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Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies | Los Angeles Times

Several community benefit agreement models were touted in a UCLA study last year. One was a 2001 pact between Staples Center and 30 Los Angeles community groups requiring “living wage” jobs, affordable housing, a public plaza — and annual compliance reports…. “This ‘low road’ approach to economic development contributes to the city’s high level of poverty, keeps the city’s tax base low, and fails to capitalize on civic engagement to improve the quality of life for workers and residents,” the UCLA study asserted.

UCLA launches a 100-year celebration | China Press

The 100th anniversary celebration of the University of California, Los Angeles, was held on the 18th…. On the same day, many prominent celebrities and speakers were invited to the TedxUCLA event at the campus’s iconic Royce Hall. On that night, the exterior walls of the Royce Auditorium featured dynamic lighting and sound performances, highlighting the important figures, years of breakthroughs and important moments from the University of California, Los Angeles’ first 100 years. Gene Block, chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, said: “The University of California, Los Angeles, has achieved tremendous success in the past 100 years, driven by its spirit of innovation and tolerance.” (Translated from Mandarin)

One reason migrant children are dying in government custody: Authorities can’t tell they’re sick | Pacific Standard

Altaf Saadi, a neurologist at the University of California–Los Angeles who has performed evaluations of detained immigrants with Physicians for Human Rights, says that children and other detainees are constantly facing medical harm in detention. “So many individuals are negatively impacted by the conditions of detention on a daily basis,” Saadi says. “But they are not captured in media stories or these headlines.”… “It’s not just mortality, but morbidity,” Saadi says. “Even in a hospital or clinic, we have a lot of other metrics with which we judge the quality of our system other than whether a patient dies. There are so many other things that can harm a patient, and we take those seriously, and we act on them.”

Backlash against cashless stores as more U.S. jurisdictions require businesses to accept bills | Canadian Broadcasting

“We’re already experiencing high record levels of wealth gaps in our nation, in the world, and I think something like a cashless system would contribute to it,” said Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, assistant director of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA…. “A lot of the research that we’ve been doing at our centre has showed that those that are unbanked are ones that are recent immigrants to the U.S., usually from countries where they haven’t been able to trust institutions and financial systems,” De La Cruz-Viesca said. “A lot of times they feel more comfortable using cash as a form of payment for everything from medical bills to rent.”

Horace Mann UCLA Community School offers summer workshop | Variety

In an attempt to close the distance between promising young storytellers and a showbiz career, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has partnered with the Horace Mann UCLA Community School in South L.A. on the “Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story” summer workshop. Twenty Horace Mann students are selected for the 10-day program, taught by UCLA faculty and graduate students, which focuses on finding creative ways to craft each student’s personal story. “It’s almost like a mini-bootcamp for theater, film and television students,” says Christine Shen, director of UCLA’s Community Schools Initiative. “How do you write a compelling story? How does that look in a movie or a TV show or a podcast?” (UCLA’s Andres Cuervo also quoted)

How the humble brick built the world | BBC News

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble,” the first Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, is said to have boasted 2,000 years ago. If he did, he was exaggerating. As UCLA’s Prof Diane Favro and others have argued, although he did build or at least begin a number of new marble buildings, Rome largely remained a city of brick — and is of course no less glorious for it.

High-profile law firm plans to quit sexual assault case targeting Rep. Tony Cardenas | Los Angeles Times

For example, a lawyer would be obligated to pull out if he discovers that his law firm has a conflict of interest and is representing multiple parties in the proceedings, said attorney Neil Wertlieb, who chairs the ethics committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. “Clients deserve to get the undivided loyalty of their lawyer,” said Wertlieb, an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Law.

Elder care homes rake in profits as workers earn a pittance | Associated Press

“It’s a classic tale of human greed,” said Tia Koonse, legal and policy research manager at the UCLA Labor Center. “Their entire business model is predicated on not making payroll. It relies on people being willing to work for 24 hours a day for less than a dollar an hour. Only trafficked people will put up with that.”

Is California’s high-speed rail plan a pipe dream? | Daily Mail (U.K.)

“It absolutely does not make sense,” said Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, an urban planning professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). “Any transit project needs big (urban) centers as origins and destinations, and so to have something like that... all but kills the project.”… Martin Wachs, a UCLA professor emeritus of urban planning, said California should have capitalized on its existing rail network, including that currently dedicated to freight. “What I would have recommended at the time was to improve the service along those routes gradually, building more patronage for rail and making it more politically popular by virtue of having more people and then extending that system until the point where we had genuine high speed rail,” he said.