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New drug offers hope for women with late-stage breast cancer | CBS News

“This type of drug, when added to anti-estrogen therapy, substantially improves outcomes for women who are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer,” said Dr. Sara Hurvitz of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The drug combination had previously been shown to delay disease progression, but a new study from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first to show that it also improves overall survival, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported. “About 20 percent of breast cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 50, and when women are diagnosed with breast cancer when they’re younger, often it’s more advanced,” Dr. Hurvitz said.

For Californians, golden dream depends on where you live and how much you earn | Los Angeles Times

Take the question of whether the next 12 months will produce good or bad economic times in the state. Two regions — the Inland Empire and the San Francisco Bay Area — are mirror opposites of each other. Forty-nine percent of those inland are pessimistic, while on the coast the exact same share are optimistic. That regional split is backed up by new economic data. The UCLA Anderson forecast reported last week that Inland Empire job growth over the past year was less than half of that in the San Francisco region.

Noise can adversely affect human health and quality of life | The Hill

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Jonathan Fielding) But just how much noise reaching our ears causes damage? The National Institute of Health (NIH) maintains that sounds at or below 70 decibels are usually safe, while a few hours of exposure to 85 decibels noises will likely damage your hearing. A 100 decibels noise can damage your hearing after only 14 minutes, while 110 decibels sounds can cause damage after just two minutes and those above 130 decibels can immediately cause harm and actual pain. Sometimes, hearing loss is temporary; but repeated, prolonged episodes can result in permanent reductions.

Americans’ perception of LGBTQ rights under federal law largely incorrect, poll finds | Reuters

In the survey, only 20% of respondents said that LGBTQ people are treated “about the same” in the U.S. military, while 43% percent said they are treated worse. “I think that’s got to be an awareness of the Pentagon and the Trump administration’s decisions to make it impossible for trans people to serve authentically,” said Kerith Conron, a research director at [UCLA’s] Williams Institute.

Pierce Brosnan set for UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television commencement address | Deadline

“We are delighted to welcome Pierce Brosnan, Julie Dash and George Takei as our 2019 Commencement Speaker and the recipients of our UCLA TFT 2019 Distinguished Alumni awards, respectively,” [UCLA’s Teri] Schwartz says. “For Pierce Brosnan, his outstanding work as an actor in so many great films has inspired audiences worldwide. Just as important, Pierce’s tireless dedication as an environmental and social impact activist has informed and galvanized people to action around the globe.”

A little city takes on the big job of building housing and infrastructure | Zócalo Public Square

A UCLA Anderson study ranked La Verne’s future station as no. 2 among all 211 transit stations in L.A. County as a development opportunity. “It was the perfect storm,” said Scherer.

Trump administration says no new talks with California on car rules | CALmatters

To Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of UCLA Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Thursday’s letters were a sign that carmakers can see the writing on the wall. “The auto industry understands it’s likely that California can successfully defend its right to set its own standards,” Horowitz said. The industry, she said, is worried about what will happen if California wins that fight in court and the companies have to meet different sets of standards. The letters expressed concern that an extended legal fight could lead to long-term instability that would be “untenable” for the car business.

What Trump’s threatened Mexico tariffs would mean for California consumers | Bay Area News Group

The effects of a tariff hike also are expected to filter through the state’s manufacturing sector, according to Jerry Nickelsburg, professor of economics and director and senior economist at UCLA’S Anderson School of Management. “California does produce a lot of machinery equipment and components for autos, and that’s highly integrated with Mexico,” Nickelsburg said. “With an increase in tariffs, we could see increases in uncertainty over investments in manufacturing, and that could have an impact on employment.”

2020 candidates are talking about ‘free college.’ Here’s what they’re not telling you | Los Angeles Times

In California, for example, tuition accounts for less than half of the $34,500 annual cost of attending a UC school. The Oakland-based Institute for College Access and Success found that low-income students often spend more at the state’s community colleges than at UC campuses, because in community colleges, they have less access to grants for nontuition expenses. The total out-of-pocket cost of attending UCLA for an economically disadvantaged student is $8,800. The net cost for that same student at Santa Monica College is $15,700, according to the group.

LAUSD’s Measure EE battle was a small fry compared to what’s coming in 2020 | Los Angeles Daily News

UCLA Professor Kirk Stark, who has long studied Prop. 13, said the LAUSD stands to see similar benefits from the ‘split roll’ in the form of a tax hike on property owners. Opposition will come from the “usual suspects” like lobbying groups for business interests, but, Stark added, there is otherwise little room for comparison to the local parcel tax measure that advocates spent millions trying to pass. “I know Measure EE was a big deal for LAUSD, but it was sort of a nuisance tax,” he said. “This will be a much, much bigger statewide measure in November 2020, which is arguably one of the most anticipated presidential elections of the century. All sides will have guns blazing.”

Will a recession fix L.A.’s housing crisis? | Curbed Los Angeles

A new economic forecast from the UCLA Anderson School of Management provides a bleak outlook for California investors and business interests. The state’s economy is slowing down, say the report’s authors, and the likelihood of a national economic decline is on the rise. “There are some different dynamics happening now that are creating a higher probability of a recession,” says Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the Anderson Forecast.

L.A. will get its first heat wave of the year | Curbed Los Angeles

The toastier weather will likely be welcomed by Angelenos amid an unusually chilly spring and in the wake of a rare wet winter. The Bay Area, however, might see record heat, according to UCLA climate scientologist Daniel Swain. On Twitter, he says Southern California “should still be quite warm to hot —just not as likely to be record-breaking.”

Chanel Scurlock is the ninth black trans woman killed this year | Bustle

Black trans women in particular are at an even higher risk. In every year that the Advocate has tracked, the majority of trans murder victims were women of color. This doesn’t match up with the general demographics of trans people, as a 2016 study by UCLA’s Williams Institute found that the majority of people who identify as trans are white.

Sleep can affect your memory even if you sleep too much, a new study says | Bustle

Given how crucial getting good sleep is for, well, basically everything in life, you probably aim to get enough sleep at night. But a new study adds to previous research showing that sleeping too much can be as detrimental as not sleeping enough. Neither extreme is helpful, University of California at Los Angeles researchers say, since sleeping too much or too little can affect your memory in negative ways…. The UCLA study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, is the first to examine if there are causal links between sleep times, dementia and cognitive ability, according to a press release.