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Briggs steps down at UCR

John Briggs, director of UC Riverside’s Undergraduate University Education Program, has retired. Briggs, who stepped down earlier this year, joined UC Riverside’s English Department faculty in 1980 and taught more than 20 different courses during his time on campus, according to a statement on the university’s website. In 1996, Briggs …

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Karrer returns to Menifee PD

Chris Karrer has returned to work as Menifee’s police chief. Karrer was away from the job for a brief time due to an off-duty injury, according to a statement on the city’s website. He replaces former Menifee Police Chief Pat Walsh, who filled in Karrer’s absence. “I am thankful to …

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Garcia is Rialto’s interim City Manager

Henry Garcia has been named Rialto’s interim city manager. The 30-year public administrator has come out of retirement to replace Arron Brown, who took over as acting city manager in January when Marcus Fuller stepped down as the city’s top administrator, according to a published report. Garcia will earn $170 …

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Martinez named CSUSB associate VP

Edna Martinez has been named associate vice president and administrator of Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus. Martinez, who began Aug. 1, was hired following a national search and has been awarded a tenured academic appointment in the university’s James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education, …

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Palmerton named CSUSB department head

Lori Palmerton is Cal State San Bernardino’s new director of services to students with disabilities. Palmerton joins CSUSB after spending seven years as Cal State Fullerton’s director of disability support services, according to a statement on CSUSB’s website. “I am honored to have become a member of the pack here …

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Link named Riverside’s building official

Patricia Link has been named Riverside’s building official. A 22-year veteran of building department administration, Link has spent the last four years as Riversides’s assistant building official, including a recent 10-month assignment as acting building official, according to a statement on the city’s website. Link held similar positions in Fullerton …

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