A former child psychologist convicted of inappropriately touching children was sentenced to eight years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Thomas Gary Amberson, 58, pleaded no contest on June 23 to two felony counts of lewd act upon a child.
Claremont business owners gathered at City Hall Tuesday night as the Planning Commission considered proposed revisions to the municipal code regarding business signage and displays that could potentially affect businesses in the entire city.
Assistant Planner Luke Seibert presented the proposed modifications with a focus on four specific areas: outdoor displays, A-frame signs, temporary banners and window signs.
The film Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony will screen at the Laemmle Theater on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
This acclaimed documentary follows the influence of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony around the globe. The key line of Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy,” set to music, resonates in this symphony as an international anthem of hope.
Real Connections, the Claremont-based, village-style approach to aging in place, is celebrating its second anniversary. To mark the day, a picnic is scheduled on Thursday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Larkin Park in Claremont on the corner of Mountain and Harrison Avenues.
The summer celebration will include food, music and fun for the whole family, as well as the greater community. There is no fee to attend.
With a historic drought and a city filled with 24,000 trees, finding a solution to maintain Claremont’s lush urban forest has been a challenge for everyone. High water prices, inadequate irrigation systems and, in some cases, a question of responsibility for watering city trees have resulted in the endangerment of what would otherwise be healthy trees.
Let there be no confusion: he wellbeing of city trees is a long-term partnership between Claremont residents and the city
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved the use of $176,000 of the city’s unassigned General Fund money to hire a communications firm to assist with public outreach as it pertains to the water system acquisition.
Although the city has been pursuing this endeavor for over two years, the ballot measure approved by council in June has pushed the topic to the forefront and the public’s need for information into overdrive.
Former Claremont resident and convicted serial rapist Christopher Evan Hubbart has been released from prison. A press release issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office confirms the 63-year-old has been placed in a residence located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County adjacent to Palmdale. The sexually violent predator had spent nearly 30 years in and out of prison and state mental hospitals when Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert T. Brown determined in May 2013 that Mr. Hubbart’s ability to pass a psychological exam meant he “would not be a danger to others due to his diagnosed mental disorder while under the supervision and treatment in the community.”
Members of the Claremont girls’ AYSO under 14 team are recognized on Monday for their victory in the AYSO National Games 2014 which were held last week in San Pedro. The Claremont team won all eight of their games including a couple of nail biters that went down to penalty shootout to decide a victor. Check out our latest story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Starting this week, Ophelia’s Jump will present an event perfect for cool summer evenings: an outdoor Shakespeare festival. It’s a natural fit for a college town known for delighting in culture.
The nonprofit theater company will give alternating performances of the comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and the tragedy “Macbeth” from July 17 through July 27. Shows will be performed in the round in Pomona College’s scenic Sontag Greek Theatre.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic to the shows, which beginning at 7:30 p.m. will be preceded by lighthearted entertainment such as Shakespearian improv and stage combat workshops. There will also be arts and crafts vendors on hand, selling Elizabethan-flavored wares as well as a photo booth and even a Shakespearean insult booth. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Instructional materials for elementary mathematics have been reviewed by Claremont Unified School District staff and are being recommended for adoption by the CUSD board. The public may review the materials and provide input prior to adoption at the Thursday, August 7 meeting of the board.
Materials will be on public display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the atrium level of the CUSD district office at 170 W. San Jose Ave., Claremont.
Los Angeles County Fire Department firemen (Station 62) respond to a broken fire hydrant shooting water over 30 feet in the air at the Vons Shopping Center on Mills Avenue Thursday evening. Early reports confirmed the driver of a car did hit the hydrant. It took around 25 minutes to shut the water main off to stop the flow. The shopping center was shut down for a short period of time. More information as news develops. Be sure to check out our slideshow from the scene. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Freedom 5000 started off Claremont’s Fourth of July celebration with the pancake breakfast immediately after, the parade in the afternoon and the firework show capping the day off. More in our next edition COURIER photo/Helen Arase
Lynn Sherr, author of Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, will visit Pilgrim Place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Decker Hall to talk about her book. Ms. Sherr will be joined by retired Presbyterian minister Bear Ride, a resident of Pilgrim Place and the sister of astronaut Sally Ride.
This event is presented by Pilgrim Place’s Woman’s Perspective group and open to the public. Books will also be available for sale and signing.
On Wednesday, July 9, Pooch Park in Claremont will be closed to the public from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. City workers will be taking soil samples utilizing a small drilling device in preparation for a future turf renovation project. Work is anticipated to conclude at 4:30 p.m., allowing the park to be reopened to the public starting at 5 p.m. For more information regarding the closure, contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.