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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 4-11

The Soraya at California State University, Northridge: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and violinist and music director Joshua Bell, 6:30 p.m. April 4 ($78 and up; www.asmf.org). Location, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800. www.thesoraya.org -- Los Angeles Daily News

*Spectacular Sondheim! A Musical Revue

Details: The voice students of Joshua Wentz present “Spectacular Sondheim” A Musical Revue. Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3:00 pm, at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church. This event is FREE and open to the public! It features students from California State University Northridge, Los Angeles Mission College, Mission Opera, and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church. -- KHTS

Days before Easter, Newsom announces dozens of pardons and commutations

Newsom also granted a posthumous pardon to William Burwell, who helped organize protests as a student at San Fernando Valley State College, now Cal State Northridge, during the Civil Rights Movement. Burwell was arrested in 1969 and convicted of misdemeanor trespass and failure to disperse during a racial justice protest on campus in 1969, according to the governor’s office. -- Los Angeles Times

Newsom Pardons `Bill’ Burwell, 1960s CSUN Activist

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a posthumous pardon for William “Bill” Burwell, an influential student activist on the Cal State Northridge campus in the 1960s and a founding member of the Black Student Union and the Department of Afro-American (now Africana) Studies, CSUN officials said Saturday. -- MyNewsLA

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