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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 12-19

Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Autumn Sky” show, 7:30, and “41 Years in Space: Voyager’s Remarkable Journey Continues,” 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Minimum age 8. Tickets $6 for one show; $10 for both. Parking in Lot G4. Adjacent to Citrus Hall on campus, 18111 Nordhoff St. For show, 818-677-5601. For tickets, 818-677-2488. --Los Angeles Daily News

GOP Rep. Steve Knight distances himself from Trump in tight California race

"When you're an incumbent member of Congress and you're under 50 percent, that's never great," Lawrence Becker, a political science professor at California State University-Northridge. "The district has historically been Republican but has been trending demographically toward the Democrats." --Yahoo! Finance

CSUN Professor Discovers Evidence for Ancient American Coastal Migration

An international team of archaeologists, including California State University, Northridge anthropology professor Matthew Des Lauriers, received a grant from National Geographic for efforts in unearthing evidence that dates the arrival of Ancestral Native Americans to at least 13,000 years ago, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.


VOLLEYBALL Big West women: Cal State Northridge at Hawaii, 7 p.m., at Stan Sheriff Center. ILH Division I girls: Second round tournament, elimination match–TBA vs. TBA, time TBA, location TBA. ILH Division II girls: Second round tournament, semifinals–Sacred Hearts vs. Damien, time and location TBA; Mid-Pacific vs. Le Jardin, time and location TBA. --Honolulu Star Advertiser

Governor Brown Appoints 33 Superior Court Judges

Michelle S. Short, 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Short has served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2015. She was a sole practitioner from 2005 to 2015 and served as a staff attorney at the Los Angeles County Department of Child Support Services from 2001 to 2005. Short was an owner and partner at Rousier and Nagel from 1999 to 2001. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Hank Goldberg. Short is a Democrat. --Imperial Valley News

Annual piano festival continues this weekend

Kato was born in Osaka, Japan and immigrated to Los Angles with her family at the age of 14. She graduated from California State University Northridge and then, on scholarship, completed her Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School. She did further studies in Boston with the famed pianist/teacher, Russell Sherman. Ms. Kato is based in New York City.

ICM Partners Promotes Seven Business and Legal Affairs Execs

Olivia Trikilis, also now a senior business affairs manager who will add the television packaging department to her support of the unscripted and talent departments. The CSU Northridge and Southwestern Law grad interned at IM Global and Blumhouse, worked as a law clerk at FX and then joined ICM's TV business affairs department in February 2016 as an assistant to business affairs, scripted packaging head Nicole Riley, to whom she will continue to report. --The Hollywood Reporter