Obsessive-compulsive disorder put to good use can be a fine thing. Just ask Matt Zarzana, general manager of George Cross and Sons, Inc., which owns and operates the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show, an event akin to Christmas morning for vintage car geeks.
The redesigned Gold Line overpass got the stamp of approval from the Traffic and Transportation Commission (TTC). The commission voted 4-1 in favor of the bridge on September 28, with commissioner Jack Blair the only dissenting vote. The design now moves on to the city council, where it will be scrutinized before a final vote is cast on October 10.
A registered sex offender is claiming the city’s residency restrictions are unconstitutional.
Martin Weiss filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief on August 2 in the Central District Court of California. The 16-page complaint claims Claremont’s sex offender residency restrictions, which were adopted in January 2010, violate the Fourteenth Amendment and constitute banishment from the city.
One of Claremont’s newest—and oldest—shopping destination, the Packing House, has had the good fortune of being nearly 100 percent occupied since it was redeveloped in 2007.
Built in 1922 by College Heights Orange and Lemon Association, the spot spent many decades as a thriving citrus industry packing house before closing its doors in 1972.
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce will host the 36th annual Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire in the Claremont Village on Saturday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Guests can start their holiday shopping as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with 400 vendors. Booths will sell original crafts, unique art, jewelry and apparel.
Claremont’s stretch of Foothill Boulevard—about two miles that opened in 1931—was recaptured from Caltrans in 2012, and with it came $5.7 million for improvements. Foothill, or Route 66, has long been celebrated as a refuge for travelers. This story and many more are part of the COURIER's latest special section 'DEAL With It—An insider's guide in shopping Claremont.' COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Community Foundation (CCF), a philanthropic group that provides grants to local arts, education and social programs, has a new leader.
Aurelia Brogan was formerly the arts coordinator for the city of Claremont, began her job as the foundation’s executive director in July. She said CCF had been without a director for some time, and sees the start of her tenure as a “good time to hit refresh.”
When the staff and volunteers from the Service Center for Independent Life (SCIL) receives a tip to help a Claremont resident, it's not long before they jump into action. Such was the case for longtime Claremonter Chuck Farritor, who at 93 still lives alone, but his poor eyesight keeps him from doing certain physical activities. After recently losing his wife Muriel to cancer, the timing could not be better for the folks at SCIL to get to work. Before Mr. Farritor could say thank you, a team was cleaning up the landscaping at his home giving it a fresh, clean look. Mr. Farritor was not only surprised with all the help, he was immensely grateful. Another job well done! For more information about how SCIL can help, call (909) 621-6722.
Claremont has been thrust into the midst of a dramatic series of events regarding the upcoming Gold Line expansion, with only months before groundbreaking.
Days after County Supervisor Hilda Solis made a motion to study eliminating the Claremont Metrolink Station as part of the upcoming Gold Line expansion, Mayor Larry Schroeder wrote a letter requesting they be informed of the process.
A document that has dogged the city for years is finally heading to the state for approval.
The city council unanimously passed a group of directives known as the housing element, which is a vital part of a city’s general plan that looks at housing demographics, housing services and breaks down how many available units per income bracket are available in the city.
Claremont has been out of compliance with the housing element since 2014.
On Wednesday, September 20 a slight misunderstanding led to a Fontana man getting arrested for driving a stolen vehicle. Officers picked up on a Honda Odyssey around 8:37 a.m. that was reported stolen out of Fontana on September 15. The 34-year-old driver was arrested at the scene on the 800 block of Foothill Boulevard.
Members of the Claremont Chorale rehearse on Monday at Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall. The chorale is celebrating its 50th anniversary with several upcoming events including a dinner and silent auction on October 14 at Taylor Hall. Their annual Christmas concert will take place December 2 and 3 at Claremont United Church of Christ. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Turns out the staff at Claremont Escrow missed us so much, they are returning to Claremont. Started in 2004 in Claremont, this independently owned escrow company has a big reputation helping people finance their dream homes. In 2010, they moved to the Upland-Claremont border on Monte Vista Avenue. But it became clear business was best when in the center of Claremont.