Saturday, September 22

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Vision Zero aims to drive down LA traffic deaths with street upgrades

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation released a plan last week for reducing traffic fatalities over the next eight years. The plan aims to reduce traffic fatalities by 20 percent this year by focusing on streets where the majority of traffic accidents happen, including Westwood Boulevard from Le Conte Avenue to Pico Boulevard and other streets in Westwood Village. Read more...

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LGBT Christians at UCLA speak out on InterVarsity policy

UCLA members of a student-oriented national Christian fellowship criticized the organization’s employment policy last week on campus and social media. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA will dismiss staff members who openly disagree with its theological doctrine on human sexuality starting Nov. Read more...

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Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, received more endorsements from city officials than his challenger, the lawyer Jesse Creed. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Koretz maintains support from community in upcoming election

Some community leaders have already endorsed candidates for the city’s primary elections next March, including the council seat representing Westwood and surrounding neighborhoods. Incumbent Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz received more endorsements from city officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, than his challenger, 31-year-old lawyer Jesse Creed. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, received more endorsements from city officials than his challenger, the lawyer Jesse Creed. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, received more endorsements from city officials than his challenger, the lawyer Jesse Creed. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA student Ritvik Kharkar collected data from a Facebook group where students buy and sell meal swipes to determine whether UCLA Housing lost revenue because of the "swipes black market." (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Student scrutinizes meal swipes for social good

Ritvik Kharkar considers analyzing the black market for dining hall swipes a matter of social good. His analysis compiles colorful graphs with sharp spikes representing the alternating high and low numbers of swipes for sale throughout the academic year. Read more...

Photo: UCLA student Ritvik Kharkar collected data from a Facebook group where students buy and sell meal swipes to determine whether UCLA Housing lost revenue because of the "swipes black market." (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA student Ritvik Kharkar collected data from a Facebook group where students buy and sell meal swipes to determine whether UCLA Housing lost revenue because of the "swipes black market." (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)

About 200 people marched to Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh’s office from the Inverted Fountain Friday to demand the University address contract negotiations more quickly. (Courtesy of Stephanie Wolahan)

Postdoc union demands faster contract negotiations from UC

Postdoctoral researchers and supporters marched to Murphy Hall Friday to demand the University address contract negotiations more quickly. About 200 people marched to Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh’s office from the Inverted Fountain, said Melissa Agnello, a postdoctoral researcher in oral biology and a head steward in United Auto Workers Local 5810. Read more...

Photo: About 200 people marched to Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh’s office from the Inverted Fountain Friday to demand the University address contract negotiations more quickly. (Courtesy of Stephanie Wolahan)

About 200 people marched to Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh’s office from the Inverted Fountain Friday to demand the University address contract negotiations more quickly. (Courtesy of Stephanie Wolahan)


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