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Claremont COURIER 9.8.10

Claremont COURIER 9.8.10

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The Claremont Courier is the community newspaper for Claremont, CA 9.8.10
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MAN ON A MISSION
James Manifold navigated through a sea of change at Scripps
Wednesday 09-08-2010
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CHS football powers past Cajon 31-14
Story on page 7Story on page 3They may not look excited, but this family is ready to rumble atthe opening of the Los Angeles County Fair. Monica Silva (left)her niece Tayler Behr, daughter Jolie and son Joseph Yniguezwait in line for ride tickets. The fair features attractions, enter-tainment, shopping and the ever popular fair food. Ms. Silvasaid the dinosaur exhibit is their favorite spot.COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
 
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The Claremont Courier (United States Postal Service 115-180) is published twice weekly by the Courier Graph-ics Corporation at 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, California 91711-5003. The Courier is anewspaper of general circulation as defined by the political code of the state of California, entered as period-icals matter September 17, 1908 at the post office at Claremont, California under the act of March 3, 1879.Periodicals postage is paid at Claremont, California 91711-5003. Single copy: 75 cents. Annual subscription:$52.00. Annual online subscription: $47. Send all remittances and correspondence about subscriptions, un-delivered copies and changes of address to the Courier, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205B, Claremont, Cal-ifornia 91711-5003. Telephone: 909-621-4761. Copyright © 2010. Claremont CourierOne hundred and second year, number 72
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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funny thing happened to the Weinberg-ers over the holiday weekend. Whilegoing through my emails I discoveredin the Claremont City Letter the city has namedthe yet-to-be-built affordable housing projectCourier Place. The location of the project is 111S. College Ave., where the COURIERdid busi-ness for 25 years.
Even 4 years after moving to our current location on Clare-mont Boulevard, my family still has mixed feelings about howall this came about. We are honored the city would name theproject after our newspaper. When I was approached aboutusing the COURIERname “in some way,” I immediatelyasked my parents what they wanted.Martin thought it would be a good idea, while Janis was hernormal enthusiastic self thinking it was “amazing” (she usesthat word a lot.) So we gave our blessing and moved on withour daily business.Some people might find it odd that an affordable housingproject is named after a newspaper, but it really fits our lifelongphilosophy of helping people who may not be as fortunate asthe majority of Claremont residents.My parents were activists and felt that every person had aright to the American dream. As a youngster I remembermarching to Sacramento in support of Cesar Chavez and thefarm workers. My mother was a regular volunteer for seniorshelping raise money for the Joslyn Senior Center among otherthings. We would go to political conventions and do hugephoto spreads in the newspaper. In 1968, I remember mymother rushing me inside as I watched protestors clash withpolice in Chicago.That’s why we think it’s great this housing project is beingbuilt at our old location. I just wish it could have come abouta little easier.It was originally our plan to stay at 111 S. College Ave. Weliked the idea of being near the Village. Before our lease wasup, we planned to either renegotiate or look at purchasing theproperty. Unfortunately, the person we made this handshakeagreement with died before we could finalize anything.Then one day out of the blue a representative from theowner’s family said they had sold the property and we hadone year to get out. They were going to build condos and busi-ness offices, we were told. My father Martin was seriouslyupset. We really never had a chance to be part of the process.It was hard not to feel like someone was making a profit atour expense. And what was the city of Claremont thinking?I never really understood the full scope of what was hap-pening until after I took over as publisher several years later.At the time, my father’s health was failing and, like manynewspapers, the COURIERhad some hard decisions to make.Now we had to move.I really don’t know what discussions Martin had with thecity at the time, but I do know he felt we were left to figurethings out on our own. So I took some time off from my jobin North Carolina and we began looking around town.The COURIERhas some odd needs regarding space, giventhat we have production equipment. We basically needed of-fice space, with a big garage. At the time that was very hard tofind. Since there really wasn’t anything in the Village, weended up at our current address on Claremont Boulevard. It’smore out of the way, but we were able to make enoughchanges to the space to suit our needs.We moved out in 6 months figuring the quicker we left, thebetter. That was in May of 2006.In the end, it all worked out. Our current space is much moresuited to our needs since we don’t use nearly as much space.Martin looks like a genius because the COURIER did not takeon huge amounts of debt for property and printing presses. Itis one of the key reasons the business remains healthy.The original condos were never built and now the propertyis going to a cause we believe in. Our approach may have beena lot different if it had been planned that way in the first place.So we are doing just fine, thank you. No need to congratu-late us. And had we been asked to use the COURIER name fora condo development like the original plan? Forget about it.
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420 N. Claremont Blvd., Ste. 205BClaremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-4761Office hours: Monday-Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Owners
Martin and Janis Weinberger
Editor and Publisher
Peter Weinberger
pweinberger@claremont-courier.com
Managing Editor
Kathryn Dunn
editor@claremont-courier.com
Newsroom
City Reporter
Tony Krickl
news@claremont-courier.com
Education and Sports Reporter
Landus Rigsby
reporter@claremont-courier.com
Features Reporter/Obituaries
Brenda Bolinger
brendabolinger@claremont-courier.com
Photo Editor/Staff Photographer
Steven Felschundneff
steven@claremont-courier.com
Reporter At Large
Pat Yarborough
Calendar Editor
Jenelle Renschcalendar@claremont-courier.com
Back Page
Sammy
sammy@claremont-courier.com
Production
Copy Editor
Grace Felschundneff
Graphic Design
Jenelle Rensch
Page Design
Kathryn Dunn
Advertising
Advertising Director
Mary Rose
maryrose@claremont-courier.com
Classified Editor
Aimee Ripley
classified@claremont-courier.com
Business Administration
Marketing Manager
Vickie Rosenberg
legalads@claremont-courier.com
Billing/Accounting Manager
Dee Proffitt
Distribution/Publications
Tom Smith
publications@claremont-courier.com
Subscriptions
circulation@claremont-courier.com
Distribution
Jim Citizen Sprinkle
Interns
Chris Guzman, PhotographerJustin Hazelton, Reporter
by Peter Weinberger
Thank you, we are doing just fine
 
Claremont COURIER/Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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COURIER photo/Steven FelschundneffClaremont resident James Manifold announced that he will retire as Treasurer of Scripps College in June, 2011. Mr. Manifold has seen the college through manychanges and has worked with 5 presidents during his career.
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cripps College Vice President of Business Affairs and TreasurerJames Manifold has gone far beyondwhat his position title indicated for almost3 decades.
Mr. Manifold’s latest action was announcing hisretirement last month effective June 30, 2011. Scrippswill begin the search for his replacement this fall.“I am a Claremonter and have been for 30 years,”Mr. Manifold said. “But I would like to spend moretime at ‘Club Manifold.’ [Plus] I’m involved in the citywith the Architectural Commission, a part of the in-vestment committee of the Library Foundation of LosAngeles and I’m doing work with the American Arbi-tration Association.”While Mr. Manifold came to Scripps in 1982, he hadalready served in other capacities at The ClaremontColleges prior to his position at the women’s college.He taught accounting courses at Claremont McKennaCollege (then Claremont Men’s College) starting in1977 and simultaneously served as the interim directorof the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.Mr. Manifold replaced former Scripps College Pres-ident Fritz Weis when he became the college’s chief fi-nancial officer 28 years ago. The 2 men have nearly 60years of combined experience with The Colleges.“My predecessor was Fritz Weis and he went acrossthe street to be the treasurer at Claremont McKennaCollege when I started working here [at Scripps],” Mr.Manifold recalled. “I’ve known Fritz for a long timeand he’s probably worked in more roles within TheClaremont Colleges than anyone else.”Yet Mr. Manifold has built a stellar reputation of hisown at Scripps. Starting in 1983, he set a precedent forfinancial transparency by publishing cash flow state-ments of the college 13 years before it became a re-quirement nationally. The east coast native also beganpublishing a statement of changes in endowed equityin 1996 when it was not required.Though his tenure has seen several economic down-turns, Scripps has gone from an $20 million endow-ment when he started in 1982 to $200 million presently.“James Manifold has played an essential role in theprogress of Scripps College during a period of impres-sive growth and academic success,” said Scripps Col-lege President Lori Bettison-Varga in a releasedstatement. “His many accomplishments as administra-tor, educator and advocate for Scripps and the largerConsortium will have a lasting positive impact fordecades to come.”Mr. Manifold’s involvement in the college’s archi-tecture has been just as impressive as the financial side.He has been a part of Scripps’ 100,000 square-foot ex-pansion, administered more than $20 million in de-ferred maintenance projects and directed the overhaul of several historic buildings on campus. Today, ScrippsCollege is recognized by several national publicationsfor its visual appeal.“Even though the buildings were tired, they had goodbones,” Mr. Manifold explained. “We worked on everybuilding on campus except for Dennison [Library].That’s the last one that we have in the works.”Because Malott Commons changed the culture of thecampus, he feels this project was significant.“The Malott Commons has been the most transfor-mative project I’ve done,” he said. “We were trying totake an art building and make it into a campus center. Itwas transformative in that it gave students a focus anda really elevated sense of community because thereused to be separate dining halls within the dorms. Thereis a lot of traffic that goes through there, providing achance meeting between a student and professor, or justa central place to eat.”Mr. Manifold has made contributions to the Consor-tium of the Claremont Colleges, working in the areas of physical plant structure, worker benefits, risk manage-ment and campus dining services.Additionally, he was an assistant professor duringhis tenure and taught courses at both Scripps andClaremont Graduate University, as well as publish-ing finance-related articles.Even with a long list of accomplishments, one thingstands out the most for Mr. Manifold.“My biggest achievement was having worked for 5different presidents,” he said. “They were each chal-lenging in their own way.”
—Landus Rigsby
 A lasting legacy that will be felt for decades

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