For the first time in more than eight years, Claremont will see the construction of a new affordable housing development for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
On Tuesday, the city council voted unanimously to approve city funding for the construction of a 15-unit project, located at 956 W. Base Line Rd. between Towne and Mountain Avenues in Claremont, that will provide housing for low-income and homeless seniors.
Claremont seniors, do you want to participate in online meetings but are stumped by Zoom? In this free one-hour class, seniors can learn the basics of Zoom—how to join a meeting, setting up a microphone and camera, some fun features, and more. Learn to video chat with family and friends, take virtual classes or participate in an important public meeting.
During a Monday news conference Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer introduced a new list of three Cs. In the past she has talked about slowing the spread of the coronavirus with the three Cs to avoid: crowds, confined spaces and close contact with people you don’t live with. Add to that the three Cs for everyone to adopt: compliance, containment and collaboration.
A participant in a Black Lives Matter motorcade flashes a peace sign on Saturday while driving down Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont. According to organizers, hundreds of people were scheduled to participate including faith groups, community organizers, state senators, assembly members and local elected officials. The motorcade followed a 16 mile route beginning at Indian Hill and Holt boulevards in Pomona. The group then went by the Pomona police department, city hall, and courthouse before heading into La Verne and then Claremont. Recently retired elementary school teacher Karen Vance was the lead organizer. “I did not, could not have expected this outpouring of love. I pray that the care with which we proceed underscores and amplifies our message: Black Lives Matter.,” Ms Vance wrote in an opinion published this week. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Claremont police responded to a fatal traffic collision near the intersection of Padua/Monte Vista avenues and Base Line Road.
Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department said a driver heading north on Monte Vista ran a red light, striking another vehicle traveling east on Base Line.
Claremont police responded to the Model 6 on Indian Hill Boulevard about 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning regarding a shooting in the area. Upon arrival they discovered a male victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in front of one of the guest rooms.
As coronavirus cases continue to climb, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reporting three emerging institutional outbreaks in and adjacent to Claremont.
Western Assemblies Home, which serves people affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren Church, has 12 cases among staff, six among residents and one death. Claremont Manor Retirement Community reports cases among six staff and two residents. Mount San Antonio Gardens reports cases among four staff members and three residents.
Service Center for Independent Life Executive Director Larry Grable removes some protective face shields from a box recently at the non-profit’s Claremont office. SCIL has a large shipment of gloves, masks, shields and hand sanitizer that they would like to give away to seniors and those with disabilities. People who are interested in the free PPE can call the SCIL office at 909-621-6722 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A common sight when looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains is seeing the many cell towers sitting on top of Sunset Peak. It would be pretty hard to find a better spot for these towers given the incredible view and remote location. These towers are rarely seen from this position given the steep trial starting from the Glendora Ridge Road. But on a clear day there is no better spot to see Southern California and the huge mass of humanity below. The weather until Sunday will be clear and cool for the summer with high temperatures only in the 80s. That will change starting next week, as heat really kicks in with long range daytime temperatures in the 90s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
November may be months away, but Claremont residents hoping to run for local political office are already beginning to throw their hats in the ring.
For the first time this year, election to the city council will be determined by a district-based voting system rather than at-large elections. On November 3, two city council seats will be up for grabs.
Claremont has three emerging institutional coronavirus outbreaks. However, the city’s first such outbreak, at County Villa Claremont Healthcare Center, has been controlled.
Los Angeles County Public Health has reported that six staff and two residents at Claremont Manor have tested positive, and Western Assemblies Home has cases among nine staff members and seven residents, with one death. Mount San Antonio Gardens, which is in Pomona but has many Claremont retirees, has cases among five staff members and three residents.
On Wednesday, July 29, the Claremont Architectural Commission will host a public hearing to review plans for the construction of “The Commons,” a proposed real estate development at the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Another Claremont tradition that will have to be skipped this year is our much loved Monday evening concerts in the park. However, thanks to the city of Claremont, the Kiwanis Club and Claremont Lincoln University, we can still enjoy the music even if we can’t be together.
Although the Neowise comet may not shine as brightly here in the Claremont area, it can make interesting viewing for a once in 7000 year event. The comet can be seen when the northwest sky turns dark, sitting low in the horizon. It may be difficult to see with the naked eye, so using binoculars is highly recommended. Look up and find the big dipper in the sky, then gaze straight down towards the horizon to find the comet. Keep in mind it won't stay in the sky long, normally just an hour or so once the night sky turns dark. This wonderful photo was shot by Roger Baker, who photographed the comet near his home in Rancho Cucamonga. The camera was able to pick up more detail because of the eight second exposure and a telephoto lens. You should be able to locate the comet until July 26.