Everything changes, nothing is immune, but some places seem like they have always been there and always will. Coates Cyclery in Pomona is one of those institutions, and that makes it even more jarring that in a few weeks the 82-year-old bike shop will be gone.
Just outside Claremont’s city limit, Coates has been our local bike shop, where generations have purchased their first beach cruiser or discovered the love of more serious cycling. Coates owner Corey McCroskey announced the closing last Monday with a simple sign in the window, a quick note to people on the shop’s email list and a post on Facebook. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
For the last several weeks, the COURIER has published city council Q&As with each of the candidates running for office in the March 7 municipal election. We posed eight different questions to the candidates on topics we feel are important to Claremont voters. Our interviews with candidates Zachary Courser, Anthony Grynchal, Abraham Prattella, Larry Schroeder, Corey Calayacy, MIchael Keenan and Murray Monroe are published here in the order they were conducted. The interviews can also be found in the last six print editions. The Claremont COURIER newspaper will publish its candidate endorsement online early next week.
Due to damage from water runoff and debris from recent storms, the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will be closed until Wednesday for repair. It's not that the trails are washed out for hikers and bikers. Some of the river beds are simply too rough for crews to cross in case of an emergency. Without this access, the city will shut the park down until the hot spots are repaired. The COURIER will update the progress to reopen the park as news develops. You can also check out the Claremont city website for further updates. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Since the publication in 1965 of his bestselling critique of the car industry, Unsafe at Any Speed, Ralph Nader, activist, lawyer and sometime politician has been agitating for causes near and dear to the progressive American agenda for the past 50 years.
Coates Cyclery owner Corey McCroskey and his mother Shirley pose for photographs on Sunday in the parking lot of the longtime bicycle shop. Mr. McCroskey made a surprise announcement last week that the over 80-year-old business was closing down due to the difficult retail environment in the cycling industry. Over one hundred local cyclists came out for a group ride on Sunday to honor Mr. McCroskey’s contribution to the local bicycling community. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
With temperatures in Claremont only in the 50s Friday, it may not feel like a warm-up is around the corner...but it is...really. In fact by Monday, it's going to feel downright balmy as high temperatures will reach the 70s in the valley, with a full day of sunny skies to boot. But for today, plan on gusty winds up to 30 mph in Claremont. With over 5 feet of snow near the top of Mt. Baldy, plan on the mountain snow to be around for awhile. Here's your chance to check out the Mt. Baldy ski lifts, where all runs are open with the most snow seen in years. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont City Council approved a resolution affirming the city’s pledge toward diversity during a packed, rousing and sometimes tense Tuesday night meeting. Mayor Sam Pedroza, Mayor Pro Tem Larry Schroeder and Councilmember Joe Lyons voted in favor of the resolution, Councilmember Opanyi Nasiali voted against and Councilmember Corey Calaycay abstained. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Anthony Grynchal, 26, who calls himself “Mr. Claremont,” is running for a seat on the city council. He hopes to bring more transparency to the city and to be a conduit for Claremonters’ voices to be heard.
Among the throng of people running for Claremont City Council this year, one notable group is missing—female candidates. The city that boasted a majority female council 10 years ago hasn’t counted a woman among its ranks since Linda Elderkin’s retirement in 2011. This begs the question: why aren’t women running, and what can action can the city take to encourage them?
Some 30 people gathered at the Islamic Center of Claremont on the evening of January 14, sitting on picnic tables—equipped with pencils, pens, crayons and markers—to write letters about why they’re proud to be citizens of the United States.
The event, part of the 99 LOVE LETTERS to America Campaign, was organized by 16-year-old Zaina Syed, a Diamond Bar High School junior who honed her considerable robotics chops at Claremont’s STEM Center USA. COURIER photo/Penelope Torribio
With the weather turrning cold on Monday, the snow level in the San Gabriel Mountains dropped near 4,000 feet just south of Mt. Baldy Village. The ski lifts report over four feet of new snow at the top of the notch and higher. Even with a real warm-up in our future, Mt. Baldy will have most lifts open by Thursday. Check out our cool aerial video showing the low mountain snow and water runoff levels in the San Antonio Dam. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Energy Network and the Claremont Energy Challenge will co-present “Home Energy Tours: Home Upgrade in Claremont” to help homeowners see first-hand how homes can become energy efficient and offset the cost of upgrades with statewide rebates.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda, center, leads the Women’s March LA on Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. The march, which was one of many held across the country and around the world, drew a crowd estimated by some to exceed 500,000. The protest was so large that it quickly exceeded the capacity of the planned route down Hill Street and spread to adjacent streets. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff