The Monday night concert series at Memorial Park traditionally ends on Labor Day and this year was no different. Parking was in short supply as The Answer played classic rock n' roll tunes to a crowd estimated at around 3000 people. For those who missed this year's shows, the concerts start in July showcasing a variety of music depending on your tastes. Keep an eye on the city of Claremont website for updates on the schedule for 2020. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has appointed J. Mario Molina as the founding dean of the KGI School of Medicine. Dr. Molina served for 20 years as the chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in 1980 to provide healthcare to low-income individuals.
When Jed Leano and Dave Roger visited a church-run shelter for US asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico in June, they unwittingly set into motion a wave of compassion that will crest Sunday, September 8.
That’s the date United States Congressmember Judy Chu, among others, will be on hand for a 7 p.m. benefit for Room For All, a charity created by Claremont City Councilmember and immigration attorney Mr. Leano and former Deputy Director of Community Services Mr. Roger.
On Wednesday around 7:45 p.m., license plate cameras at San Jose Avenue and Indian Hill Boulevard picked up on a 2011 Dodge Avenger stolen out of Fontana, Cpl. Evans said. Officers followed the car into the Trader Joe’s parking lot. Police determined the driver, a 34-year-old woman from Anaheim, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Ontario, were not the suspects who stole the car.
Claremont has been abuzz with road construction lately, causing some growing pains among residents. Phase three of the Foothill improvement project is currently underway, with some landscaping work still being done on phase two, city spokesperson Bevin Handel said last week. Phase three stretches from Yale Avenue to Mountain Avenue, and has been under construction since June. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police Department employees, Brooke Malinoski, Nick Martinez Jr. and Garrett Earl speak with a man recently while doing outreach with the homeless community in Claremont. The police employees canvassing the town to provide information about resources available to the homeless and to offer a small care package. The man pictured above, who said he was 37 and had been homeless for two months, was sitting at a bus stop on First Street in the Village.
Acclaimed Los Angeles duo Dead Rock West brought their soulful country-rock-folk hybrid harmony singing and stellar songwriting to the Folk Music Center last Saturday for an intimate concert.
The band, singer/songwriter Cindy Wasserman and guitarist/singer/songwriter Frank Lee Drennen, have been on the Folk’s stage before, sitting in with pal and producer of their 2011 record.
The upcoming sales tax measure officially got its name this week, Measure CR, which will ask Claremont voters to approve a .75 percent sales tax increase.
Measure CR will go before voters November 5, and if passed, will increase the sales tax rate in the city from 9.5 percent to the state cap of 10.25 percent.
The city says it is needed to maintain current services and inject up to $2.5 million a year into the general fund to stave off future budget deficits.
Peppertree Square will continue with a vacant building for longer than planned as one of the potential tenants, Campsite Brewing Company, will go to Covina.
In June of 2018, the news of two new major businesses in Peppertree Square excited Claremont residents with the potential of a brew pub and a gym moving into two empty spaces in the plaza.
At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Claremont officers responded to MagiKid Robotics, located at 578 E. Base Line Rd., regarding a possible child abuse investigation.
Upon arrival, officers contacted the person who reported the incident, who said she had arrived at the business to pick up a seven-year-old child and saw the child was in the front lobby unattended.
Parents and caretakers of young children may have been alarmed recently when they noticed the old reliable kid-occupying coloring station at Claremont’s Trader Joe’s was gone. Fear not, busy folks: the store hasn’t abandoned you in your efforts to get a little shopping done with the wee ones in tow.
Trader Joe’s simply swapped out the old art station and display wall with the city’s newest Little Free Library.
A state constitutional amendment that Claremont had been watching has failed in the state assembly.
ACA-1, short for assembly constitutional amendment, aimed to lower the voting threshold for special use parcel taxes from two-thirds to 55 percent. On August 19, the amendment received 44 ayes and 20 noes—falling short of the supermajority needed to pass.
Our next installment in our Claremont park series takes us to Lewis Park, right next door to the Hughes Community Center. Named after Ralph and Goldy Lewis who made a name for themselves building affordable homes all over Claremont. The 5.2 acre park has several soccer fields and is a popular place for birthday parties. COURIER video/Matt Weinberger