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California, don’t let your greatest thinker die. Wisdom of philosopher Josiah Royce is needed now more than ever | Zócalo Public Square

If you’re a Californian who doesn’t know the name Josiah Royce, shame on you. And shame on the schools, libraries, and intellectuals who have allowed us to forget the greatest thinker the Golden State ever produced…. In 21st century California, Royce’s intense focus on local community feels very new again — speaking deeply to our obsessions with health, inequality, equity, and politics in the places where we live…. Royce died in 1916, but he is not totally dead. UCLA’s Royce Hall is named for him.

The best hospitals in the U.S., ranked | Business Insider

According to US News it is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties and rated “high performing” in seven adult procedures and conditions. The medical center is also one of the first hospitals designed to keep working during natural disasters such as earthquakes.

U.S. News names nation’s top pediatric hospitals | City News Service

UCLA said U.S. News had recognized “UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital for excellence across all pediatric specialties,” ranking it in the top 20 in three pediatric specialties and among the top 50 in seven others.

Quick work, luck saved Red Sox slugger Ortiz, surgeons say in first interview | Washington Post

“Beyond lucky,” said Lynne McCullough, medical director of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department, who did not work on the case. “It wasn’t his time.”

Rare triple organ transplant performed at UCLA | KCAL-TV

Dr. Abbas Ardehali performed part of Wayne’s rare triple transplant at UCLA, and says cases like Wayne’s highlight the critical need for organ donation.

Generations of mentorship: Conversations with LGBTQ elders | New York Times

Aging is a challenge for any population, but the L.G.B.T.Q. community faces a special set of obstacles. Gay and lesbian elders are less likely to have children who can care for them in older age, according to Ilan H. Meyer, a scholar at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has spent decades studying the impacts of aging on the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

Democrats must figure out how to address Blue America’s housing crisis | Washington Post Opinion

A study published in February by UCLA researchers found that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal of 3.5 million new homes statewide by 2025 cannot be met, because no more than 2.8 million could be built under current zoning laws.

L.A.’s slow buses aren’t just shedding riders, they’re becoming climate liabilities | Los Angeles Times Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Juan Matute) Research by UCLA urban planning professor Michael Manville found that even those who supported raising their sales tax (Measure M) to fund transit were unlikely to support congestion pricing, or even complementary policies like bike lanes.

The speed freak who transformed running | New York Times

The effect is as disarming as Futterman’s subject: Bob Larsen, a visionary coach whose work over the past 50 years changed the course of distance running in this country. Larsen, who started as a high school cross-country coach in the dusty hinterlands of San Diego County, brought together a scrappy, hodgepodge group of fleet-footed male runners known as the Jamul Toads. Throughout his career — including the 21 years he coached at U.C.L.A. before being named the United States distance coach for the 2004 Olympics — Larsen had a knack for spotting talent in the unlikeliest places.

California’s new state budget loaded with big caveats | CALmatters Opinion

“The California economy is slowing down,” Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, wrote in a report this month. “The state is, quite simply, running out of people to be employed.”

Cult comedy ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ turns 15 | Associated Press

“I think the legacy of the movie is how original it is,” said Glenn Williamson, an independent film producer and lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television. “I like to think something else like that would find an audience today, because I do think people respond to that authentic freshness.”

The right to a stable climate is the constitutional question of the 21st Century | The New Yorker Opinion

On the first two parts of standing, the government’s case is weakening by the minute, owing especially to the growing body of attribution science — studies published in peer-reviewed journals that directly link extreme weather events, such as huge hurricanes and raging wildfires, to climate change. “Evidence to meet the standing burden has gotten much stronger,” Ann Carlson, an environmental-law professor at U.C.L.A., told me.

Democrats hammer Trump for openness to foreign campaign intelligence | Fox News

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, for example, has said that any attempt to criminalize mere information sharing between U.S. campaigns and foreign actors could run afoul of the First Amendment. This particular area of law, he has noted, is not particularly well fleshed out by the courts.

Austerity has fueled racial inequality in the UK, says UN expert | The Guardian

[Tendayi] Achiume, a professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles, said a hostile environment “ostensibly created for, and formally restricted to, irregular immigrants is in effect a hostile environment for all racial and ethnic communities and individuals in the United Kingdom.”

The smartphone debate | Axios

We need to be prepared to be technologically blindsided. “But the value of being connected won’t become obsolete,” said John Villasenor, a professor at UCLA. “That means that, for the near-term future, we will still need to have some sort of device with us, even if it looks different and functions differently from what we have today.”

California is up in the air for 2020 Democrats — and so is this politician’s endorsement | McClatchy

“It would be a one- or two-day headline and it could give somebody momentum,” said Zev Yaroslavsky, a longtime member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who is now director of the Los Angeles Initiative at UCLA. In a close race, Yaroslavsky said, that “could make a difference.”

Indie focus | Los Angeles Times

On June 21 and 22, the UCLA Film and Television Archive will feature four films curated by Sandi Tan, director of the recent film “Shirkers,” under the banner “The Young and the Reckless.” It will make for quite a weekend, with one double bill of Leos Carax’s “Pola X” and Tim Hunter’s “River’s Edge” and another double bill with Jonathan Caouette’s “Tarnation” and Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “Goodbye South, Goodbye.” Tan will be there both nights, and Caouette is scheduled to be there with his film.

Trump Administration is trying to use the Scott Warren case to scare activists. It’s not working | Mother Jones

“The severity of the charges was one of the things that really made this case more public,” said UCLA’s Jason De León. “The prosecution is being incredibly aggressive — much more so than we have seen in previous cases. You had folks doing a lot of the same things that Scott Warren and [No More Deaths] were doing getting arrested for littering. Whereas now, rather than just go for this lower charge, they advanced it up to be issues of human trafficking. You hadn’t really seen that before.”

8 things you can do every day to up your odds of living a long, happy life | Business Insider

“Working for a social cause or purpose with others who share your values and are trusted partners puts you in contact with others and helps develop a greater sense of community,” Steve Cole, director of the Social Genomics Core Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles, recently told the National Institutes of Health.

LA leaders say scooter companies must ‘step up and do better’ | Curbed Los Angeles

A UCLA report released earlier this year analyzed 228 scooter-related injuries treated at three emergency rooms over a year-long period between 2017 and 2018.

Biden promises to ‘cure cancer’ if elected. Here’s why that’s laughable. | LiveScience

“Are we going to open the news one day and hear that cancer has been cured? No,” Deanna Attai, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of California Los Angeles, told Live Science. “It’s just not that simple,” she added. This campaign promise is misleading because it suggests that cancer is one disease with one cure, which is not the case, Attai said.

Supplements for brain health are a waste of money, experts say | Healthline

“The problem is that people are often wasting their money on products that may only be offering a temporary placebo effect,” Gary Small, MD, director of the UCLA geriatric psychiatry division and one of the experts consulted for the report, told Healthline. “People often assume that if a product is natural then it is safe. However, dietary supplements may have side effects and may interact with other drugs in a way that decreases or increases the effects of those other medications,” he said.

Southern California museums announce ‘Creature Crawl’ summertime celebration | Santa Ynez Valley News

Caballero says that with support from UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, kids who are in the hospital and unable to travel to the museums, will receive their own package of activities so that they can also participate in the fun.