With Los Angeles County COVID-19 infection, positivity and hospitalization rates continuing their alarming climb, all but one of the Claremont Colleges have abandoned previous hopeful plans to bring some students back for on-campus instruction in the spring.
Six of the seven schools will continue with remote learning for now.
During Tuesday night’s Claremont City Council meeting, Jennifer Stark is set to become the next mayor of the city of Claremont. Also on the agenda will be the swearing in of two members, Corey Calaycay for another term, and for new city Councilmember Sal Medina. Another festive event ruined by the coronavirus, the council will say goodbye to longtime member, and current Mayor Larry Schroeder, complete with plaque and ceremonial gavel.
A alleged speeding driver lost control of his vehicle Friday afternoon and crashed through the front of a home in Claraboya. According to the homeowner, Holly Wenzl, after the SUV left the roadway it narrowly skirted between a stone mailbox and a substantial pine tree, before hitting a large rock in the middle of the yard which propelled it through the air. Photo by Holly Wenzl
Residents and staff of several Claremont senior residential facilities will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine once it gets final approval in the next few weeks. Claremont Place sent out a news release on Tuesday stating that they will be in the first tier to get vaccinated once the emergency authorization from U.S regulators is announced. Nationwide, health workers and nursing home residents will be given priority for the rationed two-shot vaccine.
The city of Claremont announced today that it has to cancel the Candy Cane Lane event scheduled for December 12 at the Hughes Center.
The event was to be a winter holiday themed car parade and a chance for children to see Santa and drop off letters to St. Nick. There was also going to be a food drive for Inland Valley Hope Partners.
On the eve of a new shutdown order across much of the state, evidence emerged Sunday that Claremont is not immune from the surge as the county reports 37 new cases here in just the last 24 hours and 92 in the last week. County public health officials are reporting 823 cumulative cases in Claremont and 15 deaths. Unfortunately, there are some new institutional outbreaks in the city.
Tri-City Mental Health and the Claremont Police Department are set to unveil a new program in Claremont through which trained mental health professionals will respond to certain police calls. The Psychiatric Assessment Care Team, informally called PACT, is scheduled to begin responding to calls in January.
The well dressed woman in the blue Toyota had work to do, and was not interested in talking. In her car’s backseat were 24 shoeboxes, each hand-packed with supplies and gifts by members of a local senior community. Masked volunteers unloaded the two dozen shoeboxes, which were then logged and labeled as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Typically we head into the holidays making plans to gather with family and friends. But 2020 is no typical year. The novel coronavirus is currently spiking beyond all previous spring highs, and many Claremonters are concerned primarily about keeping themselves and their families safe. The truth is many of our rituals are just not going to happen this year. Pictures of the kids with Santa at the indoor mall? Out. Festivals and theme parks? Closed.
The Los Angeles County Registrar recorder has certified the November 3 election results setting the stage for Claremont to certify the local results during the city council meeting on Tuesday.
A certified statement of election results must be completed within 30 days of the election, which was Thursday. On December 8 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to declare the election officially concluded.
The city of Claremont, in partnership with The Claremont Colleges has announced a new holiday experience.
On Saturday, December 12 they will host the inaugural drive-through experience and food drive, “Candy Cane Lane,” at Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Raging Waters in San Dimas has turned their park into the perfect socially distanced Christmas drive-through event! With 1.5 million Christmas lights synched to holiday music, this family-friendly event is to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own car. A portion of all proceeds from this show will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation for children in Los Angeles facing critical illnesses.
The dreadful fall outbreak of the coronavirus in Los Angels County took a turn for the worse this week, as public health officials recorded the highest number of new cases in a single day and the most people hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic. “We are seeing terrifying increases in numbers in L.A. County that can only be turned around if everybody, business and individuals, carefully uses the tools we have to slow the spread,” Los Angeles Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said
In an alternate universe, Victoria Sancho Lobis would be celebrating right about now.
In January she was named director of Pomona College’s new Benton Museum, with the understanding that the $44 million facility would open in the fall.
“The project that I finished right before starting this position was an exhibition and publication of the same name at the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age,’” Ms. Lobis said.