Candidate Douglas Lyon hopes his simple message will resonate with voters: “I just want a pleasant place to live. I want a place that is comfortable and pleasant.”
Mr. Lyon admits, however, that achieving this vision is more dynamic. There are budget constraints, infrastructure needs and development to contend with.
Twelve-year-old Carson Paul was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. As a result, he missed all of sixth grade and had to visit the Kaiser Pediatric Oncology Clinic in Fontana as many as four times a week.
Now a seventh grader at El Roble Intermediate School, Carson said he “wanted to give back to my local cancer community.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The COURIER is publishing something new by starting a six-episode weekly social media video series called "Flying with Miss Pixie." Pixie is my 12-year-old Chihuahua who follows me everywhere, including to many of the locations used for my aerial video and photography. Our goal is to find distinctive, unique spots along the west coast and tell a story using aerial video as the medium. The topics will vary from fun to serious, yet will always include a specific storyline, with great visuals. And there's going to be this little white full-figured dog tagging along for the ride.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., will host a free 12:15 p.m. lecture on Thursday, October 4 titled, “Midterm Madness: Political Pros Share Their Insights on the Upcoming Election,” with guests David Dreier, Mike Murphy and Robert Shrum.
The city council approved a reorganization of the human services department at Tuesday’s meeting but not without heated discussion.
The council voted 4-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Corey Calaycay voting against the plan. Mr. Calaycay’s vote came after members of the Claremont Wildlands Conservancy and the Friends of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park objected to being left out of the conversation about scaling back the senior park ranger position.
Claremonters got a look at a residential development Monday night that could transform the eastern border of the city.
The people behind The Commons, at the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue, want to turn that piece of underused vacant land into a multi-family district of single-family homes, condominiums and retail storefronts.
Claremont Craft Ales’ Happy Days was one of just 102 beers out of nearly 8,500 entered to win a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, held last week in Denver, Colorado. The city’s namesake brewery won in the imperial red ale category.
“It feels so good,” CCA co-owner Emily Moultrie said. “It really is like winning the Oscars of beer.”
The owner of an infamous lot in Village West is facing criminal charges over conditions in one of their other properties.
Mehdi Bolour, the president of Denley Investment and Management, has been charged with 23 criminal counts related to building and code violations after the LAPD raided a building recently that contained around 60 tenants living in squalid conditions, according to multiple news reports.
Maureen Aldridge of the Claremont Chamber will be leaving after 29 years as CEO, the board announced today.
“This morning, the Chamber board of directors received and accepted the resignation of Maureen Aldridge from her position,” Board Chair Randy Lopez related in an email. “Maureen has decided to retire and is looking forward to a new chapter in her life.”
The city’s community development department will hold an environmental scoping meeting on a proposed project at the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard called “The Commons.”
The project proposes to convert 9.7 acres of vacant land at the entrance to the city of Claremont into a multi-use community with approximately 27 single-family detached homes, 68 townhomes and 5,000 square feet of retail with 10 flats above the retail.
The Claremont High School and El Roble Intermediate orchestras, marching bands and color guards are throwing their annual Concert Under the Stars fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at the CHS football field, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
Admission is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds from purchased food, drinks and on mic shout-outs benefit the schools’ instrumental music programs.
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church’s construction of a cell phone tower in the their parking lot has drawn concern from residents in the area including some who live in the Mountain Village apartments just south of the church.
The Claremont Village welcomed a touch of France this week with the opening of Crème Bakery.
Located at 116 Harvard Ave., the bakery opened its doors Wednesday morning, serving freshly made pastries, nearly a dozen types of bread and drip coffee from Oregon.
Owner Erica Hartig Dubreuil, 52, said people were lined up at the door 30 minutes before the bakery was set to open at 7 a.m. And after just two hours, the busy business had run out of cinnamon buns and most items on the morning menu.