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September 21, 1998
When San Fernando Valley State College was designated a university in 1972, it was expanding upward and outward. Students taxed themselves through fees to build the University Student Union, while teachers took a similar approach toward the Faculty Club. The Pan-African and Chicano Studies departments took hold.
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January 19, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
The two young men whose portrait adorns the cover of "Jewish Life in the American West" are brothers, although they could hardly be more distinct in appearance. One is a dapper urbanite in coat, collar and tie. The other is wearing the iconic apparel of the American cowboy: a set of chaps on his legs, a holstered six-gun on his hip, a bandana around his throat, a Stetson on his head and a lariat in his hand.
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September 9, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty years ago, the college that eventually became California State University Northridge consisted of eight temporary buildings, 40 professors and 80 or so students. That was it. There was no football field. No quad. Not even a paved road. But at a 40th birthday party for those first professors at CSUN Sunday, some of the pioneers joked that despite the addition of dozens of buildings, sports fields and student housing on the now-sprawling campus, the school hasn't changed much.
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August 18, 2000 | ROSEMARY CLANDOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Near the end of the 19th century, belly dancing was performed in the company of women only. But that won't be the case Saturday at the fourth annual Belly Dancing Awards at Cal State Northridge. Hosted by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in Van Nuys, the program will include performances by 32 of the top belly dancers from the United States, Canada, Germany and Brazil.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
As America, including Los Angeles, lost its innocence during the 1960s, the Valley did, too. LAND BOOM Property in Northridge purchased for the campus in 1955 cost $6,000 an acre. By 1965 land near the campus was selling for $100,000 an acre. HOT AIR Regulations required special approval for air conditioning on any state college campus within 25 miles of the ocean.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
In many ways, Cal State Northridge began like many other Valley institutions: Trees were cleared and foundations poured, while hand-lettered signs gave directions to temporary buildings connected by plank pathways. But before that humble start there was plenty of politicking.
SPORTS
November 29, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Columnist Eric Sondheimer has taken the day off to serve as a judge in the case involving Northridge homeowners seeking a restraining order to prevent Cal State Northridge from building a new football stadium. Clerk: "Please rise, the honorable Eric Sondheimer, presiding." Judge Sondheimer: "Are parties present for case number C123456, Northridge Homeowners Assn. vs. Cal State Northridge?" Plantiff attorney Stephen Gardner: "Yes, your honor. I have a motion asking the court to recuse itself."
SPORTS
April 7, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1987 and Lian Kang Lu could not believe what he was hearing. Lu, then an assistant women's volleyball coach at UC Santa Barbara, had asked David Rottman, an All-American outside hitter on the Gaucho men's team, to explain the proper hitting technique for a cross-court kill. Rottman was unable, despite having blasted thousands of cross-court kills during his career. "He said it was just something he did," Lu said with a chuckle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
When it came to measuring smog Tuesday, the unbearable heat worked out just fine. Weather balloons used in a $5-million study to determine how to combat smog were launched into the hot air at Cal State Northridge by researchers with the California Air Resources Board. One reason the heat helped was that normally there is more stagnant smog on hot days than on cool ones, according to Richard Varenchik, the board's public information officer.
SPORTS
June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday put Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
SPORTS
June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday put Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
SPORTS
June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday placed Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
SPORTS
June 2, 2000 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
They are nameless yet clearly named. From a former head football coach, who gets much of the blame, to a former athletic director to a former compliance officer, all share space in a hard-hitting NCAA infractions report on Cal State Northridge released Thursday. The admonishment and sanctions imposed come frequently attached to references of "lack of institutional control" of the school's athletic department, specifically the football program.
SPORTS
November 29, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Columnist Eric Sondheimer has taken the day off to serve as a judge in the case involving Northridge homeowners seeking a restraining order to prevent Cal State Northridge from building a new football stadium. Clerk: "Please rise, the honorable Eric Sondheimer, presiding." Judge Sondheimer: "Are parties present for case number C123456, Northridge Homeowners Assn. vs. Cal State Northridge?" Plantiff attorney Stephen Gardner: "Yes, your honor. I have a motion asking the court to recuse itself."
NEWS
September 21, 1998
When San Fernando Valley State College was designated a university in 1972, it was expanding upward and outward. Students taxed themselves through fees to build the University Student Union, while teachers took a similar approach toward the Faculty Club. The Pan-African and Chicano Studies departments took hold.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
In many ways, Cal State Northridge began like many other Valley institutions: Trees were cleared and foundations poured, while hand-lettered signs gave directions to temporary buildings connected by plank pathways. But before that humble start there was plenty of politicking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1997
When it came to measuring smog Tuesday, the unbearable heat worked out just fine. Weather balloons used in a $5-million study to determine how to combat smog were launched at Cal State Northridge by researchers with the California Air Resources Board. One reason the heat helped is that normally there is more stagnant smog on hot days, said Richard Varenchik, the board's public information officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing that state budget cuts could end the chance for Ventura County to get a public university, a group of civic and business leaders has launched a campaign to keep the proposed Cal State campus high on the agenda of state university officials. The Ventura County Economic Development Assn. is organizing the lobbying effort to assure Cal State officials of the county's enthusiasm for becoming the home of a four-year public university, association spokesman Stan Whisenhunt said.
NEWS
September 21, 1998
As America, including Los Angeles, lost its innocence during the 1960s, the Valley did, too. LAND BOOM Property in Northridge purchased for the campus in 1955 cost $6,000 an acre. By 1965 land near the campus was selling for $100,000 an acre. HOT AIR Regulations required special approval for air conditioning on any state college campus within 25 miles of the ocean.
SPORTS
May 14, 1998 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gender-equity and Big Sky Conference requirements will be the major players in determining winners and losers when scholarships are doled out at Cal State Northridge next school year. Clear winners are women's sports and football. Every women's sport will offer the NCAA maximum number of scholarships and football will increase its scholarships from 45 to 50. Losers are baseball, men's golf and men's volleyball, all of which must trim scholarships for at least one year.
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