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News, Ucla, Santa Monica

New UCLA Students Hit The Streets To Do Good Deeds

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 10:10 am

About 6,500 new UCLA students are hitting the streets of Los Angeles today to do good deeds.

News, Ucla, Education, Westwood, Usc

UCLA Ranks Ahead Of USC In Annual List Of Nation's Best Colleges

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:09 am

U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best colleges released on Tuesday ranked UCLA tied for 23rd and USC tied for 25th.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Facilities Employee Accuses Campus Police Of Racial Profiling

Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:35 am

A 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest by campus police last week is accusing the department of racial profiling and violating his civil rights, it was reported today.

Dr. Hong-Phuc Tran is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Geriatrician: Viewing Cataracts In Sharper Focus

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:14 am

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 or older. However, unlike many other eye diseases, vision loss from cataracts can be treated. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and boasts a high success rate.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Offers Emergency Financial Assistance To Water Main Flood Victims

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:19 am

Employees and students of UCLA as well as others whose vehicles were damaged when a water main break sent about 20 million gallons onto the north side of the school's campus are being offered emergency financial assistance.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Under Investigation Over Handling Of Sexual Abuse Complaints

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 3:06 pm

UCLA was added to a list of colleges and universities under investigation over the handling of sexual abuse complaints, university officials confirmed today, although no specifics were released about what prompted the probe.

Jesus Moreno III.

Sports, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football

UCLA Football Player Homegrown In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:14 am

To Jesus Moreno III, Santa Monica “is a small town within a big city.” And as this football star moves on to UCLA to major in biology with the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon one day, he will remain loyal to this city that has treated him so well.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Promotes Breastfeeding Benefits

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:37 am

“World Breastfeeding Week” is Aug. 1-8 and The BirthPlace at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is acknowledging this occasion by increasing breastfeeding awareness.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Owners To Retrieve Flood Damaged Vehicles From UCLA Today

Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 9:05 am

The owners of vehicles damaged at UCLA parking garages by last week's flood are expected to begin retrieving them today.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Sunset Boulevard Now Reopen At UCLA Following Massive Water Main Rupture

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:04 am

Sunset Boulevard was reopened today, six days after being closed down by a 20-million-gallon flood that resulted from a water main rupture and also inundated parts of the UCLA campus.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

Repaving Begins On Sunset Boulevard Near UCLA; Ruptured Pipe Repair Complete

Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 8:55 am

Repairs are complete and repaving will start today on Sunset Boulevard, where an antiquated cast-iron main ruptured and caused extensive flooding in parts of Westwood last week.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Flooding: Work Nears Completion On Repairs To Busted Water Main

Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 9:08 am

Work is nearing completion on repairs to a busted water main that sent at least 20 million gallons of water surging onto the UCLA campus and the surrounding community Tuesday.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist, Television, Opin

Crumbling Infrastructure Vs Sharknado

Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 8:59 am

Had you been walking around near UCLA last Tuesday, which of the following two things would you have least imagined might happen to you: One, you would find yourself confronting a tornado with man-eating sharks spinning around inside of it. Two, the pavement in the street before you would crack open and a giant geyser of water would shoot out of the hole causing untold damage to the campus of UCLA?

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

Car Retrieval At Flooded UCLA Parking Structure To Start Today

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:14 am

The owners of some of the 900-or-so vehicles that became inaccessible when a water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and parts of UCLA this week were invited to retrieve their rides today.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Sunset Boulevard Near UCLA To Remain Closed Following Ruptured Pipe, Mass Flooding

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:18 am

A stretch of Sunset Boulevard near UCLA will remain closed today as repairs continue to damage caused by the rupture of a 93-year-old 30-inch-diameter water main that sent an estimated 8 million to 10 million gallons cascading down the street and into the campus.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

A Mid-Summer Safety Reminder From UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:01 am

Summer is now in full swing – and a perfect time to remind families to make sure they’re doing all they can to enjoy a summer that’s safe and healthy.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health System's Hospitals Ranked Among Nation's Best

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 12:12 pm

The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014–15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked number five in the country and number one in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Dr. Grace Chen is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Geriatrician Offers Sound Advice On Hearing Loss In Older Adults

Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:47 am

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions affecting older adults. Approximately one-third of the population between ages 65 and 74 has some form of hearing loss and this number increases to 50 percent after age 75.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica To Hold “Sidewalk” CPR Training Today

Posted Jun. 5, 2014, 8:26 am

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is hosting mini-CPR trainings today to teach local residents the simple techniques that can help a friend, neighbor or community member survive a life-threatening cardiac event.

Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging undertaking. To help, UCLA Health, in conjunction with Wise

Health, Seven Days, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health Sponsors Dementia Educational Forum

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am

Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging undertaking. To help, UCLA Health, in conjunction with Wise & Healthy Aging and the C...

The short film 'Matt' releases May 27.

Samohi, Ucla, Santa Monica, Football, Film, Matt Tapia

Samohi’s Matthew Tapia’s Story Of Survival Inspires Film

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

Matt Tapia was born three months premature and, at the time, given a 5 percent chance to survive. His weight at the time of birth: 1.5 pounds.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Obamacare, Healthcare

Report: Only 2 In 5 Community Clinics Ready For Obamacare

Posted May. 22, 2014, 7:55 am

A new study finds that just two in five Los Angeles community health clinics are ready for Obamacare, it was reported on May 22.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health System Honors 5 Physicians

Posted May. 21, 2014, 4:44 pm

UCLA Health System honored five of its doctors with “Exceptional Physician” awards during festivities to celebrate “National Hospital Week,” May 11-17.

UCLA football coach Jim Mora with wife, Shannon Mora. Jim and Shannon Mora started the Count on Me Foundation, which raises money for disadvantaged and at-risk youths. The annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic is to benefit that cause.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Westside, Charity

Stars Line Up for Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic

Posted May. 20, 2014, 5:50 am

The stars lined up to come out and support UCLA football coach Jim Mora Jr. Mora and wife, Shannon Mora, teamed to come up with a non-profit organization called the Count on Me Foundation, which serves and benefits disadvantaged and at-risk youths.

Dr. Wally Ghurabi is medical director of the Nethercutt Emergency Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Physician Offers Tips To Beat The Heat

Posted May. 15, 2014, 5:40 pm

With temperatures soaring to triple-digit territory throughout Southern California and rising well above normal on the Westside, an emergency physician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica urges residents to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses.

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