Sustainable Claremont and the city have scheduled the final phase of planting at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park for Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will plant additional trees and shrubs on the west side of Mills Avenue, across from the south parking lot.
The Energy Network and the Claremont Energy Challenge will co-present “Home Energy Tours: Home Upgrade in Claremont” to help homeowners see first-hand how homes can become energy efficient and offset the cost of upgrades with statewide rebates.
An open house, scheduled for Saturday, January 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., provides community members an opportunity to walk through a one-story Claremont home built in 1966 to see recently upgrades using statewide rebates and incentives through the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program.
The nearly three-week process of tearing down the cottages on the corner of Bonita and College Avenues is nearly complete as worker have removed two completely and gutted the other two. The work is the first step in preparing the site for the future Pomona College Museum of Art. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The businesses along Foothill Boulevard have seen some turnover in recent years, but don’t expect El Ranchero to go anywhere soon.
“At this point, there’s no retirement,” owner Jose Haro, 49, said. “My plan is to stay here as long as I can.
This is good news for fans of the restaurant, which for more than 20 years has provided Claremont with an oasis of affordable Mexican food. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Police are looking for “hot prowl” burglars who broke into three different Claremont homes within two days.
The first break-in occurred on the 100 block of Cleary Court on January 12 at 9:30 p.m., according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. The burglars entered the home by breaking a downstairs window. The resident, who was home at the time, heard glass breaking and saw flashlights downstairs. The resident called out to the burglars, who fled the scene.
Claremont police officers arrived around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 to Jax Bicycle Center at 217 W. First St. for a burglary alarm and discovered that someone had forced open the locked front door.
Upon review of video surveillance, police discovered that the suspect kicked open the front door, stole a black mountain bicycle and fled with the bicycle southbound across First Street. The suspect was in and out of the store in about 30 seconds.
A government professor at Claremont McKenna College, Zachary Courser has also been a member of the Traffic and Transportation Commission since 2014, where he spearheaded an effort to look into creating a quiet zone on railroads through Claremont.
The COURIER will provide features stories on all eight candidates leading up to the Tuesday, March 7 general election.
A special city council meeting will be convened on January 31 to determine the future of the city’s efforts to acquire the water system.
The meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, will discuss options the city may take in regards to the future of Claremont’s quest to claim the water system from Golden State Water (GSW), according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
There was no rest for the weary as the Claremont City Council faced a full agenda for their first meeting of 2017.
The council highlights included voting unanimously to take charge on combating the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer, denying a request to cut down a Eucalyptus tree, approving a raise for the city manager and green lighting the creation of a new Committee on Human Relations during the January 10 meeting.
The council also approved a bonus for City Manager Tony Ramos, but not without protestations.
The bonus comes on the heels of a positive evaluation for Mr. Ramos. It will be a 10 percent bonus, or $21,952.10, a one-time merit award that is not reportable as compensation under the city’s retirement agreement with PERS, according to city documents.
With almost constant rain all day Thursday, Claremont will be looking quite green from the foothills to city parks as a series of storms this week brought almost 2 inches of rain to the area. Snowfall has been limited around the Mt. Baldy area, as only 1-3 inches is expected to stick except in higher elevations. There will be a stray shower blowing through Claremont on Friday, but most of the rain and snow will be reserved for the mountains. The weekend and into next week is looking beautiful with high temperatures in the 60s, lows in the 40s, under partly cloudy skies. This storm system dropped enough rain where Northern California declared an end to their drought conditions. The situation has improved in Southern California, but we are not quite there yet. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Friday, January 6 thousands of dollars in goods were stolen from two homes on north Claremont. In one house, on the 1700 block of Sumner Avenue, burglars entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and ransacked the home, making off with $15,000 worth of jewelry and Taiwanese currency.