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Simi Valley names permanent police chief

Livingstone holds his bachelor's and master's degrees from CSU Northridge. He is currently working on his doctorate at UC San Diego. He is a member of the Simi Valley Police Foundation board of directors, the Rotary Club of Simi Valley and the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley. -- Ventura County Star

Chicago Red Stars announce preseason roster

Jackie Altschuld, out of the University of San Diego, Ashley Gogolin from Wright State, and Cal State Northridge alum Kourtney Kutscher make up the midfielders. -- Vavel

TULYOME TALES: Insanely brave ground squirrels act like tiny ninjas

It’s the squirrels penchant for digging these burrows that cause some humans to look upon them as pest animals, but the burrows actually help to rotate and aerate the soil, and cache seeds (for future plant growth and reforestation after wildfires). “By mixing mineral dirt with organic matter, ground squirrels encourage microbes to grow, speeding up soil production,” says grassland ecologist Paula Schiffman of California State University, Northridge. The squirrels’ abandoned burrows also provide housing for other animals that are unable to excavate burrows for themselves such as Burrowing Owls, California Red-Legged frogs, California Tiger Salamanders (which are fragile animals that spend about 10 months of the year underground)… and oddly enough even Rattlesnakes which often use abandoned squirrel burrows to hibernate in over the winter months. -- Daily Democrat

Spiritual seekers revive polytheism

Because of the close ties between church and government in Greece, today "the practice of Hellenismos is actually illegal," said Sabina Magliocco, a professor of anthropology and folklore at California State University Northridge.n- Laredo Morning Times - TX