The District Attorney’s Office has filed several criminal charges against a man arrested by Claremont police on Friday in connection with the assault of a 12-year-old Claremont resident.
Joseph Candler Davall, a 34-year-old Yucca Valley resident, has been charged with six criminal counts, including rape by force or fear and assault with intent to commit rape of a minor. He is being held at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles for $1 million bail.
The city of Claremont is holding its own Earth Day extravaganza on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Second Street in the Village. Hosted by Sustainable Claremont, the day’s festivities will include demos, workshops, kids activities, live music and more. For more information, visit www.sustainableclaremont.org.
The idea for the Pitzer hackathon on Saturday was really quite simple. Recruit a group of talented people from a variety of backgrounds to determine how technology can help build a stronger Claremont community. In this quite informal atmosphere, teams were assembled to discuss specific issues where technology applications might help the city. Teams were assembled ranging from students with serious tech and coding skills, to local business people, and even city councilman Sam Pedroza. Homelessness and volunteerism were just two examples of the topics being tackled. The group in the photo came up with the idea of creating an app the would help connect organizations who need volunteers, to people who are willing to help. With over 60 people coming and going during the entire day, the ideas continued to flow at a steady pace. More on the results from the hackathon in a later edition. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
You can see the seriousness and intense focus in their eyes. Ready to sprint to the closest candy treat. Easter egg hunting is serious business. It doesn't matter whether you are a 3-year old going for the first time, or the mom following her child lending a helping hand (hmmm). There will always be still competition when looking for these fun-filled treats full of sweet stuff. The SPRING CELEBRATION free community event at Memorial Park Saturday in Claremont featured a petting zoo, magician, crafts, egg hunt and more. Needless to say it was an exciting day for Claremonters of all ages. Check out our updated slideshow.
Claremont police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old Claremont girl in Claremont last month.
Joseph Chandler Davall was taken into custody at his home in Yucca Valley this morning after a short pursuit involving Claremont police and the San Bernardino Sheriffs. He is being held for questioning at the Claremont jail with bail set at $100,000.
"This is good for our victim and good for our community,” Claremont Lieutenant Mike Ciszek said at a news conference late Friday morning.
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Girl Scouts hide behind magazine photos as they pose for a photographer on Tuesday during the scouts’ "Don’t Let the Media Mask Who You Are" event at Sycamore Elementary School. The photo shoot was part of a leadership project by Girl Scout Troop 5364 to examine how retouched images of models affect the way girls feel about their appearance. During the event, the girls first posed in dresses with the magazine images and then changed into comfortable clothes and posed for another photo doing something they love. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The signs of spring sweep across the grounds of The Colleges’ Bernard Field Station and adjacent north campus property, speckles of yellow and purple in a sea of wildflowers. Charred tree trunks scattered among the mix are the only things that betray a less tranquil scene at the same property just six months earlier.
Following what could have been a devastating fire, burning 17 acres in the Foothill Boulevard sanctuary in September, the local outdoor laboratory is blossoming with new life and fresh opportunities for students and locals alike.
The state assembly’s spring break brought no sign of respite for Assemblyman Chris Holden. If anything, the hiatus helped fuel further activity for the local legislator. He kept up the momentum outside of Sacramento last week with meetings across the 37-mile stretch of the 41st Assembly District, spanning Altadena to Rancho Cucamonga.
Business has remained steady in recent months with the opening of Mr. Holden’s second district office location in Claremont’s Old School House complex, an effort to be more readily available to constituents of the district’s easternmost portion.
The crowds amassed at the Claremont Consortium last weekend to sample their way through a smorgasbord of selections at this year’s 15th annual Taste of Claremont celebration.
The variety didn’t disappoint. Hundreds of decadent food and drink items awaited hungry patrons, with options spanning Claremont’s vast culinary landscape. But while the delicious assortment certainly lends the "Taste" its flair, it’s what goes on behind the booths that give this event its unique flavor. Check out our complete coverage.
Our first total lunar eclipse since December 2011 occurred around midnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Total lunar eclipses result when the earth is directly between the moon and sun. The result is that the moon has a soft red glow, hence the name blood moon. The good news is that if you missed this one, there will be more to come. The next lunar eclipse is scheduled for October 8 of this year, followed by another on April 4, 2015. The most unique aspect is that these eclipses are all visible from any location in the United States. The weather will remain picture perfect with lots of sun in Claremont through the weekend. High temperatures will be in the 80s, with lows in the 50s. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School students Arianna Moss and Rukmini Ravi pick up trash on the corner of First Street and Yale Avenue last week as part of a new youth program called Teen Green. There had been citizen and merchant complaints about litter in the Village so the city approached the students at TAC and the Teen Committee for ideas. The result was a new organization of volunteers from El Roble and the high school who meet on the second and fourth Wednesday to help keep Claremont clean. The teens noted that the most common trash they found was cigarette butts. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Author Helena María Viramontes, acclaimed Broadway and screen actress Alma Martínez, Grammy award-winning musician Martha González and Scripps College associate professor of music Cándida F. Jáquez, who is also director of the Scripps College Humanities Institute, will host the peña “Entre Mujeres (Between Women): Embodied Knowledges” on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The preservation of local resources dominated discussion at the Claremont City Council meeting Tuesday night, beginning with action on the city’s potential water system acquisition.
After a two-week delay, the council lent its unanimous approval to a final environmental study relating to the possible water system purchase. The report was discussed at length at the council’s last meeting in March, with the city’s legal team asserting that the water system purchase would have no significant environmental impacts.
It’s no surprise the market finally started to heat up for Claremont in March. Since inventory once again remains low, prices are up considerably from the previous year, and should continue to keep the market moving in an upward direction. On average, homes are selling very close to their asking prices, and well-priced/well-marketed homes often aren’t lasting much more than a week before selling. Check out our latest chart inside.