Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver revealed he has been diagnosed with a rare protein condition.
In a campus-wide email sent out September 19 and obtained by the COURIER, Mr. Oliver explained that the disease, AL Amyloidosis, causes malformed proteins produced in the bone marrow to multiply and attack various organs.
“In my case, these Amyloids have attached to the heart and are causing fatigue and shortness of breath,” he wrote.
The Webb Schools, the prestigious boarding school nestled in the Claremont foothills, is doubling its size.
The news comes after the school made public a 75-acre purchase of pristine Claremont hillside to the northeast of the campus, Webb Schools Director of Communications Joe Woodward said.
Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale said in a press release the purchase of the land would allow Webb to be “in control of its destiny for the next 100 years.”
Breast cancer is a devastating disease that has claimed far too many of our mothers and grandmothers, sisters and daughters, friends and family members. At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), we are committed in making advanced 3D breast imaging technology available to all patients, regardless of income or insurance coverage.
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare announced a new on-site art exhibition displaying patient-created images that depict the patients’ perspectives of chronic pain. Titled “The Wonder of Pain,” the exhibit is available to the public through September 29.
“I am excited to be a part of this very insightful exhibit,” said exhibit designer Daniel Skenderian, Ph.D., director of Neurobehavioral Sciences at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.
It’s not surprising things got a little crazy at the Rotary Club of Claremont’s annual family picnic at Memorial Park on Saturday. Each year the group gets together to share food, drink and camaraderie as members of all ages made the most of a beautiful summer evening. After the dinner of grilled burgers and hotdogs, the real kids of the group were summoned to see how many rolling balls they could capture using small baskets to round them up. Needless to say it was a major hit with the kids and adults watching the controlled free-for-all. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
On Sunday, September 17, the Claremont Police Department received numerous calls from residents regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles parked on the 2300 block of Silvertree Road, 2100 block of La Sierra Way and the 800 block of Marymount Lane.
New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin will give away free signed copies of her new book at a free reading and lecture at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at Claremont Graduate University’s Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave.
City Manager Tony Ramos will be overseeing the recruitment for finding his replacement.
The news comes weeks after Mr. Ramos, who has been Claremont’s city manager since 2011 and has worked for the city for over a decade, announced he would retire at the end of the year.
Recruitment officially began Wednesday, September 13 and will last until October 27, according to Mr. Ramos.
The city and the Gold Line Construction Authority received additional feedback on the light rail project from residents Monday night.
The meeting at the Blaisdell Center was another in a series of public information gatherings aimed to inform residents and receive feedback on the upcoming $1.476 billion project.
Brad Johnson has been settling nicely into his new job as Claremont’s Director of Community Development.
He officially started August 7, at the front end of the city’s summer recess, when council meetings are in recess and business at city hall seems a bit slower.
On Sunday, September 10 a man was arrested for robbery after getting into a fight over coffee creamers. Daniel Lustig, 24, entered the Chevron gas station on the 200 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard and began loading up on coffee creamer cups. The employee tried to stop him, saying they were only free for people who bought coffee.
Claremont city staff will provide a review of the proposed design of the new police department facility, as well as an overview of possible funding mechanisms, on Saturday, September 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the current station located at 570 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont.
On September 9 at about 2:35 a.m., the burglary alarm activated for Euro Café (546 East Basel Line Rd.). Officers arrived and found the glass door shattered on the east side of the business. The glass door for Claremont Heights Postal Center, which is one business south of Euro Café, was also shattered. Property loss is unknown at this time.
A few of Claremont’s finest were recognized during the annual Claremont Day at the LA County Fair.
The event—a day of festivities at the fair centered on the City of Trees—began with a parade of Claremont’s finest school marching bands, along with Upland High School’s marching band, and a couple of floats containing city employees and honored citizens.
Jeff Stark emceed the awards ceremony. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff