Former Claremonter dies in Oakland warehouse blaze

One of Em Bohlka’s many defining qualities was her willingness to go out of her way to help people. It was a trait recounted again and again by friends and family who knew her best. Ms. Bohlka was one of the 36 people who lost their lives in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire on December 2. She was remembered as a kind, thoughtful and hilarious soul who was just embarking on a new chapter in her life.

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Gabrielle Starr named president of Pomona College

Gabrielle Starr, a highly regarded scholar of English literature whose work reaches across neuroscience and the arts, has been selected as the 10th president of Pomona College, the college announced Thursday. As dean of New York University’s College of Arts and Science, Ms. Starr leads NYU's 7,000-student undergraduate liberal arts college, oversees its $130 million budget and coordinates the undergraduate experience.

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City makes last-ditch effort to save water takeover suit

Claremont is fighting back and urging the court to overturn its tentative decision against the water takeover. The city’s legal representatives have accused the court of multiple errors in judgment in their 79-page rebuttal to LA Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin’s tentative decision. The decision, handed down on November 10, ruled in Golden State Water Company’s (GSW) favor and rejected the city’s claim of eminent domain over the Claremont water system.

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Some Crust shows off history of Claremont

Walking into Some Crust is like walking into a time capsule. The old walls are full of stories of Claremont’s past and present as the floor fills with people shuffling in to get their morning coffee and pastries. Many Claremonters are familiar with this city institution, and have grown up along with it. “I’ve got kids working for me now who used to come in as toddlers,” Larry Feemster, who bought the bakery in 1997, he said.

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