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ARC alumni Sergio Robles runs for Elk Grove city council

“I like to come back to where I came from,” said Robles, who attended ARC from 2011 to 2015, before transferring to California State University, Northridge. “To make sure that folks know that there’s a pathway that we can help folks out.” -- American River Current

Luis Servin to Lead Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board

Servin holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University Fullerton, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University Northridge. He is also a graduate of the California Workforce Association (CWA) Executive Boot Camp, which develops and supports future workforce leaders. -- Noozhawk

Toki Anifowose: The Nigerian-American Multifaceted Creative

A graduate of business management from California State University, Northridge, but decided to ply his trade as an artist and repertoire cum artist manager using his foreknowledge of business management as background. -- This Day, Nigeria

Tristen J. Winger Talks So Help Me Todd & The Impact of Insecure

My thing is, try it. Because even with mechanical engineering, I tried. I went to Cal State Northridge. I was there for three years. I just did not love it, but I thought it was what I had to do because it was something that my mom and other family members were like, “You need to get a job. Engineering is it. This is the next big thing.” -- TV Fanatic

Born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles, Tristen J. Winger discovered his love for acting at a young age.

Growing up he attended the Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) co-founded by Wendy Raquel Robinson, where he was able to further hone his craft in theater, bringing characters to life on stage. Tristen went on to attend the King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science. There he became friends with Issa Rae, the woman would eventually give him his first big break with The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. While Tristen originally thought he would go into the medical field, even studying science, math, and engineering at California State University Northridge, but the arts kept calling his name. While working at the Apple store he landed one of his first big jobs on Insecure, and he has been booking back-to-back film and television projects ever since. -- Chilled Magazine

CONCERT PREVIEW: Eagles Community Band at the Colonial Theatre November 4 featuring clarinetist Timothy Skinner

Guest soloist Timothy Skinner holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University in Northridge. Since 2015, Dr. Skinner has been bass clarinetist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. On soprano, bass, and e-flat clarinet, he has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, the Dallas Winds, the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe ProMusica, and the Del Sol String Quartet. He has been a lecturer at Westfield State University since January of this year. -- Berkshire Edge

John Rigney Believes That Playing Hard But Working Harder Pays Off

Friedman was a senior at Cal State Northridge in 1983 when he answered a job board posting for a part-time intern at Jess Morgan & Co. Rigney interviewed him, and he got the job. Four years later, when Rigney left the company, Friedman assumed many of his responsibilities and, as time went by, he began to feel the same frustrations that drove Rigney to go independent. So, in 1993, Friedman joined John Rigney Business Management and it became Rigney/Friedman. -- Variety