The trial to determine control over the Claremont water system is set to begin on Monday, June 13.
The proceedings will be the city’s golden opportunity to convince Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin that it has the standing to claim eminent domain over the system, which is currently operated by Golden State Water Company (GSW).
Claremont had a 40.5 percent voter turnout at Tuesday’s presidential primary, about equal with the state average.
Of the 20,998 registered voters in Claremont, a total of 8,504 ballots were cast.
There are 9,578 registered Democrats in town, of which 4,856 voted. Republicans in Claremont had a lower voter turnout at 2,327 of the 6,086 registered.
Special Olympian Patrick Nguyen, right, leads an entourage that includes Claremont police officers and other local citizens during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Claremont. Four other athletes from the Pomona Valley chapter also carried the torch along Foothill Boulevard including Kenny Williams, Austin Fredrick, Michael Evans and Michael Berry. The event is part of the lead up to the Special Olympics Summer Games to be held June 11 and 12 at Cal State Long Beach. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff
Folk Music Center employee Jerry O’Sullivan helped chase down a thief who stole Ben Harper’s Grammy award from the store last Thursday. The Grammy had been on display at the Village area store for over a decade but has now been moved to an undisclosed location. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sustainable Claremont recognized the top three schools and households who secured Claremont won this year’s CoolCalifornia Challenge. Claremont was titled the “Coolest California City” and was awarded $51,663 for sustainability projects after coming in first with over two million points for saving energy.
During the competition between 22 cities to reduce their carbon footprints, Sustainable Claremont held a mini challenge between Claremont Unified School District Eco Teams and, in May, awarded the top three point-earners for their efforts.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will present its annual “Butterflies and Brews” series throughout the month of June.
On Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m., local musicians will provide the soundtrack to the Garden and the Butterfly Pavilion, which is teeming with California native butterflies in all stages of development. There will be no live music on June 29.
Sonja Stump shows Ari Berrong-Huber how to submit his ballot on Election Day at Sycamore Elementary School. Mr. Berrong-Huber, who was voting for the first time, came to the polling place with his mother Jeanne Berrong. Polls remain open until 8 p.m. in California’s presidential primary election. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sonja Stump shows Ari Berrong-Huber how to submit his ballot on Election Day at Sycamore Elementary School. Mr. Berrong-Huber, who was voting for the first time, came to the polling place with his mother Jeanne Berrong. Polls remained open until 8 p.m. in California’s presidential primary election. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A man on a bicycle was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after crashing into a parked car.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:12 p.m. on Foothill Boulevard in front of Armstrong Garden Center, according to Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department.
The 44-year-old bicyclist was traveling westbound on Foothill when he hit a parked car.
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The news hit the day before the event, when people on Bernie Sanders’ email list were notified that the presidential candidate would be speaking at Ganesha High School the evening of Thursday, May 26.
Word spread via social media and a local newspaper. By 5:30 p.m., a crowd of 2,000 had gathered at the Pomona campus.
After a dismal report, the police facility ad hoc committee decided to do away with the existing police station during its Wednesday evening meeting.
The committee also tabled a discussion on police service level to the Claremont Colleges due to an early exit from committee member and Claremont University Consortium CEO Stig Lanessko. Be sure to check out our aerial video of the current building. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Thursday, May 25 two 15-year-old boys were arrested for battery after getting into a brawl with another student at Claremont High School. The incident happened just before 2 p.m., when the two teenage boys were seen fighting the other student in the boy’s locker room, according to Lt. Ciszek.