On Saturday, May 19 two burglars were arrested after they apparently returned to the scene of the crime. On Saturday at around 7:45 p.m., the two alleged burglars, 24-year-old Pedro Rodriguez of Ontario and 23-year-old Alexis Perera, used a rock to smash a rear sliding glass door of a home on the 900 block of Brigham Young Drive. They reportedly stole jewelry and purses before fleeing the scene in a gray Mazda 6.
The Claremont area has been center stage for classic June gloom type conditions with clouds, drizzle and rain most of the day. The temperature will eventually increase to around 70 degrees later in the afternoon, with a mix of clouds and sun. Such was the case around the Base Line Road exit for the 210 freeway Monday, as sunshine and shade dotted the landscape. In the background on the other side of the freeway, is the new Whole Foods 365 shopping center nearing completion. The store will officially open on Thursday, May 30. Claremont's weather will have below normal temperatures all this week, with highs around 70 and lows in the 50s. Clouds will rule the day, also including light rain north closer to the mountains. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with the Claremont Police Department at a “Pancakes with a Cop” event on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stop by Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., for free pancakes, juice, coffee and conversation and to see police vehicles on display and games for the kids.
The city announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community-Based Organization grant program at the May 8 city council meeting.
The grants provide financial assistance from the city to nonprofit agencies that “deliver critical services to Claremont residents,” according to Human Services Director Anne Turner.
The CBO grants are separated into two categories—general services and homeless services.
A Los Angeles County Firehelicopter passes a hotshot crew during wildfire training on Tuesday at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. The drill simulated a fire in a canyon and the crews were working to build a fire line to protect houses. They also practiced how to respond if one of their own was injured and needed evacuation. Tuesday’s training was a joint operation between LA County Fire, La Verne Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire and the US Department of Forestry. The training will continue Wednesday and Thursday with the same drill but different crews. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
I love brunch, I love bottomless mimosas and I love delicious food and drinks made with locally-sourced and quality ingredients. I also love anything new in Claremont so when I hear of something, I check it out, especially if it involves eating.
When you’ve lived or worked in the Village for a time, you start to refer to Tutti Mangia simply as “Tutti” in casual conversation.
As he was going about his day as a fifth grader at Chaparral Elementary School, Carlo Rufo received a big surprise.
The school announced over the PA system that Carlo won a contest set up by the Claremont chapter of the League of Women Voters to find the slogan for a voter engagement campaign.
Roots music royalty Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones top the bill Saturday, May 19 at the 34th annual Claremont Folk Festival at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theater.
The event features an array of live music on two stages as well as art, storytelling, yoga and music workshops, food and drink, craft beer and wine, drum circles, children’s activities and more.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Mr. Alvin said of his 8 p.m. festival performance.
The Claremont Colleges have pledged a one-time $750,000 donation to go towards the construction of the new police station, should Measure SC pass on June 5.
If the measure fails at the ballot box—meaning if it gets less than a two-thirds majority vote—the Colleges will not pay the sum.
The $750,000 figure isn’t exactly new information—it has been floating around for more than a year, and was first identified by Claremont Colleges Services CEO Stig Lanesskog.
The Claremont city council approved a sanitation rate increase during Tuesday night’s meeting.
The increase of 3.8 percent is based on the consumer price index for March 2017 to March 2018, according to Community Services Manager Kristin Mikula, who presented the report to the council.
The increase, she said, is to maintain the amount needed in the city’s sanitation fund for operations and future purchases of new garbage trucks.
Christian Hartenstein likes to tell the story of how he and his family arrived in Claremont.
His wife, Kate, had just been accepted to Western University on her way to become a nursing supervisor. As she was looking for a place to live nearby, she happened to drive down Indian Hill Boulevard from Foothill south into the Village.
“She pulled over and she called me and said, ‘this is where we’re raising our kids. This is the town I want to live in,” Mr. Hartenstein, 30, said. “And I said, ‘Okay, yeah.’”