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Cal State San Marcos giving free iPads to new students to bridge digital divide

Just eight of the California State University system’s 23 campuses are participating in the new CSUCCESS program, which was created to provide equitable technological access for all. The other seven participating CSU campuses are in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Northridge, Channel Islands, Fresno, Humboldt and Vallejo (the Maritime Academy). -- San Diego Union-Tribune


A natural entrepreneur, Villas staged and promoted large house parties as a teenager while attending Marshall High School. He graduated with a degree in business from CSUN in 2015. While working front of house at a restaurant Downtown, he began formulating his plans for taco supremacy. -- Pasadena Weekly

Danny Bibi, President and CEO of AdMedia, Highlights Some Feedback His Company Has Received About Contextual Targeting Advertising

Danny Bibi is the founder, president, and CEO of AdMedia. A long-time entrepreneur, Danny started his first company, an internet domain aggregator called Global Net 2000 Domain Holdings, with a partner in 1993. Here, he managed a team of 12 designers and developed an algorithm for domain registration and monetization. Danny attended UCLA from 1994 - 1996, completing a certificate program in general business studies with a concentration in real estate. He enrolled in California State University-Northridge from 1996 - 2000, where he studied business law and management, information systems, and international business, ultimately earning a bachelor's degree in business administration. While still attending classes at California State, Danny Bibi founded AdMedia in 1998. -- CRWE World

In State of the University address, a vastly different Cal State from 18 months earlier

He also applauded the start of significant changes happening across the system like Humboldt State University beginning the transition to becoming CSU’s third polytechnic university; CSUCCESS, an initiative to narrow the digital divide by providing Apple products to more than 35,000 new and transfer students; and a new science, technology, engineering and math hub at CSU Northridge to close opportunity gaps, particularly for Latino students. -- EdSource

Metro Expands Ride-Hailing Service to Northwest Valley

The authority, known as Metro, said in a release that the new service zone brings a flexible option for riders wanting to connect to destinations such as California State University – Northridge, Northridge Fashion Center mall and major transit lines including the Orange Line and Metrolink’s regional rail service. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Newsom recall election tests the California dream

Jessica Kim, a history professor at Cal State Northridge, recognizes the subtext. "There is a common trend in California politics of thinking about limited resources especially in terms of what those perceived as being foreign are taking from us," she said. -- Bakersfield Californian

A Concert Tribute To Linda Ronstadt Announced at the Soraya

Tickets for A Concert Tribute to Linda Ronstadt: Aida Cuevas and La Marisoul on Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 pm are $41 to $86 and are available at and by calling 818-677-3000. The Soraya is located at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330. -- Broadway World Los Angeles