Costumed revelers crowd the cross walk in front of City Hall Monday afternoon for the annual Claremont Spooktacular, Halloween festival in the Village. Area businesses handed out treats while the City of Claremont had a number of games and entertainment for children at the Depot. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The editorial staff of the Claremont COURIER newspaper urges a yes vote on Measure G.
The need for funds to repair and improve public schools in Claremont is clear. We feel that district staff has done a good job—a very good job—of outlining needs and paring down the to-do list to only the most critical projects.
The Claremont City Council took an official stance to an upcoming ballot measure during a full agenda for the last meeting in October.
Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper presented the staff report during Tuesday’s meeting, recommending the opposition to Proposition 57, which the city says is not what it claims to be.
Measure G was hotly debated on the floor of the Hughes Center’s Padua Room, as proponents and detractors weighed in on the local school bond.
The forum, held Thursday, October 20 during an Active Claremont meeting, featured Richard Fass, a newly-retired Pomona College administrator and chair of the Measure G advocacy group RISE in favor of the $58 million, 30-year general obligation bond. Jay Pocock, owner of Superior Trailer Works, offered arguments against the measure.
Four separate car burglaries occurred within a 24-hour period in north Claremont.
The theft took place between Monday and Tuesday in four separate locations north of Base Line Road, the Claremont Police Department said in a statement. They occurred on the 3800 block of Grand Avenue, the 4300 block of Hiwassee, the 1300 block of Appalachian and the 2700 block of Monticello Road.
At around 12:23 p.m., Claremont Police received a call from the CHP regarding human remains found near the eastbound on-ramp of the 10 Freeway at Indian Hill Blvd.
California Transportation workers were conducting roadside cleanup when they discovered what they believed to be human bones. The CHP responded and confirmed that the bones were human and called Claremont PD to investigate.
Scripps College kicked off its Scripps Presents series last month by welcoming novelist and essayist Nicholson Baker, whose latest book, Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids, sheds light on education in America today.
Mr. Baker illumines readers not by quoting figures or delving into academic philosophy, but instead by serving as a faithful observer of all the moments that make up the day for a student, and for a substitute teacher.
Savannah Speak gives her brother Edward Speak a ride with sibling Zachary Speak and grandfather David Speak in tow on Saturday just before the costume parade at the annual Village Venture festival in the Claremont Village. The popular parade serves as a kick off to the long day of fun, food and shopping. Be sure to see our video inside. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m., the city’s Sports Committee will host a College Park neighborhood meeting at the Blaisdell Community Center. The committee invites surrounding College Park residents and members of Claremont Little League to attend to begin the process of drafting a new College Park Neighborhood Agreement.
The purpose of the agreement is to provide a clear outline on issues such as sports field lighting, parking and noise.
COURIER reader Charles Hepperle took this photo of the spectacular lightning storm that blew through the area in the early hours Monday morning. Aside from waking up residents the storm also dropped the first measurable rain of the fall season with one backyard rain gauge showing a full inch.
Those headed home at rush hour Friday evening watched a huge plume of black smoke rising from the Ontario area, as a recycling plant went up in ashes. On what otherwise was a clear day—this photo was taken 6 miles away—the clouds from the fire could be seen from around the Southland. The fire continued to smolder for hours after it started because of the large number of cardboard pallets stored at the facility. Over 65 firefighters were used to put out the blaze. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Congressmembers Judy Chu, Norma Torres and Grace Napolitano and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the passage of Measure M at Pomona College on Friday, October 14.
The politicians spoke at Metro’s State of the Project for the Foothill Gold Line, which offered a glimpse of the past, present and future of the San Gabriel Valley light rail line.