Claremont is a community that recognizes its trees as one of the city’s most valuable public resources, and preserving this urban forest is one of residents’ highest priorities.
With over 24,000 city street and park trees valued at more than $84 million, the community forest not only adds to property values but provides environmental benefits.
Claremont police arrested two men suspected of burglarizing homes on Wednesday near Base Line Road in Claremont. Police received a call about suspicious activity north of Base Line around noon. As officers arrived, they witnessed two individuals climbing a wall on the south side of Base Line and a perimeter was immediately set up. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Families and staff at Sycamore Elementary School were greeted Tuesday morning by a police presence after school officials found graffiti on three different parent/teacher conference sign up sheets posted at the school. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Attorneys for the city of Claremont and Golden State Water Company appeared in court on August 27 for a case management hearing and were given the green light to move forward with the eminent domain case.
“We requested a trial date on the condemnation and the judge granted it,” explained Best, Best & Kreiger attorney Ken MacVey, representing the city of Claremont. “It’s full-steam ahead from this point.”
On Thursday, August 27 three residential burglaries occurred in North Claremont with the culprits escaping arrest. Thieves entered a home on the 4000 block of N. Garey Avenue through an unlocked rear window sometime between 10:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Numerous pieces of jewelry and a Hummel music box were taken from the residence.
Charles Boghosian, who goes by the snappy name Chicken Charlie, proudly displays his pineapple chicken on Wednesday during a special fair food preview event at the Los Angeles County Fair. Chicken Charlie has become famous for his deep fried concoctions, and this year is no exception with fried guacamole, Slim Fast bars and peanut butter stuffed pickle. See what else the fair has to offer in 2015. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Paul Cranmer, community services manager and staff arborist for the city, reviews the contents of tool bags on Tuesday during a drought stressed tree outreach meeting at the Hughes Center. City officials called the meeting to recruit volunteers to contact homeowners who have street trees that are critically stressed and in danger of dying. The tool bags included soaker hoses, tree bags and literature to help property owners care for their dying trees. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Construction crews are hard at work at Peppertree Square in anticipation of its newest tenant. Dollar Tree, a store chain offering an eclectic mix of household items, beauty products, food and more at discount prices, received building permits from the City of Claremont to begin customizing the space and is expected to open by the end of 2015.
Many of Claremont’s street trees are experiencing extreme stress due to the drought and lack of proper watering. The city has identified trees most in need of assistance and is working with Sustainable Claremont, the Tree Action Group (TAG) and Claremont Heritage to assemble a group of citizens who are interested in spreading the word.
The Progressive Music & Folk Festival at Pilgrim Place, to be held September 18 and 19, is the latest in a series of events celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of this intentional community.
Performers highlighting this event include Ellen Chase Harper, ValLimar Jansen, Jim and Jean Strathdee, Bob Hurd and Jim Manley
Although you may not be able to tell by looking at your Facebook feed on National Dog Day, the overpopulation of cats and dogs has inundated shelters across the country with animals in desperate need of adoption. While some are lucky in finding their forever home, others are left without hope and rely on the kindness of rescue groups and volunteers to save them from certain death. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Start brushing up on your small talk and get ready to bring your appetite as the City of Trees prepares to welcome its newest group to Claremont’s social scene.
The “Mingle & Munch Social Group” will meet monthly, beginning Friday, September 11 at The Garner House from 6—8 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Claremont through the Committee on Aging, the event will offer appetizers, refreshments, music and conversation.
Workers mow the dead lawn under what appears to be dying trees on Monday at Chaparral Park in Claremont. The city sent a flyer to Claremont residents this week advising on ways to keep trees alive but the drought has taken its toll on the city’s trees as well. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff