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Joe Hicks Took on David Duke

Twenty years ago next month, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke came to California to engage in a high profile debate on Proposition 209, the initiative to close down affirmative action. Joe Hicks, former executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by Martine Luther King, Jr., took up the challenge to debate Duke at Cal State Northridge. Hicks passed away this week at age 75. -- Fox & Hounds

C. Crave: Black Ambassador to Khmer Culture

In 2009, he finished his service and moved to Los Angeles to pick up a degree at California State University at Northridge in business marketing, and pursue his music career “full throttle.” - Cambodia Daily

Restaurant Programs of America Announces Peter M. Enos as Vice President of Sales

Enos brings with him substantial experience in the insurance industry. For 25 years he has provided innovative risk management solutions to clients in a variety of specialties including restaurants, hospitality, health and fitness, construction, real estate and manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Northridge. -- InsuranceNewsNet

New Hire and Promotions at LA Convention Center

Alexa M. Diaz has been hired as Marketing and Community Relations Specialist effective August 1, 2016. She joins the LACC team with over four years of marketing and social media experience within the entertainment industry and a Master of Arts in Communication from California State University, Northridge. In her role as Marketing and Community Involvement Specialist, Alexa will oversee LACC’s marketing initiatives, social media campaigns, press, service projects, and community involvement. -- Exhibit City News

Human trafficking task force arrests 200 in SF Valley since October

The task force also is working with California State University, Northridge professors to study the "built environment" of the area to determine what changes could be made to discourage prostitution. Martinez said she plans to release the findings from the study by Henrik Minassians, an associate professor of urban studies, and sociologist David Lopez. -- KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Joe Hicks dies at 75; prominent black conservative

Friends say the change was also influenced by Hicks’ travels as an advocate of affirmative action. He took on ex-Klansman David Duke in a much publicized debate at Cal State Northridge that ended with protestors nearly inciting a riot. -- Los Angeles Times

The Silent Farewell Tour of Dick Enberg

By 1961, Enberg headed out west, working as an assistant professor and baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State College, now known as Cal State Northridge. He eventually left the academic and coaching life to return to broadcasting, anchoring sports reports and announcing UCLA Bruins basketball, Los Angeles Rams football, and California Angels baseball. It was during his time with the Angels that he coined the phrase, “and the halo shines tonight,” which he would say after every home win. The phrase referenced the large, illuminating halo on the Angels scoreboard that would light up the sky following a win. -- Baseball Essential

VEDC Partners on Great Streets Program

The Great Streets program includes five areas in the San Fernando Valley: Lankershim Boulevard in the North Hollywood Arts District; Reseda Boulevard near the California State University Northridge campus; Sherman Way near the intersection with Reseda Boulevard; Van Nuys Boulevard in the Civic Center area; and Van Nuys Boulevard between the 5 Freeway and San Fernando Road in Tacoma. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal