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May 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Donald J. Para, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Long Beach, was appointed Thursday as interim president while the college searches for a successor to the departing F. King Alexander. During 26 years at the Long Beach campus, Para has served in several positions including dean of the College of Arts. Para also previously served as chair of the department of music at Cal State Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in music education and master's in music composition at Western Michigan University and a doctorate in music composition from Michigan State University.
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January 29, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach. Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara. She will succeed F. King Alexander who left in June to become president and chancellor of Louisiana State University. Her appointment was announced at a meeting of the Board of Trustees in Long Beach. Conoley will be the seventh president at the 65-year-old campus and its first female leader.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Carl McIntosh, president of what is now Cal State Long Beach during a period of rapid growth in the 1960s, died Monday in Bozeman, Mont. He was 94. His death was announced by Montana State University, where he served as president from 1970 to 1977. The cause was not given. McIntosh, who retired to Bozeman, returned to the public eye in 2008 when he donated his boyhood beetle collection to Montana State.
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October 15, 2013 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ken Lindgren, a former Cal State Long Beach coach who was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1997, died Friday at his Huntington Beach home after a heart attack. He was 75. His death was announced by Cal State Long Beach, where he was head coach of the men's water polo team from 1975 to 1998. Lindgren coached 34 All-American team members and eight Olympians, including Doug Kimbell and Kyle Kopp, who went on to coach the U.S. women's national team at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
SPORTS
March 13, 2009 | Robyn Norwood
BIG WEST CONFERENCE at Anaheim Convention Center Cal State Northridge (15-13) vs. UC Santa Barbara (16-14), 5:30 p.m., ESPNU -- The top-seeded Matadors are guaranteed a bid to the National Invitation Tournament because they won the Big West regular-season title. But they have their eyes on the school's first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001.
SPORTS
December 15, 1986
The UCLA women's basketball team meets seventh-ranked Cal State Long Beach, led by All-American Cindy Brown, tonight at 7:30 at Pauley Pavilion. Brown, a senior, is averaging over 21 points per game this season. UCLA (4-0) is led by junior guard Dora Dome, averaging 17 points, and is off to its best start since 1982. Cal State Long Beach (6-1) has won the past eleven meetings between the teams. UCLA last won at Long Beach in 1981.
SPORTS
December 30, 1988 | DICK WAGNER
Winless in its last 3 games, the Cal State Long Beach men's basketball team will play American University of Washington, D.C., in a nonconference game tonight at 7:30 at the university gym. The 49ers, coming off a 90-75 loss at Alabama Birmingham Monday night, are 2-6. American, which lost, 78-65, at California Wednesday night, is 4-2.
SPORTS
February 12, 1987 | DICK WAGNER
Cal State Long Beach will play the University of the Pacific in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. basketball game tonight in Stockton, Calif. The 49ers, 12-12 overall, are 7-5 in the PCAA and in second place, but have won only two of their last six games. Pacific is 9-12 and 5-7.
SPORTS
March 13, 1990
Linda Lunceford of Trabuco Hills High School has orally committed to attend Cal State Long Beach on a softball scholarship. A pitcher and a shortstop, Lunceford led Orange County batting last year with a .500 average and had 24 stolen bases. She also was most valuable player of the Pacific Coast League and was a Times' first-team All-County selection. Lunceford also was a standout player for Trabuco Hills' soccer team. She picked Long Beach over Minnesota, Ohio State, Iowa and Colorado State.
SPORTS
September 28, 1991
Cal State Long Beach, which has not won on the road in more than two years, begins a stretch of four games away from home at 7 tonight against Arizona in Tucson. The 49ers (0-3) have lost 13 consecutive road games since a 17-14 victory at Boise State on Sept. 16, 1989. After Arizona, CS Long Beach will play Nevada Las Vegas (2-1), Fresno State (3-0) and second-ranked Miami (2-0) in successive weeks. The 49ers have been outscored, 127-47, and have lost eight starters to injury or illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Donald J. Para, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Long Beach, was appointed Thursday as interim president while the college searches for a successor to the departing F. King Alexander. During 26 years at the Long Beach campus, Para has served in several positions including dean of the College of Arts. Para also previously served as chair of the department of music at Cal State Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in music education and master's in music composition at Western Michigan University and a doctorate in music composition from Michigan State University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2012 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
A faint crackling sound broke the silence inside the crowded workshop at Cal State Long Beach, and with it the dreams of a first-place title dissipated for students of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School. It took less than a minute to destroy the handcrafted bridge that the team of four had spent months constructing out of Popsicle sticks. But under the crushing pressure of 755 pounds, the bridge buckled. The students from the Boyle Heights campus had a lot to prove.
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January 27, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" is infamous as one of the worst career moves in the history of rock stardom -- an experimental 1975 double-LP whose hour-plus of droning and buzzing guitar feedback arrived near the height of Reed's popularity and instantly put him behind the eight ball with an audience that neither expected nor wanted anything of the sort. Now a 21st century vindication of "Metal Machine Music" continues with "Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe," an installation opening Friday at Cal State Long Beach's University Art Museum.
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November 22, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
As a 10th-grader in San Diego, Stephanie Bryson said, she was disenchanted with school, receiving poor grades and contemplating dropping out to become a professional surfer. But she eventually came to see the value of a higher education and entered Cal State Long Beach. In May she graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian. Her progression from rebellious teenager to serious scholar didn't stop there: Bryson, now a 23-year-old graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was recently named a Rhodes Scholar — making her the second Cal State graduate to receive the honor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2011
Dunn Lampton Lawyer prosecuted civil rights cold case Dunn Lampton, 60, a former U.S. attorney in Mississippi who prosecuted a high-profile cold case from the civil rights era, died Wednesday in Jackson, Miss. The cause of death was not immediately released, but Lampton had been in poor health. Among Dunn's best-known cases was the prosecution of James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman who died in prison earlier this month. Seale was convicted in 2007 of two counts of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the 1964 deaths of two 19-year-old black men, Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore.
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June 6, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The 2,863 boxes of papers and memorabilia recently moved to Cal State Long Beach's library represent a hefty portion of late 20th century California's political history. The archives of former Gov. George Deukmejian's administration cover many key state issues, including the death penalty, education reform and the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. In the large storage room where the cardboard boxes are shelved, framed photographs show Deukmejian with superstars of politics, entertainment and sports: Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Tommy Lasorda, Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, among others.
SPORTS
March 5, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Dana Hills' Adara Newidouski has committed to play basketball at Cal State Long Beach next season. Newidouski, a 5-foot-10 forward, chose Long Beach over Hawaii. She averaged 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds a game last season for the Dolphins (12-9). She is Dana Hills' all-time leading scorer. El Toro volleyball player Amber Woodcock has signed a letter of intent with Boise State.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Brian K. Smith grew up with a love of education and a dream of one day obtaining a college degree. But the path to graduation for the Cal State Long Beach student included a few unexpected hurdles. Besides the rigors of a double major in Spanish translation and music, Smith became homeless at one point after he lost the financial aid that helped pay for his housing. He resorted to surreptitiously living on campus, spending nights in music practice rooms and working out complicated schedules to avoid detection by janitors.
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