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NOTES: After playing the first four games, Kobe Paras sat out as coach Chot Reyes placed the incoming member of Cal State Northridge on the reserve list with Von Pessumal, Ed Daquioag, Almond Vosotros and Alfonso Gotladera… PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa chose to stay in Manila for the opening of the PBA Governors’ Cup. Taking his place were board treasurer Richard Bachmann of Alaska and media bureau chief Willie Marcial. -- Manila Bulletin - Philippines

PEPPERDINE ADDS SETTER TRANSFER FROM MISSISSIPPI STATE

Volleyball runs in the family as not only was her mother her coach but was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team that won bronze medals in 1988 and 1992. She has uncles Eric and Gary who were both members of the U.S. Men’s National Team as well. Gary did coach for the U.S. Men’s National team for various years of his life but is currently a member of the coaching staff for the USC men’s volleyball. Other relatives include cousins Andrew who recently graduated from Long Beach State and went to the back-to-back NCAA Men’s Volleyball Semifinals, Katie who plays libero for CSUN, and Malia who will play at USC this fall. -- Volley Mob

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Ed Francis was born in Ohio but moved to California in 1965. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal State Northridge and went on to teach music at Oxnard College, Moorpark College, Pepperdine University and CSUN. -- Thousand Oaks Acorn

Vickey Rios named assistant softball coach at Sacramento State

Rios transferred to Cal State Northridge in 1993, where she was named honorable mention all-WAC and helped the Matadors win the league title and reach the College World Series. As a senior in 1994, she capped her career by leading the Matadors to another WAC championship and a second place finish at the College World Series. Once again, Rios garnered all-WAC honorable mention accolades and received her team’s most inspirational and outstanding defense awards. -- Daily Democrat

This Communications Service For Gamers Has Already Outgrown Slack

Citron and Vishnevskiy began their gaming careers as 5-year-olds playing Nintendo on Long Island and in Los Angeles, respectively. They were programming for money by their teenage years and further honed their computer skills in college–Citron at Full Sail University in Florida and Vishnevskiy at Cal State Northridge. After graduating, Citron worked for gaming studios for a few years before launching his own Tetris-like game on the day App Store opened. When he couldn’t monetize the game, he took the social features he had built and turned them into a service for game developers. He expanded the company, OpenFeint, to 100 employees and sold it to the Japanese media company GREE for $104 million in 2011. Citron left a few months later and, after unwinding through three straight weeks of playing Final Fantasy IV, decided his work wasn’t done. “I had this itch, and still have the itch, to build something enduring and important,” Citron says. -- Kopitiam Bot - Singapore

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Ed Francis was born in Ohio but moved to California in 1965. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal State Northridge and went on to teach music at Oxnard College, Moorpark College, Pepperdine University and CSUN. -- Medical Health News

Nazarian family donates $17 million to CSUN's Valley Performing Arts Center

In the 1940s, many years before he fled the Iranian Revolution and became a rich man in America, Younes Nazarian was a boy from the Jewish ghetto selling and replacing light bulbs in the alleys and bazaars of Tehran. He was slight and swift, climbing ladders and making change in a world at war. -- Los Angeles Times

CSUN concert hall renamed for Iran immigrants after $17M gift

The Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge will be renamed after philanthropists Younes and Soraya Nazarian to acknowledge a $17 million gift from their foundation, under action taken Tuesday by the California State University Board of Trustees. -- My News LA

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