UPDATED: According to a news release from Claremont Police lieutenant Karlan Bennett a commercial burglary occurred Saturday at approximately 4 a.m. at Salon Luxe located at 937 W. Foothill Blvd in Claremont. A suspect smashed the glass front door of the business and stole cash, merchandise and a surveillance camera. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, wearing a LA Dodgers hat, black-rimmed glasses, gray shirt, blue jeans and dark gloves. The suspect’s left forearm is covered with tattoos and he also has what appeared to be a tattoo or scar on his right jaw line. There was no vehicle seen. Anyone with information on this crime can call Claremont Police at 399 5411.
In view of the haze-shrouded San Gabriel Mountains, President Barack Obama declared 346,117 acres of San Gabriel Mountains national forest land the nation’s newest national monument. The more than 540 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains – stretching from rugged areas of the Angeles National Forest to Telegraph Peak, north of Rancho Cucamonga – are now designated as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Judy Chu, right, spent one and a half years drafting a bill on the San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers, conducting stakeholder meetings and earning the support of the San Gabriel Council of Governments.
UPDATED: A Claremont High School cafeteria worker has been arrested and charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student.
Claremont police arrived at Claremont High School on Monday around 2:15 p.m. and arrested Vanessa Antonia Tinoco in the school administration building after someone who had become concerned about the interactions between the 33-year-old lunch lady and the male student alerted school authorities. After questioning, Ms. Tinoco admitted to the relationship. She did not resist arrest when police took her into custody.
UPDATED: Bonita Avenue between College and Harvard Avenues was flooded Tuesday morning as part of water main construction on College. The temporary flood was caused when Golden State Water Company had to flush out the pipe they recently installed clearing out chemicals, including chlorine, that are part of the construction process. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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