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Top Stories   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Public Safety News

Residential Burglaries


Recently Claremont Police Department has seen a rise in the number of residential burglaries in the City of Claremont. Many of these burglaries have involved one of the suspects knocking on the front door to see if anyone is home. The suspect(s) will then go to the rear of the home and force open a rear window or door using a pry tool or by smashing a glass window or sliding glass door.

On September 19, 2014, two residential burglaries occurred within one-half mile of each other. The first burglary occurred at around 9:00 AM in the 1200 block of Northwestern Dr. At that time, a witness saw a black female, about 5'10 with a thin build, on the side of the home. The witness knew that the female did not live at the home. The police were not called at that time. The second burglary occurred at around 12:25 PM in the 700 block of West Tenth St. At that time, a witness saw the burglary occur from beginning to end. The witness did not report the crime until after the suspects had fled the area. The suspects were described as a black female and black male and the suspect vehicle was described as a newer, charcoal gray Hyundai Elantra, with dark tinted windows and yellow paper license plates. The witness took a photograph of the suspect vehicle.

The Claremont Police Department urges the public to call the police immediately when suspicious activity is observed. If you have information regarding these suspects and/or vehicle, please contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

The photo to the right is the suspect vehicle that was seen by a witness.

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Water Bond Measure FAQ

The City Council has placed a water revenue bond measure on the November 4, 2014 ballot. In order to assist voters in making an informed decision, the City has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not included in the FAQ sheet, please let the City know by emailing the City using the link below.

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City Participates In Pre-Hearing Conference For Water Rate Increases

The City of Claremont has filed a protest in the 2016-2018 Golden State Water General Rate Case.  As a party in the case, the City's legal counsel attended a pre-hearing conference on September 2, 2014 at the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.  Also attending the pre-hearing conference were representatives from Golden State Water Company and the Office of Ratepayer Advocates.

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L.A. County Fair - Late Night Train Service

Metrolink is offering new late night train service from the fair to L.A. Union Station, departing at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 through September 28, 2014.
The Los Angeles County Fair is offering a special Metrolink $11 fair admission ticket for adults and $6 for youth (6-12 years) when you purchase your ticket online.  This is a savings of $8 off for adults and a $6 discount for kids.  For more information, please visit www.Metrolinktrains.com.

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Local Water Bond Measure W

The County of Los Angeles has assigned Claremont's local bond measure the designation of Measure W.  Measure W asks Claremont voters to authorize up to $135 million in water revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring the Claremont Water System.  Voters will have an opportunity to vote on the measure on November 4, 2014.  Residents received a mailer with information on the measure this week.  Information is also available on the City's website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us, under Water Bond Measure.

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Metro - New Fare Structure, September 2014

A new fare structure will take effect on all Metro bus and rail lines starting Monday, September 15.

A key feature of the new structure will allow customers who use a TAP card to pay a single fare, and transfer up to two hours at no additional charge to other Metro lines to complete their one-way trip.  This feature will be a money-saver for many riders.

For reduced fare options and subsidy programs for eligible riders, please visit www.metro.net/reducedfares.

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