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Pleasanton Weekly recommends Arkin, Hintzke, Ruegsegger for school board

Arkin holds a bachelor's degree in health science from Cal State Northridge and a master's degree in business administration from California Lutheran University. She was chosen by fellow board members to serve as board president in 2011 and 2015. She serves on the Special Education Local Plan Area board and the city of Pleasanton Liaison Committee, and she is a delegate for the California School Board Association. She and her husband Brian have three children including Chris, who works in the tech industry; Angela, a college senior; and Nick, a junior at Amador Valley High School. -- Pleasanton Weekly

Six compete to lead Foothill-De Anza district

Laura Casas Age: 55 Education: bachelor's degree, political science, California State University, Northridge; law degree, Santa Clara University, School of Law -- Mountain View Voice

Santa Monica: Linoleum Block Printed Cards with Zeina Baltagi

Zeina Baltagi is a California State University, Northridge graduate with a B.A. in printmaking. Upon graduation, she co-founded the Valley Print Studio in Woodland Hills. She currently teaches classes at Los Angeles Music and Art School. Baltagi manages a Printmaking Lab and unique workshops at the Camera Obscura and teaches art workshops throughout Los Angeles. She has exhibited at various galleries and academic institutions around Southern California. -- Best Events

California State University Northridge selected for the 2016 Climate Leadership Award

HACU and ecoAmerica’s Solution Generation program recognized California State University Northridge at the Associations’ 30th Annual Conference for its leadership in promoting awareness of climate change and sustainability with the presentation of the 2016 Climate Leadership Award. -- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Briefs: Fundraisers, festivals abound in county

The event to benefit Agoura High's music program will include live music, food trucks, a silent auction, local artisans, vendors featuring their products and businesses, and arts and crafts for the kids. Performers will include CSU Northridge's Jazz "A" Band, the Equinox Jazz Ensemble and the Conejo Valley Community Jazz Band, along with groups from the Agoura High music program. -- Ventura County Star

Teacher rises to top of the pack

Simi Valley-born Reese grew up in Huntington Beach and moved back to Simi as a teen, attending Royal High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree and multiple-subject credential at Cal State Northridge. -- Simi Valley Acorn

Animator behind Woody Woodpecker has legacy of philanthropy

“He had never been much of a philanthropist,” said Landry, whom Lantz appointed to guide him on charitable donations. Eventually the foundation would go on to make donations for the establishment of animation labs at Cal Arts Valencia, Cal State Northridge and UCLA, which possesses Lantz’s archives. -- Camarillo Acorn