While taking his stroll along Thompson Creek Trail this week, Claremonter James Brake happened upon a group of landscape workers gathered around some brush.
One of the workers had spotted an owl on the ground, tried to catch it, when the owl tried to hide.
“The head worker had a soft spot for animals, donned his gloves, and went in to fetch it,”?Mr. Brake shared. “Once captured, the crew placed it in a small backpack.”
The good news is these winter storms have helped Southern California's long term drought situation. Some experts say the drought could be over by the end of the week. The bad news is a boatload of rain and warmer temperatures are headed our way. In fact, some snow may even melt given low temperatures may not dip below the freezing mark at higher elevations. At the San Dimas dam (bottom of photo), water levels are so high the city is unloading water from the dam to prepare for 2-3 inches of rain this week. Back at Claremont, high temperatures will reach around 60 degrees, with lows near 50. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont police officers arrested two suspects for a commercial burglary, thanks to a proactive victim and video surveillance evidence. On Saturday, February 9 at 12:45 p.m., officers were called to the 400 block of W. Arrow Highway regarding a burglary investigation.
There are more than a few familiar things about one of the new restaurants in town, Coates Fried Chicken and Burgers, at 353 W. Bonita Ave. in the Village.
First, the name. Co-owners Travis Flood and Matt Fong, avid cyclists, took their name from Coates Cyclery, the beloved bicycle shop that closed in 2017 after 82 years in business.
“We’ve been cyclists, my partner and I, for years,” Mr. Flood said. COURIER video/Matthew Weinberger
And then there were six. The Claremont City Council whittled down the number of district maps to six finalists during a special meeting Monday night, the third such event to take public comment on the city’s transition to district-based elections.
Doug Johnson of National Demographics Corporation (NDC) said the 13 finalists were taken from 31 maps selected—a high number of submissions for a city of Claremont’s size, he said.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) Foundation is hosting its 12th annual Power of Red event to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to raise funds to support the Stead Heart and Vascular Center’s Stead Heart for Women Program.
After dinner, this year’s event will feature presentations by Dr. Janet Wei of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center. Guests are encouraged to wear red to support heart health education.
The temperature in Claremont didn't even reach 50 degrees on Tuesday. That's pretty rare for our hot Southern California town. The good news is the series of storms that brought us rain moved east, giving us that clear, cold weather. But there's also a lot of water runoff from the San Gabriel mountains that will only be increasing given the couple feet of snow that fell on the Mt. Baldy area—see video. Be sure to check road conditions before driving to any mountain area. For the weekend expect high temperatures in the 50s, with lows in the upper 30s, and a chance of rain Sunday.
On Monday, January 28 police were looking for two suspects who burglarized two homes in north Claremont. Around 3 p.m., a resident on the 800 block of Base Line Road told police that he heard someone knock on her door and then a window breaking, the Claremont Police Department said. The suspect saw the resident, who was still inside the house, and fled to an awaiting black Ford Focus with black rims.
Claremont may have had four days of constant rain, but at mountain elevations there has been up to two feet of snow, making this one of the best ski seasons in Southern California in years. So we ventured up Baldy Road to see what was going on in the San Gabriel Mountains. Be prepared for slippery roads—especially in shady areas—traffic and freezing temperatures since our weather will remain cold for next week, if not longer. Feels like a real winter in Claremont!
It may not have snowed but Claremont residents did wake up to white roofs and yards with a healthy dose of frost over night. After the last storm blew through on Tuesday it brought with it a cold air mass that produced temperature in the low 30s. Tonight is forecast to be another cold one so remember to protect your vulnerable plants and bring all pets indoors. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont residents look through a handout containing the maps of proposed voting districts one Monday during a special meeting of the Claremont City Council. After listening to public comment the council narrowed the selection of proposed maps from 11 to seven. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A fast moving storm system blew through Claremont on Thursday, dumping almost an inch of rain at lower elevations and snow over 7000 feet. This enabled residents to get a fantastic view of the San Gabriel mountains at sunset after the storm passed. If you missed the view, no worries, as a couple more storm systems will give us rainy days through Tuesday. Saturday however, is the big rain-snow event as Claremont will get up to two inches of rain, with a foot of snow expected in higher mountain elevations. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
As the old song goes, it’s not easy being green. Claremont’s participation in the Clean Power Alliance is causing confusion with many residents and, unfortunately, things may get more complicated as the city once again finds itself at the mercy of the California Public Utilities Commission.