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Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Ucla, Police Department

UCLA Starting Defensive Back Ishmael Adams In Custody On Robbery Charge

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 2:32 pm

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.

Superheroes met with children on Tuesday after they descended from the roof down from washing windows at Mattel Children’s Hospital Westwood.

News, Health, Ucla, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Superhero Window Washers Fight Grime At Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:47 am

At the third annual Superhero Day at UCLA, window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Hulk (new this year) will descend from the roof of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to a fifth-floor terrace to entertain and pose for photos with young patients and their families.

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.

News, Health, Ucla

The Other Burn To Prevent This Summer

Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:10 am

This summer, while you are applying sunscreen to prevent sunburns, don’t ignore the symptoms of internal burning that we all occasionally experience and refer to as “heartburn.”

Superheroes met with children on Tuesday after they descended from the roof down from washing windows at Mattel Children’s Hospital Westwood.

News, Health, Ucla

Superhero Window Washers Fight Grime At UCLA

Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:15 am

Usually when one sees white, web-like cables descending the side of a building and there’s a red and blue clad hero at the end of them, they instantly think, “Spider-Man was here.” Well, that’s not entirely off the money.

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

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Physician Offers Tips For Residents To Beat The Heat

Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 9:32 am

With Southland temperatures expected to soar again to triple-digit territory by this weekend and rise 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.

At the dedication ceremony led by the Rev. Karen Schnell, director of spiritual care at UCLA Health, a plaque was unveiled by Richard Azar, executive director of general services at UCLA. The plaque reads: “Lovingly placed by their family and friends, each medallion in this fountain commemorates an individual who gave the gift of life and health to others through organ, eye and tissue donation.”

News, Health, Ucla

UCLA Health Fountain Honors Donors Who, At Time Of Death, Gave Life To Others

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:41 am

Two years ago, Rachel Greenberg of Marina del Rey went out to run a few errands. While she was gone, her husband Glenn suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. He was immediately taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where physicians explained he had suffered the worst kind of brain bleed.

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is located at 1250 16th Street.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health's Santa Monica, Westwood Hospitals Named To Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:17 am

UCLA Health's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's 2015-2016 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. UCLA, which previously ranked No. 5 in the country, tied for No. 3 this year.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Fire Department, Ucla, Westwood

Electrical Fire Breaks Out On UCLA Campus In Engineering Building

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:24 am

A small electrical fire broke out in a building at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering on the UCLA campus in Westwood Saturday, but it was held in check by a fire sprinkler and was out when firefighters arrived, authorities said.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Ucla, Westwood

Police Investigate UCLA Strong-Arm Robbery Of Student

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:08 am

Police at UCLA today were investigating an attempted strong-arm robbery of a student.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Stats For Fall 2015 Semester: 16,027 Prospective Freshman Offered Admission

Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 12:44 pm

UCLA has offered admission to 16,027 prospective freshmen for the fall 2015 semester -- representing 17.3 percent of applicants -- along with 4,905 transfer students, the university announced today.

Latest LADWP news and updates.

News, Ucla, Westwood, Ladwp

Construction Begins On New Water Pipe Near UCLA

Posted Jun. 15, 2015, 9:41 am

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews today will begin installing a 36-inch water pipe at Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue near UCLA to get water to the Westside while a $9 million project gets underway at the reservoir currently serving the area.

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

News, Health, Ucla, Senior, Santa Monica

Getting A Leg Up On Lower-Extremity Swelling

Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:30 am

Do you ever wonder why your socks leave an indentation where the elastic top rests against your skin? Could it be that your socks are too small? What’s more likely is that you have some degree of what doctors call “edema.”

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.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Time To Get Moving; Renew Commitment To Resume New Year's Resolutions

Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:37 am

May is “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,” a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle and perhaps resume any New Year’s resolutions that have fallen by the “waistline.”

Dr. Heather Bennett Schickedanz is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet

Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:35 am

Inspired to do some spring cleaning this April? Don’t forget to take stock of your medicine cabinet while cleaning out your garage or attic. Reviewing your medications with your care team to make sure they are still appropriate is vitally important, especially if you take five or more medications.

News, Ucla, Westwood

Striking Doctors, Dentists To Picket Outside UCLA Campus In Westwood Monday

Posted Apr. 12, 2015, 12:20 pm

Student health centers at five University of California campuses in Southern California will be open Monday, as striking doctors and dentists from San Diego to Santa Barbara plan a midday rally at the UCLA campus during its annual "Bruin Day" open house.

News, Health, Ucla

Doctors At UCLA, UC Irvine Student Health Centers Go On Strike

Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 9:00 am

Doctors at UCLA and UC Irvine student health centers plan to go on strike today and stay off work until Wednesday as part of a labor action by physicians at all 10 University of California campuses.

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

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Columnist

Filtering The Facts On Kidney Health

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:15 am

March is “National Kidney Month,” highlighting the role of our kidneys in maintaining overall health and the importance of keeping them healthy. This month’s column covers kidney health and disease and what can be done to protect these vital organs.

Nico Jesus (to the right of “Jack Kelly” leaning on the wagon) stars in “Newsies”.

Seven Days, Theater, Ucla, Santa Monica, Hollywood

UCLA Grad Nico DeJesus To Star In “Newsies” On Stage At Pantages Theatre

Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 12:08 pm

When “Newsies” opens at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood this Tuesday, March 24, there’s one performer with local roots who’s extra excited for the four-week Los Angeles engagement, as it’s a chance to sing and dance in front of plenty of friends and family.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Courts, Westwood

Another Patient Sues Medical Device Maker Over Superbug At UCLA Medical Center

Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 9:54 am

Another patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients, killing two.

Sports, Ucla, Basketball

UCLA To Open NCAA Tournament Against Southern Methodist

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:26 am

UCLA received the 11th seed in the South Region on Sunday and will begin play in the NCAA basketball tournament against sixth-seeded SMU Thursday in Louisville.

Dr. Roger Lee has been elected chief of staff for 2015 at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

New Chief Of Staff Elected At UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 2, 2015, 10:00 am

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica has a new chief of chief of staff: Dr. Roger Lee, a hospitalist physician who specializes in treating patients who are hospitalized.

News, Health, Ucla

Lawsuit Blames Medical Scope For Spreading Superbug At UCLA Medical Center

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:14 am

The family of a woman who died after undergoing multiple procedures at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with a medical scope blamed for spreading a superbug sued the manufacturer of the device Wednesday.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla

Nearly 200 Patients May Have Been Exposed To Often Deadly "Superbug" Bacteria

Posted Feb. 19, 2015, 8:02 am

Officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center have begun notifying 179 patients that they may have been infected by an often deadly "superbug" bacteria already linked to the deaths of two UCLA patients.

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

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

All About Aging: A Heartfelt Message For February

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:59 am

February is “American Heart Month,” as well as the month we observe “National Wear Red Day” (Feb. 6) to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its prevention.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Ucla, Police Department, Westwood

UCLA Police Investigate Rape At Fraternity House

Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 7:56 am

UCLA police today were investigating report that a woman was raped at a fraternity house over the weekend.

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