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Smith joins MSJC board

Calvin L. Smith has been appointed to the Mt. San Jacinto College board of trustees. One of seven candidates considered for the position, Smith fills the Trustee Area 2 vacancy, which represents San Jacinto, Hemet, and several nearby communities, according to a statement on the school’s website. Smith replaced Joshua …

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UC professor wins National Medal of Science

Barry C. Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, has been awarded the National Medal of Science by President Joe Biden. Barish was recognized for his research on sub-atomic particles, and for work that led to the first detection of gravitational waves from merging black holes, according …

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CSUSB names its inaugural distinguished alumnus

Ellen Weisser has been named the first recipient of Cal State San Bernardino’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Weisser, who graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in English, was recognized for her work on behalf of her alma mater, having been a founding member of the university’s Philanthropic Foundation Board, according …

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Montoya named SB city manager

Charles A. Montoya has been named San Bernardino’s city manager. Montoya, who has spent 30 years working in municipal, state, and federal government, is expected to start work Oct. 30, according to a statement on the city’s website. He will replace Charles McNeeley, who was serving as interim city manager. …

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Heritage Grocers announces promotions

Eric Stover and Prabash Coswatte have been promoted by Heritage Grocers Group, the parent company of Cardenas Markets. Stover has been named president and Coswatte chief operating officer of the Ontario-based company, and both will report to Chief Executive Officer Doug Sanders, according to the statement. Stover, most recently Cardenas …

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Ramirez appointed to water board

Jesse Ramirez has been appointed to the Mojave Water Agency’s Board of Directors. The Barstow native has worked in the water industry for 44 years, including the last 18 as operations superintendent for San Dimas-based Golden State Water Co., according to a statement on Barstow’s website. Ramirez will represent Division …

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