One could forgive local boy done good Matthew Arias for feeling a little full of himself these days. But although he’s riding high—the 26-year-old won an Emmy Award last week—self-congratulation and braggadocio are simply not part of his lexicon.
“It’s kind of like an out of body experience,” Mr. Arias said.
Hen’s Kitchen Shoppe, which opened on Yale Avenue in spring, is not a traditional kitchen store. Inside, customers can find an eclectic mix of products in a relaxed, homey, boutique-style environment.
The store, opened by long-time friends Mary O’Brien and Laurie Barnett, who also co-own Speckled Hens gift shop, is the only kitchen shop in the Village.
Just last Tuesday, the Department of Justice moved to discipline sanctuary cities for not complying with certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement efforts to apprehend undocumented immigrants. The punishment is withdrawal of federally-funded Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grants, which provide hundreds of millions of dollars to local law enforcement.
The Claremont City Council wants to bring the potential new police station plans to the public for their input. That was the directive Tuesday night, when the council voted unanimously to set up several meetings throughout the fall to educate Claremonters on the specifics of the plan. Notably, they want the public’s opinion on what funding structure they would support: a parcel tax or a general obligation (GO) bond.
Claremonters got an early look at the Gold Line plans that could change the face of the city Monday evening.
More than 100 curious residents milled about the Padua Room at the Hughes Center on July 24 at the Gold Line Foothill Extension open house, put on by the city and the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. Residents asked questions and received information about the multi-year project.
On Thursday, July 20 a Chino man was arrested after leading CHP and Claremont officers through multiple communities. Around 3:45 p.m. Highway Patrol dispatch received word that a carjacking suspect, identified as 29-year-old Armel Jackson, was fleeing police in a Blue BMW and was last seen near the intersection of Base Line and Live Oak Canyon Roads.
Inter Valley Health Plan, a Pomona-based nonprofit, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the “Extra Mile, Extra Smile” award, presented by the Claremont Committee on Aging.
IVHP received the distinction for its continued support to the Claremont Senior Program.
A Los Angeles County firefighter watches as a helicopter drops water on a brush fire on Sunday in the hills above La Verne. Driven by moderate winds, the fire burned quickly in the neighborhood north of Base Line Road and east of Esperanza Drive. However, fire crews were able to prevent the fire from advancing toward homes on Broken Spur Road, Roughrider Road and Saddle Horn Lane in an unincorporated area of La Verne. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
As Claremont School of Theology (CST) and Willamette University explore a possible merger, both sides are praising the other as a potential good fit.
CST announced the decision to look into the possibility of merging with the Salem, Oregon university with Methodist roots. A months-long process is needed to make sure both sides see a good fit for the future.
Around 50 Claremonters were on hand to give feedback on what they wanted to see in a proposed Village South development.
The meeting, which took place the morning of Saturday, July 15 at the Hughes Center, was orchestrated by the city and Sargent Town Planning to gauge what residents would expect in a future Village South Specific Plan.
“We’re here to hear what the ideas of the community are and how to put it in a plan,” Principal Planner Chris Veirs said at the beginning of the meeting.
Claremont McKenna College (CMC) issued sanctions to seven CMC students who blockaded a speech by conservative pundit Heather Mac Donald at CMC’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, the college announced in a press release on July 17.
Three of the students involved were suspended for one year, two were suspended for one semester and two were placed on conduct probation.
We take you on a 30-second video trip up the popular Potato Mountain, a 3422 foot peak right in front of the San Gabriel Mountain range. The trail to the top has two access points, one from the Wilderness Park, the other from the Evey Canyon entrance off Mt. Baldy Road. The hike is strenuous, yet the payoff is fantastic with 360 degree views of the Southland. For decades, the Potato has also been a popular destination for teenagers to hang out. Be sure to bring plenty of water since the hike has little shade to get any relief from the summer heat. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Evelyn Edwards will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 29 with many of her family and friends gathered at the Claremont home where she has lived since 1961. Ms. Edwards was born in Halifax, Pennsylvania and moved to Claremont when her husband Morgan became a professor of homiletics in the newly established School of Theology. When asked about the secret of such a long life, she responded that she never thought about her age. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Library hosted veteran magician Jay Leslie for a children’s show on Wednesday, July 19, as part of the library’s weekly summer children’s’ programs. The show was a hit for both children and parents, being so well attended library staff had to turn some patrons away due to a lack of space in the performance room.
“It was very fun,” said Caleb VanBrunt, who Mr. Leslie called out of the audience to participate in the show. “It’s cool to just be the spotlight,” he added.