CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2012 |
Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its variations, has died. He was 86. Benjamin died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in Claremont, said his daughter Beth Marie Benjamin. His work had been displayed last year in "Karl Benjamin and the Evolution of the Abstraction, 1950-1980" at the Louis Stern Fine Arts gallery in West Hollywood as part of the region-wide Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2012 |
After moving west from Illinois in 1972, Judy Wright turned into a civic leader and amateur historian whose active role in her community earned her a telling nickname: "Ms. Claremont. " She arrived as a "faculty wife" whose husband taught economics at what is now Claremont Graduate University. She spent more than a decade on the City Council, served as mayor in the 1980s and helped found Claremont Heritage, a group dedicated to preserving local history. Wright, who published two books about Claremont, suffered cardiac arrest New Year's Day and died Jan. 7 at a Pomona hospital, said her husband, Colin Wright.
November 28, 2010
Stacie Krajchir and Kristopher Tom were married Oct. 23rd at The Plantation Estate in Kailua, Oahu. She is the daughter of Richard Krajchir of Oahu and Susan Krajchir of Los Angeles. Kristopher is the son of Marilyn and Walter Atcheson of Alta Loma. The bride, 42, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Television Lifestyle Contributor, Founder of The Bungalow PR and Contributor to The Huffington Post. The groom, 40, is Director of Instruction for Action Learning Systems, a private education consulting firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2010 |
A prominent healthcare economist and former high-ranking administrator at Syracuse University will be the next leader of Claremont Graduate University, a 2,200-student campus that awards master's and doctoral degrees, university officials said. In an announcement scheduled for Wednesday, Deborah A. Freund, 58, will be named president of the private university, one of two graduate institutions in the seven-member Claremont Colleges consortium. The first woman to head the school, Freund is expected to take her position in the fall, replacing Joseph C. Hough, an interim leader who has served since Robert Klitgaard left the presidency in February 2009 after differences with the university's trustees.
January 29, 2010
$4-million ceramics gift Thanks to a grateful alumna from the class of 1949, Scripps College and the affiliated Claremont Graduate University are getting $4 million in dough to benefit art students learning to work with clay. The gift for ceramic art programs at the two institutions in Claremont comes from Joan Lincoln and her husband, David, who live in Paradise Valley, Ariz. It includes a $3.5-million pledge to Scripps, funding a new, 3,000-square-foot ceramics building and an endowment for various ceramic art studies programs and exhibitions, and $500,000 to establish an endowment for graduate student scholarships at Claremont Graduate University.
December 31, 2009 |
The mark of a truly revolutionary thinker is that his revolution has to be fought anew in every generation. That's the case with Peter F. Drucker, whose teachings on business management retain their startling wisdom four years after his death at the age of 95 and seven decades after the publication of his first book -- the first of 39. This year was the centenary of Peter Drucker's birth. It wouldn't be right to let the year expire without reviewing how his ideas apply to business today.