The Police Facility Ad Hoc Committee pored over financing options and debated the need for a community room during the group’s third meeting at the Hughes Center Wednesday night. After the over two-hour meeting, the committee agreed to look more into a blended financial approach, with the basis being a general obligation (GO) bond with general fund money being used for smaller costs, according to Mr. Sterba.
One of the consent calendar items on the agenda Tuesday night was an annual report on the Claremont Tourism Business Improvement District (CTBID), which was established in 2009 to promote tourism in the city.
The report detailed the key highlights the CTBID undertook in 2015, including the “Discover Claremont” video, which has been viewed over 70,000 times on YouTube.
Claremont police report two residential burglaries and one additional attempted burglary on Wednesday, March 23 in Claremont.
A resident on the 700 block of Wellesley Drive heard someone knocking on his front door at 7 p.m. but he did not answer the door. Moments later, the resident saw two black males in their early 20s attempting to force open his rear glass sliding door. The resident scared off the suspects and they fled in an awaiting vehicle. The car was described only as a dark colored 4-door sedan. The police department was not notified until 20 to 30 minutes after it occurred.
Workers with West Coast Arborist cut down one of the statuesque Dutch elm trees Thursday on Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. The trees, which form a canopy over Indian Hill, were apparently determined to be too damaged by the drought and old age to be saved. Be sure to see our aerial video of the trees being removed. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Although Claremont could always get hit with a late season winter storm, chances are it's a good time to start transitioning into the Spring season. Although El Nino was pretty much a dud in Southern California, the northern part of the state is blanketed by a deep snow cover in the Sierra Nevada. This will impact, but not eliminate our drought. The local weather will remain warm for this time of year with high temperatures well into the 70s, and lows around 50. No rain is in the forecast, but we will get a mix of sun, clouds and wind for the remainder of the week. The air will be clear as seen with this telephoto lens photo of downtown Los Angeles from Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
At least eight Pomona College employees may have been victims of tax fraud, according to an email from Vice President and Treasurer Karen Sisson. Ms. Sisson’s email, dated March 21 at 12:10 p.m., says the affected employees received letters from the IRS regarding possible fraudulent filings of tax returns.
On a near perfect Saturday afternoon with temperatures in the 70s, the Claremont Pie Festival marked its most successful year to date with fun, food, cars, entertainment, and of course a pie or two. Judging how Yale Avenue was still bustling with pie eaters even after the 4 p.m. closing, this year's event offered a little something for kids of all ages. Be sure to see our video inside. More photos coming Monday.
Scott Glovsky and his son Xabi headed out to the Bruce Springsteen concert Tuesday night with a homemade poster in tow.
Little did they know that the sign—“Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note. :)”—would result in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this Claremont nine-year-old.
“I have been singing Xabi to sleep with Bruce Springsteen songs since he was born,” Mr. Glovsky shared.
The planning commission is at odds over the Pomona College master plan and EIR. After a long and tense meeting Tuesday night, the issue will go to council with a negative recommendation.
The commission narrowly approved the most recent iteration of the Pomona College Master Plan during a marathon, five-hour session that lasted into Wednesday morning.
Impound lots and jail cells took center stage at the second police station ad hoc committee meeting on Wednesday, March 9.
The meeting, the first since January 13, focused on questions ranging from a potential November bond to tours of other local police stations to the parameters of jails and impound lots. “I promised myself and others that we would sunset this committee and not be around for four more years,” Mark Sterba said, noting he does not want a repeat of the same time length for the previous ad hoc committee.
Claremont police officers responded to a possible residential burglary in progress call on Wednesday, March 16 at approximately 4 p.m. A witness saw three men run from a residence in the 600 block of Brigham Young Drive at Mills Avenue, enter a waiting vehicle and flee the area.
All three subjects were described as African American males, wearing black-hooded sweatshirts and white gloves. The vehicle is reported to be a newer, silver, 4-door vehicle similar to a Jetta with tinted windows. The license plate contained the letter “W.”
The city’s annual Spring Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Memorial Park, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont.
Along with the traditional egg hunt, there will be face painting, a magician, children’s games and a petting zoo.
The mature American Elms that line Indian Hill Boulevard are considered a heritage grove in the city of Claremont. These trees have been maintained for decades with the goal of preserving their iconic appearance. Some of these trees have declined due to age, drought, insects, disease and injury, according to city staff.
Docent Carol Jorden describes the voracious eating habits of tyrannosaurus rex during a tour of the Alf Museum on Saturday in Claremont. The tours are part of the monthly Family Science Discovery Day at the museum. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff