As firefighters continue to work on the now over 1700 acre Colby fire north of Glendora, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory for portions of Los Angeles County, including Claremont. There have also been reports of phone connection issues for Verizon customers, including Von's on Base Line Road in Claremont. Officials have reported that three individuals have been arrested in connection with the fast moving blaze. Although the hills north of Claremont are not threatened, with high temperatures around 80 degrees, the fire will not be contained until this weekend. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont is requesting state help as it seeks to make improvements at local parks.
With the Claremont City Council’s unanimous approval, city administrators move forward in applying for $260,000 from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in order to give a much-needed makeover to Wheeler Park.
In celebration of Dale Bros Brewery’s 11th anniversary, the Upland-based brewers will host the “Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival” next week with proceeds benefiting the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF). The event, to be held Saturday, January 25 from 1 to 5 p.m., will feature 25 local breweries and more than 50 brews, as well as live music provided by local bands Powerflex 5 and The Dogs.
Police received calls regarding an unusual traffic hazard on Saturday. Around 9:30 a.m. a wayward hot air balloon made an emergency landing in the Claremont High School parking lot, mere feet away from a light pole, according to police. The balloon had taken off from Cable Airport as part of the annual air show.
The operator planned to land at The Claremont Colleges, but as he explained to officers, “I go wherever the wind takes me."
Claremont officials will host a meeting to discuss the Foothill Boulevard Master Plan on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in the Padua Room at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Road.
The project team of traffic engineers, landscape architects, arborists, and planners will present preliminary findings on the project and seek input from the public on how the roadway should be maintained and improved in the future.
It was easy to see how Danbury Elementary School students were thrilled with the roar of plane engines on Friday, January 10 at the Cable Airport. As part of the weekend-long air show, stunt pilots were able to use Friday afternoon as a sort of practice time.
The organizers of the Cable Air Show continue to reach out to special needs students and seniors from surrounding communities to see the pilots test the air for the weekend. This “Special Program for Special People” has been a tradition for the past nine years.
The Claremont Chamber will host the annual State of the City address on Wednesday, January 22. The event will take place at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd.
Join with others from the community as the Claremont City Council and other officials reflect on the past year and take a look at what’s to come. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the event concluding around 1:30 p.m. Cost is $50 or $35 for Chamber members. RSVP by today, Monday, January 13, by contacting Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 624-1681.
Dr. Tom Williams will discuss “Frack or not frack? Got water?” at the next meeting of Active Claremont on Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room of the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.
Dr. Williams received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kansas and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
The recent long string of warm winter days have produced some spectacular sunsets over Claremont including this one seen behind the last leaves of a wisteria vine. The current forecast is for more of the same over the next few days with highs in the 70s to 80s and lows in the 40s with no precipitation. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Frank Donnelly performs tricks in his 1946 Taylorcraft on Friday during a special preview to the 39th Annual Cable Air Show in Upland. The preview show, which has also become an annual tradition, gives special needs children, local seniors and students from Upland’s Cabrillo Elementary School a front seat for the stunts and fun of the show. The public air show was on Saturday and Sunday. Complete coverage in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
George Simmons, 92, and Valarie Jones dance to the Tammy Wynette tune “Stand by Your Man” on Wednesday during the Community Senior Services’ Enrichment Center’s Adult Day Program at Larkin Park in Claremont. The program just relocated this week to an under utilized building at the park, finding its first permanent home in 22 years of service. Though the room is smaller than the one they shared at Pilgrim Place the benefits of having their own location, including a kitchen, outweigh the somewhat cramped quarters. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
New housing may be changing the landscape of the Claremont community, but developer Taylor Morrison is taking strides to ensure some of the historical sights along Base Line Road remain intact.
The Arizona-based development company, currently building a 50-unit townhome complex at the corner of Base Line Road and Padua Avenue, recently purchased two additional properties at 560 and 618 Base Line Road, located on the south side of the street between Mountain Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard.
Plans are inching along for the development of the recently sold Claremont Unified School District Surplus site, located at 2475 N. Forbes Ave.
On November 21, the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education approved the sale of the short-lived La Puerta Intermediate School to the highest bidder, Brandywine Homes of Irvine. The transaction, raking in $18,875,000 for the school district, is currently underway.
The developer has wasted no time in meeting with the city to flesh out their plans for the site.
The city of Claremont is making plans to build upon its artistic aesthetic with the creation of a $50,000 public art master plan.
Claremont residents and stakeholders gathered at the Hughes Center late last month to review a 72-page document outlining ideas for community art displays and providing a framework for how public art is selected.
A community art program and art ordinance were first adopted by the city in 1997 in an attempt to enhance Claremont’s aesthetics and cultural quality, according to Melissa Vollaro, community and human services manager.