Torchbearer Bill Moremen smiles as he begins the trek across Mayflower Road as residents of Pilgrim Place celebrate the opening ceremonies of their second annual Senior Olympics on Monday at Pilgrim Place. The competition will continue all week with events like table tennis, aquatic fitness, freestyle walking, horseshoes and a scooter challenge. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Time flies, as the saying goes. Case in point: Graduation from the various Claremont Colleges will take place this coming week.
As always, the prestigious local schools have lined up a varied and fascinating slate of commencement speakers. The newest of these, Claremont Lincoln University—which nurtures future leaders skilled in fostering interfaith cooperation—is no exception.
The CLU convocation, which is set for Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m., will feature hip hop magnate Russell Simmons as keynote speaker. He will also be awarded an honorary doctoral degree.
Construction work for a slurry seal project in the northwest portion of the city is scheduled for mid-summer and consists of removing and replacing damaged asphalt and concrete sections of streets north of Foothill Boulevard and south of Base Line Road, between Towne Avenue and the westerly city limit.
A California black bear spent time hanging around a Claremont neighborhood over the weekend, causing quite a stir amongst its residents and providing photo opportunities for passing motorists.
Claremont police received a call at 9:06 a.m. on Saturday from a resident on the 300 block of Radcliffe Drive stating there was a bear in the neighborhood. According to Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was quickly dispatched to the location where wildlife officers tranquilized the bear by dart. Once the tranquilizer took effect, the bear was relocated without incident. Photo/Drew Ready
The verdurous canopies of elms, oaks and sycamores found throughout the city of Claremont do more than just provide shade to residents and visitors. Their majestic beauty and historic longevity are proof that it takes a village to continue their legacy.
Whether you’re enjoying a Sunday drive beneath a baldachin of American Elms on Indian Hill Boulevard or strolling under the Chinese Elms along Harvard Avenue, it’s hard to imagine our city without them.
Money troubles persist for a local Democratic political action committee after its lawsuit against the Democratic Club of Claremont was tossed out of court because of a bounced check.
According to a clerk’s notice filed April 30 by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Inland Communities Democratic Headquarters PAC attorney, Kevin Taylor, bounced a $435 check when filing the complaint on March 11. The PAC had 25 days to cover the fees, but failed to meet the deadline.
The suspect shot by a Claremont police officer on May 5 has been identified and charged for crimes relating to the incident.
Marcelo Herrera, 24, was charged Wednesday, May 7 with three felony counts, including assault on a police officer, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
The criminal complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney against Mr. Herrera also identifies Lt. Jason Walters as the officer involved.
Since a 15-year ban on tattoo parlors was lifted in 2001, Claremont is set to welcome its first ink emporium. Hector Paramo, a law enforcement officer who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, has filed his papers with the county clerk to open Victorious Gallery Tattoos at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 102B.
“I would say determination was the key to opening the shop,” Mr. Paramo said. “The city gave us a map with the zoning that allows tattoo shops, and it’s very, very limited in the city of Claremont.”
There are many unique and beautiful sights all along the Hawaiian Islands. The most populated island, Oahu, with about one million people mostly in Honolulu, compromise 90 percent of the population of all the islands. Even with the large number of residents and tourists, the island has plenty of rural farmlands and countryside. Annual rain amounts vary greatly because of the tropical terrain.
Transcendence, an Inland Empire-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing collaborative endeavors for under-served youth, will host the Inspire Technology Summit for high school students this Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College.
Sponsored by Edison International, the full-day summit is designed to inspire the next generation of information technology leaders and to identify paths for increasing diversity in technology career fields.
Three juvenile suspects from Upland were arrested for having possession of possible stolen property believed to be taken from unlocked vehicles in Claremont. The suspects were arrested in the area of Rockford Drive and Mills Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7.
The Claremont Police Department is looking for victims so that the property can be returned. The items are being held at the Claremont Police Department while attempts are being made to locate the owners.
If you believe that you may be a victim of one of these thefts, contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411. Police remind residents to remove all valuables and to lock vehicles.
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park has been re-opened following a five day closure due to a fire burning just northeast of Rancho Cucamonga. Officials have determined that weather and fire conditions are safe to allow visitors to return to the park.
The Etiwanda Fire is now 94 percent contained and holding at 2,190 acres burned. Firefighters will continue to extinguish isolated areas of heat in rugged terrain.
The North Etiwanda Preserve will remain closed until further notice.
Runners try to avoid being caught by Claremont resident Tsun Tao, playing a slumber party zombie, on Saturday during the first ever Zombie Run at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Runners were challenged to complete the maze like course while avoiding getting a flag belt tied around their waist taken by one of the many costumed zombies. The event proved to be very popular attracting hundreds of participants, who could relax after the run at the many vendor booths set up at the entrance. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park will remain closed Friday, May 2, as firefighters continue to battle the Etiwanda Fire burning to the east of the city.
Claremont police tell the COURIER that officials will re-evaluate the situation on Saturday morning and decide at that point whether to reopen the park for weekend visitors. Updates on the closure will be posted on the city’s website at http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us.