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Front Porch Cinema series at Santa Monica Pier among LA area movie screening events

Cinematheque at Cal State Northridge: Robert Bresson Retrospective: “Pickpocket” (1959), 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. Parking $6 in lots B1-3. Upcoming: “The Trial of Joan of Arc” (1962), Oct. 13; “Au hasard Balthazar” (1966), Oct. 20; “Mouchette” (1967), Oct. 27. Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3192. -- Long Beach Press-Telegram

Board candidates tackle the issues

My name is Stacy Gramazio, and I’m 44 years old. I completed my B.A. in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and my teaching certification from California State University at Northridge. I have nearly a decade of experience in education and taught English at Poston Butte High School. Currently, I work as a public affairs and communications manager in Florence and serve on the board of directors for the Copper Basin YMCA and the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce. Most importantly, I’m a proud mom of two boys who attend Skyline Ranch K-8. As a former teacher, parent of FUSD students, and active community member, I’m confident I can provide a well-rounded perspective and fresh voice to the governing board. -- Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

TVCC instructor has book published

E. Michael Young grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a BA in history from California State University in Los Angeles, a masters in history from Cal State, Northridge and a masters in political science from Texas State University in San Marcos. He previously taught history and government at Navarro College, LeTourneau University and Austin Community College. Young loves to travel overseas and across America, has a goal of visiting all 50 states before his son reaches eighteen years of age, and currently has visited 25 states. He enjoys swimming, boating, and fishing with his family. -- Tyler Morning Telegraph - TX

College Choice Releases Its 2016 Rankings for the Best Online Colleges in California

The complete rankings are as follows: Anitoch University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Azusa Pacific Online University, Glendora, CA Biola University, La Mirada, CA Brandman University, Irvine, CA California Baptist University, Riverside, CA California State University-Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA California State University-Chico, Chico, CA California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA California State University-Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA -- KTRE - TX

The Top 100 Degrees Conferred

Diverse Issues in Higher Education compiled a list of the top 100 colleges and universities that confer degrees to minorities. CSUN ranked 30 in Asian-American bachelor's degrees in all disciplines, 7 in Hispanic bachelor's degrees in all disciplines, 13 in total bachelor's degrees awarded minorities, 78 in master's degrees to Asian-Americans, 22 in master's degrees to Hispanics and 67 in master's degrees to minorities in all disciplines. -- Diverse Issues in Higher Education

L.A. Metro Celebrates the 1,500th Student to Receive Universal Transit Pass

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board Chair John Fasana and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were recently joined by other local dignitaries and students from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) in celebrating the 1,500th CSUN college student to receive a Metro U-Pass as part of the agency’s two-year pilot program to make it easier and cheaper for college students to buy transit passes. -- Mass Transit Magazine