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.
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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The Claremont Police Department is looking for your thoughts and comments on the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The plan can be viewed and downloaded below. Please contact Lieutenant Karlan Bennett with any questions or comments. He can be contacted at the e-mail below or at (909) 399-5411.
e-mail Lieutenant Bennett HERE
The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners will again be offering the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. On Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Claremont Police Department will be collecting perscription drugs at the Police Station lobby. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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.
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.
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.
The City will be issuing a demolition permit on Tuesday, September 2, for the residential development planned by William Lyon Homes, at the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue. The demolition will consist of the removal of an existing abandoned concrete and stone water tank located towards the eastern end of the site, along Towne Avenue, several ornamental trees on the eastern portion of the site, and pavement leading to the former location of the strawberry shed. The strawberry shed has already been removed.
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.
The Fall 2014 Claremont Recreation & Activities Guide is now available. This is your opportunity to find out what recreational activities the City has to offer during the festive fall months of September, October, and November. Highlights include afterschool youth programs, new and returning recreational classes, the Fall Flu Shot Clinic, and the Halloween Spooktacular. To view the recreation guide online, please HERE. For more information, please call (909) 399-5490.
Register today online at claremontrec.com.
On August 4, 2014 the City signed an agreement with Golden State Water to release the financial feasibility study and amend ballot language in exchange for the stopping of a petition drive for a counter initiative and dropping of legal claims and lawsuits.
The financial feasibility study is a 110 page computer financial model of the Claremont Water System owned by Golden State Water. The financial feasibility study was prepared by a team of experts with over 30 years of experience in utility rates, financial analysis, and valuation. The study was designed to be an objective tool to evaluate, analyze, and compare rates between municipal ownership and private investor ownership at different purchase prices of the Claremont Water System.
Due to the extreme drought California is experiencing, wild animals are approaching more neighborhoods near the foothills. Over the past few weeks, there have been various wild animal sightings in neighborhoods along the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Animals such as bears, deer, bobcat, coyotes, and mountain lions are becoming more desperate for food and water due to the drought conditions higher in the mountain range. If you see a bear, bobcat, mountain lion or a pack of coyotes, do not approach and contact the Hughes Center at (909) 399-5490 to report the sighting.
In a victory for Claremont residents, Golden State Water Company has agreed to drop a number of costly lawsuits against the City as a result of diligent negotiations by city leaders. Though the litigation was without merit, this agreement will save city taxpayers millions of dollars in potential legal fees. City Councilmembers exercised their fiduciary responsibility and acted prudently to save taxpayers millions of dollars in legal costs needed to defend the frivolous lawsuits. In exchange, the City has agreed to change its existing water acquisition label on the November 2014 ballot to authorize up to $135 million in water revenue bonds to ensure the City's vital water system is in public hands. However, only up to $55 million in water revenue bonds would be funded through new revenue, while up to the first $80 million will be paid with existing water revenue from rate payers.
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