The city of Claremont’s small business grant program received so many inquiries on the first day of eligibility that officials stopped accepting requests an hour and forty minutes after the application process began. Initial inquiries into both the small business and the rental assistance programs began at noon Monday, and within the first ten minutes the city received over thirty requests from small businesses.
Claremonter Sonja Stump wrote in to share that Tony Husson wanted to do something for first responders as a thank you so he donated 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt to our local helpers.
The Claremont Police Department and Fire Station 101 received 40 treats on two separate trips, and 620 frozen yogurts were delivered to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center over several days by Claremont volunteer Bob Fagg.
The city resumed standard recycling collection on Monday, May 4. Sanitation drivers are collecting trash, recycling and green waste as three separate loads.
As a friendly reminder, you can recycle the following items:
•?Plastic jugs, bottles, and jars (plastics #1 and #2 only)
• Glass bottles and jars
• Paper, paper boxes, and cardboard
• Cans (soup cans, beverage cans, etc.)
Enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance resumed Saturday, May 16 at 2 a.m.
Police said the decision was made because of the number of vehicles being stolen and burglarized within the city since COVID, as well as public feedback regarding the need for street sweeping to keep the city clean. The Claremont Municipal Code prohibits parking any vehicle on a city street for more than one hour between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m.
This is not a story about the retirement of longtime Claremont High School Theatre Director Krista Elhai.
This story should have been about all of her accomplishments over a 36-year career in theater education, 26 in Claremont. The gargantuan fundraising effort to get the Don F. Fruechte Theatre for the Performing Arts built 10 years ago.
Alongside the crushing loss of life and jarring changes the coronavirus pandemic has wrought, are bright lights of encouragement and joy.
Millions of quarantined people are rediscovering their gardens, learning to cook, cut hair and play instruments. And more still are undertaking previously unthinkable home improvement projects.
Animal experts have said with less people venturing outside because of Covid-19 concerns, wildlife feels more comfortable to more freely roam without concern of running into us humans. Such was the case at Moab Drive in Claremont, when Candace Garcia noticed this wild smallish bobcat calmly walking in her front yard right under their family room’s main window. Once she took the photo, the big kitty quickly ran away behind her home. Anyone else see wild animals in our area lately? Photo by Candace Garcia
The city of Claremont’s small business grant program received so many inquiries on the first day of eligibility that officials stopped accepting requests an hour and forty minutes after the application process began. Applications for both the small business and the rental assistance programs began at noon Monday and within the first ten minutes the city received over thirty requests from small businesses. City officials shut down the process once they hit 99 requests for the 20 grants, which will be awarded on a first come, first served basis
Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed to 32 over the weekend, while the county recorded 2,244 new cases and 87 new deaths from COVID-19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.
City facilities reopened to the public on Monday, May 18. Appointments will be required to conduct business inside city hall, including submitting and reviewing plans, obtaining permits, or applying for a business license. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. To make an appointment, please call (909) 399-5460.
A late spring storm passed through Claremont on Monday with light rain that produced enticing droplets on a backyard wisteria, but will likely not be enough to measure. The rain did bring cool temperatures, which is a nice respite from the warm weekend and the forecast of more hot days in our near future. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After initially announcing it would wait to see what protections Los Angeles County’s rental assistance program would offer, the city of Claremont took a proactive step Tuesday by launching its program first.
During the city council meeting, the council approved two emergency assistance programs that would provide grants to either Claremont renters or businesses that have been significantly impacted by the stay at home orders.