For Ernest “Ernie” J.T. Martin, serving in the US Armed Forces was not just a duty or responsibility. It’s a proud family tradition.
The retired colonel, who served on the USS General C.H. Muir during WWII, is pleased to count himself among a long line of distinguished US veterans dating back to the 1700s. His fifth great grandfather, American General Joseph Martin, served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the Hillsborough Convention in 1788 for the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Claremont police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man caught on camera taking a typewriter from a Village business on Sunday afternoon.
The man entered Xerxes For Gents, located at 319 Yale Ave., around 11:43 a.m. and appeared to be browsing items. But while the owner was tending to other customers, the man grabbed a black vintage 1920s “Royal” typewriter from the shelf, and concealing the typewriter with his body, walked out of the store.
Police have obtained video images of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in tracking him down. Any information on the crime or identity of the suspect should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at 399-5420.
Bugler Doug Mendelsohn, of the Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 561, plays "To the Colors" during a Veterans Day ceremony at Claremont’s Memorial Park on Monday. The traditional observation hosted by American Legion Post 78 also included a special song by Robert Barnum and sung by his daughter Siarah. COURIER photo/Ryan Gann
In time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the city of Claremont’s Committee on Aging seeks pre-packaged non-perishable food and hygiene donations to benefit the Inland Valley Hope Partners Family Stabilization and Food Pantry program.
Donation bins will be available throughout the community through Friday, November 15 at the Hughes Community Center, Blaisdell Community Center, city hall and the Joslyn Senior Center.
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) recently hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line.
The 12.3-mile project will extend light rail service from the current terminus under construction in the city of Azusa, to the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.
After nine years at the helm of the Claremont Public Library, library manager Don Slaven is checking out.
Mr. Slaven leaves behind his bookish duties in Claremont to accept a position in the Los Angeles County Public Library’s south region. He began in his new post as head librarian at the Hollydale Library in South Gate on Tuesday, according to the Friends of the Public Library. Mr. Slaven was not available for comment.
Claremont Mayor Opanyi Nasiali addresses the crowd shortly before calling for a vote on Wednesday during a special meeting of the Claremont City Council at Taylor Hall. The council voted to go ahead with preliminary procedures to acquire the city’s water system from Golden State Water Company. Check out our complete coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont police stopped two crooks making off with stolen packages Wednesday morning.
Mario Fonseca, a 32-year-old Pomona resident, and Serena Vasquez, a 32-year-old Chino resident were arrested after allegedly trying to take parcels of a doorstep in the 100 block of Limestone Road, according to reports.
The Pilgrim Place Physical Therapy Unit, a haven for seniors seeking renewed strength and spirit, recently received a little rehabilitation of its own.
After a fourth-month renovation, the retirement community’s Health Services Center debuted its brand-new physical therapy facility, a modern accommodation twice the size of the previous rehabilitation space.
The opening of the updated therapy unit earlier this month realizes a two-year dream for the service center, made possible through grant funding, according to Rehab Manager Marie McKinney.
Plans to release a serial rapist to a rental home in the Lake Los Angeles area of the Antelope Valley are up in the air after the property owner withdrew the lease from consideration. Authorities say the decision will likely only delay, not stop, the release of former Claremont resident Christopher Hubbart.
On October 25, a Santa Clara court announced that Mr. Hubbart—a sex offender who has admitted to raping nearly 40 women—would be discharged from Coalinga State Hospital to the high desert community. His release was anticipated as soon as December.
The imminent shutdown of the Claremont Golf Course will come sooner than expected, the fairway’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Closing day, initially established as this coming January, is now set for December 2.
The board of directors announced the course’s closure in early September, after an independent audit confirmed the facility’s financial operations were no longer operable and “would soon run out.” Since that time, revenue has decreased even further than expected.
After serving on the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees since 1982, it had become a foregone conclusion that Gary L. Woods—representative for Azusa and portions of Duarte—will win a seat on the board each time he comes up for reelection.
That expectation was dashed in Tuesday’s municipal election when 36 percent of voters opted to bring a fresh face, Barbara Dickerson, to the board
It’s official. Come December 12, the two newest members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education will be Nancy Treser Osgood and Dave Nemer. Incumbent Steven Llanusa won the third open school board seat in Tuesday night’s local and municipal election.
Ms. Treser Osgood was the frontrunner, having received 2,735 votes as of Wednesday afternoon.
“It feels wonderful. I am feeling so grateful to the entire community,” she said.
On Friday, November 1 officers may not have located the man they were looking for that night, but didn’t return to the Claremont Police Department empty handed. Police first responded to the Greyhound based on reports of an intoxicated man. The drunken individual was not located, but unfortunately for Alexander May, a 21 year old from Chino Hills, he was discovered.