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New Encinitas councilwoman to be sworn into office Tuesday

She attended California State University Northridge, received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1981 and collected her certified public accounting license in 1983. Her first job was at the international KPMG accounting company and she later went to work for Deloitte. -- Del Mar Times

Ramona Bowl presents new Alessandro in Christmas Parade

Santana comes to the role of Alessandro with a performing background that is in many ways as multidimensional and contrasted as the tale of "Ramona." Having received a bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge in music industry studies with an emphasis in classical guitar, Santana was awarded "Most Outstanding Student" for his vocal work as a soloist with the university choir. After graduation, Santana embraced his love of music, with a charismatic stage presence and love of performing, his band Holy Grail was signed to Prosthetic Records. For close to two decades, his unmatched guitar skills, vocal ability and love of writing complex, anthemic lyrics helped propel Holy Grail to become one of the most popular heavy metal bands in Southern California, earning them such accolades as 2016 "Best Metal Act" in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly and nominated for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods' Best New Artist Award. Holy Grail's song "Fight to Kill" was featured in the video game Rock Band for XBox. Santana's reputation as a performer, writer and virtuoso eventually landed him as a permanent member of the band Huntress in addition to Holy Grail. -- Valley News

805 Brass in Concert

805 Brass is the third iteration of brass quintets started by Scott Weiss about 30 years ago. The musicians are Jim Labertew and Scott Weiss on trumpet, Randy Caplan and Richard Bunter on saxophone, and Stephen Hughes on Trombone. All of the musicians have studied music at the university level. Jim, Randy, and Richard all studied music at Cal State Northridge. 4 of the 5 members of 805 are members of the Ojai Pops Orchestra. -- Ventura County Reporter

Students Explore Identity Struggles at TEDxJHU

His confidence was restored when he enrolled in California State University, Northridge which has a large deaf student population. Pugeda described this transition as a shock because he was able to make friends with people who were deaf and was able to express his frustrations in ASL, learning to find forgiveness for those who treated him badly in high school. -- The John Hopkins News-Letter

Sarasota-based Revcontent replaces CEO; founder becomes chairman

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining Revcontent,” Nicola, a 37-year-old graduate of California State University, Northridge, said in a news release. “For quite some time, media publishers have struggled to monetize audiences in a way that allows them to scale their businesses. Content marketing is a space that has provided companies a valuable revenue stream, which is imperative for brands of all sizes to continue to grow and tell their stories beyond the walled gardens. -- Herald-Tribune

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