Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the site of a creative new exhibit exploring the intersection of botany and cinema. “On Location: California Native Plants in the Movies” is on view through October 23.
The first component of the show is an exhibit housed in the RSABG gallery, which includes a timeline, denoted by tree rings, of the history of the use of California’s indigenous fauna in movies.
After receiving a grant of more than $400,000 in June, the city of Claremont is in the beginning stages of using the funds to develop a swath of land directly south of the railroad tracks.
The project, dubbed the Indian Hill Corridor Specific Plan—formerly called the Village South Specific Plan—currently encompasses 17 acres of land, stretching from Arrow Highway north to Santa Fe Street and Bucknell Avenue on the west to the east side of Indian Hill, according to the grant proposal.
Jennifer Strickland and Jacob Buchholz took different paths on their way to becoming pastors. Now, the married couple will be making their big debut as the new co-senior pastors at Claremont United Church of Christ on Sunday, August 28. Ms. Strickland and Mr. Buchholz are the first co-senior pastors and the first married couple to take the helm at CUCC. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police released dramatic surveillance footage of an armed robbery at the Shell gas station that occurred on Sunday morning.
In the 45 second long video, the suspect, described by police as a Caucasian or Hispanic man aged 35-40, is seen brandishing a small chrome revolver and demanding cash from the station clerk. He was seen wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, sunglasses, a yellow surgical mask, a blue long-sleeved shirt and jean shorts. Check out the video by clicking our STORY link.
On Wednesday, August 10 at approximately 1 p.m., two men were involved in a residential burglary in the 500 block of Ridgefield Drive in Claremont. The suspects smashed a bathroom window to gain entry into the residence then stole a large amount of jewelry before fleeing the area.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects should contact the Claremont Police Department Detective Bureau at (909) 399-5420.
Claremont police arrested an Azusa man and a juvenile Monday afternoon on suspicion of committing a number of residential burglaries throughout the city.
A resident on the 3800 block of Shelter Grove Drive reported seeing two suspects, later identified as 18-year-old Kevin Trejo and a 17-year-old juvenile from Pomona, walking out of a back yard of a nearby home at approximately 12:13 p.m., Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department said.
A man wearing a yellow surgical mask entered the Shell gas station on the 1000 block of West Foothill Boulevard at about 8:25 a.m., brandished a small chrome revolver and demanded cash, according to Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department.
“It would probably be an exaggeration to say it was love at first sight, but it was pretty close to it,” Lee McDonald says of the first time he laid eyes on his wife Claire. The McDonalds, who celebrated their 70th anniversary last weekend, took time Tuesday to talk to the COURIER about their lasting love and a shared life spent mainly in the City of Trees.
A benefit for longtime Claremont resident Scott Quackenbos, 51, is set for Saturday, August 27 at Last Name Brewing [formerly Dale Bros.] in Upland, with live music, raffles and a portion of the day’s receipts going to help defray his significant medical costs.
Mr. Quackenbos was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January
Attorneys representing Golden State Water Company and Claremont pled their final case to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge as they made their closing arguments last week.
The two-day closing argument phase was the culmination of weeks of testimony in the attempt by Claremont to claim eminent domain over the water system, which has been owned and operated by Golden State Water (GSW) since 1929.
Co-founder of the dA Gallery Chris Toovey helps hang pictures for the upcoming show Love A Fair on Tuesday at the gallery. The show will feature several themed areas that are designed to evoke the LS County Fair from decades past. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. that honors Tony Sheets and David Svenson for their past work at the fair. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
When a band takes its name from one of the best-known fictional characters of the 19th century, one might expect its resultant sound to be a throwback to another era.
But Marley’s Ghost, which returns to Claremont Sunday, August 21 for a Gelencser House Concert, only half lives up to that notion. The Seattle-based group has, over its 30-year career, combined country, blues, Celtic, reggae, bluegrass and folk.
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.
Blood donation events in Claremont are scheduled for the next three Wednesdays—August 14, 24 and 31—from 1 to 7 p.m. at St Luke’s Church, 2050 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
A red flag warning for Los Angeles County from the National Weather Service was issued Wednesday, August 17 through Thursday, August 18. As a result, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is closed through Thursday, but will reopen Friday, August 19.