Residential reminders: homecoming, coyotes, Pooch Park
Claremont High homecoming
The City of Claremont and Claremont High School recently agreed to modify the location of this year’s homecoming activities.
Instead of festivities happening at Memorial Park, on Friday, October 21, the homecoming rally will be held on the CHS band stage, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, at 3 p.m.
The homecoming parade will commence around 3:30 p.m., beginning in the CHS north parking lot, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, near the tennis courts. The parade will begin at the lot, proceed north on Oxford Avenue, east on Scripps Drive, and south on Indian Hill Boulevard before concluding at CHS’s south parking lot. Portions of those streets will experience temporary closures from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Those who wish to view the parade are encouraged to do so at Cahuilla Park, adjacent to the parade route.
Near the end of the halftime show of CHS’s Friday night football game against Don Lugo, a two-to three-minute fireworks display will take place. For more information about homecoming, call CHS at (909) 624-9053.
Coyotes around Claremont
Because the City of Claremont borders the Angeles National Forest and is considered a wilderness corridor, coyotes are often spotted around town looking for food and water.
Though rarely a threat to humans, the city encourages residents to take precautions when encountering wild animals such as coyotes. Residents can minimize encounters with coyotes and wildlife by eliminating food sources around their homes such as open pet food, bird feed, or open trash cans with food scraps.
If a coyote is seen around the neighborhood, call the Inland Valley Humane Society at (909) 623-9777. But if the wildlife is acting in an aggressive manner and endangering human safety, dial 911, and the Claremont Police Department will respond.
For information about animal control in Claremont, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/.
Pooch Park closure
Pooch Park, 100 S. College. Ave., Claremont, will close temporarily during the month November for semi-annual turf renovation and maintenance.
During the closure, residents can walk their dogs at Rancho San Jose Park, Thompson Creek Trail, Padua Avenue Park, and the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
When walking pets, remember to clean up after them by bringing waste bags as bags are no longer available at any of the city’s pet-friendly parks or trails.
Call community services at (909) 399-5431 with any questions regarding maintenance.