To local merchant Brenda Ricciardi, Bottega 25 is a true labor of love. To understand why, one has to look at what she has been through to get here. The tiny home décor shop, tucked away in a corner of Claremont’s Packing House, has been open for more than a year. “I wanted an Italian and euro-type of name and bottega means artist gallery or boutique or artist workshop,” Ms. Ricciardi said. “So it was perfect.”
On Friday, September 25 just before 5 p.m., 36-year-old Salome Rodriguez casually walked into the Chase bank, located on the 800 block of south Indian Hill, to allegedly cash a stolen check. The Pomona resident's plan quickly unraveled when the teller contacted the victim of the theft, who confirmed it was stolen.
A Claremont police officer handcuffs the driver of a Toyota sedan while another officer keeps his gun trained on a passenger on Tuesday in Claremont. The car was reported stolen out of El Monte. Claremont police arrested the two male occupants following a short pursuit in the city. More as the story unfolds. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The lunar eclipse Sunday night was a popular distraction throughout Claremont even if at first it seemed like clouds were going to spoil the fun. As the moon rose, it was only barely visible through the haze that lingered on the horizon. But by the time it reached full eclipse just before 8 p.m., it was clear and bright. Have a nice photo of the eclipse? Send it to the COURIER: firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets Claremont College students following his speech on Friday at Pitzer College. Mr. O’Malley's talk outlined his progressive political platform including reining in college tuition debt, generating all electricity from renewable sources and implementing public financing for congressional races. Check out our updated complete story. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Meander the haunted heritage of the Claremont Village during a 75-minute family-friendly tour on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4.
Every tour will visit approximately nine haunts, including Village businesses and Colleges destinations. Ghostly apparitions may or may not appear.
Workers are removing the Red Ironbark Eucalyptus in front of city hall is today, Monday, September 28. According to the city, four different arborists have made independent inspections and each found evidence of termite damage, significant rotting and bleeding, which is a sign of dead wood and decay within the heartwood of the tree. The tree poses a high risk of branch failure and resulting in injury because of the high-traffic location. City staff realizes this tree is a main focal point for city hall and the community, however, the city manager emphasized that public safety is a priority. For information, contact Community Services at 399-5431.
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Last week, the COURIER welcomed Matthew Bramlett as the paper’s newest employee. The 27-year-old reporter brings to the city desk the enthusiasm of youth—one somewhat more jaded reporter overheard him saying he was “tickled” to get the job—and an abiding interest in politics.
Mr. Bramlett expressed regret that he had to miss the second GOP presidential debate, as it conflicted with the September 16 meeting of the city’s planning commission
The Claremont City Council shelved two important items—a vote on La Verne’s plan for the Claremont water system and an appeal regarding the Serrano II housing project—at its meeting Tuesday night due to two councilmembers’ absences.
Councilmembers Joe Lyons and Larry Schroeder were not present during the meeting, forcing Mayor Corey Calaycay to call for the votes to be pushed to October 13.
The Claremont University Consortium made a commitment to donate $1 million on Saturday, September 18 toward the possible construction of a new police station.
The donation hinges on the passing of Measure PS, which allocates $50 million toward building a new station for the Claremont Police Department.
On Friday, September 18 in a move described by Lt. Ciszek as “malicious mischief,” a person who takes high school rivalries a little too seriously spray-painted “F**k the Pack,” among other obscenities—alongside green-colored male genitalia—over the Claremont High School grounds sometime between 4 and 8 a.m.
The Gomez family Jennifer and Dennis with their children Liam, 5, and Parker, 2, enjoy the evening air and some pizza on Saturday during the eighth annual Keeping the Good in our Neighborhood street faire in Claremont. This year the event moved from north Claremont to Bonita Avenue in front of the Claremont Police station. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
On the agenda for the upcoming Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 22 will be a follow-up on La Verne’s exploration in managing the Claremont water system, according to City Manager Tony Ramos.
The La Verne City Council is expected to approve the tentative agreement during their meeting on Monday, September 21.
The Celebrating Women on the Forefront event aims to recognize a number of female residents of Pilgrim Place who have achieved accomplishments in religious or humanitarian organizations.
Honorees include Dar Nicgorski, who was named a Woman of the Year in 1987 by Ms. Magazine for her work with Central American refugees in the Sanctuary movement, an endeavor the resulted in her charged and convicted in Federal court.