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August 10, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Abraham fidgets on a steel bunk, unable to sleep because of the chain-saw snoring and suffocating flatulence of three fellow inmates sharing a tiny cubicle with him in federal prison. His wife and two small children are biding time at his parents' home 80 miles away in Portland. His once-promising career as a women's college basketball coach is in ruins. But Abraham, 41, knows it could be much worse.
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February 4, 2010
Tanner Nua had 17 kills and Theo Edwards added 16 as the Cal State Northridge men's volleyball team validated its No. 1 national ranking with a 30-26, 30-28, 9-30, 26-30, 15-10 victory over No. 2 USC in front of a capacity crowd Wednesday night at the Matadome. Northridge took sole possession of first place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. It was the Matadors' 15th consecutive victory over USC dating to March 2004. Northridge took a 3-0 lead in the decisive game and never relinquished it. Nua served two straight aces to end the match.
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December 16, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes Josh Puckett punches through a canvas or throws it across the room in frustration. But most of the time, he keeps painting. The shapes he creates depict his uncontrollable ticks, his obsessive compulsive disorder and his feelings of rage and depression--symptoms caused by Tourette syndrome. "I can't really explain to people how hard it is, but I can show it," said Puckett, 17, a senior at Taft High School in Woodland Hills.
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March 12, 2009 | Robyn Norwood
Cal State Northridge's basketball season has been like Shakespeare on a very small stage. There is a father, seemingly betrayed by his son. A young athlete, thwarted and frustrated, pleading innocence after an arrest. Another who could have lost his life in a car accident, but instead has lost only the last weeks of his college career.
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July 13, 1996 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stacy Lim is something of a legend within the Los Angeles Police Department. The former Cal State Northridge softball catcher has a reputation for toughness that was earned the hard way. Six years ago Lim, now 33, took a magnum bullet in the chest at point-blank range yet still managed to bring down her assailant in a face-to-face shootout. She is a real life Dirty Harry, without the swagger or the "I know what you're thinking, punk" speech. Just an officer, she says, who "doesn't like to lose."
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June 18, 2000 | GREG RISLING
Forty-five graduates who spent a year of intensive training received their teaching credentials on Saturday at a special ceremony. The men and women who aspire to be elementary, secondary and special education teachers graduated from the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Program created by California State University at Northridge and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The program is funded by a five-year grant that enables prospective teachers to receive the required accreditation faster.
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September 11, 1994 | John Ortega
Through Sept. 10, 1994 Note: Wind-aided marks not included. The following symbols are used to differentiate between marks: A--mark set at altitude above 1,000 meters; c--converted time from yards and/or a hand time; i--indoor; *--freshman. MEN 100 meters 1. Steve Brodi*, 78: 10.34c 2. Alvin Hooks , 80: 10.36 3. Kevin Hendrix, 91: 10.44 4. Greg James, 78: 10.49 Gary Jackson*, 84: 10.49 6. Charles Allen, 84: 10.50 7. Chris Pippins, 89: 10.51 8. Ned Fletcher, 75: 10.54c 9. Vince Brown, 75: 10.
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October 25, 1996 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Ford Foundation today will announce a $508,000 grant to help the Pasadena Unified School District create an academy to give teacher candidates an alternative pathway into the classroom, to support beginning teachers and to help veteran teachers continue to grow professionally.
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October 25, 1996 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Ford Foundation on Friday will announce a $508,000 grant to help the Pasadena Unified School District create an academy to give teacher candidates an alternative pathway into the classroom, to support beginning teachers and to help veteran teachers continue to grow professionally.
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March 26, 1993 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Ker, one of the most successful women's volleyball coaches in NCAA Division II history, built his success at Cal State Northridge on coaching acumen and the warm, personal relationships he developed with his players. Through the force of his magnetic personality, Ker attracted outstanding athletes to Northridge. He helped them choose their classes, apartments and roommates. He counseled them, often holding long one-on-one meetings after matches.
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March 9, 2008 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
The large wave of refugees from war-ravaged Central America that arrived two decades ago has transformed more than neighborhoods, the workforce and restaurant cuisine of Southern California. Now, as Vanessa Guerrero's new diploma shows, the influence of that migration is being embraced academically by one of the region's largest public universities.
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February 20, 2008 | Peter Yoon
UC Irvine (11-13, 6-5) at UC Riverside (5-17, 2-9), 7 -- Irvine has won three of its last four games thanks to a defense that is giving up only 55.8 points a game during that stretch -- more than eight points less than the Anteaters' conference-leading season average of 63.9. Riverside has lost five of six games and holds a half-a-game lead over UC Davis for the eighth and final spot to make the conference tournament.
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June 14, 2007 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to create a new San Fernando Valley landmark, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is scheduled today to boost county support of a new, $100-million performing arts center at Cal State Northridge. Yaroslavsky will contribute $2 million in taxpayer money from his district's share of the county's capital projects budget. The 1,700-seat venue will operate in partnership with the county-owned Music Center downtown, which includes the Center Theater Group and the Los Angeles Opera.
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May 27, 2007 | Myron Levin, Times Staff Writer
Vying to build the best bridge to nowhere, engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada on Saturday joined trusses to struts and abutments to beams, creating sturdy 20-foot spans as they raced against the clock in the finals of the National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Cal State Northridge.
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March 9, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Streaking Cal State Fullerton kept its longshot NCAA tournament dreams alive Wednesday night with a 73-63 Big West tournament first-round victory over Cal State Northridge, the Titans' third win in a row and fifth in six games. Junior Justin Burns led sixth-seeded Fullerton with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while senior Jamaal Brown scored 18 and junior Bobby Brown added 17 for the Titans. Fullerton will play No. 3-seeded Cal State Long Beach in the quarterfinals tonight at 6.
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March 1, 2005 | Eric Stephens
Ian Boylan struggled in a nationally televised game two days ago, but he more than made up for that Monday night in his last home game at Cal State Northridge. Boylan, the Matadors' star the last three seasons, scored a game-high 22 points to lead Northridge (16-11) to a 99-72 nonconference victory over UC Davis in front of 1,523.
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March 16, 1997 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coach who knows Kevin Singleton as a player and an assistant says he has figured out what makes Cal State Northridge's new linebacker coach such a good teacher. It's nothing you would recommend to a friend. "Kevin's life experiences are just superior to most of ours," Arizona football Coach Dick Tomey said. "He's had the best and worst of it." At the height of Singleton's life, he was a star linebacker at Arizona with an NFL career in his future.
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September 15, 1992 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Torgeson, the softball coach at Cal State Northridge, saw the indications before the 1992 season even began. And by the time the Matadors suited up for their first game in February, it was clear to him that his ace pitcher, Heather Lindstrom, was pregnant. He could see it in her appearance and more so in her performance. Lindstrom's pitches had slowed considerably, and movement on the ball was barely detectable.
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February 19, 2005 | Eric Stephens
Cal State Northridge and Pacific got involved in ESPN's made-for-TV Bracket Buster Saturday event because it was a rare chance for the Big West Conference teams to gain national exposure. It worked out well for one and not the other. Pacific, ranked 19th and riding a 17-game win streak, plays host to Texas El Paso at 9 tonight in a game televised nationally by ESPN. Northridge visits the East Coast to play Fairfield in relative obscurity.
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February 15, 2005 | Eric Stephens
Cal State Northridge reinstated guard Joseph Frazier, who returned to practice Monday after missing 14 games while on suspension for conduct and attitude detrimental to the team. Frazier, a senior from Pasadena Muir High, was averaging 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game before Coach Bobby Braswell suspended him. He was also suspended for 11 games last season for violating team rules.
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