It’s not often you hear the words “blight” and “Claremont” spoken in the same sentence, but they were heard time and time again by city council members on Tuesday night as they discussed the possibility of a new auto dealership coming to Auto Center Drive.
Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving an Owner Participation Agreement between the city and Premier Automotive Group, thereby removing a speed bump in its effort to restore Auto Center Drive to its intended glory as an automobile sales Mecca in Claremont.
A watchful Claremont neighbor pulled a fast one on a thief during a home invasion, leaving him no place to go, but straight to jail. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 28-year-old man saw a ’97 Honda Accord drive up to a home located on the 700 block of Via Los Andes St. at approximately 6:36 p.m. He believed the car was stolen because it was running with no key in the ignition.
The local news media descends on Blaisdell Park on Monday morning after police reported a sexual assault at the park earlier this morning. Jacob Latham, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga was later arrested for assault to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department for an attempted assault in Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sawback Partners architectural firm Senior Partner John Sather takes questions from the audience on Thursday during a special meeting to discuss the development of the former La Puerta Intermediate School site. The meeting was organized by Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont Unified School District and the city of Claremont to get the public’s input on the project. Claremont Lincoln, who were the top bidder at a recent auction, have proposed to swap locations with the current La Puerta Sports Park so they can build their facility on Indian Hill Boulevard.
The terms of two members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray, are set to expire this coming December. As a result, two seats will be up for grabs during the local and municipal election on November 3.
Nearly two years from its inception, a draft of the master plan for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is available for public review. Released on the city’s website last Thursday, it is intended to be a “living document,” serving the community for the next 20 years.
The plan summarizes the park’s existing conditions and usage, and aims to balance preservation with recreational use of the park in the years to come. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police caught a fugitive of justice while investigating an unrelated call of suspicious activity in the area. According to Lt. Ciszek, CPD was working the 1000 block of Butte St. after receiving a call of a suspicious man knocking on a door who then drove away in a gold sedan.
Sacramento resident Jonathan Sparks and New Jersey resident Frank Aresta carry the Special Olympics torch down Indian Hill Boulevard on Wednesday in Claremont. The torch run came to town to celebrate the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 and to recognize Claremont as an official host city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
During the recent storm, Ophelia’s Jump—which is in the midst of its annual Midsummer Night’s Shakespeare festival—had two performances rained-out. In order to make up for lost revenue and to offer a break to theater-lovers, the nonprofit Claremont repertory company has added two performances. Tickets for each extra show cost $15.
Among the businesses dotted along Foothill Boulevard in Claremont is an oasis of culinary charm called Jeni Wren’s Café & Catering. It’s an eatery specializing in breakfast and lunch, marked by simple fare drizzled with gourmet touches.
Want French toast? Try the Apple Blossom French Toast, featuring a grilled cinnamon brioche smothered in sautéed granny Smith apple and garnished with whipped cream.
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.