After 40 years teaching Claremont how to sing and dance, Moultrie Academy is closing its studio at the Old School House, but the show will go on.
Like many businesses that were declared “non-essential,” Moultrie Academy was forced to cease in-person classes back in March. Since then, owner Carly Moultrie has tried to keep the doors open with the income from private online lessons, but the roughly $6,000 per month rent on her studio was too much.
When Frances Ruhlen McConnel was just two, she stood up in her crib and announced that “candles are laughing in the night.” From that day her mother knew that Frances would grow to be a poet.
“That is even shorter than a haiku,” Ms. McConnel said recently from her Claremont home, “so she [her mother] just decided that I would be a poet, and really encouraged me to write poetry.”
On Wednesday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that the health officer order would be amended—allowing for limited on-campus instruction at LA County schools as well as limited indoor operations for barbershops and hair salons. Claremont has 371 cumulative cases of COVID-19, including cases from all of its unincorporated areas. This represents a 3.5 percent increase from one week ago.
At a time so many of us must adapt to a changing life due to COVID-19, the owners of Aruffos Restaurant on Yale Avenue are fighting back by creating an elaborate outdoor seating area in front of their indoor restaurant. And this is no little thing. It’s basically a deck the same height as the curb that extends into the street using four parking spaces. There’s plenty of room for cars to drive past, as many are curious what’s going on. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Claremont Chamber of Commerce this week announced the postponement of the 2020 Village Venture. “At this time, current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions prevent us from pulling the necessary permits required to produce this annual event. Our hope is to hold this event as soon as possible, hopefully before October 2021,” said Chamber Executive Director Randy Lopez.
The Claremont Police Department this week reiterated that door-to-door solicitors must obtain a permit prior to soliciting, and that currently there are no active permits on its books.
“It has come to the Police Department’s attention that realtors may be going door to door to solicit future business, attempting to make contact with residents without following COVID safety protocols,” read the CPD press release.
Sustainable Claremont will host a Zoom sustainability dialog, “GoSGV: A New Regional E-Bike Sharing Program Coming to Claremont,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 21. GoSGV is a regional bike share program that offers an accessible and affordable transportation option to the San Gabriel Valley through shared-use electric assist bicycles.
Claremont’s Director of Human Services Anne Turner announced today that she will resign from her position on September 15. This deeply personal and difficult decision comes after reflection and consultation with her wife and family, according to Public Information Officer, Bevin Handel.
Anyone who has been in Claremont for a few years has no doubt seen the group of older folks, some with walkers, standing and holding signs at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Indian Hill Boulevard.
Those people are, for the most part, residents of Pilgrim Place and advocating for peace and justice is part of their DNA.
Despite scores of passionate public comments in favor of reversing course, Claremont Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously last week to approve the issuance of 15-day layoff notices for 21 of its before- and after-school day care employees. Those notices would go out next week.
But all is not as it appears.
During a news conference Wednesday, public officials announced that Los Angeles County continues to see improvements in its efforts to slow the community spread of the coronavirus.
The case rate, however, is still too high for the county to be removed for the state’s monitoring list.
In a moment of reckoning with our country’s history on race and identity, Claremont, too, is taking a closer look at the names and monuments that make up our city.
On Tuesday, the city council voted unanimously to direct the Community and Human Services Commission to review the possibility of renaming Cahuilla Park to better reflect the history of the indigenous people that have historically populated this area.
The Claremont Police Department arrested John Dehaseth, 56, from Claremont, on suspicion of rape and possession of drug paraphernalia from an incident that took place earlier this year, according to a press release provided by Claremont PD. Claremont police are looking for additional victims who may have been in contact with the suspect. If you have information about this case or may have been victimized yourself, please contact Detective Hamill at (909) 399-5411.
Claremont has more than 26,000 city-owned trees, many more than 100 years old. Residents can do their part by adequately watering trees. The city offers the following tips to help your trees survive the hot summer:
What is more important, turf or trees? Trees must be given top watering priority over your turf. Turf can be replaced in a matter of months, whereas a 20-year-old tree will take 20 years to replace. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger