Plans to release a serial rapist to a rental home in the Lake Los Angeles area of the Antelope Valley are up in the air after the property owner withdrew the lease from consideration. Authorities say the decision will likely only delay, not stop, the release of former Claremont resident Christopher Hubbart.
On October 25, a Santa Clara court announced that Mr. Hubbart—a sex offender who has admitted to raping nearly 40 women—would be discharged from Coalinga State Hospital to the high desert community. His release was anticipated as soon as December.
The imminent shutdown of the Claremont Golf Course will come sooner than expected, the fairway’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Closing day, initially established as this coming January, is now set for December 2.
The board of directors announced the course’s closure in early September, after an independent audit confirmed the facility’s financial operations were no longer operable and “would soon run out.” Since that time, revenue has decreased even further than expected.
After serving on the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees since 1982, it had become a foregone conclusion that Gary L. Woods—representative for Azusa and portions of Duarte—will win a seat on the board each time he comes up for reelection.
That expectation was dashed in Tuesday’s municipal election when 36 percent of voters opted to bring a fresh face, Barbara Dickerson, to the board
It’s official. Come December 12, the two newest members of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education will be Nancy Treser Osgood and Dave Nemer. Incumbent Steven Llanusa won the third open school board seat in Tuesday night’s local and municipal election.
Ms. Treser Osgood was the frontrunner, having received 2,735 votes as of Wednesday afternoon.
“It feels wonderful. I am feeling so grateful to the entire community,” she said.
On Friday, November 1 officers may not have located the man they were looking for that night, but didn’t return to the Claremont Police Department empty handed. Police first responded to the Greyhound based on reports of an intoxicated man. The drunken individual was not located, but unfortunately for Alexander May, a 21 year old from Chino Hills, he was discovered.
The Foothill Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) is in the midst of its annual membership drive, seeking mothers and daughters who enjoy volunteering and making a difference in their communities.
To be considered for NCL membership beginning with the 2014-15 year, women must have a daughter entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades in the fall of 2014. The Foothill Chapter is comprised of girls in grades 7-12 and their mothers from Claremont, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Montclair and Pomona.
With all precincts reporting, results from the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education election put Nancy Treser Osgood, David Nemer and incumbant Steven Llanusa as frontrunners.
Ms. Treser Osgood got 29 percent of the vote, leading the candidates with 2,735 votes. Mr. Nemer followed with 2,018 votes or 21.4 percent and Mr. Llanusa garnered 1,904 votes at 20.2 percent. Challengers Paul Steffen trailed with 1,494 votes or 15.85 percent with Joe Salas settling in at 13.5 percent with 1,277 votes.
The COURIER will have more on the election later today.
Rick Elderkin reacts as he feeds his ballot in to the voting box on Election Day in Claremont. Mr. Elderkin and his wife, former mayor Linda Elderkin, left, voted at Joslyn Center during the CUSD Board of Education election on Tuesday. If you have not voted yet there is still time because polls stay open until 8 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Five candidates vie for three seats in the election for the Claremont Unified School District school board today, Tuesday, November 5. Hosts at the Joslyn Senior Center had reported about 80 ballots cast as of 9:30 a.m. A good showing, according to poll workers, but the results may be more indicative of the combined districts, rather than high voter turnout. Either way, the early indication is that this will be a very tight race.
A work crew digs a ditch for a new pipe on Monday at Monte Vista Avenue and Claremont Boulevard in Claremont. Commuters using Monte Vista Avenue between Foothill Boulevard and Base Line Road might have found their drive a bit cumbersome over the past week with the closure of both northbound lanes and traffic diverted onto the southbound side. Closures will continue for the next few weeks as Southern California Gas Company works to replace a gas main, according to Enrique Villalobos, assistant engineer for the city of Claremont. Work is expected to be complete by the third week of November. For more information, contact the city’s engineering department at 399-5465. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Are you looking to start your Thanksgiving Day with some fitness before the feast?
Claremont Sunrise Rotary’s 6th annual Turkey Trot—a 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run set for Thanksgiving morning—may be just the ticket. Serious runners and families alike will enjoy this event, which drew nearly 2,000 people last year.
Both events begin on Thursday, November 28 at the Claremont Depot, located at First Street and Harvard Avenue in Claremont. The 5K will take runners through the Claremont Colleges and the streets of the Village for a downhill finish.
For most graduates, accomplishments in the first few weeks after high school are limited to nabbing a summer job and starting to pack for college. Kevin Terris, who graduated from The Webb Schools in Claremont in 2009, is a notable exception.
He spent his first post-high school weeks engaged in fieldwork with a Webb Schools team, prospecting for fossils at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. There, Mr. Terris, then 17, made a discovery that has rocked the world of paleontology: the skeleton of a year-old Parasaurolophus
Beginning last week, Claremont residents will see a slight increase in their monthly water bill, listed on the bill as a Shortfall True-up surcharge, according to the city manager’s report. This temporary surcharge is the result of the delay in the regulatory review process of the GSW General Rate Case.
There are some who are under the impression that life ends with retirement. Those people are clearly not acquainted with Claremonter Chet Jaeger, a former teacher whose post-retirement life has included travel, recognition and fun, all in the name of jazz.
Mr. Jaeger served as a mathematics instructor at Chaffey High School in Ontario for 33 years. Long before he bid goodbye to the classroom, however, he was leading a double life.