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Educators share joy of reading on Read Across America Day

Montano, who started her career as a middle school educator and is now a professor at California State University, Northridge, said she reads to her own children as often as possible. She said reading to children face to face allows children to ask questions and get more information out of the reading. -- Fairfield Daily Republic

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One doesn't watch Rosemary's Baby so much as endure it, which isn't to say the movie isn't thrilling. Roman Polanski's nerve-jangling masterpiece gets under your skin and in your head, calling into question the plausibility of its own narrative — could there really be witches in this old apartment building, and who are those late-night incantations invoking? — as you try to believe that both you and Rosemary (a never-better Mia Farrow) are simply imagining things. Cal State Northridge screens the movie for free as part of its semester-long John Cassavetes retrospective, an apt reminder that the innovator of independent film was also a damn fine actor. CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; Thu., March 9, 7 p.m.; free. (818) 677-1200, -- LA Weekly

Long Beach State Basketball Tops CSU Northridge

LONG BEACH >> When some college basketball teams celebrate Senior Night, they’ll give a player or two an honorary start. Not so for the Long Beach State women’s basketball team, whose our seniors are genuinely the four best players on the team. The quartet proved it on Thursday in a must-win game for the 49ers, as all four of them scored in double digits in a 63-60 victory over Cal State Northridge. -- Gazettes Newspapers

Pac-12: Barefield leads Utah in rout of California

at Cal Poly 76, Cal State Northridge 70: Ridge Shipley scored 17 points to lead four Mustangs in double figures as Cal Poly (11-18, 6-9 Big West) held off the Matadors (11-17, 7-8). The Mustangs were nine for 10 from the foul line in the final 70 seconds and finished 24 for 32 for the game. Northridge got 19 points from Kendall Smith. -- Los Angeles Times