UCLA In the News June 13, 2018

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

High cost of housing drives up homeless rates, UCLA study finds | Los Angeles Times

“If we can improve the affordability and the availability of the general housing market … I think it will help in reducing the homeless problem,” said William Yu, the UCLA economist who conducted the research. In the study, Yu compared homeless rates and housing costs in all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. The percentage of homeless individuals, compared with total population, was highest in the nation’s capital, followed by Hawaii, New York and California. (Also: San Gabriel Valley Tribune, MyNewsLA)

Cheesecake Factory and contractor found liable in wage theft case | New York Times

But many janitorial workers are paid “way less” than minimum wage, said Victor Narro, project director at the UCLA Labor Center. In California, the state minimum wage is $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. “These industries are for the most part cash industries,” he added, which makes it hard to document wages.

In Poland, ‘narrow window to do justice’ for those robbed by Nazis | New York Times

[UCLA’s] Miriam Tasini and her sister, Alisa Sorkin, were toddlers in 1940 when they were loaded onto cattle cars bound for a gulag in Siberia, just two of the one million Polish citizens, including 200,000 Jews, deported by the Soviets to labor camps.

Metro considers Sepulveda pass rail line | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“It’s really a big deal. It’s a big missing link in the rail connections in L.A. We’ve got a good east-west connections now coming through the Expo line, you’ve got the Orange Line busway through the San Fernando Valley and the Red Line subway connection up there, but this is really a big missing north-south link,” said UCLA’s Ethan Elkind. (Approx. 24:25 mark)

Southern California ERs look for answers to crush of newly insured patients | Los Angeles Daily News

“Unpaid hospital expenses still are passed onto insured patients, to the extent hospitals have negotiating power with private insurers,” said Gerald F. Kominski, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Analyzing the presidential election in Mexico | KABC-TV

“I was actually impressed by the breadth of the proposals of the other candidates and disappointed by the lack of specific proposals of Lopez Obrador,” said UCLA’s Raúl Hinjosa-Ojeda. (Approx. 1:04 mark)

International collaboration studies the predictability of earthquakes | Phys.org

In his focus paper, UCLA emeritus David D. Jackson applied CSEP tests to the 1988 30-year forecast developed by the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities for 16 areas of the San Andreas, Hayward, San Jacinto and Imperial faults. He concluded that only one quake, the magnitude 6 Parkfield earthquake in 2004, is associated with the 1988 forecast.

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