Residential Reminders: storm prep, Colby Circle, Heart of the Foothills

Storm Preparation
In the event of a storm, the city reminds residents to heed the following precautions:

Sand bags are available from the three Claremont fire stations: #101 at 606 Bonita Ave., #102 at 2040 N. Sumner Ave., and #62 at 3701 N. Mills Ave. Residents will need to fill and transport the bags themselves.

In the face of heavy rains and possible flooding, residents are reminded to evaluate flood insurance options, obtain sandbags, clear rain gutters and drains, have water and food stockpiled for at least a 72-hour period, monitor media outlets, check tires and windshield wiper blades, and replace batteries in flashlights if needed.

During a violent storm, residents should avoid areas subject to flooding and stay away from downed power lines. Following a storm, be sure to check your home or business for damage and make immediate repairs.

For more storm preparation tips, visit or call (909) 399-5431.


Colby Circle update
City staff are in the midst of establishing an updated timeline for the safe reopening of Colby Circle. The street improvement project is said to have experienced a number of delays and labor shortages during construction, a news release read. Most of the public improvements have been completed, but signage, striping, and street lighting need to be installed prior to re-opening the street.

Visit for more information.


Heart of the Foothills meeting
A community information meeting regarding the upcoming Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd., Claremont. Property owners impacted by the street closures for the race will receive a postcard with meeting information.

The event, an open street experience for pedestrians to walk, jog, skate, bike and more across the San Gabriel Valley, will take place Sunday, April 23 in Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, and San Dimas. On the day of the event some Claremont streets will partially close to vehicle traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including First Street, College Avenue, and Arrow Highway.

The series is organized by ActiveSGV, a San Gabriel Valley-based nonprofit. More details are at


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