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Two SCV Residents Reappointed To State Board Positions

Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from California State University, Northridge. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Jones is a Republican. -- KHTS

California’s 27th Congressional seat may be decisive for a House majority

The Antelope Valley region has historically been conservative but has become less so in recent years as more families—particularly Black and Latino families—moved to the area in pursuit of cheaper housing, said Lawrence Becker, professor of political science at Cal State University Northridge. -- People's World

CSUN Adds Nate Fripp to Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—CSUN head women's basketball coach Angie Ned has announced the hiring of Nate Fripp as an assistant coach to the Matadors in the 2024-25 season. "Nate is an experienced coach and recruiter throughout the west coast" said Ned. -- BVM Sports

Albert Lapides OBITUARY

ALBERT MORRIS LAPIDES Born in Los Angeles on December 25, 1927. The second child and only son of Joseph A. and Sara Lapides, he grew up in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. After graduating Fairfax High, he entered U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1949 with a B.S.M.E. degree. At Cal, Al was a member of the riflery team and was a coxswain for crew. He joined the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, become president in his senior year. As all students at the time, he was member of the ROTC, and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps upon graduation, then transferring to the US Air Force in 1950, serving at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. After leaving the Air Force in 1954, Al spent the next 17 years in the defense industry. During his time at Marquardt and Litton Industries, he went back to school and earned his MS in Management Science from San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN). In 1971 he became an Executive Search Consultant. One year later he co-founded Replacement Parts Industries, Inc., providing replacement parts for medical and dental equipment. In 1956, a friend from high school introduced Al to his wife-to-be. It took only seven dates in eight weeks for him to pop the question (and get a positive answer). Three months later they were married. Al was active at Temple Ramat Zion (TRZ), CSUN and with the Northridge Hospital Foundation. At TRZ he served on numerous committees, including youth group advisor. At CSUN he served on the President’s Club and the CSUN Foundation, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Northridge Hospital Foundation. He also served as a mentor to MBA students at UCLA. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Hart District Names New Assistant Superintendent, New Principal

He is deeply committed to fostering an environment that nurtures the academic, social, cultural, and emotional growth of students. Mr. Barrios has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree from California State University Northridge in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. -- KHTS

LA500 2024: Erika D. Beck

Beck assumed the presidency of California State University – Northridge in January 2021. In the role she oversees more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff. Under her leadership the school has spearheaded an equity-centered strategic plan, kicked off the Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub and received the Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education for leadership, practice and success in serving Latinx students. Beck has a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, a master’s from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She is a board member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Committee’s Board of Governors. -- Los Angeles Business Journal