Following a disappointing report, the Claremont City Council approved a contract extension with CLS Landscape Management for park maintenance programs at the February 23 council meeting. The extension comes on the heels of the city putting out requests for local landscape companies using new parameters—no chemicals, no leaf blowers and no weeds and an increase of mulch use in planters—that was met with a tepid response.
A controversial zone change on College Avenue was pushed once more to the next Planning Commission meeting March 15.
The move made during the March 1 commission meeting is meant to merge the zone change, located at 211 and 239 College Avenue, into the public hearing on the revised Pomona College master plan, according to Director of Community Services Brian Desatnik.
Claremont-based stone sculptor Jim Coffman has a knack for finding beauty in ruins. Mr. Coffman, who runs Altered Stones on Mills Avenue in Montclair, loves to create designs from blocks of stone that resemble artifacts from a forgotten epoch.
“I like making things that look like they've been around for a long time,” he said. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Tuesday, February 23 police arrested a Pomona man after he was caught stealing razors from Stater Brothers, the second time he has been arrested for the same crime. Police say Allen Pool, 61, entered the supermarket at approximately 3:15 p.m. and went directly to aisle ten.
Despite concerns raised by commissioners that the city had already pre-approved a tree removal, members of the Community and Human Services Commission pushed forward with the removal of a health Holly Oak tree at the Serrano II housing development on Base Line Road.
Harrison McIntosh’s widow Marguerite McIntosh relates a memory from early in their marriage during a service for her husband at Garrison Theater on the Scripps College campus. Mr. McIntosh was remembered as a skilled artist and a humble man during the 90-minute event Sunday evening. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A panel of experts will provide information about how to protect yourself from fraud relating to home repair, finances, identity theft, auto repair and more on Wednesday, March 23 at 9 a.m. at the Joslyn Senior Center.
The breakfast, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, will include a presentation by Senator Carol Liu, Assemblymember Chris Holden, and staff members from the city of Claremont and the Contractors State License Board
Windows at two businesses in the Village were smashed with a rock early Sunday morning, and police are still looking for the suspect.
A Dr. Grubb’s employee called police at approximately 5:30 a.m. to report a lower glass windowpane at nearby Salad Farm was smashed, according to Sgt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
The dance team performs a James Bond themed routine during a spring sports rally on Friday at Claremont High School. The event featured games, music and of course introductions of all the sports teams that will compete in the upcoming semester. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Community and Human Services Commission voted during a special session Monday night to recommend adoption of the final draft of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP) Master Plan and send it to the city council for final approval.
Claremonters came out in droves during the meeting to give insight to the CHWP plan.
Claremont has moved one small step closer to a possible overpass for the incoming Gold Line.
The Claremont City Council approved additional review of a conceptual design for a Gold Line bridge over Indian Hill Boulevard during a marathon council meeting on Tuesday night.
Be sure to see our link to an animated video of the overpass artist rendering with our story.
The CoolCalifornia Challenge is a competition between 22 cities to reduce their carbon footprints. The winning city will get the largest share of $150,000 for sustainability projects. And if you help Claremont earn points, you may also win.
A panel of statewide leaders from each level of higher education—community colleges, California State Universities and the University of California systems—will be speakers on a panel discussing “Is California Higher Education Working?” sponsored by the Claremont Area League of Women Voters at their “Food for Thought” public meeting. The meeting will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Padua Room at the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $20. To confirm attendance and pay, visit eventbrite.com/lwvclaremont or simply pay at the door.
A San Diego man fell to his death while hiking in the Mt. Baldy area Saturday afternoon—the third fatality on the mountain within the month and the second on the Devil’s Backbone trail.
The 45-year-old man, who has not been identified pending next of kin notification, was hiking with a friend on the Devil’s Backbone trail when he slipped and fell around 1:14 p.m., according to a release from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.