Did any of us really believe Claremont would still be under health restrictions in September?
We now begin our seventh month of social distancing and are finally making some progress.
But the country still has a big COVID-19 problem. And as we see business activity
pick up, hopefully we will remember what got us to this point.
If you remember, after the first LA County death during the week of March 13, COVID-19 escalated quickly.
Every town needs a watering hole. Sometimes two or three. They can be the skateparks for youth, the local barber or beauty salon, or the pastry shop.
Today we see the watering holes arise at the local craft beer pubs that replace the taverns of our grandparents. Claremont has several watering holes and we often overlook their value until something happens. Such is the Claremont Club.
UPDATED: Should any of us be surprised Congress was unable to come up with a relief bill that would help US small business? As per usual, the Republican led Senate basically killed negotiations so Trump can decalre victory by signing executive orders. They focus on blaming the Democrats, but the reality is Senate Republicans cannot agree themselves how much to give for a relief bill.
With the murder of George Floyd, the ensuing mass pro-tests, and fast-approaching elections, a discussion of systemic racism has gained traction like never before. This discussion is long overdue.
What we’re finally acknowledging—collectively, as a culture, and among whites in particular—is that Blacks and other people of color frequently encounter discrimination.