Friday, August 30, 2013

The LA County Fair begins its 91st year

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff
The deep-fried Oreos and turkey legs are back. The 91st annual LA County Fair opens at the Pomona Fairplex today, unleashing a month worth of family-frendly activities and kooky cuisine.

Afraid to brave the humidity and heat? Fair folk are sweetening the deal by offering $1 admission from 3 to 6 p.m. on opening day today, August 30. The dollar deal continues August 31 through September 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more on fair festivities and ticket pricing, visit 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Looking for lost property in the city of Claremont?

The Claremont Police Department has more than a dozen items waiting to be reclaimed.
Found property is as follows: a yellow metal ring with 12 clear stones, a black Samsung Galaxy notebook, a white iPod, a white and pink Kent Trouble girls bike, a gray and green 21-speed Giant bike, a gray 21-speed DBX bike, a one-speed Schwinn beach cruiser, a black and yellow Trek child’s bike, a black 21-speed Genesis bike, a silver 21-speed Navigator bike, an Evo Powerboards motorized scooter, a gray metal ring with clear stones and a silver iPod Nano.
To reclaim property, contact Evidence Technician Erika Grajeda at 399-5426. Remaining items will be sent to auction if still unclaimed by this Friday, August 30.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Claremont releases environmental study on Base Line complex

The city of Claremont has released an initial environmental study for the proposed 95-unit townhome complex, taking over the 6-acre vacancy on the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne.
Staff asserts that the project, led by developer City Ventures, will not have a significant effect on the environment, but will “enhance” the site in connection with neighboring communities. Mitigation measures in terms of air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, noise, and transportation and traffic will be included, according to staff. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) has been prepared.
The public review period for this initial study and draft MND, which can be viewed on the city’s website, will conclude on September 17. Questions or comments may be directed to Associate Planner Luke Seibert at 399-5483.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Rock away the back to school blues tonight in the Village

Photo Courtesy//Jenelle Rensch
The end of "summer" is looming in Claremont with the kids heading back to school this Wednesday, August 28. In a last farewell to the summer season, if not the heat waves, bring the kids down to the Claremont Village tonight for Friday Nights Live with live musical performances throughout downtown. The Amanda Castro Band, playing 30s and 40s tunes, will perform in from of the Claremont Chamber, the Working Poets Band will be rocking out in front of City Hall while Remember Then throws out some oldies but goodies at the Plaza in Village West. While the summer fades, Friday Nights Live continues on through October. For more information, visit 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hillcrest senior community hosts weekend open house

The public is invited to a special weekend open house on August 24 and 25 at Hillcrest retirement community, located at 2705 Mountain View Dr. in La Verne. The event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on both days. RSVP for the event by no later than Thursday, August 22. Reserve your spot by calling 392-4375 or email

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Claremont concert celebrates end of summer

Before the school year begins, the city of Claremont is throwing one last hurrah. A children's concert with music from The Happy Crowd! will take place this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic dinner or buy concessions provided by the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. Low chairs and blankets only. For more information, call 399-5490.

Friday, August 16, 2013

More grant funding means more DUI checkpoints

The Claremont Police Department will host yet another DUI checkpoint on Monday, August 19, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. in an undisclosed location in the city. This is the third checkpoint the police department has held within the last 3 weeks courtesy of grant funding provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Don't drink and drive, wear your seat belts and have your driver's license at the ready. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Second telescope finds a home at Claremont library

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Public Library has added to its inventory with the donation of a second Orion StarBlast Reflector telescopes, available for rental a week at a time.

The Orion StarBlast, brought to the library courtesy of the Friends of the Claremont Library and the Pomona Valley Amateur Astronomer, is a sturdy tabletop telescope appropriate for beginners. For more information on the telescope or for your turn viewing the skies, call 621-4902 or visit the Claremont Public Library is located at 208 N. Harvard Ave. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Claremont seniors get ready to hula

Get into the island groove at the Joslyn Senior Center’s summer luau, taking place on Wednesday, August 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wear your Hawaiian best to enjoy dancing, dinner and tropical mocktails as well as performances by Polynesian dancers.
Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. The Joslyn Center is located at 660 N. Mountain Ave. For more information, call 399-5488. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Claremont seniors, First Street artists collaborate for community art display

The Claremont Senior Program and First Street Art Gallery welcome the public to stop by the Joslyn  Senior Center to view their first "Creative Community" art show, on display now through October 17. 

First Street artists and Joslyn volunteers Evelyn Campos, Victor Frias, Teresa Curiel-Gonzalez and Chelsea Lenninger are featured in this collaborative project. Works are up for viewing at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. For more information, call the Claremont Senior Program at 399-5488 or visit 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Claremont seeks arborist to assist policy update

Photo Courtesy//Steven Felschundneff
City officials are looking for qualified arborists to assist with the forthcoming tree policy update. Proposals are due by Wednesday, August 14, at 5 p.m.
The city’s tree policy lends a framework to the city’s tree program, which governs the maintenance, diversity, inventory, planting and removal of Claremont’s trees.   
Arborists will be needed to help guide city staff and provide insight for 3 public workshops soliciting public input on the policy update. For more information, contact Kristin Turner, community and human services manager, at 399-5433.