County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health reports a second confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the City of Claremont in a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon. The county has verified 10 new deaths and 548 new cases of COVID-19 since its previous update on Monday.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department released new cases of coronavirus Monday, which officials say stand at 2,474 cases across all areas of LA County, including 44 deaths. There is still just one case of coronavirus found in Claremont.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a statice flower recently in north Claremont. Following a very cold and wet March temperatures this week will slowly warm up and the return of seasonal butterflies is a welcome harbinger of spring. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The first draft of this piece was scrapped completely, as I sit now to write it again. What is happening in the real estate market has been changing so regularly based on new events, regulations and broader market conditions that unfold each day as COVID-19 continues to alter what is “normal” for everyone.
Want to get away? Back on March 9th, I attended and photographed the Claremont Little League home opening day celebration. It's the start of the baseball season! And around this day each year, hundreds of uniformed boys and girls wave their hats to the crowd while circling the bases, loud music cranked, as everyone enjoys the show. It's a classic slice of Claremont, and one that I made myself back a few years ago. So I'm publishing this video now in the hope it will put a smile on your face. No one knew at the time how our world would change so quickly. Stay safe out there. —PW
Rangers with the city of Claremont Jamie Torres and Marco Rivera speak with a motorist on Saturday in Claremont. The rangers were patrolling the Evey Canyon trailhead to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park to ensure that people were not accessing the closed park. Last weekend hundreds of people parked in the pullouts adjacent to Evey Canyon, creating concentrations of visitors at a time when folks are supposed to be practicing social distancing. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont United Church of Christ co-pastors Jen Strickland and Jacob Buchholz teach a group of school children some American Sign Language during a recent broadcast of their weekly “story time with Jen and Jacob.” Since the church can no longer hold in-person services, the pastors have taken their worship service online including a virtual sharing cart where people can offer services or supplies to those who are sheltering in place. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In the spirit of Rosie the Riveter, some local artisans have begun making surgical masks in an effort to help fill the void of medical supplies caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Becky Fikel Morgan, co-owner of Heirloom Claremont, was watching the news Thursday morning when a doctor said that a nurse he works with was sewing masks for the staff because they were running out.
On Thursday afternoon, the county said 1,216 cases of novel coronavirus had been identified throughout the county, including 21 deaths. One person who died was a youth under the age of 18 from Lancaster. The county later said that circumstances related to the death of the minor needed further investigation. Los Angeles County saw 559 new cases on Wednesday and Thursday.
There were 12 vehicle burglaries this week through smashed windows, according to the Claremont Police Department. The majority occurred at the apartment complexes on Bonita Avenue and Brighton Park Apartments on Foothill and Claremont Boulevard. Surveillance video of the suspects and suspect vehicle were obtained during the investigation.
The verdant, fragrant oasis known for nearly a century as Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will soon go by a new name.
On Saturday, March 28, Claremont’s 86-acre living treasure will rebrand as “California Botanic Garden.”
“We’re really thrilled about it,” said David Bryant, California Botanic Garden Director of Visitor Experience.
“Safe at Home,” is of course the best course of action to arrest the spread of coronavirus, but could all this sudden, isolated close quarter-living put a strain on our mental health?
Of course it could.
“I think for all of us, we like our routine,” said psychologist Kirsten Bonaventura. “We like following through with the assignments that are due, the expectations at work."
The team at AgingNext has served older adults in Claremont and 15 neighboring cities for 45 years. The organization works hand-in-hand with its clients—older adults—to ensure they are equipped with the tools they need in order to feel confident about their aging journey.
Right now, the American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations as uncertainties remain during this coronavirus pandemic.
Blood drives continue to be cancelled at an alarming rate and patients need a sufficient blood supply throughout the many weeks of this crisis and beyond.