Frank Bedoya, a former police commissioner, and Bob Tener—both proponents for Measure PS—will lead the Thursday, October 15 Active Claremont meeting at 7 p.m. with a presentation about the measure, which would authorize the Claremont City Council to adopt an ordinance levying a special parcel tax to fund a new public safety facility. Opponents to Measure PS will be available during the question and answer session only.
The Rodriguezes, who live and work in the City of Trees, are in the middle of filming the first season of their new reality show, Vintage Flip. Mr. and Ms. Rodriguez, who have been in the real estate business for years, are overjoyed with the new opportunity.
The couple found a passion for house-flipping during the infamous 2008 recession, when Mr. Rodriguez’s real estate company, Cal-American Homes, worked with the banks to turn over foreclosed homes. Conducting routine maintenance on the homes and selling them for the banks inspired Mr. Rodriguez to try it on his own, buying a house in Riverside on the cheap in 2009.
A quiet Claremont intersection turned into a scene right out of a bad action film. At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Monday, October 4 a red Camaro collided with a white Toyota Tacoma at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Elder Avenue. The driver of the Camaro, identified as 22-year-old Steven Tinajero of Pomona, attempted to flee the scene without stopping to check on the welfare of the occupants in the Tacoma.
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area recently presented the Ruth Ordway Award to Freeman Allen of Sustainable Claremont. The Ruth Ordway Award is presented annually to a local resident who has contributed outstanding service to the community.
The Alzheimer's Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, October 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites community members who have one hour of time to spare on a weekly basis, to sign up and become a reader for the club’s “Read Me” program. This program brings volunteer readers into Claremont preschool classrooms, to read from age-appropriate and approved books to young students, in order to encourage good reading habits from an early age.
When most new buildings are opened, the event is marked by an official ceremony with dignitaries and other important people from around the community. Check passings or ribbon cuttings are a common sight during the celebration. But the folks at Pomona College wanted to do something unique for the opening of the Millikan Laboratory Saturday. Since the building has a strong math and physics emphasis, why not show a standing room audience how to split (or crush) an atom? And that's exactly what Pomona president David Oxtoby did. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont residents were given the opportunity to engage with the city on the specifics of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park master plan Monday evening. The event was an effort to inform residents about the future of the park and an opportunity for public comment. Held at Taylor Hall, it was structured as an open forum.
To local merchant Brenda Ricciardi, Bottega 25 is a true labor of love. To understand why, one has to look at what she has been through to get here. The tiny home décor shop, tucked away in a corner of Claremont’s Packing House, has been open for more than a year. “I wanted an Italian and euro-type of name and bottega means artist gallery or boutique or artist workshop,” Ms. Ricciardi said. “So it was perfect.”
On Friday, September 25 just before 5 p.m., 36-year-old Salome Rodriguez casually walked into the Chase bank, located on the 800 block of south Indian Hill, to allegedly cash a stolen check. The Pomona resident's plan quickly unraveled when the teller contacted the victim of the theft, who confirmed it was stolen.
A Claremont police officer handcuffs the driver of a Toyota sedan while another officer keeps his gun trained on a passenger on Tuesday in Claremont. The car was reported stolen out of El Monte. Claremont police arrested the two male occupants following a short pursuit in the city. More as the story unfolds. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The lunar eclipse Sunday night was a popular distraction throughout Claremont even if at first it seemed like clouds were going to spoil the fun. As the moon rose, it was only barely visible through the haze that lingered on the horizon. But by the time it reached full eclipse just before 8 p.m., it was clear and bright. Have a nice photo of the eclipse? Send it to the COURIER: email@example.com
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets Claremont College students following his speech on Friday at Pitzer College. Mr. O’Malley's talk outlined his progressive political platform including reining in college tuition debt, generating all electricity from renewable sources and implementing public financing for congressional races. Check out our updated complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff