On Friday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 40 deaths in the county, and 567 new cases of the novel coronavirus. The numbers represent a reversal of Thursday’s report which had a big jump in new deaths to 55, but lower new cases at 399. The department now reports 14 confirmed cases in the city of Claremont.
On Friday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 55 deaths in the county, the most in any 24-hour period during the coronavirus pandemic. It is the third day in a row that deaths exceeded 40 which represents a significant increase over numbers reported a week ago. The health department also confirmed 399 new cases of COVID-19, since the update on Thursday, which is a significant decrease from last week.
The Claremont Club made national news this week when the majority of its members agreed to keep paying their dues, even as the health club remains closed, so that the employees will continue to get paid.
In a series of letters sent to its members, and also posted on the Club’s website, CEO Mike Alpert made an appeal to the roughly 10,000 club members.
The make-at-home pizza kits—three 10-inch pizzas for $24.95—include ingredients for one cheese pizza, one pepperoni pizza, and one two-traditional-topping pizza. With each pizza kit purchased, $5 will be donated to Eddie’s employee food bank to help give groceries to their employees who are temporarily furloughed.
With California residents given the “Shelter in place order,” many are wondering how they can help assist others without exposing themselves to COVID-19.
ShelterShare is a new and local nonprofit organization that addresses the perennial problem of homelessness using innovative high-tech methods. The website www.shelter-share.org connects local shelters with generous people.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said there were 670 new cases of COVID-19 found in the last 24 hours. In Claremont, 13 people are infected for a rate of 35.63 per 100,000 people. No details on those cases were provided, however, the county did note they do not live in an unincorporated part of the city. There were 360 new deaths since Monday, 85 percent had underlying health conditions.
Since many places of worship went the live streaming route for Easter Sunday services, I stopped over at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church to get a behind-the-scenes look at their 11am live service. And Father Charles Ramirez's team at OLA did not disappoint, as this small eight-person staff produced several live services throughout the day, including communion.
On Tuesday, April 7 at approximately 2:35 p.m., officers responded to a call from a resident who noticed a black Honda Civic following a FedEx truck as it made deliveries to a residence in the 300 block of Rockford Drive. The witness saw the suspect steal the package from the porch. The Honda was seen leaving east on Rockford toward Mills Avenue.
The city of Claremont is making changes to the Fourth of July celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4. This year, the city will host a flag raising ceremony followed by the hometown parade, a time-honored Claremont tradition.
The 5K run, pancake breakfast, festival and fireworks show have been cancelled due to the impacts of the Safer at Home order on staffing and financial support.
The next regular meeting of the city council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The public will not be permitted to be physically present for this meeting, but residents can watch from their home computers through the interactive video program Zoom.
Steve Sabicer and Andy Dale’s bromance started 10 years ago when the two met at a Rotary Club event. Steve’s plan for the evening was to relax until his wife nudged him to go.
“I kind of stalked Andy,” said Mr. Sabicer, laughing over the phone with Mr. Dale in their interview with the COURIER.
The family of Arlene Warhurst, which includes her nine children, invites the community to a curbside celebration for her 100th birthday.
On Thursday, April 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Ms. Warhurst will sit outside her home at 2373 Silvertree Rd. in Claremont waving to passersby.
During its daily briefing the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Friday that it is extending the “Safer at Home” order shuttering all but essential businesses and requiring people to stay at home, except for necessary trips, until at least May 15. A news release sent by public health officials Friday afternoon reports a tenth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the city Claremont.