There are a number of construction projects taking shape along Base Line Road in Claremont that are in different stages of development. While two of the projects involve new homes, the third is moving forward quickly to build a Whole Foods Market just east of Monte Vista Avenue. It will anchor a much larger retail center with shops and housing. We take to the air in a video to see how these projects are going. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont resident Sally Seven, Mayor Sam Pedroza, and Islamic Center of Claremont President Basem Aweinat listen to the comments of Joseph Salas during an interfaith gathering on Wednesday at the center. The meeting was called after the mosque received an anonymous threatening letter that was also mailed to other Islamic centers in California. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Wednesday, November 30 at about 12:12 p.m., a home in the 400 block of Cinderella Drive was burglarized. Cinderella Drive is south of Arrow Highway and west of Indian Hill Boulevard.
The suspect knocked on the front door of the residence and then walked around to the backyard where he entered through an unlocked door. The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 210 pounds.
Residents are invited to attend an upcoming meeting of the Claremont Architectural Commission on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. to review the site plan and landscaping for the proposed relocation of the Renwick House.
The historic structure is proposed to be relocated from its current location at 220 N. College Ave. to 146 N. College Ave., approximately 200 feet to the southeast, to provide space for the new Pomona College Museum of Art.
The meeting takes place at Claremont council chamber, 225 W. Second St.
Claremont Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen keeps three quotes on the inside of her locker to remind herself of the importance of her job. Chief Vander Veen was officially sworn in during a rousing ceremony on November 28. The event, held at the DoubleTree Hotel, drew community members, city leaders and police officers alike. City Manager Tony Ramos hosted the event, and touted the significance of Chief Vander Veen being the town’s first female police chief.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Pomona Audubon Society broke ground early Monday on its official bird sanctuary near the Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont.
The avian oasis will be completed in 2017 and will feature signage identifying the varieties of birds native to the area, a bird feeding station and a fountain. The project is a joint effort that began with a local animal lover’s kind gesture.
“I’ve been walking the Thompson Creek Trail for 25 years,” said Claremont’s Anne Stoll. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont’s newest pizzeria, Blaze Pizza, has opened its doors and is ready to win over local diners.
The eatery, located at 1 N. Indian Hill Blvd. in Village West, will celebrate with a free pizza day on Thursday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Anyone who stops by—and who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook—will get a whole free build-your-own artisanal pizza.
On Sunday, November 20 an Upland man was arrested after he allegedly elbowed a Campus Safety officer in the mouth while the officer was escorting another man from a party. The officer was escorting a student for smoking marijuana at a large party just after midnight on the 1000 block of Mills Avenue. When the officer was checking the student’s ID, another man, identified as 20-year-old Cameron Tyus, took the ID card and elbowed the officer in the mouth.
For Claremont, winter weather means rain most of the day Saturday, with sprinkles on Sunday. Windy conditions will make it feel even cooler outside, with lows actually getting down into the 30s on the north side of town. Rain amounts will reach 1/2 an inch total over the weekend. For the Mt. Baldy area mountains, snow will fall above 7000 feet during the day, dropping to 5000 feet in the evening hours. Unfortunately, this system will not help a lot for their ski season. Big Bear is already making snow, especially with cold temperatures over the next week. The storm will drop 6-8 inches on the lake. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A lot of folks talk the talk about “random acts of kindness,” but Condit Elementary School’s Kara Leeper walks the walk as well.
The Claremont school’s speech therapist and co-advisor to its student council has taken a program that was once going through the typical student government motions and turned it into a thriving wellspring of giving.
“Kids can be so self-centered by nature, right?” Ms. Leeper said.
As the holiday season approaches, mark your calendar for the Claremont Holiday Promenade on Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Claremont Village will transform into a holiday wonderland where you can enjoy an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and great local shopping.
The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with remarks from city council members and lively performances.
As many of us know, one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is thinking of what to get for that special Claremont bon vivant in your life.
Buying a gift card seems like cheating, and your friend could tell from a mile away that you got them that appliance last-minute from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Fortunately, the Village is rife with cute shops full of gift ideas that would impress any quirky soul.