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On the matter of women’s national soccer team and equal pay, it’s complicated | Los Angeles Times Column

“The biggest issue from an equal-pay perspective is complicated because they have a different payment structure than the men do,” said Steven A. Bank, a professor in the UCLA School of Law. “The women negotiated for security. Salary security. The women could still have a claim, but it’s just not so clear to say ‘equal pay.’ What would equal mean?”

Nipsey Hussle was hailed as a peacemaker by the LAPD. He was also their focus in a criminal probe | New York Times

“I think this goes to the complexity of the problem of gangs, gang membership and gang congregating,” said Jorja Leap, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, who works with gang members and often testifies as an expert at gang-related trials. “I think ultimately, Nipsey Hussle did represent a model of antigentrification, keeping the neighborhood in the hands of the neighborhood. But people in those areas all have pasts.” She continued: “Someone can be a hero, someone may also have a past. Neighborhoods can want zealously to have public safety and public gathering places. But for better or worse, that may or may not include gang members.” (Also: Los Angeles Magazine)

‘Yes, in my backyard!’: inside Hollywood’s new embrace of homeless neighbors | The Hollywood Reporter

While many people are homeless due to mental health and substance abuse issues, it’s estimated they account for 30 percent of the unhoused population. Most lose shelter because of a critical lack of housing affordability in the L.A. region: A UCLA and Public Counsel report out in June found that 500,000 eviction proceedings were filed in L.A. County between 2010 and 2018.

Scholars critique White House higher ed policies, 2020 candidates’ proposals | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

“The exciting part is candidates see opportunities because the current administration has been more reactive than proactive when it comes to higher education,” said Dr. Mitchell J. Chang, professor of higher education and organizational change at the University of California, Los Angeles…. “I think this is a good thing that we’re talking about addressing the bigger problem here, which is the wealth gap, and seeing higher education as one way to close that gap,” added Chang. “And this necessarily requires giving more access to more people to improve their chances of finishing. And when they’re finished, they aren’t into debt so deep that it prevents them from making the most of their education.”

This is the help your child really needs to overcome stress in school | Smart Parenting

“A child who had experienced trauma in their life was able to do so much better in school if they said their parent cared about them and that they could talk about things together,” Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles who had written an editorial accompanying the study, also shared…. “There’s a lot of studies to suggest that even relationships with people who are not the parents make a huge difference,” Dr. Dudovitz said, as reported by WebMD. “Just being able to cite that you have a caring adult in your life is associated with a whole host of positive health outcomes.”

Gay man killed, another critically injured, in Grindr meetup | NBC News

“There are people impersonating romantic partners and friends in countries where being gay is illegal, then threatening to out the user,” said Ian Holloway, an assistant professor of social welfare in the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs…. “Parts of the U.S. can be incredibly isolating for LGBTQ people, which is where the apps come in,” Holloway said. “For people living in these areas or in countries where homosexuality is criminalized, apps can be a way to build community.”

Women sexually assault men far more often than you think | Forbes Opinion

Ilan H. Meyer is a Distinguished Senior Scholar for Public Policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law, and Lara Stemple is Director of the UCLA Health and Human Rights Law Project. They looked at the highest quality data available, using reports from the Center for Disease Control and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

A small town decides parking can’t be a bargain anymore | CityLab

A few hundred miles away in Southern California, Old Town Pasadena is the poster child of a downtown corridor that used pricier parking fees to beautify the streets and improve infrastructure. “Urban planners tend to focus on policy goals; people care to see the results,” Donald Shoup, the UCLA urban economist and renowned parking policy expert, told CityLab last year. Nevada City seems to be putting that philosophy into action.

The top 50 U.S. colleges that pay off the most | CNBC

9. University of California, Los Angeles. One of the most selective schools in the University of California school system, the University of California, Los Angeles, is known for its strong athletics department. The most popular majors at UCLA are biology, business economics, political science, psychology and psychobiology. Salary average, early and mid-career: $89,250.

Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal | Los Angeles Times

The IBEW campaign is built around the idea that City Hall and Garcetti in particular are incompetent and failing to live up to their promises, said Zev Yaroslavsky, who heads the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Because the gas plants aren’t mentioned in the ads, “unless you’re on the inside, you don’t really know what this is all about.” “You don’t know that it’s about shutting down fossil-fuel-powered plants in the basin,” said Yaroslavsky, a former L.A. councilman.

We just dodged a constitutional crisis with the census | Washington Post Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Harry Litman) The executive order that President Trump issued on Thursday was a face-saving attempt to repackage a political loss. Much more important, however, it reflects the administration’s stepping back from the brink of a truly historic rejection of the principle that the courts decide the law under our constitutional scheme.

How big cities can avoid power outages | NBC News

“The electric grid in this country and large parts of this country are now about a century old, and we have a grid in this country that has 3,000 separate utilities connected to each other,” said UCLA’s Rajit Gadh…. “We need to invest money to reduce the probability of these [blackouts], and to modernize this grid is going to require a lot of funding.”

ICE raids will continue to instill fear in undocumented families | KCBS-TV

“There are hundreds of thousands of people deported every year, so it is a constant in the lives of people in immigrant communities,” said UCLA’s Steven Wallace.

Nonprofit execs see significant pay gap | Los Angeles Business Journal

“Not only do arts organizations pay better, but so do education and health organizations — they pay significantly more than social services or human service sector jobs,” said Gayle Northrop, a senior faculty adviser with the UCLA Anderson School of Management, who consults on the social impact of nonprofits.

Hot Property: Rocker Lindsey Buckingham takes a bow in Brentwood | Los Angeles Times

“Generally, the summer is when families are more mobile because their kids aren’t in school, so they have more time to move. That leads to more robust sales activity,” said UCLA real estate professor Paul Habibi.

5 things you need to know before making work-related announcements on social media | Forbes

New and big announcements generate a lot of “likes” from your network and create a buzz around your professional brand. That feels good. Researchers at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center found that the reaction to likes on social media may mimic the same chemical rush of winning money or eating chocolate.

Metro’s Orange Line was a hit — but doesn’t guarantee support for another Valley bus plan | Los Angeles Daily News

Juan Matute, director of UCLA’s Institute of Transportation Studies, believes the debate boils down to a larger political struggle. People who oppose such projects typically are more focused on individual concerns, instead of the broader impact for travelers, he said. “The approach that Metro has is a more collectivist forward-thinking approach,” he said.

New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives women more control | Reuters

The new device is “fantastic,” said Dr. Leena Nathan, an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Health in Los Angeles. “I would offer this to my patients and encourage them to give it a try.” A big advantage is that women don’t have to think about it once it’s inserted and they don’t need a doctor to insert it, Nathan said. “And it’s pretty easy to stop. If the woman doesn’t like it she can just pull it out.”

Stroke patients will be getting quicker care in Long Beach | Long Beach Press-Telegram

“So far it’s been a terrific experience,” said Dr. May Nour, medical director of the UCLA Arline and Henry Gluck Stroke Rescue Program. “We’ve identified patients in the field who need a higher level of care procedures, and we’re able to get this treatment to them much sooner than it would take to get to the hospital.”

Persistent HIV DNA in spinal fluid may be associated with cognitive challenges | Scienmag

“The persistence of HIV in sanctuary sites in the human body, even in the presence of long-term therapy, is a challenge to HIV remission and cure that the ACTG is actively working to address,” said ACTG Chair Judith Currier, M.D., MSc, University of California Los Angeles. “Because neurocognitive function can be compromised even in individuals whose HIV is well treated, it is very important that we understand HIV persistence in the CNS so that we can develop strategies to treat it. This study provides preliminary insights into these challenges.”