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
The Los Angeles County Medical Examinaer has released its report on the Claremont teenager who died after a short illness on July 16. Maxx Cheng, 13, died from cardiac tamponade, a rare but serious medical condition in which blood or fluids build up in the space around the heart which puts pressure on the heart and prevents it from pumping correctly.
There was no indication in the report that Maxx had contracted the coronavirus.
Community spread of the coronavirus across all areas of the county has been in a sustained but slow decline over the past month, according to Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Additionally, the county has satisfied five out of six state mandated COVID-19 benchmarks that must be met before schools and many businesses can reopen.
As phone scams go, it seemed on its face to be garden variety. A 55-year-old Claremont woman got a call on her cell phone from an out-of-state area code. The man on the other end told her he was from “federal depository revenue,” and was quite convincing.
“He said my social security had been breached, and I had gotten identity theft, needed to get my money out of the bank..."
Often when Stan Abramowicz and Teresita Caspillo would tend to the garden out front of their Tenth Street home neighbors would comment, “Your yard is so unique, you should call the COURIER.” And one day they did. Growing vegetables instead of tending to a lawn is not that uncommon—in fact, there is a nationwide movement to promote the idea, which was recently featured in the Farmers’ Almanac. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The candidates are Michael Ceraso, Donell Clark, Sal Medino and Bennett Rea.
Michael Ceraso, owner of Winning Margins, LLC, a political and communications firm in West Covina. He most recently worked as a state director for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign.
Mr. Ceraso, who previously ran for the Claremont City Council in 2018, related that his focus this election is on “the people who are struggling to keep up—and now with COVID are further behind.”
Community spread of the coronavirus across all areas of the county has been in a sustained but slow decline over the past month, according to Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Additionally, the county has satisfied five out of six state mandated COVID-19 benchmarks that must be met before schools and many businesses can reopen. The county will not be removed from the state’s monitoring list until it can cut the two-week average of new cases from the current 295 infections per 100,000 residents to 100 cases or fewer.
With the humidity kicking up, along with 100 degree temperatures and air quality impacted by brush fires in the San Gabriel mountains, today may be one of those days to just stay inside. With the Claremont high temperature reaching 104 Tuesday, a hot air mass continues to sit right over Southern California with no where to go. That means these triple digit numbers are with us for the next week, maybe longer. Summer has arrived! And let's be sure to keep our thermostats close to 78 degrees to avoid any power shortages between 3 to 10 p.m. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
A Claremont resident received a call on July 14 at approximately 4:45 p.m., from a person posing as a federal agent.
The scammer told the victim that her Social Security number had been compromised and, in order to clear the victim’s name, the imposter told the victim to withdraw money from her savings account, convert the money to Bitcoin and then transfer the funds into another account.