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.
On Friday, July 31 thieves broke into Chaparral Elementary School and stole $11,200 in electronics. According to Lt. Ciszek, at approximately 2:15 p.m. unknown thieves entered the computer lab at the campus by pushing in the window frame of the classroom.
The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting an exhibit called “Petals to Panoramas,” on view now through October 25. The show highlights photography by Garden guests.
The winners, runners-up and honorable mentions in the RSABG’s recent photo contest will be displayed, with categories including landscape views, plants and creatures in the garden
Forbes recently released its eighth annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges, and Pomona College has nabbed the No. 1 spot.
The designation marks the first time a southern California school has topped the list. Williams College, Forbes’ top pick last year, was bumped down to No. 2, followed by Stanford, Princeton and Yale at numbers three, four and five, respectively.
On Tuesday night, Claremont City Council unanimously approved a cooperative agreement between the cities of Claremont, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas that outlines administrative and cost-sharing for the storm water Coordinated Integrated Monitoring Program (CIMP) recently approved by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
It’s not often you hear the words “blight” and “Claremont” spoken in the same sentence, but they were heard time and time again by city council members on Tuesday night as they discussed the possibility of a new auto dealership coming to Auto Center Drive.
Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving an Owner Participation Agreement between the city and Premier Automotive Group, thereby removing a speed bump in its effort to restore Auto Center Drive to its intended glory as an automobile sales Mecca in Claremont.
A watchful Claremont neighbor pulled a fast one on a thief during a home invasion, leaving him no place to go, but straight to jail. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 28-year-old man saw a ’97 Honda Accord drive up to a home located on the 700 block of Via Los Andes St. at approximately 6:36 p.m. He believed the car was stolen because it was running with no key in the ignition.
The local news media descends on Blaisdell Park on Monday morning after police reported a sexual assault at the park earlier this morning. Jacob Latham, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga was later arrested for assault to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department for an attempted assault in Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sawback Partners architectural firm Senior Partner John Sather takes questions from the audience on Thursday during a special meeting to discuss the development of the former La Puerta Intermediate School site. The meeting was organized by Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont Unified School District and the city of Claremont to get the public’s input on the project. Claremont Lincoln, who were the top bidder at a recent auction, have proposed to swap locations with the current La Puerta Sports Park so they can build their facility on Indian Hill Boulevard.
The terms of two members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, Hilary LaConte and Sam Mowbray, are set to expire this coming December. As a result, two seats will be up for grabs during the local and municipal election on November 3.
Nearly two years from its inception, a draft of the master plan for the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is available for public review. Released on the city’s website last Thursday, it is intended to be a “living document,” serving the community for the next 20 years.
The plan summarizes the park’s existing conditions and usage, and aims to balance preservation with recreational use of the park in the years to come. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police caught a fugitive of justice while investigating an unrelated call of suspicious activity in the area. According to Lt. Ciszek, CPD was working the 1000 block of Butte St. after receiving a call of a suspicious man knocking on a door who then drove away in a gold sedan.