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A match made in heaven

This dish takes me back to the week I spent in Northern Italy in 2011. I maximized my relatively short stay by eating five meals per day, many of which included various types of pasta (and gelato). However, one of my all-time favorite meals is spaghetti carbonara– a truly wonderful, and gluttonous pasta dish loaded […]

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Pass the pasta, please!

Spaghetti, lasagna, penne, farfalle, angel hair, fusilli, tortellini, gnocchi– we all have our favorite. There are a million and one ways to enjoy pasta, and Americans love twirling and forking each delicious bite. There are more than 47 common types of pasta, all made in various shapes and sizes to complement specific sauces and applications. […]

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Best Salads in the San Fernando Valley

California Chicken Cafe (18455 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA) Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Affordability: $10+ My first visit to California Chicken Cafe may very well be my last. To sum up CCC’s Signature California Chicken Salad in one word: underwhelming. Although the salad boasts substantial volume and is accompanied by a variety of fresh vegetables, […]

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My Worst Nightmare

Early in my cooking career, I vividly recall the first occasion in which I was required to make a large batch of aioli. For those who have never heard of the term– and those who are unaware of what it is exactly– aioli, is basically a garlic mayonnaise. Aioli is made by emulsifying egg yolks […]

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Origins of the Caesar salad, fit for a king

Despite a name derived from Roman royalty of long ago, this particular salad didn’t make its foray onto the culinary scene until 1924. Indeed, its creator, Caesar Cardini, was of Italian descent, though the salad was nonetheless introduced by way of a restaurant stationed in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. A seasoned chef and budding entrepreneur […]

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Getting dressed up with salads

Today marks the inaugural entry for the Sundial’s new food blog: CSUN-ny Side Up. If your eyes are perpetually bigger than your stomach, you should feel right at home. Check in each week, Monday through Thursday, for the latest and greatest in all things food. Cooking tips, restaurant reviews, fun facts and recipes will be […]

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Heating systems shut down in several buildings due to main pipe leaks

Leaks in the main campus heating hot water pipes have resulted in the shut-down of heating systems within multiple buildings, according to campus Physical Plant Management (PPM). The main heating hot water pipes serves all major campus buildings. As such, the heating systems in University Hall, Sierra Hall, Sierra Tower, Sierra Center, Jerome Richfield Hall […]

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CSUN student passes out in Sierra Hall

CSUN student passes out in Sierra Hall

A male CSUN student was carried away on a stretcher after he passed out on the second floor of Sierra Hall on Monday. Paramedics arrived at the scene at 1 p.m. Northridge Police Officer Ramales said the student was feeling ill and fainted and was being taken to Northridge Hospital.

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LAFD responds to emergency outside of VPAC

LAFD responds to emergency outside of VPAC

A Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firetruck and ambulance were outside Valley Performing Arts Center at approximately 9:40 p.m. in response to an emergency call. A woman, identity unknown, was assisted in the ambulance for 30 minutes before LAFD rushed her to the hospital. Two CSUN Police Officers were on the scene assisting LAFD at […]

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LAPD investigating burglary at apartment complex near campus

LAPD investigating burglary at apartment complex near campus

LAPD is investigating a burglary at the Maravilla apartment complex on Darby Avenue and Dearborn Street at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday night. Officer Oschmann of the Devonshire Division said a tenant was still in their apartment when the suspect broke in. Oschmann said the investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to report as of […]

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CSUN students hit by vehicle near campus

CSUN students hit by vehicle near campus

A man mistaking a turn arrow for a green light struck two CSUN students with his car on the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street Thursday. Collision investigator Kirby, of the Valley Traffic Division, said the man was driving southbound on Zelzah. Kirby said the students may have had on dark clothes, which made […]

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Two pedestrians hit by vehicle near Zelzah and Prairie

Two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle while crossing the intersection of Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street near campus, according to City News Service. Officer Derry of the Valley Traffic Division said officers are investigating the situation and cannot release any further information at this time. Check back for more updates.

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