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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker

Summer Movie Fest Returns to CSUN
Monday, Jun 27, 2022

It’s time to dig out your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and get ready to enjoy the return of a summertime tradition at CSUN: The annual outdoor Summer Movie Fest is back. The Associated Students production, now in its ninth year, will feature family favorites like “Encanto” and “Turning Red.”...

Feb 23: CSUN Announces Treeology to Honor CA Trees In Danger
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

For thousands of years, California’s ancient forests stood as symbols of permanence. But the fierce wildfires that ravaged the state the last two years jeopardize the existence of these mighty trees, which are among the longest-living organisms on Earth. In response to this threat, and as a call...

CSUN Police Services Earns Re-Accreditation from International Body
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022

California State University, Northridge’s Department of Police Services has been re-accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the leading authority on campus public safety. The accreditation indicates that CSUN’s Department of Police Services has...

CSUN Awarded $250k Grant For Tax-Preparation Program
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded California State University, Northridge two grants totaling $250,000 to support the university’s free tax-preparation program for low-income individuals and families, and a program supporting small business consulting in the David Nazarian College of Business...

CSUN Grads from 2019-2021 Finally Have Their Moment
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

“Graduates, welcome home!” William Watkins, CSUN’s vice president for student affairs and dean of students, greeted thousands of Matadors with this warm welcome in front of the University Library on Friday, May 20. The university’s first two Commencement ceremonies of the spring were reserved...

CSUN Professor Headed to Nairobi to Lead Photojournalism Program
Thursday, May 26, 2022

The chance to change an individual’s life for the better is something most people hope to have at least once in their lives. California State University, Northridge journalism professor David Blumenkrantz will have that opportunity this summer. Blumenkrantz will be working with students at the Kibera...

CSUN’s Botanical Garden a Hidden Gem in Middle of SFV
Monday, May 23, 2022

Nestled near the eastern edge of California State University, Northridge campus, as the California Towhee softly calls, sits an often-overlooked environmental gem in the heart of the San Fernando Valley — CSUN’s Botanic Garden. Home to over 1,200 plant species, four greenhouses, a living library,...

May 14: CSUN Celebrates Previous, Present Grads this Commencement Season
Monday, May 9, 2022

Following two years of virtual and hybrid ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commencement celebrations are returning to in person at California State University, Northridge later this month. CSUN’s commencement celebrations begin on Saturday, May 14, with the university’s Honors Convocation,...

CSUN Students to Take On Venture Competition For Prizes Totaling Over $100,000
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

For the first time, students at California State University, Northridge are boldly going where no one has gone before, the CSU Venture Competition, a regional collaboration developed in part by CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. The competition, which takes place May 6,  is in...

April 7: CSUN to Host Electric Car Show
Monday, Apr 4, 2022

California State University, Northridge is hosting an electric vehicle car show and roundtable discussion on the future of such vehicles on Thursday, April 7. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with the car show on the grounds of CSUN’s Institute for Sustainability, with the discussion scheduled to take...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks