The City has contracted with DBX Inc. to improve the intersection at Arrow Highway and Cambridge Avenue. On Wednesday, October 23 the signal at the intersection will be set to 4-way red flashing mode while new poles and wiring are installed. Stop signs will be placed in advance of the signal.
City Seeks Proposals for Irrigation Design Services
The Community Services Department is seeking a qualified Landscape Architect/Irrigation Designer to assist with developing plans and specifications for the College and Higginbotham Park Irrigation Improvement Project. The project will include updating the antiquated irrigation systems with new turf irrigation, a drip system for planter beds, and a smart controller. The project is intended to provide updated irrigation technology, increase efficiency, and decrease water consumption. Proposals are due to the City on Thursday, November 13, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. A complete scope of work is available on the City website. For more information please contact Kristin Mikula, Community Services Manager at (909) 399-5433.
Join the Claremont Committee on Aging in our fight against hunger throughout the community! To get involved, please donate non-perishable food and hygiene items to one of our many donation drop-off points throughout the community from November 1 through November 14. All items collected will directly benefit the 4,500 clients served each month by the Inland Valley Hope Partners Family Stabilization Program and Food Pantry.
For more information, please contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488.
Claremont residents have contacted the City inquiring about a telephone poll regarding the upcoming election. Telephone poll representatives are misleading residents by telling them they are with the City.
The City is not conducting any poll nor has it contracted a company for any poll.
As hot temperatures stretch into the early fall, please remember that City trees require supplemental water. Per Claremont's Municipal Code, property owners are responsible for watering City-owned street trees located on their property. Given the current drought conditions impacting California, it is important that City trees are watered properly to provide adequate water while still conserving precious water resources.
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.
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.
E-mail the City
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 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.
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.
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency and Public Safety Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods, criminal activity and emergency preparedness information.
The City of Claremont Senior Program is proud to announce its annual Fall Information Fair & Flu Shot Clinic to be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Taylor Hall, located at 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd. FREE flu shots will be made available to seniors on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointments being taken in advance. Various healthcare providers and agencies will also be available to answer questions and provide up-to-date information and giveaways. Participants will be offered a wide variety of FREE Health Screenings. More information about these offerings will be made available closer to the event date. For more information about this community event, please contact the Claremont Senior Program at (909) 399-5488.