The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is hosting two special events this month, beginning with its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, March 14.
The open house will feature free garden admission all day, behind-the-scenes tours, a sale at the Grow Native Nursery and the grand opening of an exhibit called “A Living Legacy: The Collections of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,” on view through June 28.
Women seeking personal and professional growth need look no further than their own backyard. Claremont Lincoln University presents the Claremont Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, March 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.
The conference is aimed at inspiring, motivating, and educating women in their own lives. Attendees will enjoy live presentations from notable speakers as well as a continental breakfast and lunch.
Theatergoers got a bit of a scare Sunday evening when Laemmle’s Claremont 5 received a bomb threat during the last screenings of the night.
According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, officers were dispatched to the movie house located at 450 W. 2nd Street, at 10:38 p.m. after a staff member at the main box office received a phone call from an unknown male stating there was a bomb in the building.
Within minutes, four officers from the Claremont Police Department arrived on scene, evacuating 50 people, including patrons and staff.
A traffic collision on the 4000 block of Mt. Baldy Road resulted in serious injuries. The unnamed driver of a black Nissan Altima was drunk and traveling at a high rate of speed around 9 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway, overturn and collide with a tree. The suspect and his passenger sustained severe head injuries and were flown to USC Medical Center for medical attention.
The Indian philosopher Chanakya said, “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.”
For Councilman Joe Lyons, who is about to wrap up his one year of service as the mayor of the city, this sentiment couldn’t be more true.
Mr. Lyons has whole-heartedly worked to diminish social inequalities in the community and strenuously led the charge in acquiring the Claremont water system.
Claremont council members adopted a new, although past-practiced, “norm” on Tuesday evening, setting term limits for commission and committee positions appointed by city council.
Following the city’s 2015 Priorities Workshop held on February 7, Councilmembers Larry Schroeder and Corey Calaycay were given the task of creating verbiage reflecting the imposed term limits and guidelines
UPDATED: Special Olympics World Games Global Messenger Terra Clendening embraces Vice President of the Host Town Program Joann Klonowski following Ms. Clendening’s remarks on Tuesday during a news conference at Claremont City Hall. The event served to officially announce that Claremont will be a host city for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 which will be held in July. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont's recent winter storm brought more precipation than many forecasters orginally thought. Rain and snow continued late into Monday night, bringing an inch of rain and over a foot of snow to the higher elevations in the San Gabriel Mountains. Cooler weather in the Southland will remain for the remainder of the week, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. There's a slight chance of rain over the weekend, but nothing close to what we just experienced. Prepare for sunny skies and clear air once again. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Vanessa Tinoco, the Claremont High School cafeteria worker accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student, has formally resigned from her position with the Claremont Unified School District.
The former lunch lady submitted her letter of resignation on February 5 and received ratification from the Board of Education during a meeting held on February 19.
A vehicle drives through storm runoff on Monday along Mount Baldy Road in Claremont. A sudden downpour swept through the area in the early afternoon with heavy rain and even some hail. The squall added to the rain that fell over the Inland Valley over the night, the first measurable rainfall in many weeks. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
No matter where you live, every man’s home is his castle, but when you look at recent crime statistics around the country it becomes obvious why castles have moats and drawbridges and hot tar. In Claremont, the Committee of Safe and Healthy Housing has become a knight in shining armor of sorts for residents, managers and property owners living in some of the 29 apartment communities throughout the city. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The United States is vulnerable to cyber-attacks of every ilk, from theft to all-out war. This was the message delivered Tuesday evening at Claremont McKenna’s Athenaeum by Richard Clarke, CEO of the Good Harbor Security Risk Management company.
Mr. Clarke, whose talk was called “Cybersecurity in 2015: from Theft to Destruction,” brings a lot of experience to bear on the subject.
A house divided against itself cannot stand, and City Councilman Sam Pedroza cannot stand for a city divided among its residents.
As Mr. Pedroza enters his third term on Claremont’s city council, one of his primary aspirations remains to erase the perceived boundaries that divide the city and unite the community once and for all.
“It’s definitely been my issue from day-one that I want to get away from the idea that there’s a south Claremont and a north Claremont,” he says.
The city’s contractor will be pruning shrubs and plants in the Village right-of-ways this month. Pruning dead foliage will improve plant health and control plant size where space is limited. Pruning in the winter helps ensure that plants produce healthy leaves and flowers in the spring. Plants may look distressed for about a month after pruning, but should improve rapidly after that.