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Following months of planning, and years of residents pleading for action, a new set of rules aimed at curbing the seemingly entrenched problem of sex work and criminal activity at Claremont’s freeway motels is set to become law.

By a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the Claremont City Council approved a new ordinance that proprietors of all motels and hotels must abide by if they wish to continue operating in the city. The vote creates an new a chapter in the city’s municipal code, replacing the old motel ordinance. The new law could go into effect as soon as April 28.

Claremont Courier Event Calendar: (March 17-25, 2023)

Aerial view of the Claremont School of Theology

Claremont School of Theology announced Tuesday it will likely be relocating to Los Angeles over the summer.

The school, which has been in Claremont since 1957, is awaiting on final approval for its move to Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Cast and crew from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” shot scenes from an upcoming episode at Pomona College’s Carnegie Building on Monday, including stars Larry David and Ted Danson. HBO is currently filming shows for their upcoming 12th season. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger.

An attempt to prevent a new Village clothing store from opening was rejected Monday when an appeal of The Rave Box’s business license was denied. Barring a further appeal, the shop is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. Saturday. Owners Janelle Huerta and Steve Morales stand inside their store at 141 Harvard Avenue in Claremont. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

With city hall voting on ending the parklet program and giving Village restaurants 14 days to comply, two well-known parklets were removed on Monday, March 13 — Aruffo’s Italian Cuisine’s on Yale Avenue and Pizza N Such’s on 2nd Street.

San Antonio Creek continues to rise as Mt. Baldy’s recent record snowfall melts. Warm rains are forecast for Southern California Tuesday and Wednesday, which, combined with melting snow, may bring flooding.

Former mayor and family law attorney Sandy Baldonado has died, according to the city of Claremont.

Baldonado served on the City Council from 1999 to 2006 and as mayor from 2004 to 2006. She was a board member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water District and a strong supporter of the arts, including assisting with the formation of the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art.

A full account of Baldonado’s life will appear in a future edition of the Courier.

Pomona Valley Special Olympics coaches Janine Williams and Doneva Wickwire have a unique weekend ritual they have been observing for about a decade.

Each morning the duo host athletes from across the inland valley to play and practice various sports in preparation for upcoming Special Olympics games. The coaches are currently training athletes in track and field for the Pomona Valley Area Spring Games, set for Saturday, May 6 at Boys Republic, 1907 Boys Republic Dr., Chino Hills. Information is at

by Steven Felschundneff | On Sunday, Claremont City Council Member Jed Leano officially announced his candidacy for state assembly in November 2024. “I am running for state assembly on […]

Claremont Courier: Event Calendar (March 10-18, 2023)

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Claremont defeated Diamond Bar, 8-1, at home March 4. The Pack then hosted Monrovia on Wednesday to conclude the Saints Tournament, winning 3-0 and bringing its record to 4-6.

The team starts the Lions Tournament at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Brookhurst Park against South East High. Play continues with a home doubleheader Saturday with Glendale at 11 a.m., followed by Chaparral at 3 p.m. Palomares League play starts at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Glendora.

Of the 115 petition signatures, 102 were deemed valid by the registrar’s office, three more than the required 99.

The L.A. County Superintendent of Schools will determine the date of the election, which will take place on a Tuesday prior to July 29. California Education Code section 5091(c)(2)(A) includes information on the date range.

We asked the registrar if there an alternative to holding a stand-alone special election, such as folding it into the November 7, 2023 local and municipal elections. Sanchez’s one word answer was “No.”

Acclaimed Claremont musician and songwriter David Lindley has died.

Lindley died March 3 after reportedly being in ill health for several months. He was 78.

He was known for his startling, wide-screen musicality, was conversant on dozens of stringed instruments, and was one of the progenitors of world music. From his distinctive lap steel work on Jackson Browne’s early records, to his own explorations of the music of Turkey, Madagascar, Jamaica, and Greece — to name but a few musical cultures he studied and mastered — Lindley has influenced countless musicians and songwriters around the world for more than five decades.