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Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat California’s housing crisis | Associated Press

“It’s a recognition that the San Francisco Bay Area is in a major housing crisis,” said David Shulman, a senior economist with the Anderson Forecast at the University of California, Los Angeles. Shulman said it’s a good step but might not make much difference if it’s just creating “cheap financing” for development and down payment relief for people who earn enough to be able to buy a home in the expensive region.

Will doing away with parking minimums be good for DTLA?  | Los Angeles Magazine

There’s a cost consequence to the minimums as well: building parking is expensive. In a 2014 publication, UCLA parking expert Donald Shoup investigated how cities’ minimum parking requirements impact the price of construction. He found that it costs an average of $27,000 to build an aboveground parking space in Los Angeles, and $35,000 for an underground space. Construction of all kinds has only become more expensive since then.

Light-loving polymer acts like a sunflower | Cosmos

Xiaoshi Qian, Yusen Zhao and Yousif Alsaid, from the University of California Los Angeles, and their colleagues used a photo-responsive nanomaterial that efficiently absorbs light and transforms it into heat, combining it with a thermo-responsive polymer that contracts when heated. (Also: New Scientist)

Health care is on the ballot in state elections | Vox

The stakes are very real. A recent study from four researchers — University of Michigan economist Sarah Miller; University of California, Los Angeles public health scholar Laura Wherry; National Institutes of Health’s Sean Altekruse; and Norman Johnson with the US Census Bureau — estimates that failure to expand Medicaid leads to about 15,600 extra deaths per year just among people ages 55-64.

Kidney swaps are revolutionizing a broken organ-donation system in the U.S. | Time Commentary

“Not only does this remove an important disincentive to living kidney donation, but it is the right thing to do for the generous people who are donating a kidney to a stranger. Donors can now donate a kidney and still provide security for their loved ones should they need a kidney transplant in the future,” says Dr. Jeff Veale, director of the Paired Exchange Program at the University of California, Los Angeles and the surgeon who pioneered the first voucher case in 2014.

UCLA opens immediate care center in Malibu | Malibu Times

Malibu residents needing to seek immediate medical treatment without an appointment or outside of normal business hours now have a new option available — the UCLA Immediate Care Center, which is located right next to UCLA’s existing primary care offices at 23815 Stuart Ranch Road…. “It allows us to expand our access to get people taken care of in a timely manner. If you need help when the primary care office is closed, you can just walk in next door, and we’ll take care of you,” [UCLA’s Ardalan Haghighat] said. “They’re side-by-side and the doctors can work closely together. The layout allows them to collaborate and coordinate the care—that’s one of the biggest advantages we have, and better patient follow-up will happen.”

Assessing recent California wildfire damage | NPR’s “All Things Considered”

“Meteorology has gotten really good at pinning these offshore wind events and these extreme fire risk events down in advance. These do not take anyone by surprise — at least, anybody who’s in the fire community who’s paying attention to the official weather forecasts,” said UCLA’s Daniel Swain.

The need to shape a culture of entrepreneurship for National Disability Employment Awareness month | Forbes

While there is an abundance of platforms to develop, build and market their entrepreneurial ventures, for the disability community there are still barriers. However, business schools like UCLA Anderson and the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University among others are participating in an innovative program called the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities offering skills training for new venture creation as well as the support needed in building management strategies for small businesses and other entrepreneurial endeavors.

Scarcity of Latino doctors negatively affects low-income communities | La Opinión

According to the study, “Scarcity of Latino doctors in California: The perspective of the patients,” by Arturo Vargas Bustamante, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Latinos represent less than 12 percent (a total of 947) of doctors graduating from the state’s medical schools. “There aren’t enough Latino doctors to cover the needs of a growing Latino community,” said Vargas Bustamante. (Translated from Spanish)

We really can’t live without the internet | Bloomberg Opinion

The internet came to life 50 years ago this week, with a simple message sent from the University of California, Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute. The system crashed only two characters into the transmission of the word “login”: SRI received only “lo” — “as in ‘lo and behold!’” in the words of UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock. The UCLA terminal operators’ logbook, with its record of “Talked to SRI host to host,” is the internet’s birth certificate.

First patient undergoes new type of genetic test known as exome sequencing | KTTV-TV’s “Good Day LA”

“Sequencing is like doing a ‘spell-check’ on your genes and making sure there are no mistakes that could be causing problems with your health,” said UCLA Health’s Dr. Julian Martinez…. “You can sequence all of the protein-coding part of the genome for just a few thousand dollars and interpret it very powerfully,” said UCLA Health’s Dr. Stanley Nelson. (Also: Fox11-TV)

Indie Focus: Martin Scorsese surveys lifetimes in ‘The Irishman’ | Los Angeles Times

The UCLA Film and Television Archive, Netflix and the International Documentary Assn. are presenting a celebration of Julia Reichert’s 50 years of documentary filmmaking. The series spotlights her recent “American Factory,” co-directed with Steven Bognar, with Reichert in person. Running through Nov. 17, the program will also include her 2006 film “A Lion in the House,” her 1971 film “Growing Up Female” and more.

The Scottish city trying to make urban living less miserable | Quartz

In their book “The Inner Level,” epidemiologists Kate Pickett and Richard G Wilkinson argue that inequality not only creates social rupture by highlighting people’s differences but also encourages competition, contributing to increased social anxiety. They cite a 2004 paper by two psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles — Sally Dickerson and Margaret Kemeny — who analyzed 208 studies to find that tasks involving some threat of social evaluation affected stress hormones the most.

Here’s what college professors get paid at the 50 best public universities in America | Business Insider

We took a look at the 2020 50 best public colleges and universities as ranked by US News and World Report and gathered data on the average salary for non-medical instructional staff normalized to a standard nine-month contract for the 2017-2018 school year from the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey results…. We found that average salaries for professors tended to be higher at schools closer to the top of the rankings, with top-ranked UCLA also having the highest average professor salary at $162,148.

Is homeless battle really becoming mental health care vs. housing? | San Diego Union-Tribune

Providing mental health services is by no means cheap or easy, but it is less expensive and can be done more quickly than building permanent housing for homeless residents. The difference could be a budget cycle or two needed to hire mental health professionals versus a years-long development process. The city, where the majority of the region’s homeless population resides, has lagged in providing that housing. To bolster her point, [San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara] Bry cited some studies, including nationwide research by UCLA, that show high percentages of homeless people have health problems.

Why Harvard Business School didn’t make the top ten of this new entrepreneurship ranking | Forbes

And also, not surprisingly, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business crushes HBS in the ranking, while UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management also are in the top ten…. About 24% of Harvard’s MBAs are members of the school’s entrepreneurship club. That compares with 83% at UCLA, 75% at WashU, 74% at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and 70% at MIT Sloan.

For theaters, rise of streaming is a movie they’ve seen before | Tech Xplore

Champions of the industry attribute the resilience of cinemas to the fact that going to the movies is still a relatively affordable outing for families and provides a communal experience distinct from watching at home. And for young adults and others, “going to the movie makes a good first or second date,” said Gabriel Rossman, a sociologist at the University of California Los Angeles.

Emotional trauma and fear most likely cause of ‘Havana Syndrome’ | Medical Xpress

The report was co-authored by Dr. Robert W. Baloh, Director of the Neurotology Laboratory at the UCLA Medical Center. The authors describe the diplomats who became sick as participants in a continuation of the Cold War, living in a hostile foreign country where they were under constant surveillance. Between late 2016 and 2017, staff in Havana were living in a cauldron of stress and uncertainty, amid rumors of an enigmatic sonic weapon.