The Sundial

Car wash employees clean up

William Gruenberg

June 29, 2007

Classic Car Wash employees will receive back wages of $160,000 for work performed between September 2003 and December 2006 following an investigation by the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour division. "This is not the first Southern California case where we've found pay violations in this indu...

Historic cars soar at Fontana Speedway

David Moll

June 29, 2007

Against the pale blue sky, sunlight filters through the veil-thin fog. The crimson red aluminum awnings over the infield garages glimmer with dew, reflecting the morning light. Over the front straight, the towering bleachers stand empty, their broad swaths of yellow and red bench seats cast blue by...

If time is money, am I a thief?

Doug Weaver

June 29, 2007

As a member of our great, market-driven, consumer society, I realize there are certain messages that will always retain their urgency and obstinacy, one of the most important being: Time is money. This, along with "There is no justice," is one of those lessons that we are expected to have learned o...

Summer kite exhibit flies in Oviatt lobby

Rabeeah Patail

June 29, 2007

A myriad of colored kites hanging from the ceiling under a dimly lit lobby have become the main attraction in the Oviatt Library. The "Art In the Sky" exhibit, which has been on display since June 13, has come back by popular demand since its first viewing last summer. Faculty, staff, students and com...

$1 million grant starts new Upward Bound program

Ronald Montoya

June 29, 2007

With the help of a $1million grant from the federal government, Cal State Northridge will help make college an attainable goal for low-income and first-generation college students. The grant will be issued over the course of four years, to establish a CSUN chapter of the Upward Bound Program, a federal TR...

AS senators fight for new engineering lab

William Gruenberg

June 29, 2007

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has designated a new room for the computer engineering design lab that will now be accessible to all engineering students. Last year, the Department of Academic Resources and Planning was asked to re-allocate space needed for projected growth within th...

Student wins internship in mayor’s office

William Gruenberg

June 29, 2007

This summer, political science major Gabriela Saravia has been working alongside Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's staff on issues including education and public safety as part of the Mayoral Internship Program that began last week. Saravia, 26, is working with a small team under Robin Kramer, the mayor's c...

Sculptures find home at Getty

Jessyca Dewey

June 29, 2007

With the rolling Santa Monica Mountains on one side and the spectacular Los Angeles skyline on the other, the Fran and Ray Stark sculpture collection has at last found its home among the gardens and terraces of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Donated by the legendary late film producer, Ray Stark, and his w...

Real graffiti by gang members or juveniles?

Doug Weaver

June 29, 2007

Bryant Street, the Pacoima Crips, San Fernando: all dangerous street gangs whose sinister monikers are seemingly everywhere defacing the walls, fences and public property on the mean streets of LA, but also more and more within the boundaries of CSUN's campus. "It's probably a bunch of juveniles marking t...

Summer CSUN-al series starts

Rabeeah Patail

June 29, 2007

Cymbidium orchids are sold by the millions each year for occasions like prom night and are extremely popular in flower arrangements. Due to their versatility, they have become a favorite for San Fernando Valley gardeners; they are easy to grow, and they can also flourish under low humidity and can to...

Sunshine Act targets student loan industry

Jessyca Dewey

June 29, 2007

With college costs on the rise and new questionable practices in the student loan industry recently revealed, the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the Higher Education Access Act of 2007 and the Higher Education Amendments of 2007 on June 20. The bill, whi...

County children 31st in preschool enrollment

Julie Johns

June 29, 2007

A report released by the 2007 California County Data Book published data illuminating the disparities in children's well-being from county to county, differences that are often masked by statewide figures. The book, a public resource which provides comprehensive county-level data on children's health, e...

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