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UCLA researchers studying how the Woolsey fire affects plant and animal recovery

Joining Shaffer are UCLA fire ecologist and adjunct professor Jon Keeley, who is also a research scientist with the United States Geological Service; fire ecologist Marti Witter from the National Park Service; and 104 mostly student volunteers from UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Channel Islands, and Santa Monica City College. UCLA is also partnering with Mountain Restoration Trust. The study is funded by a grant from the Faucett Catalyst Fund and Russell and Carol Faucett. -- Yubanet

CSUN baseball team strives for consistency

The CSUN baseball team will look to improve on last season’s 28-30 record and try to maintain a level of consistency after 2018 brought its share of ups and downs. -- Los Angeles Daily News

NCAA men: UCI, Stanford win in five, BYU breaks four-match skid

There are three matches in the Big West, including No. 2 Hawai’i playing host to independent Lincoln Memorial. No. 6 UC Santa Barbara tries to keep things rolling at UC San Diego, and No. 11 CSUN goes out of conference at Cal Lutheran. -- Volleyball Magazine

Cal State Fullerton Wins by 11 at Big Canyon

Seattle was sixth at 305-288-308—901, followed by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 307-294-301—902, host UC Irvine at 304-300-301—905, Cal State Northridge at 302-310-298—910 and Central Arkansas at 311-299-307—917. -- California Golf News

Castaic High School hires two athletic directors

Overdevest has been teaching for 23 years and has also served as a swim and water polo coach. He played baseball and soccer for Granada Hills Charter before swimming for California State, Northridge. -- Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Birmingham Police Department announces new Deputy Chief

Davenport began his career in law enforcement as a police explorer scout and subsequently as an Escort at California State University, Northridge Police Department and began his career as a police officer in 1988 with the Los Angeles Police Department. -- CBS 42 - AL