The 20th annual Taste of Claremont is officially a wrap for 2019! With over 800 people in attendance on Saturday, and plenty of food and drink to go around, it's no wonder crowds started to gather 30 minutes before opening. The event featured more than 40 local restaurants, wineries and breweries providing samples of their wares. Guests also enjoyed live music, an art exhibition, raffle prizes and a strolling magician. Last year’s event raised more than $55,000 for the Rotary Club of Claremont's local and international charitable organizations. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
After over two hours of meeting time, the architectural commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to continue the decision to extend the design approvals for the Colby Circle Townhome project, a 96-unit development that is part of the Old School House specific plan, for 90 days.
Nearby residents are concerned about the size and the scale of the project, which was approved in 2007 and has been extended four times since then.
Ask anyone who’s done it: moving is one of life’s most stressful events, and for older adults it is particularly challenging. Last week some older folks picked up a few tips on how to help make this mostly inevitable fact of life a little less jarring.
Greg Gunderson, owner of Gentle Transitions, a company that aims to “make the delicate act of senior relocation less daunting and more doable.” COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Reservations are now being accepted for spaces at Crossroads Inc.’s Community Wide Yard Sale, which takes place Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cahuilla Park, 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont.
The annual sale includes deals on household items, clothing, toys, tools, antiques, collectibles and more. Admission is free.
The Friends of the Wilderness Park is a grassroots organization that works with the city of Claremont to help preserve the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park as an environmental resource, manage the park for passive recreation, and minimize the impact of park attendance on surrounding residential neighborhoods.
The Woman’s Club of Claremont and the Claremont Garden Club held its third annual Claremont Flower Show the weekend of April 14.
This year, the flower show included a new special category for organizations to enter an arrangement to represent the purpose of the group. Employees from the police department entered the contest and took the first-place ribbon in the “Claremont Organizations” category.
Claremont Heritage will hold its annual awards gala May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Padua Hills Theatre, according to an announcement email. This year’s event will be called “Spirit of Place.”
The gala will honor Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, this year’s recipient of Claremont Heritage’s Garner Preservation Award, and the Claremont Museum of Art, this year’s recipient of Claremont Heritage’s Cultural Heritage award.
Paramedics attend to the driver of a Nissan Sentra that was involved in a two car collision at Arrow Highway and Cucamonga Drive on Wednesday. According to officials at the scene a black Nissan Altima was headed east on Arrow when it collided with the Sentra as it entered the highway at that intersection. Three people, the drivers of both cars and a passenger in the Sentra, were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Firefighters with Los Angeles County Fire Department douse a few remaining hot spots in a pile of recyclables that caught fire Wednesday afternoon at La Puerta Sports Park. According to City of Claremont community services supervisor Isaac Quintero, a city trash truck was on its scheduled rounds picking up recyclables in North Claremont when he noticed smoke coming from the back of the truck and dumped the contents in the parking lot of the sports park. Engine crews from Claremont fires stations 102 and 62 responded to extinguish the fire. The driver’s quick actions prevented the truck from being damaged.
The Rotary Club of Claremont’s 20th annual Taste of Claremont is Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. More than 40 local restaurants, wineries, and breweries will provide samples, as guests are treated to live music, an art exhibit and raffle prizes.
Life is full of twists and turns, but sometimes the road leads you right where you’re supposed to be. For Jane Harmes, 77, and Connie Kimos, 80, retiring at Pilgrim Place was a life-changer.
The couple recently exchanged rings, sang each other songs, and recited vows to each other with an ordained minister presiding in front a packed house of more than 200 Pilgrims.
A controversial residential development approved 12 years ago will come before the architectural commission next Wednesday for an extension.
The commission will decide on another two-year extension of the Colby Circle Townhomes on April 24 amid a new developer taking over. If approved, this will be the fifth extension of the project’s design approvals since 2007.
Each year, Temple Beth Israel holds a special commemoration on Holocaust Remembrance Day (in Hebrew-Yom HaShoah) with a goal to help educate both the Jewish and the wider communities about the lessons learned from that terrible period in history, and also to honor the millions who fell victim to Nazi terror.
For 2019, TBI will feature a series of readings from the Diary of Anne Frank.
A house trailer at a self storage business in Upland is fully engulfed in flames on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an adjacent vacant lot. According to witnesses the fire started at a property just south of US Storage in the 1800 block of Foothill Boulevard, spread to a large tree and then set the trailer on fire. Firefighters on the scene had to proceed with caution because of propane tanks on the trailer, and a large plume of smoke could be seen from the Claremont Village. Fire crews knocked the flames down quickly but the trailer was a total loss. A witness told the COURIER that there is a homeless encampment on the property where the fire started.