As construction continues on the interior of Bardot, the new restaurant from Alain Fournier who created the original restaurant at that location in 1991, some outdoor modifications are underway, as well. A full-grown Peppertree, which stood at about 30 feet or so, was removed Friday by a non-city work crew. The tree was located on the north side of Harvard Square along Bonita Avenue, adjacent from Shelton Park. No information was available as to who ordered for the tree’s removal or why. Mr. Fournier is also owner of Café Allegro in both Upland and La Verne and his new eatery will be located on the lower level of Harvard Square, replacing Harvard Square Café. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Despite the recent decline in care of the driving range, the Claremont Golf Course remains a welcome 9-holed outlet for Claremont residents and students. But the local fairways and putting greens may soon be a thing of the past.
Despite feigned ignorance from the Claremont University Consortium’s board of directors, who manage the college-owned community space on behalf of the colleges, a recent statement issued by Dennis Bishop, president and CEO of the local golf circuit, suggests the recreational facility might be on its last course.
For nearly 53 years, Connie & Dicks Auto Service Center has been Claremont’s one-stop car repair destination. That’s a long spell, but Cindy Brown, who has owned the business for 23 years along with her husband Scott, feels the business is just approaching its prime.
Last year, the Browns hired a diesel specialist, an acquisition they have been awaiting for a decade. With consumer interest in alternative fuels like biodiesel growing, the timing couldn’t be better. The shop also now boasts 2 technicians who are well versed in the increasingly popular hybrid cars.
With the legislative session winding down, local assembly members are racing the clock to ensure all bills are approved by the September 13 deadline, including local Assemblymember Chris Holden.
Two bills spearheaded by the local legislator await signatures from Governor Jerry Brown after receiving the approval of the State Assembly earlier this week. AB 143, the Military Use Tax Exemption, would give active duty service members a tax break on personal property purchased when they are transferred to California.
Late afternoon cloud cover Thursday brought little relief to the 100 degree temperatures today in Claremont and the valley. The heat produced storm clouds that hovered over the towers on top of Iron Mountain to the north, but little rain was seen anywhere. The good news is daytime temperatures should drop to around 90 degrees this Labor Day weekend. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The California Supreme Court will not stop the imminent release of Christopher Evans Hubbart, a former Claremont resident who has admitted to raping more than 40 women.
The Supreme Court Wednesday denied an appeal filed by District Attorney Jackie Lacey on behalf of Los Angeles County to reconsider the conditional release of Mr. Hubbart.
In a statement, Ms. Lacy admitted she had worked every possible angle to block the release of Mr. Hubbart, 62, into Los Angeles County.
Claremont resident David Hunter speaks with fellow Claremonter Ed Aluzas about Mr. Hunter’s missing dog in front of Stater Bros. market in Claremont on Monday. Mr. Hunter has been holding vigil in the Foothill Boulevard parking lot every afternoon since his beloved Brittany Spaniel, Rusty, disappeared on August 17. He hopes his diligence will pay off, in the event someone saw the dog or picked it up thinking it was a stray. If you have seen Rusty, call 909-624-1724. To see a picture of Rusty click on photo gallery below. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
It’s official. Five candidates are running for 3 open Claremont Unified School Board seats in the November 5 local and municipal election.
The roster of candidates includes one incumbent. Steven Llanusa, who has served on the board since 2005, is vying for another term. The other board members whose terms are expiring, board members Mary Caenepeel and Jeff Stark, have opted not to run for office.
The other candidates in the upcoming election include retired teacher David Nemer, college administrator Nancy Treser Osgood, teacher/county lifeguard Joseph Salas and real estate broker Paul A. Steffen.
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July 2013 in Claremont was a very high volume sales month for the year. There were 40 homes that closed escrow in July compared to only
26 the same month last year. The upper end price range is seeing a lot more movement than we saw last
year, and homes are selling nearly twice as fast on average. Homes are selling a lot closer to their listing
prices (around 1.7 percent differential on average) with many homes selling full price or over. Interest rates
jumped 1percent since June, and have been hovering around 4.75 percent for the past several weeks. Check out our special graphic with more information.
The California Beer Festival in San Dimas is all about craft beers, award-winning breweries and live entertainment; to ensure attendees have a reliable means of transportation, the event has teamed up with the downtown Claremont Shuttle to transport guests to and from the event.
For $3 round trip, the shuttle will escort beer aficionados and enthusiasts to Frank G. Bonelli Park on Saturday, September 7 between 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m
Ruth Bobo has grabbed local headlines in recent months for being at the center of the ongoing Save Mrs. Bobo campaign, a grassroots effort to raise money to help the retired Claremont High School English teacher stay in her home in the face of mounting health bills.
As Claremont students head to the mall for back-to-school shopping, a familiar face will greet them on American Eagle Outfitter’s storefront.
Claremont resident Quinci Smith, 18, is no longer just the mild-mannered 2013 Claremont High School graduate and tennis player classmates and teachers have come to know. Now she is also the poster child for American Eagle’s national Back to School campaign, her face plastered on storefronts, in television commercials and across a spread in a recent issue of Seventeen Magazine.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff