CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1996 |
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.
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.
November 29, 1998 |
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."
April 7, 1994 |
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 |
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.
June 2, 2000 |
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.