UPDATED: Supporters for No on Measure CR couldn't quite believe their eyes when early absentee ballots had them making a strong showing, only 23 votes behind with 49 percent. And that strong support continued throughout the night as Measure CR was defeated 51 (3185) to 49 (3063) percent. Be sure to check the COURIER website as news develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Fans of bold, improvisational music are in for a rare treat when The Smudges make their Claremont debut at a free 8:30 p.m. show Thursday, November 14 at The Press, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont.
The Smudges—married Claremont residents Maggie Parkins on cello and Jeff Gauthier on violin and electronics—combine original classical and jazz music with improvisation.
Big changes from the state are coming to Claremont’s ADU ordinance just weeks after it was passed by the city.
Three bills—AB 68, AB 881 and SB 13—designed to spur construction of ADUs, better known as back houses or granny flats, will take effect on January 1.
Building more ADUs has been identified as one way to hack away at the current housing crisis in California.
Claremont police initially thought they had stopped stolen car in Claraboya, but the driver apparently had found the car himself. The silver Honda was pulled over around 6:30 p.m. at Mountain and Via Santa Catarina around 6:30 p.m. after police determined it had been stolen out of Pomona. Then something odd happened.
Around 4:19 a.m., the truck apparently veered to the right while traveling westbound on the 210 through Claremont, going up an embankment and causing it to overturn just a few feet east of the Towne Avenue overpass.
The Vineyard Touring Opera will offer Verdi’s Rigoletto performed live with orchestra a 2 p.m. at the Claremont?Woman’s Club on Sunday, November 17. Rigoletto is based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo. It has been described a “casually cruel” opera where all the main characters—licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's sheltered daughter Gilda—are overtly self-involved.
Temple Beth Israel of Pomona will welcome Dr. Sarah Benor, associate professor of contemporary Jewish studies at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, as the featured speaker of the Brenda Rosenfeld Scholars Series on Friday, November 8.
Help Claremont After-School Program (CLASP) celebrate another successful year by attending a garden reception honoring CUSD Superintendent Jim Elsasser and the CUSD board of education on Sunday, November 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Special recognition will be given to Cathy Stewart, retired CUSD information services coordinator, for her dedicated support of CLASP and its mission.
With the Measure CR campaign in its final days, an anonymous vulgar text message has riled up Claremont residents.
The text, sent from the phone number 909-323-1199, was pointedly against CR and sent to a number of Claremont residents on Monday afternoon. Measure CR is a proposed three-quarter cent sales tax increase the city says will be used to cut away at future budget deficits.
On Saturday, October 26, Pilgrim Place celebrated its official groundbreaking ceremony for their new Memory Care Program. Two main houses, each home to six people, will provide a safe environment as both homes share a secure wander garden. Dedicated by the Rauch Family Foundation, The Rauch Houses are named in memory of Cecilia Bessell Rauch and Katherine Hampson Bessell. The program is expected to be open in late spring of 2020. For more information please call Rich Rodas, 909-399-5592.
There are only four polling locations for this election, and they may differ from your usual voting place.
Check the back of your sample ballot, use the polling location finder on the county website at lavote.net, or contact the city clerk’s office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463 to find your polling place. Polling locations will open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5.
Dan Wesley of SRS General Contractor measures a board while working on a home in the Claremont Village that includes a 373 square foot accessory dwelling unit. The City of Claremont will have to revisit its rules about ADUs, otherwise known as back houses, because of two new bills recently passed in Sacramento. Full story in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The 71st annual Pilgrim Place Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free festival offers two days of shopping, fun, children’s games and food. Guests will find vintage clothing, precious and costume jewelry, baked goods, plants, crafting, household items and much more.