Prayers for rain were answered this weekend as the sky opened up and released a record amount of July rainfall throughout Southern California. The City of Trees and neighboring communities received some welcomed relief from the ongoing drought, and set a few records in the process.
Rio de Ojas owners Ray and Terri Riojas will demonstrate the art of making sugar skulls. Guests will learn the ins and outs of this fun family activity, including how to mix the sugar to the right consistency, make molds and mix the icing for decoration.
Police responded to Kindred Spirits located at 813 W. Foothill Blvd. on Monday, July 20 at approximately 9:20 a.m. regarding the report of burglary that occurred during the night. Officers saw that an unknown suspect broke the front window to the location and gained entry into the building. Once inside, the suspect removed decorative sculptures, a laptop computer and silver rings.
Beginning Monday, July 20, the city will launch a street slurry project between Mills Avenue and the eastern city limit, and from Miramar Avenue to the northern city limit.
Weather permitting, contractors will begin the crack fill process, which is necessary prior to placement of the slurry seal. The slurry seal placement is scheduled to begin the second week of August.
Officers from the Claremont Police Department responded to Pizza n’ Such, located at 202 Yale Ave., in response to suspicious circumstances. Officers determined that an unknown suspect had gained entry into the building during the evening hours. Once inside, the suspect(s) gained access to the hallway that leads to additional businesses on the second floor.
Claremont police investigate the scene of a vehicle collision Sunday evening on Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. A white truck apparently collided with a rock sign and a tree before coming to rest in the median on Foothill, which was closed for a brief time. An unusual summer rainstorm on Sunday made roadways slick. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Although no one will ever confuse Claremont for Hollywood, the lines will be blurred as the lights dim at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 next weekend and the narrative feature film Runoff hits the screen for a limited engagement.
Claremont native and independent film producer Kurt Pitzer, along with his writer/director wife Kimberly Levin, will return home for a Q & A with moviegoers on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.
They say everything has a price. Even though Golden State Water Company contends that the Claremont system is not for sale, the company hasn’t stopped the city from figuring out how much the system is worth.
To date, the city of Claremont has spent approximately $2.2 million on issues related to the water acquisition.
Drought-weary residents received a bit of good news at Tuesday night’s council meeting when City Manager Tony Ramos announced that Claremont was well on its way to meeting, and exceeding, water conservation reductions imposed by Governor Jerry Brown. “I’m very pleased to say that Claremont reduced its water use by 40 percent in May 2015 over water use in May 2013,” Mr. Ramos told city council. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police played a game of hide-and-seek with a burglary suspect and won. Around 11 p.m., officers tried to stop a suspicious man riding a bike after he ditched a backpack near Sixth Street and Claremont Boulevard, but lost sight of him. The backpack, filled with items stolen from nearby Colleges construction sites.
It’s an evening of music and community spirit not to be missed. “Love Thy Neighbor,” a concert benefiting Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), will be held on Sunday, July 19 at the Claremont United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The two-hour event features John York, instrumentalist and former member of the 60s group The Byrds.
A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter takes off from the westbound lanes of the 210 freeway in Claremont on Wednesday following an injury collision. California Highway Patrol closed the roadway in both directions at around 8 a.m. so the helicopter could remove a victim from the scene. As a result of the collision traffic on Base Line Road was unusually heavy until the freeway could be re-opened. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With the city cutting back on irrigation, the grass at Claremont parks isn’t as green as usual. Still, residents descended en masse on Memorial Park on Monday evening, bringing out blankets and lawn chairs for an al fresco gig by Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys. See more aerial views from the concert in our cool video. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) will come through the city of Claremont on Wednesday, July 22. A special ceremony will take place at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Boulevard at 2 p.m., which will include remarks by Officer Joe Alton and Special Olympic athlete Brett Laza.