Real Connections, the Claremont-based, village-style approach to aging in place, is celebrating its second anniversary. To mark the day, a picnic is scheduled on Thursday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Larkin Park in Claremont on the corner of Mountain and Harrison Avenues.
The summer celebration will include food, music and fun for the whole family, as well as the greater community. There is no fee to attend.
With a historic drought and a city filled with 24,000 trees, finding a solution to maintain Claremont’s lush urban forest has been a challenge for everyone. High water prices, inadequate irrigation systems and, in some cases, a question of responsibility for watering city trees have resulted in the endangerment of what would otherwise be healthy trees.
Let there be no confusion: he wellbeing of city trees is a long-term partnership between Claremont residents and the city
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved the use of $176,000 of the city’s unassigned General Fund money to hire a communications firm to assist with public outreach as it pertains to the water system acquisition.
Although the city has been pursuing this endeavor for over two years, the ballot measure approved by council in June has pushed the topic to the forefront and the public’s need for information into overdrive.
Former Claremont resident and convicted serial rapist Christopher Evan Hubbart has been released from prison. A press release issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office confirms the 63-year-old has been placed in a residence located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County adjacent to Palmdale. The sexually violent predator had spent nearly 30 years in and out of prison and state mental hospitals when Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert T. Brown determined in May 2013 that Mr. Hubbart’s ability to pass a psychological exam meant he “would not be a danger to others due to his diagnosed mental disorder while under the supervision and treatment in the community.”
Members of the Claremont girls’ AYSO under 14 team are recognized on Monday for their victory in the AYSO National Games 2014 which were held last week in San Pedro. The Claremont team won all eight of their games including a couple of nail biters that went down to penalty shootout to decide a victor. Check out our latest story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Starting this week, Ophelia’s Jump will present an event perfect for cool summer evenings: an outdoor Shakespeare festival. It’s a natural fit for a college town known for delighting in culture.
The nonprofit theater company will give alternating performances of the comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and the tragedy “Macbeth” from July 17 through July 27. Shows will be performed in the round in Pomona College’s scenic Sontag Greek Theatre.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic to the shows, which beginning at 7:30 p.m. will be preceded by lighthearted entertainment such as Shakespearian improv and stage combat workshops. There will also be arts and crafts vendors on hand, selling Elizabethan-flavored wares as well as a photo booth and even a Shakespearean insult booth. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Instructional materials for elementary mathematics have been reviewed by Claremont Unified School District staff and are being recommended for adoption by the CUSD board. The public may review the materials and provide input prior to adoption at the Thursday, August 7 meeting of the board.
Materials will be on public display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the atrium level of the CUSD district office at 170 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont.
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.