Like the first sunny day after a long winter, Claremont took the first steps to restarting its dormant economy last Friday when a smattering of businesses were allowed to reopen.
The clouds only parted a small amount, though, because the reality of operating a small business remains very uncertain as long as the constant existential threat posed by the coronavirus remains. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Hill Wilderness Park opened early Monday morning to relatively light crowds, ending six weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors are asked to adhere to one way trekking using Cobal Canyon fire road for the uphill portion while returning on Burbank road. The city opened Thompson Creek Trail on Saturday but decided to wait until a weekday to open the Wilderness Park and the ever popular “five mile loop.”
Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus remained at 30 for the third consecutive day, while the county recorded 962 new cases and 47 new deaths from COVID-19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Friday. Thirty-seven of the people who died were over the age of 65, five were between the ages of 41 and 65. Thirty-two people had underlying health conditions including 30 over the age of 65.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged many businesses with ruthless efficiency since mid-March, causing some longstanding institutions to close up for good. But it has also left some reaping record profits, and still others poised for success when the economy finally lurches back into motion. Count Claremont/Pomona Locally Grown Power (CPLGP) among the latter.
The Claremont City Council on Tuesday had planned to review the Planning Goals and Guiding Principles for the proposed Village South development to determine the scope of an EIR for the project; however, an abundance of public comment delayed action until Thursday night.
The online Zoom meeting lasted more than six hours, forcing the council to continue public comment on Village South to Thursday.
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Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed again to 30 since yesterday, while the county recorded 961 new cases and 45 new deaths from COVID-19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Tuesday.
A Claremont man was stabbed during a fight in the Claremont Village on Saturday, according Sergeant David DeMetz of the Claremont Police Department.
Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls at 7:40 p.m. about a fight in progress at Second Street and Indian Hill Boulevard
It's nice to know the trains are still running on time as a Metrolink train heads east toward the depot in Claremont. With so much parking now available in the Village, getting around has never been easier. And the parking garage along First Street remains empty, a sight not seen in the early evening for years. With the stay-at-home order still in place, ample parking is likely to remain for the foreseeable future—one of the few pluses resulting from this health crisis.
The Claremont Community School of Music will hold the popular Performathon recital online this year. This annual event provides an opportunity for students to showcase progress to family and friends.
With classes having moved to an online format, following the “safer at home” guidelines, it seems natural to also bring the virtual recital into homes.
Claremont’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed modestly to 29 over the weekend, while the county recorded 1075 new cases and 57 new deaths from COVID 19 countywide, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Public Health on Monday.
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Los Angeles County residents are doing their part to follow the County’s “Safer at Home” Health Officer Order which has slowed the spread of COVID-19. Los Angeles County is now taking its first steps towards reopening businesses and getting people back to work. This does not mean these first steps will guarantee all businesses will be open. Some will continue to remain shuttered and advise calling before taking any action.
Two important meetings of the city council are scheduled next week—a special community budget workshop this Saturday and Tuesday’s city council meeting, which will include a review of the specific plan and density for Village South. The budget workshop is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 on Zoom. Next year’s structural deficit is estimated at $800,000, with a projected deficit of $2.5 million by 2023.