Chaparral Elementary School Roadrunners, both young and old, came together Friday evening for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the school’s opening. Former students Juan Gamboa and Charlie Gale, above, looked for old friends in a display of class pictures going back to the 1970s. Mr. Gamboa, who was in the sixth-grade class of 1976, and Mr. Gale, who was in the class of 1979, are now parents of Chaparral students, which they noted seemed pretty common. The party was well attended despite brisk temperatures and included songs by current students, food trucks, games and a visit from long-time principal Dave Paul. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Police Department and Community and Human Services division will have their phone lines down on Monday, April 28, starting at 8 a.m. The police department’s emergency 9-1-1 line will still be in operation.
Recent litigation is fueling an unusual amount of activity in a midterm election year for local democrats, as officers of a local club’s executive board prepare for court over a money debacle.
Several years of conflict came to a head last month when group members Rudy Mann, Zephyr Tate-Man and Bob Gerecke, representing the Inland Communities Democratic Political Action Committee (PAC), filed a complaint against the Democratic Club of Claremont (DCC), its president Gar Byrum and former treasurer Debi Evans for claimed fraud and breach of contract, among other allegations. The DCC has responded to the PAC’s lawsuit with litigation of its own, claiming the trio of PAC members are involved in “fraud, embezzlement and misappropriation of fundraising funds.”
The salads, fruit and assorted entrees at Claremont McKenna’s Collins Dining Hall aren’t quite complete without one more ingredient added to the mix: Cheva M. Garcia. The 89-year-old Claremont resident has been a permanent fixture at the school’s lunch line since she was hired on in 1951. She remains the school’s longest standing employee, an honor she wears with pride.
“This place is like my second home,” Ms. Garcia said. “These people are my family.”
Meal service at CMC has changed over the years—from a mix of hors d'oeuvres to a family-style spread to the more traditional pick-your-pleasure cafeteria fare that is served today—but Ms. Garcia approaches her work with the same gusto. This is just one of the feature stories in Friday's Healthy Living special section. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
Graduation might be around the corner, but the students of Pitzer College aren’t sitting idle just yet.
Amidst final papers and exams, a group of Pitzer students led by senior Michael Ceraso took a timeout to put their acquired tech savvy into real-world application by hosting the city’s first civic Hackathon last weekend. The event, held on the Pitzer College mounds, is part of a student-led effort to bridge the gaps across the Claremont community through computer codes and technology.
While the concept appears daunting, the idea is actually quite simple—recruit a group of talented people from a variety of backgrounds to determine how technology can help build a stronger Claremont community.
The parking restrictions continue to mount as use of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park steadily climbs.
The Claremont City Council Tuesday night added additional permit parking-only zones on three residential cul de sacs next to the bustling wilderness area—Holyoke Place, Macalester Place and Forsyth Place. These permit parking zones are expected to sunset in September 2015, along with a slew of other wilderness loop parking restrictions, as the city works on an overarching master plan to solve lingering parking problems.
Drawing and painting teacher Tamara Kirkpatrick helps sophomore Christine Hyun with a charcoal drawing last week at Claremont High School. Ms. Hyun’s work will be among 60 other students featured in the Sixth Annual Claremont High School Student Art Show next month at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited to an artist’s reception on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
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.
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.