The Claremont City Council unanimously approved nonprofit funding recommendations brought before them Tuesday night.
The Community Based Organization Grant Program budget included $86,650 for general services and an additional $60,000 for homeless services.
UPDATED: Move over Dodger, the city has a new crime-fighting partner and he’s ready for his close-up. Meet Luther, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and the Claremont Police Department’s newest four-legged officer.
“He’s a very simple dog,” says Officer Snyder, a six-year veteran of the Claremont Police Department. “His tail is always wagging.”
When it comes to selling a house, there are some key players, chief among them being the realtor.
“Selling a home involves many variables and many people,” says Geoff Hamill, realtor/broker associate with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s our job to be the facilitator, the organizer, the listener and sometimes the therapist,” Mr. Hamill said.
John Reid has been installed as the new president of the University Club of Claremont, the club offering “the most intellectually-stimulating luncheon in town.”
Ray Bragg is the new vice president, and Maria Carlson, Pat Kelly and Gene Smith were elected to the board of directors.
As Ariel Benjamin prepares for her journey into adulthood and readies herself for her upcoming Bat Mitzvah, the soon-to-be 13 year old is already demonstrating qualities that will serve her and society well into the future.
Inspired by her love of all creatures great and small, Ariel has chosen to work with the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA in Pomona. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Though a diary left behind by a young woman named Anne Frank is perhaps the best known of all Holocaust-era memoirs, the writings of many other teens and even young children also survived that terrible time, providing a unique perspective on both their suffering and their survival skills.
West Coast Arborists Inc., the city's tree maintenance contractor, will be providing mulch to residents on Saturday, April 18 at Cahuilla Park, located on Scripps Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard. Mulch will be available on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 6 a.m. Residents will need to bring all equipment necessary to load and transport the mulch.
A firefighter from Montclair assists an actor playing a chemical burn victim last week during a multi-agency hazardous materials training exercise at Pomona College. The training simulated a laboratory accident involving a chemical explosion that injured several people and required the evacuation and clean up of an entire building. The joint operation included Claremont and college police, as well as fire departments from Los Angeles County, Montclair, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The City of Claremont will not be offering swim lessons this summer due to the closure of El Roble Intermediate School’s pool.
“The Claremont Unified School District has had some issues with the pool pump at El Roble,” Human Services Director Anne Turner said. “We were notified in early April that the whole system has burned out and they wouldn’t have it fixed for this summer.”
Claremont police officers responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Pomello Drive at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.
The resident arrived home at 3:20 p.m. and saw that the door to the garage was open. She called into the residence and a male came walking out holding an iPad. He said he was a contractor doing work then walked past her as she entered the home. At that point, the resident realized her home had been burglarized.
It may have been April 1 but Governor Jerry Brown wasn’t fooling around when, by executive order, he extended and increased water rationing for California residents.
Mr. Brown is calling for the State Water Resources Control Board to achieve a statewide 25 percent reduction in urban water usage through February of 2016. The 25 percent reduction by water suppliers to California cities will be based on amounts used in 2013.
For Claremont residents, who are among the highest water-users in the state, average summer use in 2013 from June to August fluctuated from 330 gallons to 350 gallons per day, well above the state average of 125 gallons. Be sure to check out our aerial video of the City of Trees. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The trial of Joseph Chandler Davall began Tuesday, following a tedious three-day jury selection process resulting in the appointment of 12 jurors— two men and 10 women—who will ultimately decide the fate of the alleged rapist.
The Coachella Valley date farmer is accused of attacking and raping a 12-year-old Claremont girl on March 21, 2014 while she slept alone in her home. The 35-year-old defendant has been charged with seven felony counts.
The fate of two controversial holly oaks on Green Street was sealed this week as workers from West Coast Arborists removed the trees on Wednesday, making quick work of the project and leaving little to no evidence they had ever existed.
In just over two hours, the trees were cut down, chipped up and hauled away.
“Since it rained last night the tree was soaked, so when it came down the amount of yellow dust was minimal,” said homeowner Alice Perreault. “That was an unexpected, natural gift.”
Paramedics attend to a man after removing him from a vehicle that flipped over Traffic was diverted for a short time on Foothill Boulevard on Wednesday, April 8 as Claremont police and Los Angeles County Fire responded to an injury accident near Berkeley Avenue.
According to an eyewitness who called 911, officers arrived to the scene around 3 p.m. after a charcoal-colored Ford Focus attempted to cross Foothill at Berkeley and was struck by a silver Hyundai Accent traveling west on the main thoroughfare. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to flip onto its side, resulting in the 76-year-old male driver and his 73-year-old passenger being sent to Pomona Valley Hospital after complaining of pain.