A Los Angeles County Health hazardous materials team works to decontaminate an area of Rancho San Jose Park on Tuesday after the drug fentanyl was discovered there earlier in the day. Claremont police responded to a call of a unresponsive individual at the park at 10:22 a.m. and discovered the fentanyl as part of their investigation. The clean up took most of the day. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
New data released on Tuesday by Los Angeles County Public Health reports no deaths from the novel coronavirus in the city of Claremont. However, Los Angeles County reached a grim landmark in the same report, recording its 1,000th death. Total cases in the city of Claremont remain at 22 for the fourth consecutive day, with just 217 out of Claremont’s population of 36,484 having received the test.
A reader alerted the COURIER with rather tall tale that a Village area stop sign had sprouted a bouquet of flowers. Located on the southeast corner of Yale Avenue and Eighth Street, the sign does indeed sport an entire bush of cascading white blooms. The odd phenomenon occurred after a lantana growing around the base sent a stalk up the sign’s hollow center until it reached the sunlight above. COURIER photo Steven Felschundneff
Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to a news release from the college. Ms. Starr joins two former Pomona College presidents who were previously elected to the 240-year-old academy. Ms. Starr is one of 276 new members announced on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
While residents are encouraged to stay home, the city’s sanitation division is currently fully operational. Residents can currently schedule bulk item pickups and bin rentals.
The city will pick up three bulk items per household (like large appliances, furniture or mattresses) per calendar year at no charge.
Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has remained steady at 22 for three days according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday. Before that the total was at 21 cases for two days. Public Health has confirmed 29 new deaths and 900 new cases of COVID-19 since its update on Sunday.
Over the course of the past few weeks, many comparisons have made between the current coronavirus stay-at-home situation and other times in our collective history, when we were asked to make sacrifices for the greater good. Some COURIER readers will no doubt recall food rationing during World War II, and how average citizens were encouraged to plant victory gardens as a way to supplement their own nutrition. See what other Claremonters are doing to feed that gardening bug in the COURIER's Claremont LIVING special section. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Last week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a number of measures that will protect the county’s many renters during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The board passed eviction legislation that protects both residential and commercial tenants in all unincorporated areas in the county.
This is a story about a group of people coming together to fight the battles that the government cannot. About a community of people who used their ideas, time and resources to give back.
About creative and resilient residents delivering 1,500 pizzas to hospital workers fighting an invisible enemy on their turf.
Don’t call them ordinary. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont restaurants are really getting creative reaching out to customers, trying to make it easy to order takeout during the health crisis. This information comes directly from restaurant business owners, who are working diligently to stay in business. It gives you all the everything needed to order from your favorite places! The COURIER will also be updating this list accordingly. We urge all our readers to consider supporting local eateries. Great food awaits and is a click or phone call away!
Los Angeles County recorded another day with over one thousand new cases of the coronavirus, and 52 deaths, according a news release on Friday from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Friday’s daily update also included a list of four significant milestones the county must reach before the “Safer at Home” order can be relaxed.
The city of Pomona has resumed the Towne Avenue rehabilitation project, which is taking place on Towne Avenue between Harrison Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. A small portion on the east side of this section of Towne is within the city of Claremont.
Work began in August 2019 and was scheduled to be complete by November.
Local members of the Citizens Climate Lobby are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by inviting the public to view an educational conference via Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. To connect, go to www.cclusa.org/earthday.
The event will include a presentation by atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University, Katharine Hayhoe.
Turning 100 is a milestone most of us will never reach, so when Claremont resident Arlene Warhurst was approaching her big day, her family wanted to throw a party to remember.
“We had originally planned a big party with a 12-piece swing band,” Ms. Warhurst’s daughter Janine Slucter said.