Thieves smashed the front glass window of T-Mobile, 416 Auto Center Dr., at about 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 25. The alarm activated and officers were dispatched. Before police arrived, the suspect(s) removed cell phones and tablets from the store display cases and fled the area. There are no known witnesses.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Claremont Police Department immediately at (909) 399-5411.
The empty, fenced-off lot across the street from the Packing House could become a parking lot in the future.
The news comes from Director of Community Development Brian Desatnik, who said that the lot, if approved by the city, would be a temporary placeholder for an upcoming development that has now been put on hold.
UPDATED: The body of Alfred Kwok, a physics and astronomy professor at Pomona College, was found Wednesday morning after he disappeared over the weekend on a hiking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Mr. Kwok, 50, was an experienced climber, according to a press release from Pomona College.
Claremont’s outdated housing element got one step closer to becoming a thing of the past Tuesday night.
The city planning commission voted 6-1 to send the draft housing element to the state for review, hopefully ending a more than two-year period of non-compliance.
The housing element is a complicated but necessary component of the city’s general plan. The state requires cities to essentially show they have the open space and zoning available for certain income-level housing.
“I was in no way on the path to become a college president,” Scripps College’s new head administrator Lara Tiedens said. She had stepped into an administrative role, senior associate dean of academic affairs, at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Still Ms. Tiedens, who continued to teach organizational behavior, considered herself foremost a professor. “Most faculty members don’t think of themselves becoming a college president. I’s not the plum,” she said. “The focus is on research and teaching.”
Claremont police take a suspect into custody following a house by house search on Monday in North Claremont. Police responded to a burglary call at 11:10 a.m. on Yuba Lane where they contacted two male subjects taking one into custody. The other fled on foot leading to the search. A multi-agency effort, including a Sheriff’s department helicopter and police K-9 units, eventually located the individual hiding in a side yard on the 3300 block of Grand Avenue where he was taken into custody. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
City staff would like feedback from neighbors of Pooch Park, as well as park patrons, regarding plans to upgrade the park. A special community meeting discuss the project will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Center, located at 440 S. College Ave. The city invites residents to provide feedback regarding the park’s current condition and to help determine priorities for the project. Anyone with questions or comments should call the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.
Police arrested a La Verne man Friday evening after he allegedly broke into the Claremont Unified School District office through the ceiling vents.
Gary Alridge, 23, was apprehended after employees at the office, located at 170 W. San Jose Ave., called police around 5:45 p.m., stating that a man had broken into the computer room, Claremont police said in a release.
The Claremont City Council opened the door for two projects that could potentially change the face of the city during Tuesday’s meeting.
The meeting—the council’s first since July 26—saw the unanimous approval of the Police Facility Ad Hoc Committee’s report and the Southwest San Jose Specific Plan. “One thing we all agreed on immediately was we need a new police station. That wasn’t the problem,” Committee Chair Mark Sterba told the council.
Since shortly before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, a group of local senior citizens, mostly Pilgrim Place residents, has gathered each Friday afternoon, demonstrating for peace on the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway.
It started as the United States ramped up to war in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A group of pacifists began gathering around the flagpole at Pilgrim Place every day in a silent vigil.
Pomona College President David Oxtoby discusses the college’s proposed art museum during a meeting with staff, one of the architects, and the media on Wednesday in Claremont. The college is in the final stages of gaining approval for the building, which was held up for months after the city council failed to reach a super majority to approve a zone change for the property. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Annual Medicare Open Enrollment period is quickly approaching on October 15 to December 7, 2016, so don’t leave anything to chance.
It’s best to seek guidance from a local Medicare specialist. Realize that if a Medicare plan has worked well in the past, don’t assume it will be the best choice in 2017. Ask yourself if your needs have changed since first enrolling in the plan.
The Claremont Architectural Commission will conduct a preliminary review next week of the design and site plan for Pomona College’s proposed new art museum.
The preliminary review—to be held at city hall on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m.—will allow commissioners to provide comments to the project’s architects.