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Area notebook: South softball’s title tilt set for Friday night

The Daily Breeze all-area baseball/softball banquet, hosted by the South Bay Athletic Club, will take place Wednesday at noon at the Torrance Doubletree Hotel. It’s free for all-area players and head coaches and $30 cash at the door for those who would like to attend. Cal State Northridge baseball coach Greg Moore will be the guest speaker. -- Daily Breeze

Strong and Steady: Early Lead Lifts Stingers to Sweep of Border Cats

For the second time in as many games, Quincy McAfee (Pepperdine) led off the game for the Stingers with a hit. This time, it was a double down the right field line to get in scoring position. He was then brought in by Nolan Bumstead (CSU-Northridge) for the Stingers’ first run of the game. -- KWLM - MN

CSUN to Build Campus Hotel

Need to bring in some extra revenue to a public university? Build a hotel. That’s just what California State University – Northridge, the public university system’s largest campus with 41,000 students, plans to do to monetize thousands of visitors at a time when the state continues to shrink funding for public higher education. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Which Pitch Won at CSUN ‘Shark Tank’?

California State University – Northridge held the final round of its Shark Tank-style entrepreneur contest earlier this month to hand out some hefty seed-money prizes. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

20 seniors graduate from Bell-Jeff

Some of those schools are local, including Woodbury University and Cal State Northridge, while others are outside California, including Boise State University and Columbia College Chicago. -- Burbank Leader

Prune Packers set to open summer campaign on June 1

Returning star Jamey Smart (Loyola Marymount) will lead a revamped roster which includes catchers Nick Oar (Stanford), Clay Koelzer (Texas Tech) and Cole Brodnansky (SRJC). Infielders are Rey Fuentes (Houston), Tyler Friis (Indiana State), David Campbell (San Jose State), Kenny Corey (UC Santa Barbara), Ryder Kuhns (Cal State Northridge) and Sawyer Pittman (San Jose State). Utility-players are Grant Little (Texas Tech), Dane Tofteland (Indiana State) and Marcus Chiu (Nevada). Outfielders include Bryce Nagata (Sonoma State), Landon Etzel (Houston) and Cam Warren (Texas Tech). -- Healdsburg Tribune

Benjie Paras letting son Kobe ‘go with the flow’ career-wise

The young Paras, who was originally bound for UCLA in the NCAA two years ago, moved to play for Creighton University in Nebraska instead. He saw action with the Bluejays for a season and then eventually announced that he would be playing for Cal State Northridge back in Los Angeles. -- PhilStar - Philippines

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM JOHN WILLIAMS’ ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING SCORE FOR STEVEN SPIELBERG’S ICONIC FILM JAWS

Laureate with the Dallas Symphony and regularly guest conducts for orchestras in Cleveland, London and Liverpool. For almost two decades Kaufman served as music coordinator for MGM, receiving two Emmy nominations during his time there. In 1993 Kaufman received a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for a recording with the Nuremberg Symphony. In addition to conducting, Kaufman has performed on numerous film and television scores including Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In 2012, Kaufman received the "Distinguished Alumni Award" from California State University, Northridge, where he received his B.A. -- Public Now

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