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Sanders plan renews debate over charter schools | New York Times
“I am actually one of the people who thought Bernie Sanders really missed the boat on dealing with issues of race in his campaign last time,” said Gary Orfield, a leading researcher on segregation and professor of education at UCLA. “But this is a very forward looking plan and a dramatic break.”
How the Great Recession shaped careers | Wall Street Journal
Workers entering the labor force when unemployment is high often can’t find the jobs they want, “so they make tough choices in order to make ends meet, often ending up at low-paying or smaller employers,” said Till von Wachter, an economist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “They recover by moving up to better employers, but it takes time to find the better firm or better fit.”
Californians adopt solar power in advance of planned blackouts | Washington Post
The cost of solar and energy storage has dropped in the past decade, making it an attractive option to some. But JR DeShazo, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Los Angeles, said it can be up to two or three times more expensive to invest in rooftop solar and battery storage as it is to be a typical utility customer. For example, he suggested an average $150 a month utility cost can increase to $300 or $400 a month to pay for solar and battery costs for a typical small family.
California’s key issues could help define 2020 election | Los Angeles Times
Today, immigrants account for more than a third of the state’s civilian, non-government workforce; more than two-thirds of its agricultural workers; four-fifths of its housekeepers and nine-tenths of its sewing-machine operators. “It is not a theoretical issue in this state,” said Victor Narro, a professor in the labor and workplace studies program at UCLA. “It is a real social and cultural issue that goes to the heart of what the state is — and what the country will be.’’
“We determined based on extensive analysis of the law and the way that the law had been applied under employment discrimination laws and education discrimination laws that sex discrimination included not just discrimination against women and men, but also discrimination based on sex stereotyping and gender identity,” says [Jocelyn] Samuels, who is now director of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. (Also: The Atlantic)
“It is possible that the drug someone is using may even cause symptoms they wouldn’t expect to be due to the drug,” said Colin L. Robinson, assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (who is not involved in psychedelics research, so remains relatively unbiased). “I have seen times where patients undergo elaborate evaluations, and it turns out their symptoms are attributable to a drug they have been using all along.”
Analyzing the governor’s homelessness strategy | KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”
“I admire [Governor Newsom] trying to tackle these difficult problems. The problem of homelessness — I think we need to address that. We are a long way away from dealing with homelessness,” said UCLA’s Paul Ong. “Certainly the lack of affordable housing is one factor. It’s not the only factor…. I think SB 50 is a move forward.” (Approximately 40:12 mark)
“Builders are sometimes engaged in what’s called speculative construction,” said UCLA’s Stuart Gabriel. “Not all builders. Certain builders wait for new orders before they build, but others are seeking to address the ongoing shortage of housing in this state and are engaged in speculative construction.”
Domestic worker becomes national worker rights leader | Houston Chronicle
These workers — nannies, home care aides, house cleaners — have historically been left out of labor protections, said Saba Waheed, research director at the UCLA Labor Center in California. National labor laws that came about in the 1930s and 1940s excluded domestic workers because most of those workers at the time were African-American women doing what society called “women’s work,” Waheed said.
Musk’s Boring Co. is coming to Las Vegas | Bloomberg
“Everybody’s going to learn whether they can complete a project,” said Juan Matute, deputy director of the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It provides a model for other agencies to look at,” and possibly replicate down the line.
UCLA’s botanical garden is bursting with blooms | Los Angeles Daily News
If you are familiar with this Pittosporum species and pay a visit to the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden on the campus of UCLA in the coming days, you will immediately understand what I am talking about…. Speaking of variegation, the Mindanao gum (Eucalyptus deglupta), named for its habitat on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, is a must-see plant at the Mildred Mathias Garden. It is also known as rainbow eucalyptus on account of its kaleidoscopic bark that is streaked in magenta, orange, blue, gold, gray, and olive green.
Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment for stroke | Medical Xpress
Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, was the co-principal investigator of the study, which was conducted at 73 medical centers in 18 countries. “We believe this represents the advent of an entirely new treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke,” said Saver.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Macbeth’ directed by UCLA professor | Broadway World
Inspired by the powers of human psychology and character attributes shared by all contemporary society, including how we respond to acquiring power, this intriguing and ritualistic take on Shakespeare’s evocative tragedy [Macbeth] is directed by José Luis Valenzuela. “It’s a great love story, the greatest love story ever, I believe,” says Valenzuela.… [who] is also a theatre and film director and tenured professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.