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July 27, 2010 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Rupert J. Deese, a longtime Claremont ceramicist who began producing functional decorative pottery with shapely forms and silky glazes during the Southern California postwar design boom, has died. He was 85. Deese died July 12 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona of complications from arteriosclerotic disease, his daughter Mary Ann Brow said. His death came barely a month after that of his wife of 59 years, Helen Deese, a former English professor at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles and UC Riverside.
July 14, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
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.
July 11, 2010
Listing details: 4972 Webb Canyon Road, Claremont Location: 4972 Webb Canyon Road, Claremont 91711 Asking price: $3.5 million Size: Three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet Lot size: 50.76 acres Additional features: New lightweight cement-tile roof; zoned air conditioning in main house; 2,000-square-foot, steel-framed barn-workshop with roll-up doors; 500-gallon propane tank that...
July 11, 2010 | By Scott Marshutz
The former hunting retreat that Southern California Edison's first president, John Barnes Miller, built around 1918 is for sale in unincorporated Claremont. Three miles up Webb Canyon Road, Trails End Ranch offers a rare glimpse of early California from its nearly 51 wilderness acres, which include live oak, scrub oak, redwood, olive, peach and pepper trees, to name a few. Although the single-level U-shaped, hacienda-style home was built before Los Angeles County started tracking building permits, a 1918 announcement by Southern California Edison said the company would construct a number of rustic redwood residences.
July 3, 2010
Keeping hikers out Re "Landowner puts his foot down on hiking," June 27 I share Shull Bonsall Jr.'s worries about the land he owns near the falls and pools in the Los Padres National Forest. I don't think that the public has a right to any land that any group -- conservationists or otherwise -- has deemed open to the public. In fact, I would suggest that access to mountain or wilderness trails, pools and waterfalls across the state has in many cases led to their damage and demise through graffiti, trash and vandalism.
June 27, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
The United Methodist Church has lifted sanctions against the Claremont School of Theology, which risked breaking its longstanding ties with the church when it announced plans earlier this year to begin training Muslim imams and Jewish rabbis in addition to Christian pastors. In a terse statement Friday, the United Methodist University Senate announced that it had rescinded a public warning and restored funding to the school, which will remain affiliated with the church. The senate oversees all Methodist-affiliated seminaries.
June 22, 2010 | Ching-Ching Ni
For years the China Project at the Center for Process Studies in Claremont was known in Chinese as an institute. So the steady stream of Chinese scholars who came to study there arrived with certain expectations. In China, after all, an institute is by definition an impressive place — not a single room below ground level. "The institute is so well known in our field I had imagined that it would at least be in a big fancy building," said Xiuhua Zhang, a professor of Marxist theory and Western philosophy at Beijing's prestigious China University of Political Science and Law, who spent this year at the center.
June 9, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith American seminary. The transition, which is being formally announced Wednesday, upends centuries of tradition in which seminaries have hewn not just to single faiths but often to single denominations within those faiths.
May 21, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
Before Kori Carter annihilates her high school competitors with her speed, she disarms them with a hug. The Claremont High senior, one of the top young hurdlers in the nation, approaches each of her adversaries before races, throws her arms around them and says a prayer. Her family said that some people find it endearing, and others find it mystifying. "I'm just a hugger," Carter said. "It's just how I say hello. It's not that big of a deal to be nice to people." Carter has won three state hurdling championships and will compete in the Southern Section finals on Saturday at Cerritos College.
May 16, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
Claremont's Kori Carter didn't celebrate after she won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.90 seconds at the Southern Section Division II preliminaries at Moorpark High. Instead she approached a complete stranger who had fallen during the race and was crying. "We share a hurdle bond," Carter said of Rebecca Doty, who had blood dripping down her leg. Carter grabbed Doty's hand, hugged her and sat with her while she iced her leg. "I have more races to do," Carter told Doty, who competes for Hemet.
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