The annual thought provoking—and sometimes controversial—Nativity at the Claremont United Methodist Church is back, and this year it draws a tie between the Holy Family and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Nativity shows Mary, Joseph and Jesus situated in front of a mural of masked protesters holding signs with messages including “I can’t breathe” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday that the county had reached the grim milestone of 9,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Over the past two weeks, as cases have spiked, an average of 73 people die from the coronavirus everyday, and the numbers just keep climbing.
Last Tuesday there were 4,403 people hospitalized with COVID-19, but by this Tuesday that number had risen to 5,886.
UPDATED: In a surprise announcement the McKay family from Carmel, California, sent out a letter to the public stating their intentions to reopen The Claremont Club in just a few weeks. This obviously comes as good news to hundreds of families who used their facilities for so many years. The McKays are asking the public to fill out a survey that will help them get settled in Claremont. The COURIER will follow this story as it develops. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Respiratory Care Practitioner Anna Gibson receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Trauma Program Manager Aimee Castillejo, RN, on Thursday at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Almost 920 medical professionals at the hospital who are at high risk of being exposed the virus received the inoculation in the first phase this week. photo by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
“On Monday the very first healthcare workers in Los Angeles County received the vaccine, bringing some very much needed hope during theses dark times,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said during a news conference on Wednesday.
She proclaimed it a momentous day in the fight against COVID-19, however, it will take months for the vaccine to be widely distributed.
The builder behind the proposed development of the La Puerta Middle School site in north Claremont has released new plans for a redesign of the La Puerta Sports Park and a proposal to build a sports complex for girls at Cahuilla Park.
According to a news release from Trumark, the new sports park plan is a direct result of public feedback the company has received, including a Youth Sports Committee meeting on December 2.
Southern California hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients so quickly that many are at the breaking point and have begun putting off care for people with non-critical medical needs.
“Today I want to be very clear: our hospitals are under siege and our model shows no end in sight," said Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly said during a news conference on Wednesday.
Claremont Graduate University announced last week it has received one of the largest gifts in its nearly 100-year history, a $14 million largesse from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.The funds will go toward the purchase of the Huntley Bookstore building at 175 E. Eighth St., which will be the new home of the Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies, a multi-disciplinary health research center launched by CGU about a year ago.
The Claremont United Methodist Church’s Nativity scene for 2020 shows the Holy Family posed against a backdrop of masked protesters symbolizing the church’s solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The church has a tradition of creating Nativities that tie the story of Jesus' birth to current events including one last year that showed the Holy Family confined in separate cages. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A message of hope, unity, resilience, beauty and responsibility voiced by retirees. This is an immersive artwork created by a collaboration between Mt. San Antonio Gardens (https://msagardens.org/) and ET Projects (https://elizabethturkstudios.com/et-projects/who-we-are/) to remind us of what is possible, together. Staged in and by residents at Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a ‘kaleidoscopic-rose window’ was created by filming with drones.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis began Wednesday’s COVID-19 news conference with a rare moment of optimism. She said shipments of the soon-to-be-approved coronavirus vaccine could be coming to the county soon and would then be administered to some of the county’s most vulnerable residents. “The off ramp to this pandemic is now in plain view,” Ms. Solis said.
Pomona College’s iconic KSPC 88.7 FM is set to launch a new program in partnership with The Prison Arts Collective, “Outside:Inside Radio.”
The show will air twice weekly—Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.—beginning Thursday, December 17.
It promises inspirational stories of artists, writers and musicians impacted by incarceration. Freehand Lettering Tattoo by Damien Aguilar
Raging Waters in San Dimas has turned their park into the perfect socially distanced Christmas drive-through event. With 1.5 million Christmas lights synced to holiday music, this family-friendly event is to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own car. Open daily from 5:30 to 10 p.m., through January 3. Tickets are $35 per vehicle, which includes passenger cars, trucks and vans. So pack up your car and enjoy a little Christmas color. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger