The Knights Inn’s days may be numbered, if a city plan to revamp San Jose Avenue moves forward.
Claremont is planning on tearing down the motel—located on the southwest corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and San Jose Avenue—and building a Hampton Inn in its place. Before this happens, however, the city will hold a public hearing during the September 13 city council meeting to discuss the plan to raze the former Howard Johnson’s motel. The motel has stood along Claremont’s side of the 10 freeway since the late 1960s.
Young musicians dream of walking out on a big stage, squinting into the lights and smiling at a throng of appreciative fans. But the road inevitably begins with modest shows in front of small groups of friends and family, usually in back yards, garages or living rooms.
Melanie did not receive that memo.
One of the veteran singer and songwriter’s earliest performances was at Woodstock, in front of more than 500,000 people.
Three businesses along the 400 block of Auto Center Drive were burglarized within 24 hours.
Two of the businesses, Mr. You’s Chinese Food and Round Table Pizza, were broken into around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, the Claremont Police Department said in a release. The burglars reportedly used a rock to smash a glass door and small window then stole an unknown amount of cash before fleeing.
Richard Krebs was taken aback when he saw Richard Krebs for the first time.
The Pennsylvania native—who’s son, Mike Krebs, lives in Claremont—was searching for his family lineage on a genealogy site five years ago when something strange happened. His searches took him to a tiny town in southern Germany named Bischbrunn.
Thursday, September 8 is Claremont Day at the Fair, a day celebrating the community’s volunteers, humanitarians, students, neighbors and organizations that make their city a better place to live. A Community Hero presentation will take place at 4 p.m. followed by a parade at 5 p.m. This year’s Claremont Community Heroes are Phyllis Huss, Andrew “Case” Keough, Shelby Greenberg, Diana Miller and the Claremont Educational Foundation.
Claremont police officers are investigating three commercial burglaries that occurred between 6 p.m. on Friday, August 26 and 7 a.m. on Monday, August 29. All three burglaries were discovered on Tuesday morning.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team will be conducting a series of exercises on the Claremont Graduate University campus on Wednesday, August 31 from 4 to 8 p.m.
These exercises will involve trained search and rescue dogs (bloodhounds and labradors) as well as uniformed police officers. The Claremont Police Department want residents to not be alarmed by the increased law enforcement presence around the Colleges on Wednesday evening.
Do you know what popular Claremont intersection is highlighted in this 1920s photo? Hint: the intersection is still the location of a popular Claremont church of a different name. See the 2016 version of this locale and other key spots as we compare historical images with those of today in a fun aerial video. COURIER photo
A suspect is still at large after a wild vehicle pursuit led to a foot pursuit through the Village Wednesday evening.
Police first picked up on a stolen Jeep Cherokee in the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Avenue just after 6:30 p.m., Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department said. The car did not yield, and a chase began, moving through a residential neighborhood on Scripps before going back towards Indian Hill. Check out our slideshow from the incident.
Photo by Helen Arase
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the site of a creative new exhibit exploring the intersection of botany and cinema. “On Location: California Native Plants in the Movies” is on view through October 23.
The first component of the show is an exhibit housed in the RSABG gallery, which includes a timeline, denoted by tree rings, of the history of the use of California’s indigenous fauna in movies.
After receiving a grant of more than $400,000 in June, the city of Claremont is in the beginning stages of using the funds to develop a swath of land directly south of the railroad tracks.
The project, dubbed the Indian Hill Corridor Specific Plan—formerly called the Village South Specific Plan—currently encompasses 17 acres of land, stretching from Arrow Highway north to Santa Fe Street and Bucknell Avenue on the west to the east side of Indian Hill, according to the grant proposal.
Jennifer Strickland and Jacob Buchholz took different paths on their way to becoming pastors. Now, the married couple will be making their big debut as the new co-senior pastors at Claremont United Church of Christ on Sunday, August 28. Ms. Strickland and Mr. Buchholz are the first co-senior pastors and the first married couple to take the helm at CUCC. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police released dramatic surveillance footage of an armed robbery at the Shell gas station that occurred on Sunday morning.
In the 45 second long video, the suspect, described by police as a Caucasian or Hispanic man aged 35-40, is seen brandishing a small chrome revolver and demanding cash from the station clerk. He was seen wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, sunglasses, a yellow surgical mask, a blue long-sleeved shirt and jean shorts. Check out the video by clicking our STORY link.
On Wednesday, August 10 at approximately 1 p.m., two men were involved in a residential burglary in the 500 block of Ridgefield Drive in Claremont. The suspects smashed a bathroom window to gain entry into the residence then stole a large amount of jewelry before fleeing the area.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects should contact the Claremont Police Department Detective Bureau at (909) 399-5420.