Los Angeles County Public Health is happy to see eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine expanded by the State, starting April 1, for individuals age 50 and older, and starting April 15, for individuals age 16 and older. Public Health continues to be an advocate, partner and provider in the vaccine efforts, including vaccinating people who live in areas hard-hit by this pandemic.
Friday evening in Memorial Park, two couples from Pilgrim Place sat down to enjoy an evening meal together—in person and in public. Not exactly “stop the presses” kind of news, but Bonnie and Rex Britt, with Lew and Mary Fry have discovered some new found freedom thanks to the coronavirus vaccine. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
A new organics waste law from the state, in addition to reduced global demand for recyclable materials will likely result in sanitation rate hikes for Claremont residents beginning this summer. The Claremont City Council voted to go ahead with the legal notification process that is a prerequisite to an increase in sanitation fees.
Participants in a Stop Asian Hate vigil hold candles while listing to the remarks of former Claremont Mayor Peter Yao at the Claremont United Church of Christ. Co-pastors Jen Strickland and Jacob Buchholz organized the vigil to demonstrate local support for Asian American and Pacific Island people in the wake of the mass shooting in Atlanta last week.
The pandemic has had its way with us. It’s killed more than 543,000 Americans and counting, and has devastated countless families. Along the way it has exposed heretofore unseen physical and mental health problems, amplifying widespread disparities in access to healthcare. But for artists, it hasn’t all been bad. Art went on, despite having no physical forum in which to show a painting, perform a new piece of music, or mount a new play.
It took Stephanie Worthington just six months as a flight attendant before she realized her true calling in life was motivating people to get in shape.
Despite being a pretty active person, traveling around the world was draining her energy. So she prayed for guidance to a new career path.
“I really wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” Ms. Worthington said. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo
Now as Claremont attempts to return to some level of normalcy in 2021, the city has renewed the Easter event with a focus on drive-thru goodies. And don’t worry, the bunnies will still be there.
By transforming the parking lot at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, the city’s Human Services Department will host a drive-thru style egg giveaway filled with candy, eggs and golden-egg prizes.
City services bills may be going up this summer if the Claremont City Council approves proposed sanitation rate hikes.
On Tuesday the city council will consider fee increases of 12 percent annually for all residential, multi-family, and commercial customers. Additionally, residents with more than one 96-gallon green waste or recycling container would have an extra monthly charge of $5.50 tacked on to their bill for each additional container.
Laemmle’s Claremont 5, the city’s much loved jewel box movie theater that closed abruptly in March 2020, will soon reopen.
“We don’t have a specific date, but we started a process of bringing back our managers today,” Laemmle Theatres President Greg Laemmle told the COURIER on Monday. “Once they’re back, we’d like to think we’ll open early to mid-April.”
For Claremont the red tier change means that our many restaurants and retail stores can take another step toward normal business activity right at the beginning of daylight savings time when more people are out and about in the evenings. Restaurants will be able to open dining rooms at 25 percent capacity, with a number of restrictions. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Remember entertainment? It was that thing we did, in the before times, with our free time and extra money. Well, it’s back. Sort of. With daily coronavirus case rates hovering between four and 10 per 100,000 residents for the seventh consecutive day, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Monday we are now allowed to go see a movie, visit a museum, or take the kids to a zoo or aquarium.
As the Los Angeles County COVID-19 new cases numbers continue a steady decline, being in the red tier for restrictions never felt so good. Even with restrictions that limit the number of customers at one time, restaurants in particular now can serve outside and indoors. And Casa Moreno in Claremont was no exception as tables were spread apart ensuring customers were socially distanced.
Harvey Mudd College has landed on another list of schools providing the best value for one’s education dollar.
The financial advice and technology company SmartAsset ranked Harvey Mudd fourth nationwide in its 2021 Best Value College study and third in the state of California.
The state of the city was aptly summarized in the chosen format for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City address—a group Zoom meeting.
In his opening remarks, Randy Lopez, executive director of the chamber, said last year’s State of the City meeting was the last in-person group gathering in Claremont, taking place just days before the governor’s stay-at-home-order.
Mayor Jennifer Stark, and the rest of the city council, had plenty to report even as the city is still very much bound by continued struggles—both financial and personal—brought on by the pandemic.