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  • Clay Center Dispatch
    CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A 91-year-old woman in a wheelchair was struck by a car as she was crossing a store parking lot in Claremont, New Hampshire, police said. Police said the driver was a minor, so they haven't released the driver's name name. They said she heard a noise Monday, looked in her rear-view mirror and saw a wheelchair on the ...
  • PR Newswire
    /PRNewswire/ -- Vincent Breton, President of duBreton, has appointed Aaron Corbett as Chief Executive Officer of duBreton USA and its subsidiary, North
  • IOL News
    Last year, Russell Bingham, a senior engineering major, participated in the clinic program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, which partners student teams with companies. The interactions were “eye-opening,” Bingham said, making him find better ways to interact with colleagues. * Be a continuous learner While most of ...
  • Redlands Daily Facts
    Here a few of the top events involving Inland area high school teams this week: San Gorgonio at Rialto, girls soccer, 3:15 p.m. — San Gorgonio and Rialto are both undefeated in the San Andreas League,
  • The San Bernardino Sun
    The Sultans finished the tournament with 201.5 points, 4.5 points behind Esperanza. Cisneros won the 132-pound title by pinning Claremont’s Brandon Fairman in the championship match. Bollinger won the 145-pound title with a 10-2 major decision over Birmingham’s Joseph Fernandez, and Cortez claimed the 152-pound title with an 11-8 decision ...
  • The Canadian Press on MSN.com
    A group of Quebec investors including the founding Dutil family is buying back the Canadian operations of the Canam Group architectural steel company, as well as certain assets in the United States and overseas,
  • Claremont.Today

    Chris Darrow 1944-2020

    Claremont, CA.

    We are saddened by the passing of our friend, Chris Darrow.

    Chris Darrow, a bigger-than-life, Claremont music legend, passed suddenly this week. A brilliant musician, he played anything with strings, beautifully. His musical style was global, original, and influential. He was a monster with a slide-guitar. He was a songwriter and singer.  He was a music publisher. And he was a producer.

    I had the good fortune to work alongside Chris on several album projects.  He was a natural as a producer, intuitive, song-focused; he let the players play. In my 40+ years in the studio, he was simply the best music producer I've seen.

    I remember his dictum as a record producer with the groups he was about to record.  We play the new material three times. Once to learn it, once to rehearse it, once to record it. Performance, not perfection was the goal, although it was usually “perfect.” It takes great players to pull this off and Chris always had great players. He was a musicians musician.    

    I remember the Pinetop Perkins sessions with Chris at the old Indian Hill Recording studios in Claremont.  Chris had assembled a stellar group of musicians (as usual), and old Pinetop sat at the studio’s “Big White” Yamaha grand and belted out his tune to a control room Chris had packed with the “right” audience - musicians, musician's girlfriends, their girlfriends, girls, etc. He wanted to get Pinetop in the groove. It worked.  Pinetop loves an audience and old 'Top muscled the big grand around so that he could face the control room audience directly.  And he gave the performance of a lifetime.

    I remember one summer, a young Ben Harper spending time at the studio and quietly watching Chris at work, crafting arrangements with the assembled musicians, performing, mixing, doing his magic. We all learned from Chris. Up-and-comers and pros’ alike.

     Chris was also a gifted photographer of people. He’d disappear in a crowd of people with his Nikon, and unobserved, get candid, remarkable photos.  His timing was impeccable.

    Chris came from an artistic family. His brother Eric is a widely known and exhibited ceramicist, well known in Claremont for his Christmastime pottery sales.  Chris’s father, Paul, who passed away in November, was also a renowned artist, a painter, and cartoonist remembered in Claremont for his weekly “cartoon” published in the Claremont Courier for many years. Paul was also a teacher at the Claremont Colleges.

    Chris had a profound influence on many musical lives. The music world will remember him as the great talent that he was. There are many Darrow recordings out there. Some of the best are hard to find.  Perhaps that will change. And there are many Darrow stories as well. I hope to hear them all.

    And in Claremont, Chris’s passing marks another loss to the fading bohemian soul of this city.  The great Claremont watercolorists, ceramicists, musicians, sculptors, and muralists that called the art colony that was Claremont home for the decades following WWII are leaving us. 

    Rest in Peace, Chris. Gone but not forgotten.

    Terrance Dwyer
    Owner – Mixers Sound
    Publisher – Claremont.Today

  • BroadwayWorld
    Tran is currently a Professor of Art at Scripps College in Claremont, CA and lives and works in Los Angeles. Samira Yamin received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a dual BA in Sociology and Studio Art from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yamin's work has been exhibited nationally including solo exhibitions at ...
  • The Canadian Press on MSN.com
    ST-GEORGES, Que. — A group of Quebec investors has signed a deal to buy the Canadian operations of the Canam Group architectural steel company, as well as certain assets in the United States and overseas,
  • The Patriot Post
    Yet when the salary-comparison site PayScale analyzed alumni salary data of 3.5 million respondents representing more than 4,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. for its 2019-2020 College Salary Report, the undergraduate science and engineering institution in Claremont, California, topped the list. Its graduates earn $88,800 in their ...
  • Mississippi State University
    A native of Hamburg, Germany, Schicker spent a year as an exchange student at Claremont High School in Claremont, California. He enjoyed it so much that he spent the next two years in Germany trying to figure out how to return to the U.S. “It was everything I had hoped to get out of my exchange year and more,” said Schicker. “I made ...
  • Business Insider
    Newport Dental has 11 locations in California, including in Claremont, Fullerton, Hawaiian Gardens, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Norwalk, Orange, Riverside, West Covina and Westminster. Learn more at https://www.brightnow.com. About the Smiles For Everyone Foundation The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the ...
  • Artdaily
    But she would never have another hit. Tanega died on Dec. 29 at her home in Claremont, California, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. She was 80. Her lawyer, Alfred Shine, said the cause was colon cancer. Soon after the release of her hit song ...
  • Daily Breeze
    Tens of thousands of people are in the streets today throughout Southern California as part of the fourth annual national Women’s March. 11:53 AM: In Santa Ana a group from Irvine’s Saint Andrew’s Episcopalian Church has made it to the march.
  • Stereogum
    Cult ’60s folk singer-songwriter Norma Tanega has died, The New York Times reports. According to her lawyer, Alfred Shine, she passed away at her home in Claremont, California on 12/29 after a battle with colon cancer. She was 80. Norma Cecilia Tanega was born in Vallejo, California and grew up in Long Beach. Her father, Tomas, was a Navy ...
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    President Trump’s new housing czar has said building large shelters, not homes, is the first priority for getting homeless people off city streets.
  • Champion Newspapers
    Gregg is survived by his wife Kathie Gregg of Chino; son, Bill Gregg, his wife Diana and extended family of Homeland, CA; daughter, Jennifer Maestas of Claremont; grandchildren, Adrian Gregg, Heather Gregg, Sebastian Gregg, Micah Maestas, Noah Maestas, Lucas Maestas; great grandchild, Liam Gregg.
  • The Union
    From Madera to Mill Valley, Eureka to Encinitas, Coalinga to Claremont, local columns are among the most popular features in newspapers ... without whose popular appeal some surviving newspapers might wither away. … no California law has ever threatened to curb freedom of the press more than this one. Many small papers also employ similarly ...
  • Psychedelic music
    Darrow grew up in Claremont, Calif., playing in various folk and bluegrass outfits and performing ... The album featured a pair of epics: the hypnotic “Taxim” had a distinct Turkish flavor, while the title track mined the California psychedelic vibe. The band performed at California’s hippie ballrooms such as the Avalon, in New York ...
  • Psychology Today
    But, you don't look sick?! These words from well-meaning family members and friends can feel like a stab in the heart when you've been struggling with invisible illness, chronic conditions, and disabilities. What they don't see is the constant pain in your body, multiple doctor's appointments and lab tests, and the worry, fear, and depressive ...