Is it possible that an 8-pound Chihuahua can actually go shopping? In our next installment of Flying with Miss Pixie, this little white beast descends on the Claremont Village in a whirlwind tour of the downtown shopping district. Believe it or not, Pixie really makes an impact with shop owners, dog owners and shoppers alike! And this is all part of the COURIER's Holiday Magazine inserted in our Friday edition, the shopping authority for everything Claremont. Can you say funny?
A Claremont man is in custody after he allegedly collided with a police car, drove on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard and crashed into a car on Oak Park Drive Thursday afternoon.
A passerby flagged down an officer around 3:32 p.m. after seeing a gray Honda Civic in the Pepper Tree Square parking lot with front-end damage. The driver, later identified as 44-year-old Eric Armijo, appeared "dazed," according to Lt. Eric Huizar of the Claremont Police Department.
As of Friday, November 16, Zach Courser and Ed Reece are now 21 votes apart in the Claremont City Council race, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.
After last Tuesday’s update, the county estimated it had 990 ballots remaining in Claremont. But, according to Claremont City Clerk Shelley Desautels, they counted 1454 ballots in the last update.
Bre Jelsma photographs her three-month-old daughter Isla with Santa Claus on Friday during the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Promenade in the Claremont Village. The celebration was held a couple of weeks earlier this year which had some folks scratching their heads, nonetheless much fun was had with music, candy, Santa and of course the tree lighting. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Kris and Krista Meyer, center, embrace as they listen to a friend’s recollection of their son during a vigil for Taylor Meyer on Friday in Claremont. Taylor Meyer was slain while vacationing in Mexico last week. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Purpose Church, 601 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Taylor Meyer is being remembered as a hard worker who touched the lives of everyone he met.
The Claremont native and Hermosa Beach resident was killed last Friday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, according to local news reports.
Taylor, 27, was visiting the resort city to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. He was found stabbed in the chest at a park about 10 minutes from the bar where he was last seen.
Claremont’s place in the Gold Line plans might be less certain than previously thought.
The Gold Line Construction Authority revealed Monday that due to higher-than-expected costs, the project will balloon by $570 million to an overall cost of $2.1 billion.
Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian told the Claremont city council on Tuesday evening that the news was the culmination of unfavorable market conditions, including higher steel tariffs and more.
Claremont city staff is exploring the possibility of instituting paid parking in the Village.
The proposal was set forth by the city at the October 22 Future Financial Opportunities Committee in a presentation by City Manager Tara Schultz and Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor. The presentation to the committee highlights that it could generate around $3 million a year for the city.
The city says the plan is in response to complaints about parking congestion in the Village.
So far, so good for Claremont Unified School District’s capitol projects funded through? Measure G. Work completed and underway has thus far come at or under budget, said Rick Cota, CUSD executive director of facilities and project management.
“We’re about a third of the way through, and we’ve been able to come in at budget when it comes to the bidding process,” Mr. Cota said. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The officer smashed the car’s window and tried to Taser the suspect, but the suspect took off, traveling south on the wrong side of Indian Hill Boulevard until he collided with a Chevy Suburban at Oak Park Drive.
El Roble Intermediate School physical education teacher Chris Molloy marks student’s hands as they complete each lap on Tuesday during the school’s annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. The event is in its tenth year with students soliciting donations from family and friends to fund improvements and maintenance for El Roble’s fitness lab. According to fellow PE teacher Debbie Foster, Mr. Molloy’s classes have raised the most money each year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The margin narrowed again Tuesday between candidates Zach Courser and Ed Reece in the Claremont City Council race.
According to the LA County Registrar-Recorder, just 44 votes separate Mr. Courser and Mr. Reece for the third-place spot. According to Claremont city clerk Shelley Desautels, there are 990 ballots left to tally for Claremont. Those final votes should be posted on Friday, November 16 between 4 and 5 p.m. at lavote.net. Ms. Desautels, in an email, stated that the county didn’t indicate what number of votes remaining were provisional and how many were vote by mail.
The Claremont public library will move back to the Village on Monday, November 26 at 10 a.m. The newly-renovated library will reopen at 208 N. Harvard Ave. after being at its temporary location, the Hughes Center, for many months.
Library patrons are invited to enjoy programming throughout the day for kids, teens and adults. The library project included renovations to the public restrooms, adult area and circulation area, the installation of a new HVAC system and a new gender-neutral/family restroom.
The city of Claremont will host its holiday promenade and tree lighting ceremony this Friday, November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Village. Downtown businesses will participate as holiday “cheer stops” by providing holiday treats.