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‘We’re driving straight up the cliff’: Theater is back, but recovery proves perilous

“There’s a foreseeable financial cliff ahead of us. And I think that’s what we’re really concerned about,” says Gustavo Herrera, executive director of Arts for L.A., which advocates for equitable access to the arts throughout the region. Herrera helped produce the survey alongside various artistic leaders including Leticia Rhi Buckley, chief executive of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes; Danny Feldman, producing artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse; and Thor Steingraber, executive and artistic director of the Soraya at Cal State Northridge, with support from the Parsons and Ahmanson foundations. -- Los Angeles Times

artworxLA’s 30TH Anniversary Highlights Arts Education for Youth

The spotlight at this year’s gala was on the many students that the organization has served over the year, with special attention given to Jasmin Guevara, boardmember and alumni representative, and Nayven Alcantar, boardmember and student representative. Guevara is currently finishing her B.A. degree at Cal State University Northridge and will pursue a career as an academic counselor; Alcantar completed a college scholarship with the Otis College of Art and Design and following graduation, has a goal of opening metalworking studios throughout Southern California. -- Los Angeles Sentinel

Banking & Financial Services M&T Bank taps Grace Lee for Eastern Mass. regional president

Lee, who received a bachelor’s degree at California State University of Northridge, earned her law degree at New England Law in Boston. She’s on the boards of the Roxbury Community College Foundation, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, New England Council and others. She’s also an executive member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. -- Boston Business Journal

Poynter’s MediaWise to produce weekly fact checks on NBCLX

Campus Correspondent Gabbie Puzon of California State University-Northridge said, “This partnership with NBCLX will make media literacy accessible to a wider audience. While efforts to combat misinformation have come a long way, there is still much to be done when it comes to making media literacy accessible and easy to understand for the public.” -- Poynter

If you’re suffering from back pain, a foam roller can help ease aches

But the pain you feel in your back could actually be manifesting from other muscles, especially a weak core, explains Suzanne Hawson, an orthopaedic clinical specialist in physical therapy and professor in human biomechanics at California State University, Northridge. “The back is such a trouble area for cyclists because of a combination of muscle tightness and dysfunction in your core muscles, which affect overall posture both on and off the bicycle,” she says. -- SF Gate