As the United States Senate begins hearings on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg some Claremont resident has erected a “Notorious RBG” scarecrow on the corner of Wagner Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. It’s unclear if the scarecrow is part of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Scarecrow Party, however it is a reminder of the creativity of our local residents. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Friends of the Claremont Library’s long-running Fourth Sundays poetry event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25.
The poetry series is for the time being a virtual event, livestreaming over Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry.
This month’s reading showcases the work of poets Lynne Thompson and Genevieve Kaplan.
It certainly was a clear day in Claremont Monday, as Santa Ana winds kept the weather hot, dry and cloudless. That didn’t seem to bother these gents at Chaparral Elementary School competing in pickup basketball games as the sun sets. But after a week of lower temperatures, be prepared for the temperature to heat up with mid-90 degree highs through the weekend. The long range forecast however, is for cooler temperatures, similar to last week. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Tuesday the state of California incorporated a new metric into the Blueprint for a Safer Economy with the goal of addressing the inequality of COVID-19 infections and deaths among people by “race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status,” according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health.
The Claremont Museum of Art’s virtual “Gala at Home” online art auction features more than 60 items and will remain on the museum’s website through midnight October 11.
Visitors may bid on artworks by Phil Dike, Rebecca Hamm, Harrison McIntosh, Fr. Bill Moore, James Strombotne and Milford Zornes or on trips to San Francisco and Montana.
It’s become a new obsession for many: wake up, look up at the sky, and decide whether or not it’s safe to venture outdoors.
After the Bobcat Fire broke out above Azusa on September 6, local skies turned an eerie orange-red, with the setting sun taking on an apocalyptic, almost science-fiction vibe.
Coronavirus’ smothering of live music has been felt across the country as in-person performances have all but disappeared since the pandemic began ravaging the United States in March.
Here in town one of the unfortunate byproducts has been the silencing of the Claremont Colleges’ always robust and wide-ranging programming. It’s been a major loss for this music-loving community.
Looking to help mitigate the shortfall, Pomona College and KSPC 88.7 have teamed up to form a new program, “Saturday Afternoon Concerts,” which will air six archived concerts at 1 p.m. every other Saturday.
Tired of the coronavirus? Fatigued by the demands of home schooling? Anxious about the upcoming election? Well, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce believes “It’s time we had some fun.”
This interjection of fun is called the Claremont Scarecrow Party, a citywide invitation to create imaginative handmade scarecrows, each with its own personality and flair. Naturally, since the event is produced by the Claremont Chamber, promoting your business is fair game. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In an announcement released late Wednesday, City Manager Tara Schultz announced that she after three years in the position, she will be leaving the city of Claremont effective October 31.
“The city council would like to express its appreciation to Ms. Schultz for her hard work and dedication to the city of Claremont during a challenging and difficult time for the city,” a press release stated.
When the coronavirus pandemic prevented The Rotary Club of Claremont from holding its popular Taste of Claremont fundraising event this year, the club got creative and launched a new event called Out on the Town from October 2 to 11.
“More than 30 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and local businesses are welcoming patrons to enjoy their experience out on the town, encouraging carry-out as well as dining al fresco onsite," stated Claremont Rotary.
The nonprofit Economy Shop of Claremont, which began operation in 1933, has reopened for the 2020-2021 season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. At this time, the shop will not be open on Saturdays.
Staff at the California Botanic Garden including Executive Director Lucinda McDade, left, Retail Operations Coordinator Vanessa Ortega, Community Education Coordinator Kristen Barker and Visitor Experience Coordinator Danielle Wildasinn have thought up some creative solutions that keep the public engaged with the garden even though all of the popular events have been cancelled this year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Some longtime members of the Democratic Club of Claremont are calling foul play following the club’s meeting on Monday during which, they selected candidates to endorse for the upcoming local election. According to former Claremont Mayor Karen Rosenthal, when the Zoom meeting began on Monday, there were about twice the number of participants as is typical for the DCC.
Data showing that progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Los Angeles is continuing has public officials cautiously optimistic that many more businesses will be able to open soon. Over the next 10 days, several sectors of the economy, including nail salons, playgrounds and malls will be allowed to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing.