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Datebook: Towers of clay, the L.A. landscape reconsidered, dance at the Getty Villa

“Karla Klarin: Subdividing the LAndscape,” at CSUN Art Galleries. The San Fernando Valley-raised artist examines some of our city’s more quotidian landscapes in a series of painted works that take sprawl and the suburban as points of inspiration. But don’t expect the cookie cutter: Klarin’s works have a way of capturing grit. Opens Monday and runs through Oct. 8. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; an artist talk will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, csun.edu. -- Los Angeles Times

Valley home prices hit highest level in 9 years

That’s according to July market reports from the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors and the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at Cal State University, Northridge. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Cal State University looks to boost 4-year graduation rates

Among local CSUs, the Dominguez Hills, Long Beach and Northridge campuses have also joined a new initiative called Re-imagining the First Year of College. That’s an American Association of State Colleges and Universities project involving 44 schools that is more narrowly focused on helping new students connect to campus life and push forward into their second year of school. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Vietnam-US Friendship Concert in HCM City

The band’s members teach at the California Institute of Arts, Pomona College, and the California State University in Northridge and in Long Beach, the US. -- Nhan Dan - Vietnam

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Dove Takes On Sexism & Self-Esteem, Aerie Champions Body Positivity

Researchers from the California State University of Northridge conducted a study in 2015 and found “the more time people spend on social media, the more depressed they become when comparing their lives to others. By constantly referencing the pictorial perfection that is portrayed through social media accounts, it makes people feel bad about their own lives for not seeming as exciting and perfect,” writes Jamie Perez at the Sundial CSUN school news site. -- GirlTalkHQ

Cal State University looks to boost 4-year graduation rates

Among local CSUs, the Dominguez Hills, Long Beach and Northridge campuses have also joined a new initiative called Re-imagining the First Year of College. That’s an American Association of State Colleges and Universities project involving 44 schools that is more narrowly focused on helping new students connect to campus life and push forward into their second year of school. -- Long Beach Press-Telegram

New B.I.G. Enterrprises booth designed for schools; Cal State Northridge among first buyers

California State University - Northridge, located in Southern California, required two different styles of prefabricated solutions, one for information and parking, another for ticket sales. Not wanting to compromise style, the University turned to B.I.G to design two booths that would blend with the surrounding architecture while providing a protective working environment for its staff. -- Government Security News

Karla Klarin: CSU Northridge Art Gallery, Northridge, California

Frank Lloyd Wright is credited with saying: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Wright was addressing the city’s strongest characteristic, its ability to absorb all trends, styles, traditions, and influences. The growth of L.A. from a Mexican pueblo to a major metropolitan center defies a simple description. Yet L.A. is now the most diverse city in the nation, an astonishing feat for a city that is often reduced to a stereotypical image of the Hollywood sign. Karla Klarin grew up in the San Fernando Valley and decided to remain in Los Angeles after short stints in San Francisco and Italy. The absence of a center and the many banal aspects of L.A. not only inspired her, but she thrived off this and found it to be encouraging as a young artist. This is an enthusiasm that has carried her for close to four decades, and is now the subject of a career survey. -- Visual Art Source

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