Los Angeles County officials announced a curfew is in effect again tonight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The order does not apply to those traveling to and from work, people in a medical emergency or police and fire fighters. Credentialed media, people working on a public improvement construction project and the homeless are also exempt.
Claremont resident Rob Titus crosses Yale Avenue after picking up a pizza and a salad from Pizza N Such on Friday in the Claremont Village. Los Angeles County officials announced earlier on Friday that they had secured a variance from the state of California that will allow barbershops an hair salons to reopen as well as in-person dinning at restaurants. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Becky Fikel Morgan co-owner of Heirloom Claremont will reopen her business on Friday. This week brought some contrasting news, with Tuesday’s announcement from Los Angeles County Public Health that church services and in-store shopping could resume, while also reporting 1,843 new coronavirus cases in a single day, the highest number so far. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Memorial Day in Claremont was a virtual snapshot of where this nation stands 10 weeks into the coronavirus pandemic.
On one side of town, the traditional Memorial Day observance was cancelled due to the still-in-place stay-at-home-order from the governor. At the very same time, the Wilderness Park was closed due to overcrowding.
A sanitation rate increase and extension of the lease agreement for the Claremont Museum of Art were among items moved forward by the council Tuesday night. Finance director Adam Pirrie also gave a somewhat somber report on projected general fund losses due to Covid-19. Claremont resident Jim Belna advocated for the city and council to consider contracting more cost effective sanitation services; one that would eliminate costly CalPERS benefits.
We missed the animals. Did they miss us?
With the reopening of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, we can once again venture out and hike in our celebrated chaparral. But what was happening behind locked gates, when the Park was closed to visitors? Paul Faulstich has some inkling. His on-going research in the CHWP caught some fantastic photos of undisturbed wildlife. Here are a few of his trailcam photos.
Homebound viewers on Saturday were treated to a highly entertaining three-act celebration of Claremont’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage, inspired by Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Adapting to the state and county health measures, Claremont Heritage moved its long-held annual gala from under the bright lights of the Padua Hills Theatre to a computer screen.
With all the dry hot weather, Claremont has enjoyed many wonderful sunsets this spring. But there's something not right about this image. Any thoughts? If you look closely, you will notice that parking is at a premium in the Village! But that really has not happened for about six weeks now—This photo was taken on March 3—as social distancing orders are still in effect for LA County.That means businesses can serve customers, but not inside the business. It shouldn't be too long before the county opens the doors to business, but right now the numbers are not good enough to warrant increased human contact. The debate will continue on how fast California opens up the local economy. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Plume Ridge Bottle Shop in Claremont will donate $1 for every bottle of wine sold and $5 for every gift pack in the month of May to No Kid Hungry.
In California, one in five kids struggle with hunger. With COVID-19, this number has increased with the closure of schools. You can help out with your purchase.
The city’s tree maintenance contractor (West Coast Arborist) will be providing free mulch to residents on Saturday, May 30. Event timing is still to be determined.
Mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Cahuilla Park, located at Scripps Drive and Indian Hill Boulevard. Proper social distancing will be required.
Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus increased modestly to 35 over the weekend, while the county recorded 3,019 new cases and 67 deaths from COVID-19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.
The Claremont Unified School District has been named a 2020 California Green Ribbon School (CA-GRS), Gold Level, by the California Department of Education, for environmental excellence at the state level. This is the first time CUSD has been honored with this award.
Claremont resident Jane Goodfellow adjusts the American flag on the grave of her husband Jack on Memorial Day in Claremont. The couple were married for 50 years when Mr. Goodfellow, a Navy veteran, died in 2008. Ms. Goodfellow visits his grave weekly to change the flowers and keep it tidy. She also attends to the grave of her second husband Bob Weatherton. The city of Claremont cancelled the annual Memorial Day observance because of the coronavirus, however, a short video saluting the veterans who died in combat can be seen at the city’s website. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The city of Claremont reopened city hall, the Hughes Center the city yard and the police station on an appointment-only basis.
“City facilities will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18 by appointment only. Appointments will be required to conduct business inside City Hall, including for the purposes of submitting and reviewing plans, obtaining permits, or applying for a business license. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time,” the city said in a statement.