Though its opening has been scuttled due to coronavirus restrictions, there is still much happening at Pomona College’s brand new Benton Museum.
The $44 million facility, which was set to open this fall, is installing its inaugural season of exhibitions and launched its new website earlier this month.
During the past couple of weeks Los Angeles County has been seeing an ever increasing number of new cases and deaths from the virus. But Thursday's numbers mean it's time to sound an alarm. The number of new cases daily set another daily record with 7,854. This surpasses the previous high of 7,593 earlier this week. Yet even with these terrible numbers, there still is a group of restaurants serving outside to the public, above. There's no question a lockdown is coming, but will vary depending on the occupancy rates at nearby hospitals. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
In an effort to curb the sudden rise in new COVID-19 infections the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that a new stay-at-home order would begin on Monday.
Earlier in the month, health officials warned that if the five-day average of new COVID-19 cases reached 4,500 per 100,000 residents, they would amend the health order and further tighten the restrictions on businesses as well as individuals. On Thursday that average reached 4,751 new cases.
’Tis the season for holiday shopping, and though most of us are resorting to e-commerce due to convenience and COVID-19, the Claremont Village shops have plenty of offerings. There’s also a steady stream of foot traffic, thanks to loyal customers and unique specialty shops.
There’s no question you can pretty much find a gift for everyone on your holiday list in the Claremont Village.
Last week the city of Claremont formally presented the much anticipated Village South Specific Plan which, if adopted, could change the look and function of Claremont’s Village significantly.
The plan’s authors offered an overview in the form of a vision statement: “Village South expands the offerings of Claremont Village; adding a concentration of jobs, housing, retail and cultural activities in a vibrant, walkable, village-scaled, mixed-use, transit-oriented urban environment, to ensure the success and sustainability of the Village for generations to come.”
On Sunday, November 22 short but wild car chase ended abruptly at 10:46 a.m. when a 39-year-old Claremont man crashed his vehicle into a tree, revealing an assortment of drugs and a loaded handgun. It began when CPD officers attempted to pull over a suspicious car near Indian Hill Blvd. and Bonita Ave.
Some Claremont-based restaurants are rebelling as the county pushes ahead with the closure of outdoor dining in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As of Friday, November 27, there still are eateries continuing to serve in defiance of the ban. The group, which calls itself Claim Back Claremont, is a loosely organized coalition of Claremont restaurants that want to avoid the loss of revenue from another shutdown. COURIER photo/Rachel Fagg
It’s a Saturday night and the sun has just set, when all of the sudden you hear the loud banging of drums. Then the sound gets even louder, like a marching band is walking through the Claremont Village. It turns out that it’s Miki Amen, right, the co-director of Claremont Taiko, leading a group of students playing Japanese percussion instruments called Taiko. And of course, the class was held outside because of COVID-19 restrictions. The class practices in an alley off First Street near College Avenue. It’s easy to find. Just listen.
In response to a seemingly out of control outbreak of the coronavirus, public health officials issued new restrictive orders on local businesses this week, but stopped short of authorizing another stay-at-home order. Last week health officials enacted a curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. in an effort to blunt the rise in cases, but said a more restrictive order would be implemented as soon as the five-day average of new cases exceeded 4,000.
On Sunday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a prohibition of in-person dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars effective Wednesday, November 25 at 10 p.m. The order is expected to last three weeks. But today Monday, L.A. County registered 6,124 new cases per 100,000, passing the previous record by over 1000. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont resident Terri Wolfe Ingalls was riding her bicycle north on Mills Avenue near Rockford Drive just before 9 a.m. Friday as Cheryl Becker, 38, of Claremont was driving south on Mills. Ms. Becker reportedly tried to overtake another car and lost control of her vehicle, which skidded across the street, striking Ms. Ingalls, according to Claremont Police Sergeant Robert Ewing. Speeding may also have been a factor, but the incident remains under investigation.
Over the nine-plus months the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged and now re-ravaged the country, fans of theater, film, art museums and live music have mostly done without.
It’s into this vacuum that Abby Kolodge and Sara Schroerlucke stepped just a few short months ago with an idea for a new kind of art festival designed to both help fill the void and do a little good along the way.
Though forced by COVID-19 safety precautions to consider alternative venues, for
the 30th consecutive year the Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its
Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering on Wednesday evening, Thanksgiving eve,
November 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live, YouTube and other streaming
A pedestrian passes diners eating at Heroes & Legends Bar & Grill on Tuesday in Claremont. Under a new health order form the county restaurants will have to cut their outside seating in half in an effort to blunt a spike in coronavirus infections. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff