A three-hour meeting regarding a controversial zone change on College Avenue ended in yet another stalemate Wednesday afternoon. The four-person ad hoc committee, comprised of councilmembers Joe Lyons and Larry Schroeder and planning commissioners K.M. Williamson and Leigh Anne Jones, failed to make a recommendation to the city council after discussion that at times became contentious.
As the Claremont Depot gets renovated for the upcoming art museum, some elderly or disadvantaged residents may be suffering unintended consequences.
A letter sent to the COURIER on April 20 by resident Dennis Lloyd outlines one such problem—seniors’ inability to renew their Transit Access Permit (TAP) cards in the city.
The State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) approved Renwick House for historical significance on April 18 despite requests by Pomona College to delay the vote.
The unanimous decision is another chapter in the dramatic saga involving the college’s plan to move the 1900 Queen Anne house across the street to make room for the proposed Pomona College Museum of Art.
The physical properties of live music have a unique power to unite, soothe and, yes, heal. “Music softens the heart,” said musician and composer Yuval Ron. “It connects people with emotions and feelings and memories. It has a vibrational effect. Music penetrates us, and not just through our ears. Music vibrates our bones, our tissues, it goes to our brain. It vibrates every cell in our body.”
Erica Jimenez feeds a strawberry to her seven-month-old daughter Daniela on Monday at Vargas Farms’ strawberry stand in Claremont. Ms. Jimenez, who is the daughter of longtime area farmer Adrian Vargas, was busy setting up shop at the stand’s new location at the northeast corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway. The Vargas family grew strawberries on the pocket farm located at Base Line Road and Towne Avenue in Claremont for 35 years until the land was sold. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Upland resident Robert Priest, 65, was arrested for committing a hate crime and brandishing a weapon after a road rage incident on Monday, May 2 at around noon.
The male victim and Mr. Priest were driving westbound on Arrow Route at Claremont Boulevard when the two men exchanged words while stopped at the red light. Mr. Priest allegedly yelled an Arabic racial slur at the victim while displaying a handgun.
The power of memory and the deep scars left by those who were lost are the central themes that are the focus of this year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration at Temple Beth Israel on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the synagogue at 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona.
“When Ronald Reagan was shot, I said to my mom, ‘I hope he dies.’” Then a teenager steeped in the Chicano activism of his parents and grandparents, Quetzal Flores thought his youthful bluster would be met with welcome ears. “My mom said, ‘Don’t you ever say that about another human being.’
Even a small amount of rain could not dampen the spirits of over 800 people who showed up for the 17th annual Taste of Claremont on Saturday night. After the rained passed, party goers enjoyed a beautiful sunset along with their food and drink from dozens of local vendors. The Taste is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont, who uses the proceeds to fund many Claremont organizations and activities. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A group of community members convened at the Claremont High School theater Wednesday night to discuss what a school bond measure might look like, should the district decide to place one on the ballot in the upcoming November election. The district has created a list of projects that a bond might fund or, more accurately, two lists. A longer list includes $111 million worth of facilities projects.
The Claremont City Council voted to keep a tree in place, approved community-based funding for the next year and honored a multitude of Claremonters during Tuesday’s meeting.
The city-owned European Hackberry tree, located in front of the home of Chip and Linda Chavez on Georgia Court, has been there since 1992
It was an unusual afternoon for Daniel Kentner as he came face-to-face with a big brown bear at his home in the Claraboya area. Here's the encounter in his own words. "I had a visitor in my yard on Friday, April 22 around 2:26 p.m. The very large bear had apparently emerged from a neighbors swimming pool and walked into my yard soaking wet. Photo/Daniel Kentner
Claremont Businessman will be featured in a National Geographic Channel documentary in early May. Arman Ariane, owner of the Claremont men's store Xerxes and women's Susa boutique, will present the Zoroastrian perspective on The Story of God with Morgan Freeman on May 1 at 9 p.m.
A quick moving storm blew the Claremont region Monday giving many people a big surprise. Snow! Although it was only a dusting, the snow level did drop to 6000 feet during the day, making the Mt. Baldy area look like a winter wonderland. But take a good look, it will be the last time we see the cold stuff until next season. Friday will be nice and 74, but the weather will change as a cold front comes through Saturday, with light rain and a high temperature of barely 70. More sun kicks in Sunday as a warm-up comes next week. Lows will remain cool around 50. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger