It’s not surprising things got a little crazy at the Rotary Club of Claremont’s annual family picnic at Memorial Park on Saturday. Each year the group gets together to share food, drink and camaraderie as members of all ages made the most of a beautiful summer evening. After the dinner of grilled burgers and hotdogs, the real kids of the group were summoned to see how many rolling balls they could capture using small baskets to round them up. Needless to say it was a major hit with the kids and adults watching the controlled free-for-all. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Sunday, September 17, the Claremont Police Department received numerous calls from residents regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles parked on the 2300 block of Silvertree Road, 2100 block of La Sierra Way and the 800 block of Marymount Lane.
New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin will give away free signed copies of her new book at a free reading and lecture at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at Claremont Graduate University’s Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave.
City Manager Tony Ramos will be overseeing the recruitment for finding his replacement.
The news comes weeks after Mr. Ramos, who has been Claremont’s city manager since 2011 and has worked for the city for over a decade, announced he would retire at the end of the year.
Recruitment officially began Wednesday, September 13 and will last until October 27, according to Mr. Ramos.
The city and the Gold Line Construction Authority received additional feedback on the light rail project from residents Monday night.
The meeting at the Blaisdell Center was another in a series of public information gatherings aimed to inform residents and receive feedback on the upcoming $1.476 billion project.
Brad Johnson has been settling nicely into his new job as Claremont’s Director of Community Development.
He officially started August 7, at the front end of the city’s summer recess, when council meetings are in recess and business at city hall seems a bit slower.
On Sunday, September 10 a man was arrested for robbery after getting into a fight over coffee creamers. Daniel Lustig, 24, entered the Chevron gas station on the 200 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard and began loading up on coffee creamer cups. The employee tried to stop him, saying they were only free for people who bought coffee.
Claremont city staff will provide a review of the proposed design of the new police department facility, as well as an overview of possible funding mechanisms, on Saturday, September 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the current station located at 570 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont.
On September 9 at about 2:35 a.m., the burglary alarm activated for Euro Café (546 East Basel Line Rd.). Officers arrived and found the glass door shattered on the east side of the business. The glass door for Claremont Heights Postal Center, which is one business south of Euro Café, was also shattered. Property loss is unknown at this time.
A few of Claremont’s finest were recognized during the annual Claremont Day at the LA County Fair.
The event—a day of festivities at the fair centered on the City of Trees—began with a parade of Claremont’s finest school marching bands, along with Upland High School’s marching band, and a couple of floats containing city employees and honored citizens.
Jeff Stark emceed the awards ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Rosemary Radford Ruether Conference for Justice and Peace—co-sponsored by the Friends of Sabeel—North America (FOSNA), Claremont Area FOSNA, Claremont School of Theology and the women’s studies in religion program at Claremont Graduate University—is scheduled for October 7 at Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall. Registration for the day-long conference is now open.
With the Los Angeles County Fair for 2017 now in full swing, there's no better way to begin your trip by visiting the always fun—Fun Zone. Need a fried twinkie, they have that. Be sure to check out our rare aerial video of the Zone. And now with the weather a little more fall like—105 degrees is not in the forecast—high temperatures will hover around 90 until Wednesday, with lows a cool mid-60s and no rain predicted. Look for a cool down in the 70s starting Thursday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont is the setting for first-time novelist Bradley K. Rosen’s wonderfully offbeat new book, Bunkie Spills, which was released in June on Small Doggies Press.
Mr. Rosen, 59, lived in Claremont from age six to 17, graduating from Claremont High in 1976. He moved around a bit, but left for good in 1981, living all over the west in places like Humboldt, California, Logan, Utah and Boulder, Colorado to name a few.
Claremont is getting one step closer to freeing itself from the prison of housing element non-compliance. The planning commission on Tuesday voted to recommend approval of a group of attachments that support the city’s housing element, with which Claremont has been out of compliance with the state since 2014. The housing element is an integral part of a city’s general plan, as well as state law, that outlines city demographics, affordable housing programs and how many low-income units per income bracket the city has room for.