Monday , January 18 2021

People on the Move

Torres joins Omnitrans

Art Torres has been named Omnitrans’ procurement director. Torres, who most recently worked in contracts administration at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit, Metro, will oversee 20 employees at San Bernardino County’s largest transit agency, according to a statement. The procurement department purchases all of the goods and services the …

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Ouellette to lead RAM board

Michelle Ouellette, a partner with Best, Best & Krieger LLP, has been named president of the Riverside Art Museum’s board of trustees. A longtime board member, Ouellette said she plans to spend much time making the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & History a reality, according to a …

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Molina named medical school dean

Dr. J. Mario Molina has been named founding dean of the Keck Graduate Institute School of Medicine, which is part of the Claremont Colleges and is in its first phase. For 20 years, Molina was chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company founded by his father in …

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Torres tours district manufacturing businesses

Rep. Norma J. Torres

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Ontario, recently completed her annual tour of manufacturing businesses in her congressional district. The “Made in the 35th” tour included stops at several industries, including metal fabrication, aerospace, cargo, and defense-oriented businesses in Fontana and Ontario, according to a statement. “The 35th Congressional District is home to manufacturers …

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Professor nominated for prestigious award

Art Svenson, a constitutional law professor at the University of Redlands, has been honored by the American Political Science Association with its 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. A faculty member for 38 years, Svenson was nominated by 60 former and current students, several of whom described his teaching as “transformational” and …

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Riverside names interim police chief

Larry Gonzalez will serve as Riverside’s interim chief of police when Chief Sergio Diaz retires Sept. 15. “Chief Diaz has demonstrated tremendous leadership of the Riverside Police Department during the past nine years,” City Manager Al Zelinka said. “Larry Gonzalez is the right person to continue that strong leadership while …

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