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Littleton residents can meet city manager candidates

-Jim Thorsen, city manager of Cherry Hills Village from 2016-2020. He was previously city manager of Malibu, California. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from California State University Northridge. -- Littleton Independent

The 7th Annual Haiti International Film Festival is Calling for Submissions

Constant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Pan-African Studies and Film, Television and the Arts from California State University Northridge. In 2006, Jacquil created his production company, Constant Production, which has various music videos, short films, and commercial productions to its credit. He is also the founder of the Haiti International Film Festival in Southern California. -- Observer News Enterprise

Q&A: Ric Militi Keeps Growing His ‘Anti-Agency’

For a time, he studied film at Cal State Northridge. “I was good at getting parts but I didn’t really like acting,” he said. “It was kind of boring to me. Honestly, from an early age, I dreamed about working in marketing and advertising.” -- San Diego Business Journal

Stunning New 3D Models Are Helping Researchers Study Coral Reefs

What makes Martínez Quintana’s work stand out is not the fantastic models but how they are being used to study coral reefs in an unprecedented way. The modeling is part of a greater body of research by Peter Edmunds, Ph.D., at California State University, Northridge and Howard Lasker, Ph.D., at UB. Both are exploring why some corals on a reef are thriving when some are in decline. -- Deeper Blue

Living their dream at Cooper Ridge Winery

The Wilsons completed the purchase from Robin and Lesa Ray in January. The Wilsons extended the operation’s name to Cooper Ridge Family Estate Winery. The Wilsons anticipate their children, Emily Wilson, a recent graduate of San Diego State University, and Ben Wilson, a junior at Cal State-Northridge University, will help out during the upcoming summer. -- The News-Review

People Making News

The following people were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at California State University, Northridge. Marie Keshishian of Glendale, Yohana Chmait and Camila Luna, both from La Crescenta, and Laura Salazar of Tujunga. -- Crescenta Valley Weekly