Even with some overcast days this past week, the setting sun was able to break through the gray to highlight the mountains east of Claremont at Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake. But the clouds and cool weather will slowly move out of the Southland by Wednesday enabling warmer, sunny days for most of this week. By the weekend, temperatures will reach the lower 70s, with lows in the 50s. So it may feel like spring, but Claremont is not quite finished with winter just yet. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Claremont Police investigate the scene where a woman was struck by a Foothill Transit bus on Monday in the Claremont Village. The victim was crossing Indian Hill Boulevard when she was struck by the bus which was making a right turn onto Indian Hill from First Street. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Scripps Presents hosts a free online event, “The Nature of the Future: Elizabeth Kolbert in Conversation,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 23. Ms. Kolbert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?
While numerous topics were scheduled for discussion on Tuesday during Claremont’s first city council meeting for February, the city’s mid-year budget report was of particular importance since this marks the halfway point of a fiscal year within a global pandemic. With many businesses shuttered due to coronavirus restrictions, sales tax revenue down some $307,000, and additional budgeted losses totaling over $1 million.
Sometimes it can be quite difficult to find that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Why don’t you think about a gift where you too can celebrate with your special loved one? There’s still time to pick up your Claremont Village Valentine's Day Box! This is a way for Claremont Village and neighboring businesses to share the love from our community to your home! The box is $75 and can be purchased online.
The local outbreak of the coronavirus continues to be a mixed bag, with optimistic news about falling case numbers and hospitalizations tempered by the daily frustrations many in our community report when trying to obtain the vaccination. “We continue to see promising signs of recovery from our winter surge with our data from last week. Cases, hospitalizations and positive test rates continue to decline,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said during a news conference Monday.
When the city of trees’ beloved Claremont Club abruptly closed its doors last August, it felt more like a death in the family. “The Club” opened in 1973 and enjoyed an unusually long run for a family-owned, standalone fitness facility. It also engendered a sense of community among its longtime members and employees, who following its closure took to social media and posted heartfelt testimonials.
Claremont resident Paul Simonian crosses the “finish line” on Yale Avenue in Claremont on Sunday after completing a 5k run on his 90th birthday. He set a goal of completing the 3.1 miles in less than an hour, and did so with time to spare at 52:40. Mr. Simonian ran the same route as the city of Claremont’s Freedom 5000 5k race held on the morning of the Fourth of July. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
CVS pharmacist Huan Pham inoculates Howard Williamson against the coronavirus on Thursday at Claremont Place senior living facility in Claremont. It was clearly a happy day for the residents as well as the staff who cheered and ran bells each time someone got the shot, The team from CVS vaccinated 90 people at Claremont Place including 68 residents.
Across Los Angeles County the overwhelming surge of the coronavirus that paralyzed hospitals and sent residents back into a stay-at-home order appears to be in full retreat—however, health officials warn it’s too early to begin celebrating.
In fact, Los Angeles County Department of Pubic Health has sent out numerous warnings this week cautioning against celebrating at “super spreader” Super Bowl parties.
Claremont residents Joseph and Sylvia Platte are most definitely having the last laugh. “Mom and dad were very young when they got married, and the priest almost refused to do the ceremony,” said their daughter, Theresa Gillette. “He predicted ‘It would never last.’ Seventy years later they’re still laughing about that.”
Last week the Claremont City Council agreed to purchase body worn cameras for the Claremont Police Department. By a unanimous vote, the council authorized acting City Manager Adam Pirrie to sign a “sole source” contract with WatchGuard in an amount not to exceed $76,720 for the purchase of the cameras along with associated equipment.
The city of Claremont, along with a team of advisors, held the second of three public meetings Monday evening to provide information and gather public input on the pending update to the city’s housing element. Monday night’s meeting focused on the function of the Regional Housing Need Assessment (RHNA), often referred to as “reena,” and how it affects the housing element. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
In lieu of its annual Family Bird Festival, California Botanic Garden is dedicating the month of February to celebrating our feathered friends, hosting activities and events for all ages and levels of birding expertise: from beginner birders to dedicated twitchers.
The Garden has three activities available to bird watchers of all ages throughout February.