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News, Sports, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA To Host Dribble For The Cure Fundraiser Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:22 am

The seventh annual Dribble for the Cure will be held at UCLA Sunday, with the Bruin men's and women's basketball teams helping raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Medical Center Westwood To Hold Mock Ebola Exercise Today

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:51 am

What officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center are calling a "big exercise'' on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms will be held today.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Police Department

Search Underway For Armed Man Who Confronted UCLA Student In Westwood

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:46 am

A search was underway for an armed man who confronted a UCLA student in Westwood early today, but she wasn't hurt.

Sports, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

John Wooden Remembered On What Would Have Been 104th Birthday Today

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:33 am

Steve Alford marked today's 104th anniversary of the birth of John Wooden by having breakfast at the Tarzana restaurant frequented by his late legendary predecessor as UCLA men's basketball coach for the second consecutive year.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Mock Ebola Exercise To Be Held At UCLA Medical Center In Westwood

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:11 am

Staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center plan to hold a "big exercise'' Friday on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms, according to UCLA's medical director of clinical epidemiology and infection prevention.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Health Offers Flu-Shots To Help Residents Stay Healthy

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:31 am

Fall has arrived, which means the kids are back to school, football season is in full swing and the weather should start to cool. It also marks the start of flu season.

Party On The Pier Returns This Sunday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Ucla, Santa Monica, Pier, Non Profits

Party On The Pier Fundraiser Returns To Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:01 am

A fun-filled, charitable event will take place on the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 5 in the form of the 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier as part of a partnership between Mattel and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

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

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

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.

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