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Southern California must plan for 1.3 million new homes in the next decade, Newsom says | Los Angeles Times

While the number is much higher than what the regional agency initially proposed, it’s unclear whether it will be enough to make significant progress toward the governor’s homebuilding goals or to address the region’s broader shortage of available homes, said Paavo Monkkonen, an associate professor of urban planning and public policy at UCLA who has tracked the housing supply discussions. The agency should push most of the new housing toward cities where the demand is highest, such as communities in Westside Los Angeles and similar areas with strong job growth, he said.

Respect the hammock, one of humanity’s greatest creations | Atlas Obscura

“For me, [the hammock] is also a metaphor for Central American migrants in that, like the snail or turtle that carries its home on its back, Central Americans bring our homes with us in our hearts and make a home where we choose to relocate,” says Karina Oliva Alvarado, a Salvadoran lecturer in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles…. Salvadoran hammocks are traditionally woven, says Oliva Alvarado, with a vertical weave technique, in which the hammock-in-progress is strung between two vertical poles.

Elizabeth Warren’s rise started by looking at the bottom | Associated Press

Lynn LoPucki, a professor at the UCLA School of Law who has co-written several legal texts with Warren, says the senator has long been outspoken and blunt. “She doesn’t have a public persona and then say something different in private,” he says.

Best colleges to study architecture in Los Angeles | CEOWorld Magazine

2. University of California-Los Angeles. UCLA Architecture and Urban Design aim at creating not just architects or designers but also thought builders and creative thinkers in the form of leaders, scholars, artists, and educators. Real industrial work and projects under the guidance of live field experts is a bonus for high aspirers.

To humans, a whimpering puppy sounds just as sad as a crying baby | Earth.com

Researchers from Aarhus University in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the University of California, Los Angeles, and King’s College of London found that pet owners’ devotion and emotional attachment has increased sensitivity to specific vocalizations that signal pain or sadness. A whimpering dog has the same effect on pet owners as the sound of a crying baby, the results showed. 

Like previous mass shootings, El Paso and Dayton policy momentum is fading | The Hill Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLAs’ Eileen Decker) The awful effects of mass shootings last years after the news cameras have been switched off and the hashtags have faded into social media’s archives. Families, communities, victim support teams and law enforcement personnel suffer lasting harm. It’s time to recognize this fact as another compelling reason to break the country’s depressing post-shooting pattern of inaction.

Artificial intelligence could diagnose cancer | KCBS-TV

“This is the era of the computer. Computers are now interpreting EKGs, heart rhythms; they’re giving us advice on Pap smears; they’re giving advice on X-rays,” said UCLA’s Joann Elmore.

Study: Hospital readiness key to preventing pediatric deaths | U.S. News & World Report

The study from Marin and fellow researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, UCLA and the University of Utah looked at outcomes for more than 20,400 incidents of critically ill children age 18 or younger receiving emergency care at a total of 426 hospitals in Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York…. Researchers found hospitals that rated highest for pediatric readiness — achieving a score between 88.2 and 99.9 — had an unadjusted mortality rate of 3.4% among critically ill pediatric patients, while the lowest-rated hospitals — with scores between 29.6 and 59.3 points — had an 11.1% mortality rate.

Gen Z: Studies show higher rates of depression | Voice of America

Gen Z had the highest score on the UCLA Loneliness Scale, which has been the standard measurement for studying loneliness since 1978.

President Trump unhappy with auto manufacturers’ fuel-economy deals with California | Marketplace

“These are complex and geopolitical moving parts that I imagine, at least, auto manufacturers are taking into account and trying to figure out, whether to join California,” said UCLA’s Ann Carlson.

How to get rid of those bright red ‘moles,’ according to dermatologists | Reader’s Digest

Whether you want to take the cherry angioma off or not, your derm can check it — and the rest of your body — for signs of cancer…. That’s why it’s also important to visit a dermatologist instead of an aesthetician who isn’t medically trained, adds Ivy Lee, MD, a dermatologist based in Pasadena, California, and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA. Those medical spas can remove the spots but won’t test to confirm they aren’t serious.

How Partnership for LA Schools has impacted 20th Street Elementary | KPCC-FM

“What’s happened in 20th Street is largely the product of the partnership coming in and promoting sustained development of the capacity of educators,” said UCLA’s John Rogers. (Also: LAist)

5 tips dermatologists swear by for healthy, glowing skin | Self

One of the most common and effective antioxidants you’ll find in skin care is vitamin C, which “is a great antioxidant that reverses oxidative damage from sun exposure,” Emily Newsom, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, tells Self, “and there are several nice serums on the market.” Vitamin E is another antioxidant option that’s also a good moisturizer, Dr. Newsom says. “But really any good moisturizer is important to keep your skin healthy and dewy,” she adds.

Scientists use skin’s microbiome to develop health index for children with eczema | Scienmag

To answer this question, the international team which consists of CAS, Procter & Gamble, UCLA and UCSD assessed children with healthy skin and those with Atopic Dermatitis (eczema), the irritating skin condition that causes the skin to turn red and itch.

Child labor protections are lacking in many countries, study finds | Phys.org

“There is no justification for ever allowing children to perform hazardous work,” said Dr. Jody Heymann, senior author of the study, founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center and a distinguished professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “While countries around the world have recognized this, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the laws are in place at a national level to protect all children from these types of jobs.”