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Kai Lawson poses for a photo for the Juneteenth celebration at the Leimert Park Rising event in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Photo Essay: Juneteenth celebrations in Los Angeles

On June 17, President Joe Biden signed into law that Juneteenth will be a federal holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Many Juneteenth celebrations were held throughout...

A map of the 19 cooling centers in Los Angeles County. See interactive map in story.

Cooling centers offered as the San Fernando Valley reopens amid heatwave

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor June 18, 2021

Temperatures reached 109 degrees in Northridge on Tuesday as part of a heatwave that extended through much of the Southwestern U.S. The heatwave has prompted an advisory from the National Weather Service....

Protesters marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to celebrate Juneteenth in Crenshaw, Calif., on June 19, 2020.

As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, weekend celebrations are planned across the region

Mercedes Cannon, Reporter June 18, 2021

A year after the historical summer that followed the death of George Floyd and the unprecedented events that fueled various social justice initiatives, the arrival of this year’s Juneteenth ushers in...

President Erika D. Beck shares with Daily Sundial what she’s learned from the CSUN community after her 100-day listening tour.

President Beck discusses her listening tour and what she’s learned from it

Shannon Carter, Assistant News Editor June 3, 2021

CSUN President Erika D. Beck has spent most of her life earning multiple degrees in psychology, being a research associate in psychopathology and cognitive neuroscience, before becoming an administrator...

Dianah E. Wynter, a cinema and television professor, congratulates the 2020 and 2021 graduates as they drive past her during the CSUN Grad Parade at CSUN in Northridge, Calif., on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

CSUN celebrates graduates with on-campus car parade

Emily Holshouser and Trevor Morgan June 2, 2021

In a ceremony that spanned four days, thousands of students from the 2020-21 and 2019-20 graduating classes celebrated their achievements via a drive-through parade on campus last week. Students, faculty,...

About 500 pairs of shoes were collected at Bee The Hope's shoe drive for the unhoused community on April 24, 2021 in Northridge, Calif.

Community Heroes: Bee The Hope, a student-run nonprofit organization

Trevor Morgan, Assistant News Editor May 20, 2021

This week's community heroes are the members of Bee The Hope, an organization run by students from Granada Hills Charter High School with a practical and pragmatic approach to combating homelessness in...

Quinten's daughter Ashanti Thomas wears a denim jacket that has the phrases

The Quinten Thomas Series

Quinten Thomas was a fourth-year CSUN student studying to become a registered nurse when he died suddenly at the Los Angeles Twin Towers correctional facility on March 9, 2018. The story of Quinten lives...

Quinten's daughter Ashanti Thomas wears a denim jacket that has the phrases

Chapter 2: “Please don’t tell me he’s dead.”

Sloane Bozzi, Contributor May 19, 2021
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man in blue shirt happily poses for photo

Chapter 3: “I will not let them get away with it.”

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor May 19, 2021
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Kristen Hernandez, co-founder of Trail Mothers.

Community Heroes: Kristen Hernandez, co-founder of Trail Mothers

Emily Holshouser, Assistant News Editor May 14, 2021

This week’s community hero is Kristen Hernandez, the co-founder of Trail Mothers, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that helps clean up wild spaces and trails in the San Fernando Valley. Hernandez also...

Protesters hold up a sign advocating

L.A. councilmember listed tackling homelessness crisis as a priority. Activists argue his actions prove otherwise.

Jenna Wilson, Reporter May 13, 2021

Los Angeles Councilmember John Lee, who represents District 12, which includes Northridge, has the lowest number of motions moved in the past year. Activists argue Lee is prioritizing public safety, local...

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