This week the state of California took the largest step yet in returning to “normal” pre-pandemic life, but what will that actually look like here in Claremont? First, you no longer have to wear a mask outdoors in the city, including in the special “mask zones” that were created when the Claremont City Council passed its mask ordinance last year.
While most of us hope to live a long and healthy life, we rarely think about what that journey could actually entail. For Claremont resident Jean Scaduto Parafiorito, the journey so far has included 105 New Year’s Eve and holiday celebrations, 105 trips around the sun and…and just a few slices of cake. Happy birthday Jean!
In the early morning hours of Friday, June 11, there was “a major electrical event” at the Claremont Colleges substation located at the corner of Sixth Street and Mills Avenue. The event caused the shutdown of the entire power grid across The Claremont Colleges for several hours. The cause of the incident is currently being investigated.
There's a rumor that Claremont Kiwanis and the City of Claremont have worked to schedule five concerts at Memorial Park starting this August. This is after initially cancelling the entire season because of the pandemic. There's no information exactly who will be performing as yet, but more info will be coming shortly. Good news for music lovers everywhere!
The Corner House band from Long Beach performs in front of a lively crowd on Saturday evening during a Pride month poetry night event at Ironbark Ciderworks in Claremont. After a yearlong hiatus from performing due to COVID-19 the Latinx band performed their original songs, Bliss and Cada Vez. COURIER photo/ Andrew Alonzo
Members of the CHS class of 2021 enter the sanctuary of Claremont United Church of Christ during the Claremont Interfaith Council baccalaureate on Sunday. The multi denominational service featured prayers led by local clergy; music from the CHS choir, Sophie Chua, Nathaniel Kim and Samuel Buch; reflections from graduates Aiden Poopat and Analise Kusleika; and the baccalaureate address for Cantor Paul Buch. The baccalaureate starts a busy week for the Class of 2021 including graduation on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Help keep local non-profit theater alive while enjoying yourself at the first craft beer and food tasting event in Claremont since 2019! To kick off Ophelia’s Jump Productions annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, enjoy an evening walking to various outdoor locations in the Claremont Village for both food and beer tastes.
City maintenance worker Rob Verboys and volunteer ranger Richard Weiner remove one of the mask ordinance banners on Monday at the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Beginning Tuesday Claremont’s mask ordinance officially ends so visitors to the Wilderness Park or the Claremont Village no longer have to wear face coverings. Also on Tuesday the state of California officially ends its reopening frame work paving the way for higher capacity at businesses and public events. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Members of the class of 2021 enter the sanctuary of Claremont United Church of Christ during the Claremont Interfaith Council baccalaureate on Sunday. The multi denominational service featured prayers led by local clergy; music from the CHS choir, Sophie Chua, Nathaniel Kim and Samuel Buch; reflections from graduates Aiden Poopat and Analise Kusleika; and the baccalaureate address for Cantor Paul Buch. The baccalaureate starts a busy week for the Class of 2021 including graduation on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last Thursday the Claremont Police Commission gave its approval for a complete reimagining of public safety on Claremont’s school campuses, but fell short of advising that the current program, including the school resource officer position, be eliminated. The commission’s action followed a presentation by an ad hoc committee tasked with determining whether the SRO program was effective and whether it could be detrimental to learning.
During the Claremont City Council meeting on Tuesday, City Manager Adam Pirrie presented the city’s final budget for the upcoming fiscal year with an expected general fund surplus of nearly half a million dollars.
Casa Colina ranks among nation’s best, according to data collected by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (HCAHPS), Casa Colina Hospital ranks among just 26 other hospitals as a top patient-recommended hospital in the United States.
In a few short days the state of California is set to fully reopen its economy—however, it will not be completely business as usual. Beginning on Tuesday, June 15 Los Angeles County is set to align with the state’s guidance on face coverings which means that fully vaccinated people can go about their business maskless in most situations.
Another sign of Claremont returning to a more normal, pre-pandemic state—the Claremont Interfaith Council announced this week that its baccalaureate will be conducted in-person this year.
The annual interfaith service will be held on Sunday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Claremont United Church of Christ, which is on the corner of Harvard Avenue and Sixth Street in Claremont. The event will also be livestreamed on social media.