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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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CSUN Updates Final Exams Plan for Dec. 13-18
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D., has updated the final exams plan for Thursday, Dec. 13 through Tuesday, Dec. 18. Discovery of a hand-written threat of violence during final exams on Wednesday, Dec. 12 prompted school officials to direct faculty to hold exams...

CSUN Among Top 15 Universities Awarding Degrees to Minority Students
Friday, Aug 24, 2018

California State University, Northridge ranks among the top 15 universities in the country that award undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The magazine’s annual ranking of the “Top 100 Producers of Bachelor’s Degrees” appears in its Aug....

Michael Izzi Joins CSUN as Athletic Program Director
Monday, Jul 2, 2018

Michael Izzi, California State University, Northridge Athletic DirectorNORTHRIDGE — California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison announced Monday the hiring of Michael Izzi as the new athletic director of the Matadors’ 19-team intercollegiate program. Izzi, a veteran athletics...

CSUN Earns National Award for Social Mobility Programs
Monday, Apr 2, 2018

California State University, Northridge has been recognized as a CollegeNET Social Mobility Innovator for its groundbreaking programs that foster social mobility. CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index ranks four-year U.S. colleges and universities according to how effectively they enroll students from...

State University Executive Orders Prompts Message from CSUN President
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on the recent Executive Orders handed down by the California State University system. To the Campus Community: As a campus in the California State University system, we must operate under state legislation, system policies and executive orders (EO) in...

CSUN Names Business College Building for Harvey and Harriet Bookstein
Monday, Oct 23, 2017

California State University, Northridge officials have named the building that houses the university’s business college Bookstein Hall, in honor of alumni Harriet and Harvey Bookstein and their generous support of CSUN over the years. The renaming of Juniper Hall, home to the David Nazarian College...

CSUN’s KCSN-FM Now Booms from Santa Clarita to San Clemente
Friday, Sep 15, 2017

California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo have joined forces in a record-breaking shared programming agreement between their respective public radio licensees, KCSN-FM and KSBR-FM. The stations are now operating under the moniker “The New 88.5 FM” are heard from...

CSUN President Releases Statement on DACA Decision
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Tuesday’s DACA Decision. To the Campus Community: The start of the academic year should be filled with excitement for all students as they continue on their journey to a bright future. This year is different. Like so many in the CSUN campus community,...

CSUN President Kicks Off Academic Year with Welcome Address
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison highlighted the numerous accomplishments of CSUN faculty, students and staff in her fall semester 2017 welcome address at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. Harrison presented the opportunities and challenges...

CSUN Scores $60K from Hollywood Foreign Press for Film Projects
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison with actor Dustin Hoffman at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet, where CSUN was awarded $65,000 to support the university’s film students. Photo by Nate Thomas. While entertainment industry legends Stan Lee and Dustin Hoffman...

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1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson visits Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
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Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
Free COVID PCR Testing, Vaccines Offered at L.A. County Assessor Offices
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]
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The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
Castaic Union School District Announces Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
L.A. County Animal Care & Control Offers Big Dog Adoption Discounts
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 65 additional deaths and 43,091 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 63,320 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday COVID Roundup: Additional COVID Death Reported at Henry Mayo
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado as the newest assistant principal at Golden Valley High School.
Dr. Gwendolyn Delgado Named Newest Assistant Principal at Golden Valley High School
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is holding a "Yum-Raiser" for Valentine’s Day. Safely and easily send boxes of chocolate for delivery to your friends and family from See’s Candies.
Zonta Club of SCV Holds Online Sees Candies ‘Yum-Raiser’
A job fair will be held to recruit for a variety of positions at America’s Job Center of California for North Los Angeles County Regional Center on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Job Recruitment Fair for North Los Angeles County Regional Center
A musical fundraiser to benefit the Saugus Dance program at Saugus High School will be held 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Smokehouse on Main, 24255 Main St., Newhall, CA 91355.
Jan. 22: Dark Desert Highway, Smokehouse on Main Hosting Fundraiser for Saugus Dance
Starting Monday, Jan. 24, crews will begin construction of a new curb, gutter and sidewalk along portions of the east side of Sierra Highway, north of Soledad Canyon Road.
Lane, Road Closures Begin Monday for Sierra Highway Sidewalk Construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
High-Speed Rail Board Clears Final Environmental Hurdles to Advance Service into L.A.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Jan. 29: Helen Hunt Jackson Returns to Rancho Camulos
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like getting root canals?
Impulse Hosting Comedy, Music Night
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
Matadors Pull off Clean Sweep at Model UN Competitions
Freshman guard Monique Febles poured in a season-high 23 points as No. 6 College of the Canyons was able to outlast Antelope Valley College 68-62 at the Cougar Cage in the 2021-22 home opener. 
Lady Cougars Hold off AVC in Home Opener
Evelyn Ku, MSN, RN, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Evelyn Ku Named Henry Mayo’s VP, Chief Nursing Officer
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday 102 additional deaths and 42,115 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 62, 566 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday COVID Roundup: SCV Cases Top 62,000
The California Department of Transportation has rescheduled the Friday, Jan. 21 - Monday, Jan. 24 closure of the eastbound Interstate 210 in Sylmar.
Caltrans Reschedules I-210 Weekend Closure
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
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California State University, Northridge was given two honors from the National Opera Association, officials said Tuesday. 
CSUN Productions Wins Honors From National Opera Association
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 59 additional deaths and 30,081 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 61,584 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Positivity Rates in Schools See Decline
Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners, LLC  announced earlier this month, their joint venture for the acquisition of Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit, Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita.
International Property Management Group Acquires Local Apartment Community
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