Phase One of the Indian Hill Boulevard median turf reduction project is well underway, with construction crews working diligently to install new river rock and drought-tolerant landscaping in the medians just south of Base Line Road. Per the governor’s executive order, the city is no longer able to water turf medians as of May 11, 2015.
The slender rectangle of land cut off from the rest of the Claremont by the San Bernardino Freeway is so obscure that many Claremont residents assume it to be part of Pomona.
The Rodney Dangerfield, “I can’t get no respect” neighborhood, has been given some unflattering nicknames over the years, Baja Claremont and Claremona being the most popular. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Beginning next year, some of the classes taught through the Claremont Adult School will be managed by a new consortium of local adult education providers under the direction of Assembly Bill 86, passed two years ago. What will change is that students who approach Claremont Adult School about programs offered in other districts within the pool, such as those in nursing, could enroll in Claremont and then attend classes at the other school.
The End of the Tour opens today at the local Laemmle’s, offering literary buffs the chance to squeeze into the diner booth with David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace as they talk about everything from depression to sex to Alanis Morissette.
The movie hones in on five days in 1996 when Lipsky interviewed Wallace—then on a book tour promoting his epic novel Infinite Jest—for a Rolling Stone article.
Wallace is considered by many to be among the world’s greatest writers, if one of its more challenging ones
A neighborhood can have a profound impact on one’s sense of place. At its best, it fosters a sense of community and encourages social interaction among neighbors. At its worst, it can devolve into exclusivity or segregation.
Just south of Radcliffe Drive in the center of Claremont lies a little neighborhood that offers another option: the quiet luxury of minding your own business. It doesn’t get much attention. And that’s the way the residents like it. See this story and other unique features and photography in this year's COURIER Almanac.
You can’t drive down a Claremont street these days without passing a lawn or two that has succumbed to the effects of the drought. While many residents may long for the days of lush green grass beneath their toes, others consider their brown patch a badge of honor as they comply with the state imposed mandate of conserving water.
With the mercury rising to triple digits in Claremont this weekend, it’s important for residents to take precautions to stay cool and hydrated.
The City of Trees will offer several cooling centers, aka “Cool Zones,” throughout the city where both the young and the young-at-heart can get a bit of respite from the searing heat.
It was a birthday to remember for one Pomona gal who went to Denny’s for her free Grand Slam and ended up in the Claremont slammer. Marlo Aguilar celebrated her big day with a meal at Denny’s and then walked out of the restaurant without paying her $20.09 tab.
On Saturday, August 15 the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA (IVHS) will be holding a first-of-its-kind pet adoption event "Clear the Shelters." On this national day of action, IVHS will offer a reduced adoption fee of $20 and open their doors from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A 25-acre brush fire ignited at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 near Mt. Baldy and Shinn Roads about a quarter-mile up the mountain, according to the US Forest Service. The fire was contained by Wednesday. Here, firefighters stand on top of the ridge over the burned area looking for any potential hot spots. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Work crews install rocks along the median of Indian Hill Boulevard on Tuesday in Claremont. The work is part of the city’s effort to replace grass medians with hardscape and drought tolerant landscaping. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Antonio Sanchez, plant production manager at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, displays Siskiyou blue fescue is a popular drought tolerant plant that people use as ground cover. The experts at RSABG have a wide range of plants, and some good advice, for anyone looking to replace their lawn with flora that requires less water. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On Tuesday evening, hundreds of Claremonters, joined by residents from neighboring areas, descended on Memorial Park for National Night Out. The weather was gracious considering the recent heat wave, with temperatures cooling to the 70s and accompanied by a gentle breeze.
Attendees had the chance to mingle with friends and, in the case of younger guests, tire themselves out on the playground equipment.