Much of the news is national or state news, not local news. Headlines are designed to grab online attention and get people to click. Our local communities might not always make national news platforms, but there is still lots to report! 

 

GLENDORA

If you’ve been waiting eagerly for the Glendora Public Market to open (similar in style and vision to the Anaheim Packing House), then you’re in luck! With a variety of vendors — boba, ice cream, breweries, and more — the Glendora Public Market is getting closer to their Grand Opening, which was delayed in May 2020 because of COVID. The GPM is located  at 905 E. Arrow Hwy, Glendora, CA. For more information visit their website: http://glendorapublicmarket.com/

 

AZUSA

“Azusa is the only Foothill city in the San Gabriel Valley that allows the sale and use of “safe and sane” fireworks for Fourth of July celebrations.” Even though you can use them, there are restrictions on where. Here is a chart of the Firework Discharge Zones in case you or someone you know live in Azusa!

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

One of the concerns during the school shutdown was students who depend on school lunches. “Each month since the shutdown, LAUSD has continued to serve nearly 7 million meals and snacks to students struggling with food insecurity. The district operated 63 drive-through and walk-through Grab & Go distribution centers that serve breakfast, lunch and snack packed together. All children 18 and under are provided with meals.”

CLAREMONT

“During the city council meeting, the council approved two emergency assistance programs that would provide grants to either Claremont renters or businesses that have been significantly impacted by the stay-at-home orders from the state and county. Under the emergency rental assistance program, for which there is a wait list, qualifying individuals and families can receive a rental subsidy for two months based on income and size of household.”

LA VERNE

“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the traditional Fourth of July festivities in La Verne have been canceled. This year there will be residential and business decorating contests.” For more information about how to participate: https://cityoflaverne.org/index.php/home-sp-254/featured-news/416-patriotic-home-decorating-contest

 

REDLANDS

“The city of Redlands Recreation Division will offer STEM Online: LEGO Camp from Home in July and August for children ages 5 to 12.
Three online LEGO day camps are available. Core Engineering is 3-3:45 p.m. July 20-24, Minecraft is 11-11:45 a.m. July 27-31 and Star Wars is 1-1:45 p.m. Aug. 3-7. Classes are offered through the city of Redlands and taught by Playwell LEGO Instructors”

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Rancho Cucamonga will be holding a modified Fourth of July firework show. “A spectacular fireworks presentation will take place on Saturday, July 4 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Chaffey College main campus in Rancho Cucamonga, the city announced recently.
However, while the launch point is at Chaffey College, no spectators will be allowed on the campus.”

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Campfires are not legal in the San Bernardino Forest, but unfortunately, that is not stopping people. “Since the stay-at-home orders meant to combat the novel coronavirus were eased, many Southern Californians took to the local mountains for fresh air. But what may be considered one of the safest places to avoid the coronavirus – as long as campers are social distancing – could turn out to have dire consequences as fire season approaches.” In fact, “Fire patrols in the San Bernardino National Forest have documented a 150% increase in illegal campfires, a dangerous trend that greatly increases the chances of sparking a major wildfire.”

Many economists (not just REALTORS) say that real estate is key to the economic recovery. When people sell and buy, there are so many aspects of the economy that are involved. People buying homes go to Home Depot, Target, and Bed Bath and Beyond when they move in. Moving companies, cleaning services, and take out restaurants — ordering pizza on the first day in a new house — are all businesses that home buyers interact with. 

 

“There is low inventory, we need listings because there aren’t enough homes on the market to keep up with buyer demand” — is a continuing echo amongst real estate agents and economists. 
 

Moving is change.

Change is hard, but change means things will be different.
It seems like everyone on one level or another — job, family, health, travel — has been faced with change this year. 

But change can be positive, and I would categorize buying your first home or selling and moving to a neighborhood that you’ve been eyeing for years as a positive change. 

 

Sources:
CVAR City Reports May-June 2020 http://cvarconnect.com/2020/06/15/may-june-2020-cities-report/

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