Claremont residential reminders – week of June 17

Fireworks are totally illegal in Claremont
Any and all fireworks are prohibited in and by the City of Claremont, including “safe and sane” fireworks, according to City Manager Adam Pirrie’s June 10 Weekly newsletter.

“Fireworks present a danger to our open spaces, especially during this dry season,” the newsletter said.

Violators may face fines of $1,000. Residents are encouraged to call the Claremont Police Department immediately at (909) 399-5411 if you see fireworks being set off.

In case of a fire, residents may call one of three Los Angeles stations in Claremont.

Station 62, 3701 N. Mills Ave., can be contacted at (909) 626-5096; Station 101, 606 W. Bonita Ave., can be called at (909) 626-7351; and Station 102, 2040 N. Sumner Ave., can be called at (909) 626-0971. Each station is available Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.


More free mulch at Metrolink parking

The City of Claremont invites residents to take home free mulch this Saturday, June 18. Chipped tree mulch is a great way to repurpose tree waste, keep moisture in your plants during the current drought and divert chippings from the landfill, according to the city.

Mulch will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7 a.m. in the Metrolink lot on the corner of First St. and College Ave. Residents must enter the west end of the lot and travel east to access mulch. Access will not be allowed at the east end of the parking lot.

Residents must bring their own equipment to load mulch as staff will not be available to assist with loading. The distribution will run until 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431 or visit


Senior Program needs volunteers
On June 6, in-person dining resumed for the first time in two years at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave. In-person dining at the Blaisdell Senior center, 440 S. College Ave., will resume on June 18.

Due to the popularity of the programs, the Claremont Senior Program is in need of dedicated volunteers to help serve lunch to seniors at the Joslyn and Blaisdell Community Centers.

“Volunteer assistance will be needed for serving lunch, washing dishes, and light cleaning after lunch service is finished,” City Manager Adam Pirrie’s recent newsletter said. “Most of all, we are seeking volunteers who will make our patrons feel welcome and cared for.”

Lunch is served five days a week at the Joslyn Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon at Blaisdell.

If you are able to volunteer at least one day a week for a couple of hours, call the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488 or email


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