Council makes tax deal with potential new auto dealership

It’s not often you hear the words “blight” and “Claremont” spoken in the same sentence, but they were heard time and time again by city council members on Tuesday night as they discussed the possibility of a new auto dealership coming to Auto Center Drive. Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving an Owner Participation Agreement between the city and Premier Automotive Group, thereby removing a speed bump in its effort to restore Auto Center Drive to its intended glory as an automobile sales Mecca in Claremont.

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Watchful neighbor helps nab thief by hiding getaway car

A watchful Claremont neighbor pulled a fast one on a thief during a home invasion, leaving him no place to go, but straight to jail. According to Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek, a 28-year-old man saw a ’97 Honda Accord drive up to a home located on the 700 block of Via Los Andes St. at approximately 6:36 p.m. He believed the car was stolen because it was running with no key in the ignition.

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Possible suspect in Blaisdell Park attack arrested in Rancho Cucamonga

The local news media descends on Blaisdell Park on Monday morning after police reported a sexual assault at the park earlier this morning. Jacob Latham, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga was later arrested for assault to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department for an attempted assault in Rancho Cucamonga. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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Forum yields information, questions on La Puerta site

Sawback Partners architectural firm Senior Partner John Sather takes questions from the audience on Thursday during a special meeting to discuss the development of the former La Puerta Intermediate School site. The meeting was organized by Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont Unified School District and the city of Claremont to get the public’s input on the project. Claremont Lincoln, who were the top bidder at a recent auction, have proposed to swap locations with the current La Puerta Sports Park so they can build their facility on Indian Hill Boulevard.

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