will be diminishing over the next few days, with high temperatures remaining dry and mild through next week. In fact, there's even no rain or snow predicted in the long range forecast. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As construction moves forward on The Meat Cellar expansion at Wolfe’s Market, a snag has cropped up that could impact the opening.
Claremont resident David Lindley, who lives a stone’s throw from the new restaurant at Foothill and Harvard Avenue, has joined several neighbors in filing letters of protest to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), citing unresolved concerns about noise, parking and proposed late-night hours.
The Claremont city council approved new street sweeping signs and an addition to the Joslyn Senior Center during a relatively quick Tuesday meeting.
The street-sweeping signs will be installed at just three locations in the city, with anticipation of more being rolled out in the future, according to a report by Kristin Mikula of the Community Services Department. Those streets include Harvard Avenue, between Twelfth Street and Foothill Boulevard; Stanislaus Circle east of Shenandoah Drive; and Woodstock Court, west of Navarro Street.
After years of planning, the Gold Line foothill extension is officially underway.
The light rail project, which will pass through Claremont, broke ground Saturday morning in an event attended by residents and numerous elected officials both local and national. “Getting here took a lot of effort, some serious hard work and a bit of luck,” Foothill Gold Line Board Chairman Doug Tessitor said.
Claremont police dispatchers can receive and respond to mobile phone SMS text messages to 9-1-1. This technology gives the hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, a potentially lifesaving option.
Police are searching for a suspect who burglarized three businesses on Auto Center Drive early Monday morning.
The first burglary occurred at Luscious Nails around 2 a.m., police said in a release. Officers responded to a burglary alarm and discovered the glass door was smashed with a rock. The suspect made entry and stolen an unknown amount of cash.
Claremont police officers discovered two other burglaries while searching the area.
Judging by the hundreds of people who filled the Claremont Depot's front yard Friday night, holiday spirit was high during the city's official tree lighting ceremony. The village stores in Claremont also seemed dressed for the occasion as sightings of a very jolly Santa were reported around town. Be sure to check out our new video from the tree lighting ceremony and beyond. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger