In an announcement released late Wednesday, City Manager Tara Schultz announced that she after three years in the position, she will be leaving the city of Claremont effective October 31.
“The city council would like to express its appreciation to Ms. Schultz for her hard work and dedication to the city of Claremont during a challenging and difficult time for the city,” a press release stated.
When the coronavirus pandemic prevented The Rotary Club of Claremont from holding its popular Taste of Claremont fundraising event this year, the club got creative and launched a new event called Out on the Town from October 2 to 11.
“More than 30 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and local businesses are welcoming patrons to enjoy their experience out on the town, encouraging carry-out as well as dining al fresco onsite," stated Claremont Rotary.
The nonprofit Economy Shop of Claremont, which began operation in 1933, has reopened for the 2020-2021 season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. At this time, the shop will not be open on Saturdays.
Staff at the California Botanic Garden including Executive Director Lucinda McDade, left, Retail Operations Coordinator Vanessa Ortega, Community Education Coordinator Kristen Barker and Visitor Experience Coordinator Danielle Wildasinn have thought up some creative solutions that keep the public engaged with the garden even though all of the popular events have been cancelled this year. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Some longtime members of the Democratic Club of Claremont are calling foul play following the club’s meeting on Monday during which, they selected candidates to endorse for the upcoming local election. According to former Claremont Mayor Karen Rosenthal, when the Zoom meeting began on Monday, there were about twice the number of participants as is typical for the DCC.
Data showing that progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Los Angeles is continuing has public officials cautiously optimistic that many more businesses will be able to open soon. Over the next 10 days, several sectors of the economy, including nail salons, playgrounds and malls will be allowed to reopen once they implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing.
When Claremont resident Ray Woodbury’s longtime production company RK Diversified Entertainment was forced to shut its doors in March, it did not sit well with the industry veteran.
The coronavirus pandemic had instantaneously decimated the live event industry, and his loyal crew of a dozen full-time employees and about 16 part-timers—many of which have been with him for nearly two decades—were among those out of work.
Certain sectors of the American economy, grocery stores and Amazon among them, have weathered the coronavirus pandemic better than others. Others have limped along, keeping their doors open and merely staying afloat.
Still others literally ground to a halt on March 15, when the Centers for Disease Control advised no gatherings of 50 or more people in the United States over the next eight weeks, schools closed and people across the country began quarantining.
Although everyone was wearing a mask, one could still sense the warm smiles as four staffers at the California Botanic Garden welcomed the COURIER to their campus last week.
Anyone who has been in Claremont a few years knows the garden by its previous name, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, which was changed earlier this year to better reflect the garden’s focus on native plants from throughout the Golden State.
A resident on Baughman Drive received an unwelcomed piece of mail last week. A stamped envelope, which had been processed through Santa Ana post office, included a letter admonishing the resident for displaying a Black Lives Matter sign in their front yard. The letter was received September 21, with a return address on Foothill Boulevard. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Everyone in the state of California will receive a vote by mail ballot which can be returned through the United States Postal Service, postage paid. Ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by November 20 will be counted by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder County Clerk.
The deadline for the clerk to receive ballots has been extended 14 days to allow for the volume of ballots anticipated to travel through the postal system.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday that the county has met all but one requirement necessary to move to the next tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
For weeks the county had met most of the metrics set by the state to advance to the next tier, however, the case rate remained stubbornly high. This week it fell to seven cases per 100,000 residents clearing the way for the county to be reclassified.
The world’s oldest profession took a hit last week when the Claremont Police Department and Pomona PD teamed up for a joint prostitution sting that netted nine arrests. The sting took place in broad daylight September 17 near Indian Hill Boulevard and Holt Avenue. It involved an undercover Pomona PD officer in her thirties posing as a prostitute in order to lure customers, who were then arrested for misdemeanor solicitation.
Though Claremont’s skies were noticeably clearer this week, prompting the city to reopen the Wilderness Park on Wednesday, the weekend forecast is unfortunately calling for more very unhealthy air. Monday and Tuesday’s air quality index numbers were 99 and 38, respectively. But the slide began Wednesday when the air was forecast as “moderate” at 96, with Thursday predicted to be 140 and “unhealthful for sensitive groups.” Friday’s forecast is even worse, calling for a “very unhealthful” reading of 217. Saturday’s is nearly as toxic, at 214. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger