Sacramento resident Jonathan Sparks and New Jersey resident Frank Aresta carry the Special Olympics torch down Indian Hill Boulevard on Wednesday in Claremont. The torch run came to town to celebrate the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 and to recognize Claremont as an official host city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
During the recent storm, Ophelia’s Jump—which is in the midst of its annual Midsummer Night’s Shakespeare festival—had two performances rained-out. In order to make up for lost revenue and to offer a break to theater-lovers, the nonprofit Claremont repertory company has added two performances. Tickets for each extra show cost $15.
Among the businesses dotted along Foothill Boulevard in Claremont is an oasis of culinary charm called Jeni Wren’s Café & Catering. It’s an eatery specializing in breakfast and lunch, marked by simple fare drizzled with gourmet touches.
Want French toast? Try the Apple Blossom French Toast, featuring a grilled cinnamon brioche smothered in sautéed granny Smith apple and garnished with whipped cream.
Prayers for rain were answered this weekend as the sky opened up and released a record amount of July rainfall throughout Southern California. The City of Trees and neighboring communities received some welcomed relief from the ongoing drought, and set a few records in the process.
Rio de Ojas owners Ray and Terri Riojas will demonstrate the art of making sugar skulls. Guests will learn the ins and outs of this fun family activity, including how to mix the sugar to the right consistency, make molds and mix the icing for decoration.
Police responded to Kindred Spirits located at 813 W. Foothill Blvd. on Monday, July 20 at approximately 9:20 a.m. regarding the report of burglary that occurred during the night. Officers saw that an unknown suspect broke the front window to the location and gained entry into the building. Once inside, the suspect removed decorative sculptures, a laptop computer and silver rings.
Beginning Monday, July 20, the city will launch a street slurry project between Mills Avenue and the eastern city limit, and from Miramar Avenue to the northern city limit.
Weather permitting, contractors will begin the crack fill process, which is necessary prior to placement of the slurry seal. The slurry seal placement is scheduled to begin the second week of August.
Officers from the Claremont Police Department responded to Pizza n’ Such, located at 202 Yale Ave., in response to suspicious circumstances. Officers determined that an unknown suspect had gained entry into the building during the evening hours. Once inside, the suspect(s) gained access to the hallway that leads to additional businesses on the second floor.
Claremont police investigate the scene of a vehicle collision Sunday evening on Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. A white truck apparently collided with a rock sign and a tree before coming to rest in the median on Foothill, which was closed for a brief time. An unusual summer rainstorm on Sunday made roadways slick. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Although no one will ever confuse Claremont for Hollywood, the lines will be blurred as the lights dim at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 next weekend and the narrative feature film Runoff hits the screen for a limited engagement.
Claremont native and independent film producer Kurt Pitzer, along with his writer/director wife Kimberly Levin, will return home for a Q & A with moviegoers on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.
They say everything has a price. Even though Golden State Water Company contends that the Claremont system is not for sale, the company hasn’t stopped the city from figuring out how much the system is worth.
To date, the city of Claremont has spent approximately $2.2 million on issues related to the water acquisition.
Drought-weary residents received a bit of good news at Tuesday night’s council meeting when City Manager Tony Ramos announced that Claremont was well on its way to meeting, and exceeding, water conservation reductions imposed by Governor Jerry Brown. “I’m very pleased to say that Claremont reduced its water use by 40 percent in May 2015 over water use in May 2013,” Mr. Ramos told city council. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police played a game of hide-and-seek with a burglary suspect and won. Around 11 p.m., officers tried to stop a suspicious man riding a bike after he ditched a backpack near Sixth Street and Claremont Boulevard, but lost sight of him. The backpack, filled with items stolen from nearby Colleges construction sites.
It’s an evening of music and community spirit not to be missed. “Love Thy Neighbor,” a concert benefiting Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP), will be held on Sunday, July 19 at the Claremont United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. The two-hour event features John York, instrumentalist and former member of the 60s group The Byrds.