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California residents fleeing to Nevada and Arizona as high taxes, home prices force them out | Fox News
While out-migration is a concern for California, Stuart Gabriel, the director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for real estate at the University of California Los Angeles said the state will remain a powerhouse in the U.S and abroad…. “California is the fifth-largest economy in the world. It will continue to be a global powerhouse, continue to attract new migrants from abroad, domestic and U.S. — but yes, one of the artifacts of that is high housing costs and also a state that taxes itself highly,” he said. “So, people will enter, people will leave — none of that’s going to change. California will continue to be successful as well as continue to be burdened by some very significant affordability and other challenges.”
From farmworkers to physicians: Twin Mexican immigrant brothers just graduated from medical school | The 74
Dr. Octavio (Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Omar (UCLA Medical School) received their M.D.s just one day apart. As CBS News reported, their academic success was a testament to the perseverance and work ethic of their parents — especially their mother, Maria, who introduced her sons to the library and emphasized the importance of education.
Remembering Mark Kleiman | Mother Jones Column
To most of the world, Mark was a brilliant criminology scholar with a particular expertise in drug policy. To me, he was a friend and fellow blogger who just happened to also be a brilliant criminology scholar. Mark began blogging back in 2002, the same as me, and since he taught at UCLA I saw him pretty regularly at get-togethers of one kind or another.
The delay “most likely won’t have an adverse effect due to available vaccines from other manufacturers,” said Dr. James Cherry, a professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He said it’s only bad if there’s some sort of shift in the virus. In that case, the vaccine may not be good anyway.
Trump is challenging what it means to be American, and naturalized citizens are unsettled | Los Angeles Times
With all of Trump’s policies taken together, “what the administration is doing now is not exactly subtle, but it’s a way to use the concept of citizenship and naturalization for racial exclusion,” said Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at UCLA and a naturalized citizen who was born in Japan. “All of that is pandering to a time when immigrant and citizenship rules were more discriminatory.”
Water bounty may await India’s Moon-bound mission | Economic Times
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles in the US, describe their study of similarities between craters on Mercury and those on the Moon. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, they report evidence for thick ice deposits inside permanently shadowed simple craters on Moon. “We measured the depth/diameter ratio of approximately 2,000 simple craters near the north pole of Mercury using Mercury Laser Altimeter data. We find that these craters become distinctly shallower at higher latitudes, where ice is known to have accumulated on their floors,” researchers wrote in the paper.”
The threatened frogs of Santa Monica Mountains always had it hard. The Woolsey Fire made it worse | Los Angeles Times
[Katy] Delaney, a cheerful, hands-on ecologist with a doctorate from UCLA, joined the National Park Service in 2010 and was soon put in charge of reintroducing the frogs. Growing up in Romeo, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, she used to watch Jacques Cousteau documentaries on television with her father. At 11, she moved with her family to San Diego and initially decided to study marine biology. At UCLA, she spent much of her time studying birds. When the Park Service hired her nine years ago, she did not know she would be assigned to work with red-legged frogs, but she jumped at the chance…. Sarah Wenner, a herpetologist pursuing her master’s at UCLA, began to work with Delaney as a volunteer intern in 2017. Later, she was hired by the Park Service as a biological technician.
Trump may wish Guatemala were a safe place for asylum applicants to wait, but it’s not | Los Angeles Times Opinion
(Commentary co-written by UCLA’s Cecilia Menjívar) Trying to wish Guatemala into a place where endangered families can safely seek asylum denies an essential reality: A country that cannot guarantee safety to its own citizens cannot guarantee it for others seeking protection. And a country that can offer safety to those fleeing persecution at home, must not shirk its responsibility to do so.
The Democratic Party is actually three parties | New York Times Opinion
“In the 1950s, the median Democratic primary voter was indistinguishable from the median voter in the public as a whole,” Seth J. Hill and Chris Tausanovitch, of the University of California-San Diego and U.C.L.A., wrote in their July 2018 paper “Southern realignment, party sorting, and the polarization of American primary electorates, 1958–2012.”
Building a Metro transit line through the Sepulveda Pass could cost $13 billion | Los Angeles Times
The Sepulveda line’s travel times and very high ridership estimates would make a strong case for state and federal grant funding, said Juan Matute, deputy director of UCLA’s Institute for Transportation Studies. The project will improve travel times for commuters and will connect the jobs-rich Westside to neighborhoods in the Valley where housing is more affordable, he said.
Having a paying job may help fend off Alzheimer’s disease in women | Tribune News Service
A new study has shed light on a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in women: not having a job. Dr. Elizabeth R. Mayeda, assistant professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, conducted a study on later-life cognitive health in women and found that working women showed a slower decrease in memory than their non-working counterparts.
Meanwhile, non-driving seniors in Los Angeles made fewer trips outside the home and endured long, uncomfortable rides on public transit or risked potentially hazardous walks on busy streets, according to a joint study by UCLA and USC supported by AARP in 2018.
‘The Killing Floor,’ an unsung Chicago labor story, returns in a 4k digital edition | Chicago Tribune
After decades of scarce availability outside the realm of VHS tapes and an unauthorized, cruddy-looking YouTube copy, “The Killing Floor” has been given the 4k digital treatment. The UCLA Film & Television Archives worked from 16 millimeter elements to create the restored edition. It has recently been acquired for DVD, Blu-ray, streaming and limited theatrical distribution by Film Movement.
New home permits are down in California | McClatchy
The University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School of Management predicted in March that the California housing market would continue to grow more slowly through 2019 and 2020. “With our national forecast for slowing economic growth, continued discussion on when the next recession will be, and the Fed indicating that the peak of the interest rate cycle could be near, we now expect weaker housing markets into 2020,” wrote Director Jerry Nickelsburg. “As a consequence, our forecast for housing starts in 2019 and 2020 has been revised downward, with a recovery in building beginning in 2021.”
Presence of hoarding symptoms does not negatively impact CBT response in youth with OCD | Science Daily
“While evidence in adults suggests that hoarding can be debilitating and interfere with a patient’s ability to benefit from CBT, we found that the presence of hoarding symptoms does not interfere with treatment response to CBT for pediatric OCD,” said lead author Michelle Rozenman, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Denver, CO, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results | ScienceDaily
Humans carry trillions of bacteria, many of which are essential for health — aiding in food digestion, for example. But other bacteria are linked to inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and even Parkinson’s disease. “So the idea behind this is to identify which bacteria is the good guy and which is the bad guy,” said Dr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, the Paul I. Terasaki Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the study’s senior author.