Claremont resident Jim Hickey puts on his skydiving gear as he prepares to jump from a plane in this COURIER archive photo from 2009. Mr. Hickey died on Thursday in Idaho Falls when his parachute failed to open after BASE jumping from a 500-foot bridge. He was very experienced in the extreme sport having jumped more than 1000 times. COURIER photo
The Pomona Valley Wildcats Special Olympics team works out every Saturday at Claremont High, sharing the field with the football team. The team’s season is mainly in the spring and summer but they also compete in a large meet in the fall. Last Saturday Claremont city officials were invited to watch as the town gets ready to be a host city for this summer’s Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
The past four years have been the driest on record in California, leading Governor Jerry Brown to order mandatory water reductions by 25 percent or more for the first time in the state’s history.
Recognizing the severity of the situation, and seeking enforcement power, Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos declared a Level 2 water supply shortage on April 23 as outlined in the city’s water ordinance.
Claremont’s Grand Old Fourth of July is going to look and feel a bit different this year. The ongoing drought and statewide urban water restrictions have forced the city to seek alternatives for the annual fireworks show traditionally held on Strehle Track at Pomona College. “Claremont High School really appears to be the best option, " said Assistant City Manager Colin Tudor.
The Claremont Colleges will celebrate commencement next weekend, May 16 and 17. Celebrations and events are planned by all the Colleges the week prior to graduation. Local residents and shop owners should prepare for an influx of visitors to the Village throughout the week.
Students from the Claremont Colleges temporarily block the intersection of Foothill and Claremont boulevards on Thursday in an apparent protest over the recent killings of black people by the police. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
A four-day global conference titled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization” will be held on Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7 at Bridges Auditorium. The event runs all day each day, beginning at 9 a.m.
This inaugural event of the Pando Populus organization will feature up to 1,000 presenters in over 80 areas of specialty.
Any rain relief from the state's drought is welcome news. And it's looking like Claremont is due for some rain starting late Thursday into Friday. With temperatures reaching the low 60s, and less than half an inch of rain, don't expect a lot of snow in the mountains. This low pressure system is clearly not a drought buster. The weekend and next week will look great for those who like sunshine and almost perfect California weather. So there will be plenty more sunsets like this from Grand Avenue in Claremont. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont’s Grand Old Fourth of July is going to look and feel a bit different this year. The ongoing drought and statewide urban water restrictions have forced the city to seek alternatives for the annual fireworks show traditionally held on Strehle Track at Pomona College.
Anna Asker of Claremont recently drove off in a brand-new Toyota Prius after entering the
2015 Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) raffle. The contest, which benefits Claremont schools, affords one winner a new car donated by Claremont Toyota.
This year’s raffle saw 1,501 tickets sold and raised over $27,000. Claremont High School Class of 2015 sold the most tickets at 397, and Sycamore Elementary School came in second place with 100 raffle tickets sold.
The Claremont Architectural Commission has announced the winners of the 34th annual “Excellence in Design Awards,” a program designed to recognize recently-completed projects that best reflect the city’s standards of design excellence. Five projects have earned awards in the categories of renovations, restoration, landscaping and signs including Bardot, Sanamluang Thai Cuisine, Pitzer College President’s House, Hartman Baldwin Corporate Office and Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion will open on Saturday, May 9 and will remain on view through August 2.
The Butterfly Pavilion features hundreds of butterflies housed for up-close viewing, along with the California native plants they depend on for food. Insects in all stages of the lifecycle, from caterpillars to chrysalises to butterflies, will be in evidence. Look for a variety of butterflies, including west coast lady, monarch, mourning cloak, pipevine swallowtail and gulf fritillary, among others.
The city of Claremont’s eminent domain case against Golden State Water Company took two steps back on Thursday, following a Los Angeles Superior Court judge’s ruling on the water giant’s motion to dismiss the case. The motion, filed on March 20, 2015 by the water company, sought to dismiss the city’s eminent domain complaint, claiming the property description within and the city’s pre-litigation offer to purchase Golden State’s Claremont Water System were inadequate.
As the name implies, The Last Drop Cafe serves up java that is good to the last drop.
The shop uses products made by the Italian company Illy, the number-one coffee brand in the world outside of the United States because, as owner Mike Manning explains, “I love the taste and consistency of it.” He also appreciates Illy’s policies, which emphasize environmental sustainability as well as economic sustainability for growers.