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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. -- Connecticut Post

The Valley is where L.A.’s mayoral race could be won or lost

Rep. Karen Bass was married for several years to a Cal State Northridge graduate from the San Fernando Valley, and they lived in the city of San Fernando for a time. Her work on protesting abuses by the Los Angeles Police Department regularly linked her up with activists from the area. -- Los Angeles Times

Alive Music Orchestra to salute veterans with USO big band concert

Salamone, who also serves as pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dixon, has had a lifelong interest in music, which led to gigs singing with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, performing in musicals and fronting bands. He has a bachelor’s degree in music from California State University, Northridge. -- The Reporter

Meet LA Vanguardia: The Latino innovators, instigators and power players breaking through barriers

Over a decades-long career at Universal Music, the Puerto Rican-born, Cal State Northridge grad Lopez helmed Machete Music, the conglomerate’s first Latin urban imprint that helped launch Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Wisin & Yandel into stardom. He’s also a formative figure in the current wave of regional Mexican music, having led the Fonovisa and Disa imprints, which released LPs from Marco Antonio Solis, Los Ángeles Azules, Los Tigres Del Norte, Jenni Rivera and Banda El Recodo. He left Universal to found the Talento Uno Music firm in 2017, and after entertainment impresario Haim Saban bought the company in 2019, Saban put him atop the new $500-million firm right as Latin urban music became the sound of global pop. — A.B. -- Los Angeles Times

Indianapolis Colts fire offensive coordinator Marcus Brady

Brady, a former record-setting quarterback at Cal State Northridge, is a former Canadian Football League player who got his start in coaching in the CFL. He went from backup quarterback to receivers coach, an idea conjured by then-Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman. Brady went on to become Trestman's offensive coordinator in Montreal and with the Toronto Argonauts before coming to Indianapolis. -- ESPN

The City of Torrance hires Jasmine Allen as new deputy city treasurer

Allen earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. She said, “It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to serve the City of Torrance. I am thrilled to join Team Torrance and the leadership behind this full-service City.” -- Public CEO

Online Automotive Retailer Vroom Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Mr. Crow previously served as a director of Milacron Holdings, Corp., a global leader in the plastic technology and processing industry, where he chaired its Leadership Development and Compensation Committee, and currently serves on a director of a number of private companies. Mr. Crow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge. -- BusinessWire

Flutist Martin Glicklich and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya to Perform Glendale Noon Concerts

Martin Glicklich has enjoyed success as an educator, soloist, conductor, chamber and orchestral musician and arranger. He has been described as possessing dazzling virtuosity with an enchanting, singing sound. A native of Los Angeles, Glicklich received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in flute performance at the Thornton School of Music at USC under the tutelage of James Walker. He was given the Dept. of Music Award for most outstanding doctoral wind and percussion student. Previously, Glicklich had also studied with Walfrid Kujala at Northwestern University where he received his Master of Music degree, and with Geraldine Rotella at California State University, Northridge, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. -- Crescenta Valley Weekly