Los Angeles County Fire Department firemen (Station 62) respond to a broken fire hydrant shooting water over 30 feet in the air at the Vons Shopping Center on Mills Avenue Thursday evening. Early reports confirmed the driver of a car did hit the hydrant. It took around 25 minutes to shut the water main off to stop the flow. The shopping center was shut down for a short period of time. More information as news develops. Be sure to check out our slideshow from the scene. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Freedom 5000 started off Claremont’s Fourth of July celebration with the pancake breakfast immediately after, the parade in the afternoon and the firework show capping the day off. More in our next edition COURIER photo/Helen Arase
Lynn Sherr, author of Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, will visit Pilgrim Place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Decker Hall to talk about her book. Ms. Sherr will be joined by retired Presbyterian minister Bear Ride, a resident of Pilgrim Place and the sister of astronaut Sally Ride.
This event is presented by Pilgrim Place’s Woman’s Perspective group and open to the public. Books will also be available for sale and signing.
On Wednesday, July 9, Pooch Park in Claremont will be closed to the public from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. City workers will be taking soil samples utilizing a small drilling device in preparation for a future turf renovation project. Work is anticipated to conclude at 4:30 p.m., allowing the park to be reopened to the public starting at 5 p.m. For more information regarding the closure, contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.
Two male juveniles, age 15 and 16, were arrested on Saturday, July 5 for vehicle burglary.
Claremont police responded to a vehicle burglary at Norm’s Restaurant, 807 S. Indian Hill Blvd., about 12:30 p.m. When the officers arrived, they discovered that five vehicles had been broken into at several different locations along Auto Center Drive. A witness saw two suspects run from the area and reported that they were last seen hiding along the north side of Auto Center Drive.
Dressed up as President George Washington, Peter Small gives a history lesson about our first president on Thursday at the Claremont Public Library. Mr. Small explained the reason for the serious expression in President Washington’s portrait was because the artist instructed him to remove his fake teeth. Be sure to check out our complete "FUN Fabulous 4th" special section at the bottom of the story inside. COURIER photo/Helen Arase
Since 1949, the Village Grille has been a staple in the Claremont Village.
Whether you’re a Grille regular, sidling up to the counter, or a visitor to town, seated outside to watch the world go by, the special of the day is the same friendly service and rib-sticking food.
With red vinyl booths, black-and-white linoleum and a soundtrack of golden oldies rock ‘n roll—“I’m the kind of guy who can never settle down…”—the restaurant offers a welcome slice of Americana.
After his legs were paralyzed in a work injury, life hasn’t just gone on for Bruce Cornell. It has been an adventure, filled with peak experiences and fantastic people.
The wheelchair athlete recently shared his challenges and triumphs, including unforgettable feats like skydiving and competing in the Boston Marathon, with some 23 kids enrolled in Claremont Unified School District’s Summer Day Camp.
The annual Fourth of July event is right around the corner, and includes the following:
The Kiwanis pancake breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. The 1K kids fun run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park. The 5K run/walk will be held between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park.
Memorial Park will host booths, games and food vendors throughout the day. Anyone wishing to participate in the T. Willard Hunter Speakers’ Corner should sign up now. Word is, there are only a few late afternoon time slots left. Contact Karen Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Claremont and Pomona police search a home on West Sage Street in Claremont Tuesday evening following a report of prowlers in the neighborhood. Police received the initial call at 8:20 p.m. when a resident reported seeing two male suspects jump over a wall leading to a neighbor’s backyard. Shortly after, another neighbor saw three suspects fleeing the location and briefly chased them while calling police. The suspects scattered but one was apprehended near the corner of Mountain Avenue and Base Line Road. Despite the assistance of Pomona K-9 unit and a helicopter from Ontario the other two suspects eluded capture. Arrested was Roman Henderson, 21, of Victorville, who was held on $50,000 bail and will remain in custody until a court hearing July 3. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The blankets and chairs will be placed on Indian Hill Boulevard for days in advance. This year’s parade will follow in the tradition of years past, with hundreds of kids on bikes, dogs in carts and folks on horseback as they all jockey for position in what has become one of the most popular events of the day.
At 3 p.m., spectators head en masse to Indian Hill with children in tow and cameras in hand to stake out the best place to sway with the tunes of the marching band and enjoy the sights of the decorative floats and familiar faces.
Using London’s Hyde Park Corner as his inspiration, Reverend T. Willard Hunter began the Claremont Independence Day Speakers’ Corner in 1977 to showcase the constitutional right of free speech.
As a result, a variety of topics ranging from politics and religion to current events and history have graced the podium for the past three decades.
In the 1970s, Rev. Hunter saw Claremont historian, the late Judy Wright, speak at a local event.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is one of Claremont’s jewels and butterflies are among nature’s jewels and you can experience both during the Garden’s Butterflies and Brews nights.
Each Wednesday in July, local musicians provide the soundtrack to the garden, the Butterfly Pavilion and LT Mustardseed’s amazing upcycled sculptures from 5 to 8 p.m
Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, everyone is invited to attend the Monday night summer concert series. This year’s nine-week series will take place on Mondays, July 7 through September 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. This summer’s line-up is as follows: