America’s newest hotshot journalist is still in middle school. Sammy Buch, 12, received an opportunity any aspiring reporter would only dream of: a chance to cover the first Democratic debate of the election year. It was an experience of a lifetime for the El Roble student.
“It was really really cool,” Sammy said. “I had a great time.”
On Sunday, October 12 Claremont police were involving in a pursuit with a stolen Toyota FJ Cruiser Sunday morning. Officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Foothill and Claremont Boulevards and attempted to pull the driver over.
Claremont police arrested a suspected mail thief during a routine traffic stop on Monday morning.
Monica Jaurigue, 39, of Rancho Cucamonga was pulled over near the corner of Edinboro Avenue and East Baseline Road, according to Sgt. David DeMetz.
When authorities searched her vehicle, they found multiple pieces of stolen mail from different houses in the area.
The Claremont Museum of Art will host the 12th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday, November 1 with an outdoor art show, art and craft demonstrations, music and more.
The recently-produced film Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975 will be shown throughout the day and an exhibition will feature paintings by one of California’s most recognized artists, Millard Sheets.
Frank Bedoya, a former police commissioner, and Bob Tener—both proponents for Measure PS—will lead the Thursday, October 15 Active Claremont meeting at 7 p.m. with a presentation about the measure, which would authorize the Claremont City Council to adopt an ordinance levying a special parcel tax to fund a new public safety facility. Opponents to Measure PS will be available during the question and answer session only.
The Rodriguezes, who live and work in the City of Trees, are in the middle of filming the first season of their new reality show, Vintage Flip. Mr. and Ms. Rodriguez, who have been in the real estate business for years, are overjoyed with the new opportunity.
The couple found a passion for house-flipping during the infamous 2008 recession, when Mr. Rodriguez’s real estate company, Cal-American Homes, worked with the banks to turn over foreclosed homes. Conducting routine maintenance on the homes and selling them for the banks inspired Mr. Rodriguez to try it on his own, buying a house in Riverside on the cheap in 2009.
A quiet Claremont intersection turned into a scene right out of a bad action film. At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Monday, October 4 a red Camaro collided with a white Toyota Tacoma at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Elder Avenue. The driver of the Camaro, identified as 22-year-old Steven Tinajero of Pomona, attempted to flee the scene without stopping to check on the welfare of the occupants in the Tacoma.
The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area recently presented the Ruth Ordway Award to Freeman Allen of Sustainable Claremont. The Ruth Ordway Award is presented annually to a local resident who has contributed outstanding service to the community.
The Alzheimer's Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday, October 10 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Kiwanis Club of Claremont invites community members who have one hour of time to spare on a weekly basis, to sign up and become a reader for the club’s “Read Me” program. This program brings volunteer readers into Claremont preschool classrooms, to read from age-appropriate and approved books to young students, in order to encourage good reading habits from an early age.
When most new buildings are opened, the event is marked by an official ceremony with dignitaries and other important people from around the community. Check passings or ribbon cuttings are a common sight during the celebration. But the folks at Pomona College wanted to do something unique for the opening of the Millikan Laboratory Saturday. Since the building has a strong math and physics emphasis, why not show a standing room audience how to split (or crush) an atom? And that's exactly what Pomona president David Oxtoby did. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont residents were given the opportunity to engage with the city on the specifics of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park master plan Monday evening. The event was an effort to inform residents about the future of the park and an opportunity for public comment. Held at Taylor Hall, it was structured as an open forum.
To local merchant Brenda Ricciardi, Bottega 25 is a true labor of love. To understand why, one has to look at what she has been through to get here. The tiny home décor shop, tucked away in a corner of Claremont’s Packing House, has been open for more than a year. “I wanted an Italian and euro-type of name and bottega means artist gallery or boutique or artist workshop,” Ms. Ricciardi said. “So it was perfect.”