Community effort targets crime problems on one Claremont street

The city prides itself on its quiet tree-lined streets, stately colleges and vintage homes, so it's well out of character to hear about meetings to handle a hotbed of crime within its limits. Full Story
Politicians do not care

Bloomington, CA

#1 Oct 3, 2010
What is the use of this article? Low income apartments will ALWAYS have problems if they allow Section 8... regardless of what city they're in!! And isn't that part of Claremont close to Montclair and Pomona?
Pomona Guy

Pomona, CA

#3 Oct 4, 2010
Claremont politicians only care about how many hair salons are in the village.
local resident

Claremont, CA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
And now they will spread this to another part of town when they build the new low income project near the Village.
ezze

United States

#5 Oct 4, 2010
local resident wrote:
And now they will spread this to another part of town when they build the new low income project near the Village.
Are they really planning on bulding low-income housing near the Village?! Say it isn't so. The quaint farmers market will become just as slezy as the LA County Fair. The Village morph into Indian Hill Mall/Swap Meet/Plaza Azteca, whatever it's been renamed this year.

I like to think of Claremont as Pasadena of the IE. Hopefully they keep it safe.
observer

Upland, CA

#6 Oct 4, 2010
Claremont is but one of many, foothill communities, plagued by pockets of crime. I see similar issues in the City of Upland- pretending that either you have the issue under control, or that somehow, the issue doesn't exist in your city, only breeds more crime.

Maintaining an elitist/separatist attitude will result in only one outcome- more crime.

I wish Claremont the best of luck in tackling this issue; when they solve the problem, maybe they can provide their elitist neighbor to the east, some helpful advice.
Guest

Ontario, CA

#7 Oct 4, 2010
I hope snob filled Claremont burns to the ground.
Of Course

El Monte, CA

#8 Oct 4, 2010
Politicians do not care wrote:
What is the use of this article? Low income apartments will ALWAYS have problems if they allow Section 8... regardless of what city they're in!! And isn't that part of Claremont close to Montclair and Pomona?
It is litteraly across the street from Pomona.
Hates evil people

Temecula, CA

#10 Oct 4, 2010
Guest wrote:
I hope snob filled Claremont burns to the ground.
I wish idiots like you would just disappear from the face of the planet...but we all dont get want we want huh??
The Reality

West Covina, CA

#11 Oct 4, 2010
No Section 8 rentals in your city. Make sure the minimum rental price for a standard 1 bedroom apt is at least $1200/mo with standard 2 bedroom apts being at least $1700/mo.

I gurantee you the current rents are BELOW $1000/mo and they accept Section 8 - or offering some kind of insane cheap/free rent move in special to keep units full.

I know times are hard but, in this case a city like Claremont would be better off with a higher vacancy rate vs. filling up empty apt. units as low income.

Same kind of crap is going on in Chino Hills. "Something" is going on with the apartments off Chino Hills Pkwy in Los Serranos. This area has always been "low income" but, some serious hardcore "Rif-Raf" have been moving in and more sketchy people are just around that intersection.

You have to stand up and speak out as residents. If you don't the problem will only get worse.

My nieghborhood had a "low rider" family move in. Within a month of moving in, they had all their low rider homies over. Our residental street was lined up with loud music and old gangsta like impalas. They had all the "homies kickin' it" on the front lawn basicaly being loud and obnoxious and in my neighborhood, everybody is sleep with only street lights on after 10pm. Needless to say, after a few neighborhood phone calls that night, a complaint to HOA, and the police making a stop, that was the first and LAST "homnie" get together this "new neighbor" had. That was a little over a year ago. Today, that family is in "check" and now they have "blended" in vs. standing out like a barrio sore thumb. The wife even looks "respectable" today taking her daughter to school vs. looking like an old washed up Chola when they first moved in.

As they say, you can't take the person out the ghetto/barrio but, you can't take the ghetto/barrio out the person. I do say there is an exception to that but, ALL community neighbors MUST be on the same page and see "it" as current or future problem.
Loves Claremont

Ojai, CA

#12 Oct 11, 2010
The Reality wrote:
No Section 8 rentals in your city. Make sure the minimum rental price for a standard 1 bedroom apt is at least $1200/mo with standard 2 bedroom apts being at least $1700/mo.
I gurantee you the current rents are BELOW $1000/mo and they accept Section 8 - or offering some kind of insane cheap/free rent move in special to keep units full.
I know times are hard but, in this case a city like Claremont would be better off with a higher vacancy rate vs. filling up empty apt. units as low income.
Same kind of crap is going on in Chino Hills. "Something" is going on with the apartments off Chino Hills Pkwy in Los Serranos. This area has always been "low income" but, some serious hardcore "Rif-Raf" have been moving in and more sketchy people are just around that intersection.
You have to stand up and speak out as residents. If you don't the problem will only get worse.
My nieghborhood had a "low rider" family move in. Within a month of moving in, they had all their low rider homies over. Our residental street was lined up with loud music and old gangsta like impalas. They had all the "homies kickin' it" on the front lawn basicaly being loud and obnoxious and in my neighborhood, everybody is sleep with only street lights on after 10pm. Needless to say, after a few neighborhood phone calls that night, a complaint to HOA, and the police making a stop, that was the first and LAST "homnie" get together this "new neighbor" had. That was a little over a year ago. Today, that family is in "check" and now they have "blended" in vs. standing out like a barrio sore thumb. The wife even looks "respectable" today taking her daughter to school vs. looking like an old washed up Chola when they first moved in.
As they say, you can't take the person out the ghetto/barrio but, you can't take the ghetto/barrio out the person. I do say there is an exception to that but, ALL community neighbors MUST be on the same page and see "it" as current or future problem.
I agree with 95% of your statement...except the rent part...Im a law abiding citizen and love living in Claremont and I cannot afford to buy a house and those prices you suggested would be way out of my ballpark. I think apartment managers should be required to run background checks on everybody. If anybody has a criminal record then they can be denied. If its a 2 bedroom apartment the most that can live in the apartment is 3-4 people...none of this 8 people in a 2 bedroom apartment with grandma..uncles and 6 kids!! etc.

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