Posts Tagged ‘Westwood’


UCLA keeps winning games, but not the hearts and minds of bracketologists

February 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

UCLA could be forgiven for thinking this is starting to feel personal. The Bruins are ranked No. 5 in the country. They have beaten national powers Oregon and Kentucky. They have lost only three games, with no bad defeats. And yet their projected NCAA tournament seeding hasn’t budged in recent… Continue reading: latimes.com – /news/local

LA County moves forward on protecting Obamacare

February 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Photo: MyNewsLA.com Photo The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to push back against the threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended strong opposition, telling his colleagues, “The erosion has already begun … it’s not just the loud voices in Congress, […]

Oscar contenders are more diverse, but UCLA report urges Hollywood to address ongoing equity issues

February 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm

VIDEO John Vande Wege/UCLA Bunche Center research has shown that film and TV content that is more diverse tends to deliver a better financial return on investment.   After years of being largely shut out of the Academy Award nominations — a trend that prompted the #OscarsSoWhite […]

Four UCLA faculty members selected for 2017 Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Four exceptional young UCLA professors are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada selected today to receive 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to early-career scientists and scholars who are the “rising stars of the academic community” and who are “transforming their fields and […]

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Isn’t Under the 405 — and It Doesn’t Have State Approval

February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm

The tech world seems to believe Elon Musk is building a tunnel under the 405 freeway to SpaceX. But our requests for records revealed a different tunnel in the works. Continue reading: The Informer

Activist, politician Tom Hayden is remembered at UCLA memorial

February 20, 2017 at 12:37 am

When Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, the senator’s family picked Tom Hayden to be an honorary pallbearer at the funeral because the young antiwar activist embodied “the great hope that my father had in the future of our country,” Robert Kennedy Jr. recalled Sunday night at a memorial for… Continue reading: latimes.com – /news/local

LA council pressure saves Westwood seniors from eviction

February 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Westwood Horizons apartments. Photo via thecarecenters.com Amid pressure from the Los Angeles City Council, the firm that owns a Westwood retirement community seeking to evict its residents during renovations on the building said Friday everyone can stay. The offer comes with a major caveat: that the council’s effort to designate the property a residential hotel […]

75-Foot Tree Topples Onto Westwood Apartment Building Narrowly Missing Female Resident

February 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Please enable Javascript to watch this video A 75-foot tree toppled onto an apartment in Westwood on Friday, narrowly missing a female resident who was lying in bed, officials said. A tree fell on top of an apartment building in Westwood on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: Christine Thang) The large tree crashed through the second-story […]

UCLA Indus Bruins to host first annual UC-Wide South Asian Conference

February 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

More than 100 South Asian students from University of California campuses will come to UCLA this weekend to discuss what it means to be South Asian. UCLA Indus Bruins will host the first annual UC-Wide South Asian Conference in 20 years on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will discuss different facets of South Asian identity, including […]

UCLA Indus Bruins to host first annual UC-Wide South Asian Conference

February 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

More than 100 South Asian students from University of California campuses will come to UCLA this weekend to discuss what it means to be South Asian. UCLA Indus Bruins will host the first annual UC-Wide South Asian Conference in 20 years on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will discuss different facets of South Asian identity, including […]

Getty Museum receives grant for program for high school students

February 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

Photo by John Schreiber. The J. Paul Getty Museum Tuesday received a $250,000 grant from Genesis USA to create an arts program for students at Los Angeles area high schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The program will provide students with access to the arts both in their communities and via […]

Getty Museum receives grant for program for high school students

February 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Photo by John Schreiber. The J. Paul Getty Museum Tuesday received a $250,000 grant from Genesis USA to create an arts program for students at Los Angeles area high schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The program will provide students with access to the arts both in their communities and via […]