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FUYUKO KOBE – THE ACCIDENTAL SUSHI CHEF

When Fuyuko Kobe was a little girl growing up in Iwate, Japan, she and her mother devoured hours of foreign films together at home. It was the springboard that made Kobe pick up stakes at age 19 and move to the United States to perfect her English speaking skills at California State University, Northridge. -- LA Weekly

Alum Mark "Duke" Johnson has died

Duke graduated from Camarillo High School in 1980 and attended California State University, Northridge, graduating with a degree in General Education. He previously worked at St. Francis of Assisi Church for 16 years as the Director of Religious Education, CNA for Home Instead Senior Care and lastly as a Shift Leader and Mentor for all, at the Westside McDonald’s of Bend. -- The Bulletin

Yvonne Flores seeking second term on Las Cruces City Council

Flores, 73, was born in El Paso but spent most of her life in California. Before her family moved to the Los Angeles area from El Paso, Flores said she spent much of her early childhood in Ciudad Juárez where her grandparents lived. She had a career as an attorney, but she also was an instructor at an education center for Sacramento City College, a professor at California State University's Northridge and Sacramento campuses and a substitute teacher in Los Angeles. -- Las Cruces Sun News

Celebrating Mom: Players share their stories

Unsurprisingly, Donna has been a central figure in her son’s athletic career. She’s quite the athlete herself -- a gymnast at Cal State Fullerton who then coached Cal State Northridge to a Division II national championship in 1982. Glasnow credited her and his father, Greg, for setting an excellent example for him and his brother, Ted. -- MLB.com

Webster City hires Ortiz-Hernandez as city manager

He earned a B.A. in political science from California State University, Northridge and Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in urban management from Arizona State University where he was also a Marvin Andrews Fellow. He completed the University of Arizona’s Southwest Leadership Program and received a Certificate in Management and Organizations. -- Messenger News

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 5.4.21

Gilda J. Dominguez, 49, of Covina, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Dominguez has been a Surveyor at CARF International since 2018 and Corporate Director of Hospice, Home Health and Palliative Care, Speech Pathology and the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Emanate Health since 2000. She is a member of the California Speech Language and Hearing Association. Dominguez earned a Master of Arts degree in communication disorders from California State University, Northridge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dominguez is a Democrat. -- EIN News

Lights FC to open season Wednesday in Los Angeles

Two New Player Signings: In addition, pending final League and Federation approval, Lights FC announced the signing of two additional new players in Danny Trejo and Julian Gaines. Trejo most recently was a first round selection in the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Los Angeles FC after a stellar career at Cal State – Northridge. Gaines is signing his first professional contract after a successful career with the U.S. Youth National Team representing the country at both the Under-15 and Under-17 levels. -- CBS News Las Vegas

AutoFi Announces Key Marketing & Finance Hires

Kerri is also the co-founder and President of Women of Color Automotive Network (WOCAN), a non-profit organization that seeks to improve diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry. Before joining AutoFi, Kerri worked at TrueCar, Edmunds, and J.D. Power. She was a collegiate basketball player and graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from California State University, Northridge. -- Business Wire

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