Monday, August 21

Horace Mann UCLA Community School adds ninth-grade class

The Horace Mann UCLA Community School, which originally taught grades 6-8, added a ninth grade class from an agreement to revitalize its struggling reputation. (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Science)

The Horace Mann UCLA Community School, which originally taught grades 6-8, added a ninth grade class from an agreement to revitalize its struggling reputation. (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Science)

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About 40 students started high school as the inaugural ninth-grade class at the Horace Mann UCLA Community School last week. Horace Mann, which originally taught only sixth to eight grade, added the ninth-grade class as part of a February agreement between the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Los Angeles Unified School District to work together to revitalize Horace Mann Middle School in South Los Angeles, said Christine Shen, director of the UCLA Community Schools Initiative.


The University of California owes workers $1.3 million after an error in its payroll system modified the overtime rate for some employees. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC reaches settlement with DOL after underpaying employees

The University of California owes workers $1.3 million following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for underpaying overtime payments for hourly employees. The error occurred while the university was attempting to replace the previous payroll system with the new UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources system. Read more...

The University of California owes workers $1.3 million after an error in its payroll system modified the overtime rate for some employees. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Starting fall, the chemistry and biochemistry department will implement three policies aiming to make textbooks more accessible to students. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Starting fall, the chemistry and biochemistry department will implement three policies aiming to make textbooks more accessible to students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association elected Kifishia Kawachi as secretary of the association's board of directors last Thursday. Kawachi owns Sepi's and Flame Broiler in the Village. (Courtesy of Kifishia Kawachi)
The Westwood Village Improvement Association elected Kifishia Kawachi as secretary of the association's board of directors last Thursday. Kawachi owns Sepi's and Flame Broiler in the Village. (Courtesy of Kifishia Kawachi)

New Westwood association member to work closely with landlords

A new member of the Westwood Village Improvement Association said he wants to involve landlords more in the Westwood Village community. The association’s board of directors unanimously appointed John Heidt, owner of Heidt Torres Co., a real estate agency, to occupy a vacant property owner’s seat in Zone 1 of the association’s boundaries at its monthly meeting Thursday Heidt, who has served in various leadership roles in Westwood, such as the board of trustees at Westwood United Methodist Church, said he thinks his ties to community organizations will help him attract successful businesses to the Village. Read more...


Those attending the "The Great UCLA Eclipse" on Monday morning can learn about and view the eclipse through safe viewing glasses and telescopes. (NASA)
Those attending the "The Great UCLA Eclipse" on Monday morning can learn about and view the eclipse through safe viewing glasses and telescopes. (NASA)



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