On Wednesday, September 18 as Claremont residents hustled to work on Wednesday, burglars made a sweep of 3 local homes. A home in the 2100 block of Oxford Avenue was the first target, broken into around 10 a.m. while an elderly man was home. The victim described the burglar as a white or Hispanic male about 20-30 years old with brown hair.
The city of Claremont is moving forward with the installation of new audible signals and bicycle video camera detection at the intersection of Bonita Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard. For the past several months, the existing audible pedestrian signals at Bonita Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard have been inoperable.
Local seniors are getting moving at Claremont's Joslyn and Blaisdell senior centers thanks to a new exercise program geared at building strength while addressing pain and fatigue.
Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, this low-impact exercise developed by physical therapists and aims to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, increase energy, help participants sleep better and improve overall quality of life.
David Hunter and his wife Nancy pose with their Brittany spaniel Rusty on Monday in Claremont. Mr. Hunter held vigil in the parking lot of Stater Bros. market for weeks after Rusty ran away in late August. On Friday the couple got Rusty back from a family in Ontario who thought they had found a stray dog. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
UPDATED: Given recent fire events in Claremont lately, it was easy to assume smoke seen Monday night from a brush fire in the mountains west was close to the city. Turns out, the now 250 plus acre blaze burned north of Azusa, starting at 5:52 p.m. As darkness approached, the fire continued and voluntary evacuations were recommended for some homes. By Tuesday afternoon, 70 percent of this fire had been contained. Increased breezes this afternoon have concerned fire officials, as a fire has started in the Lytle Creek area in San Bernardino County. More as news develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Brad Senkle, from Astreteck, LLC in Rancho Cucamonga, spent Monday with his partner servicing various license plate recognition cameras (ALPR) around the edges of Claremont. Contracted by the city of Claremont, some of the cameras were getting a new computer controlled power source for increased reliability. This will also unable the city to spot cameras that need repair, and even reset them from city hall. Most intersections will get 2-3 cameras upgraded, such as this one on Base Line Road and Padua Avenue. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Friends and colleagues of former Claremont Unified School District Superintendent Douglas Keeler and his wife Susan are invited to an open house on Monday, September 30 between 3:30 and 7 p.m. at the El Ranchero Restaurant, 984 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont. The Keelers will be in Claremont on a cross-country visit.
Superintendent Keeler served in the Claremont schools for 13 years from 1990-2003.
A special joint meeting of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education and the Claremont City Council will be held today, Monday, September 23 at 6 p.m. in the Richard S. Kirkendall Education Center, 170 W. San Jose Ave. in Claremont.
The League of Women Voters, at its 75th Anniversary Fall Opening Meeting last Sunday, presented its Caroline Beatty Award for Distinguished Service to Ellen Taylor, action chair of the Claremont league, for her many years of dedicated work both locally and statewide.
It’s not too late to sign up for the fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class, which takes place at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
This year, CERT training will be condensed to accommodate people’s busy schedules. Instead of encompassing 7 weeks, the upcoming course will start on Monday, September 23 and conclude on Saturday, October 5.
The Claremont Colleges’ Robert J. Bernard Field Station—an academic resource for the Claremont Colleges and local community for decades—burned last week, leaving behind 17 acres of charred remains and numerous concerns over the resulting impact on environmental research. However, amid disaster, Claremont College faculty and students have found opportunity.
Academics have inundated the local field station following last week’s blaze, eager to take advantage of the opportunity to study in Claremont’s new fire ecology. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The crowds, whirling rides and colorful attractions of the LA County Fair, now in its 90th year, are certainly a lot to take in, but Claremont resident Dr. Donald Huber finds himself at home amid the commotion. It’s the excitement and fanfare that have drawn the local doctor to volunteer at the fairgrounds for over a decade.
When not practicing medicine, which he has done for the past 50 years—40 in the City of Trees—Mr. Huber enjoys spending his time volunteering, whether with the YMCA, Casa Colina or the Claremont Colleges.
The Pomona Valley Chapter of Progressive Christians Uniting, joined by the Claremont Democrats, the Claremont chapter of MoveOn.org and the Pomona Valley Interfaith Sustainability Council, will participate in a nation-wide protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline this Saturday, September 21. The local demonstrators will gather at the intersection of Indian Hill Boulevard and Foothill Boulevard from 4 to 5:30 p.m.