The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set off a whirlwind of reactions following its surprise announcement last week that fully vaccinated people can basically return to a normal, read non-masked, life. “While the county’s metrics continue to remain low and stable, there continues to be COVID-19 transmission in California, particularly among those who are not fully vaccinated," said county health officials.
The city of Claremont announced on Thursday that beginning Tuesday, June 1 the lobbies at city hall, the city yard, the Police Station, and the Alexander Hughes Community Center will reopen for in-person services and transactions.
“After more than a year of limited face to face contact with our residents, we are excited to welcome the public back to our facilities,” City Manager Adam Pirrie sai
Shelter Animals Count, which runs a database of 500 rescue organizations tracking shelter and rescue activity, reported there were about 26,000 more pet adoptions in 2020 than in the year 2019. But now that kids are heading back to in-person school and many adults are back in their offices, those same shelters and rescues are seeing the flipside of this phenomenon.
What started as a 9-1-1 call about suspicious activity ended with a classic L.A. pursuit, a traffic collision and four arrests.
On Sunday, at approximately 8:06 p.m., a witness, called the Claremont Police Department after seeing three subjects, who were carrying bats, enter a rear yard of a residence in the 800 block of Brigham Young Drive. Officers responded and located a bat in the yard—the three subjects, however, were not located.
But about 20 minutes later, police received a residential burglary alarm alert.
Hendrick’s Pharmacy opened their version of a vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 15 as many local teens 12-17 took advantage of being eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. And why not bring along lifelong friends as El Roble students waited in the incubation area after receiving a dose of the vaccine. The girls said they were excited about getting their first shot so they could look forward to having a more normal summer. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo
The Claremont City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed 2021 sanitation and sewer rate and fee adjustments.
On March 23, 2021, city council considered a proposed 12 percent increase to the sanitation rates starting in July of 2021, in response to the recommendation of a sanitation rate study commissioned earlier this year. The fee hike is based on increased costs due to a new state law mandating cities compost food waste, and the depressed demand for mixed recyclables, according to city staff.
Claremont Senior Program hosts a free virtual town hall for seniors to fight fraud and scams Thursday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.
The event will be hosted by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Micki Nozaki, director of the Senior Medicare Patrol Project. The aim is to provide Californians tools to fight back against fraud and scams.
The city council on Tuesday expressed general agreement that while Claremont needs to build more housing, including affordable units, the development known as The Commons is not the right location. With two separate 3-2 votes, the council denied Clare Properties’ application to develop a mixed-use complex including housing units at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
At 10 a.m. in the morning Saturday, May 15 over 100 loyal patrons lined up outside Barbara Cheatley’s Antiques as the store kicked off the first day of their blowout clearance sale. Many in the community were shocked and saddened to hear the news of the store’s closing after 45 years in the same location on Yale Avenue. Check out our story and interview with Barbara in her store. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo
The tally of new cases in Claremont has slowed to a trickle and at long last the city has no new deaths to report this week. A vaccination clinic at the Hughes Center only filled about half of the available slots and the Village is humming with activity. So is the pandemic over here in Los Angeles County?
Claremont’s license plate reading camera or cameras (the actual number and locations are a closely held secret) have been playing a starring role in the Blotter as of late, and this week is no exception; they helped recover three more hot cars, with two of the arrests of the same alleged thief! The first occurred at 1:50 a.m. near Towne Ave. and Arrow Hwy., when Claremont Police Department officers located a stolen black 1989 Toyota Camry.
After 14 months of darkness, it’s curtain time again at Claremont’s Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater. We know this for two reasons: one, Los Angeles County is now in the yellow tier of the state’s coronavirus risk level metric and restrictions have eased on live indoor performances; and two, Lois says so. That’d be Lois Bollinger, matriarch and owner of the Pavilion, who is feeling ready to come back. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The city of Claremont is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the planning commission as well as potential end of term vacancies on other commissions.
The commissions tend to be comprised of citizens with specific knowledge or interest in the area or scope of the commission, however, anyone who is interested in becoming more involved in the city’s decision making process is invited to apply.
The June (May) gloom Monday morning in Claremont produced some drizzle with water droplets collecting on backyard plantings including this fortnight lily. The region will have some pretty ideal weather for the next week with cool mornings and temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s. By the weekend things will cool down about 10 degrees with cold mornings in the 40s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff