UP & COMING.``Reach for the Stars'' conference for writers of all genres by the Alameda Writers Group, will feature as speakers: Ray Bradbury Noun 1. Ray Bradbury - United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
Bradbury, Ray Douglas Bradbury (``Martian Chronicles'' and ``Fahrenheit 451''); Linda Seger (``How to Make a Good Script Great'') and Viki King (``How to Make a Movie in 21 Days''); panel discussions, agents, writers, producers, motivational speakers and a networking lunch, 9 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, Warner Center Hilton, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. Cost: $35 for AWG (American Wiring Gauge) A U.S. measurement standard of the diameter of non-ferrous wire, which includes copper and aluminum. In general, the thicker the wire, the greater the current-carrying capacity and the longer the distance it can span. members; $75 nonmembers. Hotline: (818) 715-6602.
``Computer Graphics I: Introduction to Electronic Design'' course is offered by California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an Extension, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Cost: $225. For details and to register, call (818) 677-2786.
National Portfolio Day at CalArts will offer high school students and their parents the opportunity to learn about educational programs and careers in art by speaking to faculty and staff from 33 member art institutions of the National Portfolio Day Association. Representatives will look at students' artwork, offer guidance in portfolio preparation and information about the programs of study and financial aid opportunities available, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, CalArts' Main Gallery, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. For more information, call (805) 255-1050 or (805) 292-2787.
``Professional Selling Skills,'' a workshop for entrepreneurs and others, will include the role of marketing, the sales cycle, features and benefits selling, objections, prospecting, buyer behavior and closing, 7 to 10 p.m. four Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 22, Granada Hills High School Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills High School) is a public, charter, co-educational, secondary school consisting of students in grades 9-12. The school colors are green, black, and white. . Cost: $69. For details and enrollment, call Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Mission College is a two-year community college located in Sylmar, California neighborhood of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, United States. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District. at (818) 364-7387.
``A Beginner's Guide to Getting Published'' seminar offers to guide participants through the steps necessary to make it to, then past, the editor's desk and more, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, Hoover High School Hoover High School may refer to any of the following:
``Professional 3-D Graphic Design and Animation with Silicon Graphics and Animation Software'' workshop, presented by Los Angeles Mission College for filmmakers, computer experts or graphic artists - under the direction of producer-director- editor Mark Borchetta - will teach how to create complex graphic environments and populate To plug in chips or components into a printed circuit board. A fully populated board is one that contains all the devices it can hold. them with animated images and creatures and much more, beginning Oct. 23. Fee: $599. For details, call (818) 364-7774.