The Claremont Police Department teamed up with the Azusa and Covina police departments to participate in the Baker to Vegas Law Enforcement Challenge Relay Race last weekend, earning a second- place finish in their division.
Baker to Vegas is the world’s most prestigious and unique law enforcement foot race. It covers 120 grueling miles, broken down into 20 legs, through the desert and mountains between the cities of Baker, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Officers received a call of an alarm activation at the business on 137 Harvard Avenue just before 6 a.m., according to a police statement. When they arrived a minute later, the glass to the business was shattered and the suspect was nowhere to be found.
Jessie and Tina Rodriguez, owners of Cal-American Homes and stars of HGTV’s Vintage Flip, saw revised plans for their new home approved by the architectural commission on March 29—save for a couple of caveats. The home, known as the Ryerson House, is currently around 1,200 square feet, the proposed addition would balloon it to around 3400 square feet.
A Claremont man was arrested in connection with a robbery involving two teens at Vail Park last week.
Noah Maestas, 18, was arrested on a felony robbery charge just before 11:45 a.m. on March 30, five days after the March 25 crime, according to Lt. Mike Ciszek of the Claremont Police Department.
Longtime Claremont community activist, volunteer and senior citizens’ advocate Sandy Hester was recently recognized for her numerous accomplishments and contributions to the region with a Congressional Woman of the Year Award from Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena.
On Friday, March 31 a Claremont neighborhood was evacuated after a gardener found what he thought was a possible hand grenade. The discovery was made just before noon on the 100 block of Brown Drive. The grenade appeared to be covered in dirt and corrosion build-up, Lt. Ciszek said.
Karl Hilgert holds a folder with pictures of the time he got arrested at a protest dressed as Santa Claus. The longtime advocate for the homeless will be retiring from his position as the co-leader of Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program this month. There will be a party for Mr. Hilgert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at St Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The annual Got Art? art donation party at Pilgrim Place will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Fine Arts Studio, located at 698 Scrooby Lane in Pilgrim Place.
For this event, Pilgrim Place residents ask community members to bring their framed or unframed wall art they would like to donate to help support the 2017 Pilgrim Place Festival Fine Arts Booth.
Even with sunny and warm days in our forecast, water continues to flow at a steady rate to the San Antonio Dam north of Claremont. This runoff should continue for much of the summer, long after the snow is gone. For this week, there will be a break from near perfect weather as a fast moving system is due to bring up to a half inch of rain on Saturday. It will also include windy conditions, especially in the mountains. The warmest day of the week will be Wednesday, where temperatures will reach close to 90 degrees.
The Claremont Police Department, in collaboration with the Claremont Unified School District, will present a free informational session titled, “Keeping Children Safe in the Digital World,” in the El Roble multi-purpose room on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Claremont’s Crossroads, Inc. launched a new food drive program, Donation of the Month, where community members are encouraged to donate a specific food item to be used in dinner preparation classes.
Titled “Easy Entrée Tuesdays,” Crossroads founder Sister Terry Dodge and volunteers work with “the cook-of-the-day,” a woman currently enrolled and living at the Crossroads program.
The Claremont High School community is in mourning after a student died early Monday morning at her home.
Cassidy Heller, 17, was found unresponsive in her home on the 2500 block of Nogal Circle in La Verne just after 7 a.m., according to Lt. Sam Gonzalez of the La Verne Police Department. She was rushed to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where she later died.
Bashiri Thumbutu, who’s been delivering meals to people in need for around 15 years, gently knocks on the screen door to a home on a quiet Mills Avenue block.
“Hi there, Meals on Wheels,” he says brightly as he opens the door. “How are you today?”
Peter DiCesare is sitting on a couch in the living room. Mr. Thumbutu places the paper bag full of food—chicken, a salad, potatoes, peas and a carton of milk—on the dining room table. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff