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CSUN professors 'revolt' over academic changes

Faculty leaders at Cal State Northridge say changes ordered over the summer for all 23 CSU campuses are hasty and may do students more harm than good. The orders eliminated non-credit remedial classes and some general education requirements like intermediate algebra.
Early Childhood Development

Big Bird and Elmo want to help kids process trauma

A third of young children in California have experienced traumatic events like physical abuse, neglect, divorce, or the loss of a loved one. The Sesame Workshop created a set of materials aimed at helping kids feel safe and cope with sadness and anxiety. Los Angeles is one of three pilot locations that is rolling the resources out to families and child care providers. 


SoCal, What's Good?

Peking Tavern

What it is:
Peking Tavern is a gastropub located on the basement floor of an old bank building. It’s downtown L.A.’s best basement hideaway.
Why it's cool:
The restaurant serves Authentic Northern Chinese eats such as hand-pulled noodles and fresh-made dumplings throughout their happy hour and late hours. Hand-crafted cocktails are mirrored with Asian flair and supported by a well-respected craft beer list.
You should know:
Happy hour is certainly the best time to visit to take advantage of their drink/food specials. If you dare, Bai Jiu (like sake) with a YanJing chaser is always a solid choice.