Claremont residents may not know something many commuters already know. In preparation for a new housing development at Towne Ave and Base Line Road, intersection updates have shrunk Base Line down to one lane in each direction for the next couple of weeks. The traffic pattern may be different, but drivers can access both streets with a little extra work. The work is for the future site of Meadow Park, a brand-new 95-unit attached community by William Lyon Homes. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The city has reviewed its sanitation and street sweeping fees and determined it is necessary to increase rates for sanitation and street sweeping to maintain operations and vehicle replacements.
A notice advising property owners of the proposed increases was sent to all Claremont property owners and current customers the week of April 6.
The Children’s Foundation of America, a foster care nonprofit, will be hosting a fundraising event for Child Abuse Prevention Month called “Fostering Style,” a one-day pop-up shop where attendees can shop for gently-used, higher-end clothing and accessories.
“Fostering Style” will take place at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To see Oscar-nominated short films, look no further than this year’s Claremont 5 Second Film Festival on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Claremont Laemmle Theatre, hosted by the Claremont Community College, which sponsors educational and cultural activities.
This year, festival organizers have added an additional night to precede the event, focusing on music and film
In his first children’s book, Joel Harper asked kids to follow trash from local storm drains All the Way to the Ocean, learning how littering can harm marine life.
By the end of the story, the young protagonists and their classmates clean up their neighborhood, making sure junk like plastic bags, fast food wrappers and cigarette butts don’t make their way to waterways. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police arrested 29-year-old Ryan Coon, a transient who recently came to California from Nevada, on Saturday, April 18 after Mr. Coon burglarized a home on the 300 block of West Harrison Drive.
At about 7:14 p.m., a witness saw a residential burglary in progress and then chased the suspect. Nearby residents who witnessed the chase called 9-1-1. Mr. Coon was seen running through rear yards in the 400 block of West Sixth Street.
With the ongoing drought and escalating water costs, more and more people are opting to substitute water-wise plants for thirsty ones. In many cases, they are choosing as replacements native plants, the kind that have grown in the area for time untold.
Here in Claremont, using plants that reflect the local chaparral ecosystem—most of which thrive in full sun and dry rocky soil—can help residents establish a sense of place.
Prom can be high school’s most storied night. A sea of girls in fancy dresses and their sharply dressed dates, dancing the night away and creating a memory that will last a lifetime.
For many Claremont High School parents, however, financial challenges and family circumstances may prevent them from making that dream a reality.
The Rotary Club of Claremont will hold its 16th annual Taste of Claremont event on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Claremont University Consortium Building on First Street and Mills Avenue.
This is Claremont Rotary’s pinnacle funding event and one of Claremont’s premier community events
Claremont police caught the bad guys thanks to the keen eye of a homeowner following a burglary in progress at her residence. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Pomello Drive at 3:20 p.m. after the victim arrived home and saw the door to the garage was open.
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved nonprofit funding recommendations brought before them Tuesday night.
The Community Based Organization Grant Program budget included $86,650 for general services and an additional $60,000 for homeless services.
UPDATED: Move over Dodger, the city has a new crime-fighting partner and he’s ready for his close-up. Meet Luther, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and the Claremont Police Department’s newest four-legged officer.
“He’s a very simple dog,” says Officer Snyder, a six-year veteran of the Claremont Police Department. “His tail is always wagging.”
When it comes to selling a house, there are some key players, chief among them being the realtor.
“Selling a home involves many variables and many people,” says Geoff Hamill, realtor/broker associate with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s our job to be the facilitator, the organizer, the listener and sometimes the therapist,” Mr. Hamill said.
John Reid has been installed as the new president of the University Club of Claremont, the club offering “the most intellectually-stimulating luncheon in town.”
Ray Bragg is the new vice president, and Maria Carlson, Pat Kelly and Gene Smith were elected to the board of directors.