At 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, two suspects broke smashed a glass window pane to gain entry to the breezeway between Xerxes and Cheese Cave on the 300 block of Yale Avenue. The duo arrived in a newer-model black Dodge Ram truck and parked in the parking lot behind the business, according to video surveillance collected by the Claremont Police Department.
Mom-and-pop businesses hold a quintessential American charm, and in Claremont we are lucky to have several of these increasingly rare commodities.
But just outside of the City of Trees lies one of the longest running but perhaps lesser well-known members in good standing of that club: C & E Lumber
Nathan Reynolds was driving to his hotel in Marina, California, in January 2015, when he saw a car blow through an intersection and careen down a nearby embankment into a retention pond.
Mr. Reynolds, a 37-year-old hydrogeologist and Claremont resident, didn’t wait for help to arrive. After rushing to the bank and spotting the car partially submerged in the water, he acted quickly.
A local resident has filed a complaint against the city and Pomona College, alleging bias, lack of adherence to environmental documents and a conversation alleging Councilmember Sam Pedroza claimed the college threatened to sue the city.
Wolfe’s Market, which has called Claremont home for exactly 100 years, will look a lot different to its longtime customers—the family market sold its last grocery items last Friday. All is not lost, however, as Claremonters can still enjoy a tasty turkey sandwich or pick up a container of the store’s distinctive egg salad. “To have a small independent store in any metropolitan area is near impossible,” owner Tom Wolfe said.
Padua Hills resident Paul Faulstich photographed California black bears in the wilderness adjacent to his home. Residents of the foothills have reported an increase in bear activity recently. Check out our full story on why Claremont gets so many bear visits.
An unidentified burglar pried open the rear door to an accounting office, Fiducial, at 915 W. Foothill Blvd. between Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m., stealing a computer monitor and several sets of US commemorative coins.The burglar fled undetected and there is no suspect information at this time, according to police. Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.
Of the many films detailing the horrors of World War II, Warsaw Uprising, screening Sunday at the Claremont Film Festival, certainly rates as one the most innovative and heartbreaking of them all.
The film combines powerful footage of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising with a new, fictional audio storyline to create a hybrid documentary-narrative feature. The feat involved utilizing digital technology to add period-accurate color to the black-and-white archival footage. The film’s tagline, “87 Minutes of Truth,” could not be more accurate.
Claremont police arrested a suspect after he struck a female in an attempt to steal her cell phone Saturday morning around 8 a.m.
A woman was walking on Berkeley Avenue just north of Eighth Street when a white male in his 30s or 40s demanded her cell phone. She refused to give it to him and, according to police, he struck her, knocking her to the ground.
About four acres at the Bernard Field Station in Claremont burned Thursday, May 18, the second fire at the Claremont Colleges’ natural laboratory in the last five years.
Thursday’s fire was combated by 12 fire engines, one water tender, four camp crews and three helicopters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to Claremont police.
Plans for the four-story Village Lofts are no more, at least for the foreseeable future.
The planning commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to uphold Community Development Director Brian Desatnik’s voidance of the project and to deny the appeal of property owner and developer Denley Investment and Management.
The Claremont City Council will be setting a course for the rest of the year during their annual priorities workshop on the morning of Saturday, May 20. The workshop is an opportunity for the city and Claremont residents to discuss what the city should be focusing on in 2017. Discussion items will cover a variety of topics, including the city’s financial future, council norms and commission term limits, trees and social media.