Following the state’s lead, Los Angeles County health officials announced on Monday that the region’s stay-at-home order would end, paving the way for certain businesses to reopen.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday morning that, based on the current data, hospital capacity throughout the state, in particular intensive care beds, was projected to be at 33 percent in four weeks, reaching the benchmark for lifting the statewide stay-at-home order. However, the coronavirus is still widespread in Los Angels County, so it remains in the most restrictive tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Pilgrim Place residents are sponsoring a virtual town hall conversation with local U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Wednesday February 3, 10:45 a.m. until noon. Resident spokesman Gene Boutilier stated the general public can attend through Zoom and residents of other nearby retirement facilities are especially invited.
The San Gabriel Mountains are covered in a blanket of fresh snow after a pair of winter storms blew through Southern California over the weekend. The first storm descended on the Inland Valley Friday night with snow flurries and modest precipitation. The National Weather Service warned Saturday that a second “very cold storm with strong winds” was expected Sunday night through Monday, with snow levels down to 1,500-2,000 feet and potential for significant travel impacts. Mt. Baldy resort was reporting 20 inches from the first storm but was closed on Monday due to high winds. A third storm is expected Wednesday. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Pomona Valley Medical Center and Hospital (PVHMC) offered updated information about scheduling a vaccination given the crush of residents trying to schedule an appointment on the L.A. County website VaccinateLACounty.com. The key is not to give up, and continually refresh their website page. Best times to sign up early or late in the day, mid-week. There is also a call center for those who do not have a computer.
The current state of the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles County might be described as being in limbo, as key metrics continue to fall slowly, while the rollout of the vaccine is mired in roadblocks and public confusion. On Tuesday, it was announced that people age 65 and older could begin signing up for the coronavirus vaccine that afternoon. But that didn't happen. Soon after the county website was updated, but the demand for appointments soon crashed the site.
On January 20, Vice President Kamala Harris became a triple threat of historic firsts: the first woman to hold that office, the first person of color and the first person of East Indian descent.
Her glass ceiling shattering inauguration was still a day off when the COURIER spoke with a group of prominent Claremont women about her success. Photo/AP
The Claremont City Council recently approved an organic recycling pilot program, which is the first step in complying with a new state law mandating composting of food waste by January 2022. Approximately 1,420 households—17 percent of residential customers—will participate in the pilot program by placing food scraps in their green waste bins beginning February 1. The pilot program will cost the city approximately $40,000.
Claremont High School Theatre Department’s Advanced Theatre Production class is kicking
off the new year with 7 p.m. livestream performances of Almost, Maine, a play by John Cariani, tonight and tomorrow, January 22 and 23.
Tickets are $10 and are available at http://chstheatre.cusd.claremont.edu, click the Almost, Maine, and after purchase you’ll receive a link to the livestream.
Longtime Claremont residents Chet and Eileen Jaeger recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary through a virtual celebration with their extended family. The couple, who raised five children in Claremont, met at a USO dance in 1944 and were married on January 13, 1946. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Also the Claremont Wilderness Park will be closed Tuesday, January 19 and because of a high wind Red Flag warning. High winds and cold weather will be with us starting around 3 p.m. and not end until midnight. Some wind gusts will be up to 75 mph. More to come as news develops.
On Monday Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis signed an executive order directing the county’s department of public health to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments available to residents 65 years of age and older beginning on January 21.
On January 15, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Upland Police Department advised that suspects had attempted to break into two pharmacies in their city. Claremont Officers conducted welfare checks of the pharmacies within the City of Claremont. It didn’t take long for an alarm activation occurring at Hendricks Pharmacy at 4:47 a.m.
This week, the Community Development Department approved the removal of the existing trees located within the two surface parking lots north and south of Colby Circle. Street trees along the easterly portion of Colby Circle and along Indian Hill Boulevard (north and south of Colby Circle) are also being removed and will be replaced as part of the new project landscaping.