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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,

The Art of Autism: Growing Up

Tom Iland is a graduate of Cal State Northridge, a Certified Public Accountant, and an autism advocate, presenter and consultant. He has worked with student groups, Regional Center staffs and police departments and can address a range of autism-related topics. Learn more at -- L.A. Parent

Former Anthem Blue Cross President, Mark Morgan Joins Limelight Health’s Board of Directors

Before joining Anthem Blue Cross, Morgan began his career at Health Net, where he had leadership roles across all lines of business to include Large Group, Small Group, and Individual and Family Plans as well as product development, marketing, sales and underwriting. Morgan earned a bachelor's degree in finance from California State University Northridge and a master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University. --

Preview: Westview Wolverines vs. Fallbrook Warriors

To replace Williams up north, Fallbrook brought in football veteran Bob Burt. Burt began his coaching career in 1966 at Pater Noster High in Eagle Rock and has appeared at the collegiate level, serving as an assistant coach at UCLA, Hawaii and Cal State Fullerton before becoming the head coach at Cal State Northridge from 1986-94, earning a 49-46 record. -- KUSI News

Inside a park succeeding at recruiting diverse employees

It’s often said that persistence, the ability to hang in there for as long as it takes, is essential if you want to work in the National Park Service. Solorio was determined enough to take on seven years of seasonal work and internships at various national parks and national forests, while attending Cal State Los Angeles and grad school at Cal State Northridge, hustling two or three jobs at a time to make ends meet. He eventually landed at his present post, leading the Santa Monica (SAMO) Youth Program, which seeks to inspire diverse high-school students to support and steward public lands. -- High Country News

Big Blue Bus Director Appoints Four New Hires

Serving most recently as director of project management and finance for the Exposition Construction Authority, O’Connor helped successfully deliver the $2.5 billion light-rail project on time and under budget. Bringing more than 20 years of finance and project management experience to Big Blue Bus, he will be responsible for financial operations, grant management, budgeting, payroll, procurement, and administrative functions. O’Connor holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and an Accounting degree from California State University, Northridge. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. -- Mass Transit