Residential reminders: MLK Day closures, tree planting, container permits

MLK Day closures

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, City of Claremont offices including city hall, city yard, the Joslyn Center, Alexander Hughes Community Center, Blaisdell Senior Center, as well as banks and the post office, will be closed Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16. Trash pick-ups will be delayed by one day.

Call (909) 399-5460 for more info.

Community tree planting

To mark the anniversary of 2022’s devastating January 21 windstorm, the City of Claremont will hold community tree planting events next Saturday, January 21, beginning at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. A short ceremony will precede the tree planting. At 10:30 a.m., a second planting will take place at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Dr., followed by a third at Chaparral Park, 1899 N Mills Ave., at noon. A total of 33 trees will be planted at the three parks. For more info, visit

Storage permits

Residents in the midst of moving, renovating, or in need of temporary storage space can request a free permit to temporarily store a cargo container at their home by calling the planning division at (909) 399-5470.

Guidelines must be followed once approved, including containers must be placed in a location where it does not create a sight obstruction for motorists, block any public access to another property or impact street sweeping. Preferred storage locations for containers include within a driveway or an interior yard area. If not possible, the container may be set at the curb on a public street. Containers placed on city streets require an encroachment permit. Containers are restricted to no more than eight feet high, eight feet wide, and 20 feet long.

For more details, call (909) 399-5470.


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