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Seniors facing eviction fear homelessness and isolation as California’s housing crisis rolls on | Los Angeles Times

A possible relief valve — subsidized senior housing and Section 8 federal vouchers — is in short supply, forcing people to tough it out in the open market. “On a fixed income, there is just no way you can keep up with changing market rates,” said Steven Wallace, associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Socially anxious people are taking MDMA and other psychedelics to cope | Vice

“I don’t see where people learn a whole lot about themselves or improve their capacity to function when they’re intoxicated with alcohol,” said Charles Grob, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA and co-author on Danforth’s paper. “On the other hand with MDMA within a therapeutic context, it’s a learning experience and it’s a guided learning experience and the individuals learn something about themselves.”

Has the G-7 outlived its usefulness? | The Hill Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Lee Ohanian) The recent surge in populism that is affecting all of these countries is making it difficult for political leaders to govern, and international economic policy coordination now takes a far back seat to domestic issues. The G-7 is not what it used to be, and likely will never achieve the prominence that it had when these countries shared the important goal of advancing world freedom and democracy.

‘Behind the Screen’ illuminates the invisible, indispensable content moderation industry | TechCrunch

In her new book “Behind the Screen,” UCLA’s Sarah Roberts illuminates the history of this scrupulously hidden workforce and the many forms the job takes…. Roberts, an assistant professor of information studies at UCLA, has been looking into this industry for the better part of a decade, and this book is the culmination of her efforts to document it. While it is not the final word on the topic — no academic would suggest their work was — it is an eye-opening account, engagingly written and not at all the tour of horrors you may reasonably expect it to be.

Paying studios to make movies politicians like isn’t a ‘California value’ | Los Angeles Times Opinion

Here’s what UCLA law professor and 1st Amendment expert Eugene Volokh had to say when I emailed him about the bill: “Denying a grant or other benefit (including a tax credit) to a person or group based on its ideology is a clear 1st Amendment violation: The Court reaffirmed that just in 2013, in U.S. Agency for International Development vs. Alliance for Open Society International, when it struck down a policy that denied HIV-prevention grants to any organization ‘that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.’”

Are scooters too dangerous for LA’s streets? | Curbed Los Angeles

In a study released earlier this year, UCLA researchers found that from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018, almost 250 people visited two Westside emergency rooms with scooter-related injuries. Of these, nearly 92 percent were riders and just over 8 percent were non-riders struck by a scooter…. That’s backed up by data in the UCLA report indicating that 80 percent of injuries occurred when riders simply fell off their scooters.

Local window washers become superheroes at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital | KABC-TV

The folks at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital had a dilemma. The kids needed to have their day brightened and the hospital had dirty windows! So Spider-Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman and The Hulk came to the rescue. Not only were they suspended several stories up and armed with squeegees, they were also tasked with bringing smiles to the pediatric patients.

Low nurse and support staffing tied to higher inpatient mortality | HealthDay

Jack Needleman, Ph.D., from the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the association of inpatient mortality with patients’ cumulative exposure to shifts with low registered nurse (RN) staffing, low nursing support staffing, and high patient turnover.

New technology could make fracking cheaper, easier on environment | Scienmag

Now, University of Kansas researchers have earned a $3.5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy in partnership with the Houston-based E&P company EOG Resources and in collaboration with the University of California-Los Angeles to develop a new technology that could make hydraulic fracturing less costly for energy producers and at the same time less impactful on the environment.