For Matthew, music just sounds better when he's high. "When I'm listening to music, and when I'm playing music, I can really focus," he said. Read more...
October 6, 1:55 am
October 6, 1:47 am
The 1936 film "Reefer Madness," which was created to deter students from using marijuana, tells the story of young adults getting into car accidents, committing murder, suicide and rape and ultimately descending into insanity as a result of marijuana use.
Becoming a cult classic for its unintentional humor, the film failed to prevent students from drug use when it was released, and it has yet to change many students' opinions on marijuana in 2010.
In fact, people aged 18 through 39 comprise the largest supporters of Proposition 19, with 59 percent planning to vote in support of it in November, according to a recent field poll. Brent Gaisford, a second-year economics student and co-president of the Roosevelt Institution at UCLA, said younger people are generally more open to the idea of the proposition. The Roosevelt Institution, a public policy think tank, will co-host an on-campus debate on the proposition with Bruin Democrats and Bruin Republicans on Tuesday. Read more...
October 6, 1:46 am
Increased marijuana usage rates triggered by Proposition 19 will also spark more marijuana-related crimes, especially on roadways, according to police officers and prosecutors around the state. "It's not going to free up a lot of our resources," said Ethan Shear, a campus police detective who primarily investigates illicit marijuana sales. Read more...
September 19, 4:37 am
At Baxter's restaurant and bar, 9 p.m. on a Friday meant shooing out the minors, installing bouncers at the door and opening up the dance floor. Read more...
September 19, 4:34 am
The streets are lined with cars, parking lots are full, congestion is at a standstill, and people pack the sidewalk. Read more...
September 19, 4:22 am
It was rare that gangs were ever seen in Westwood Village in the 1980s. Read more...
June 6, 10:59 pm
June 6, 2010 – Billy Cole and Apostle Smith are two of a handful of crooners who play to mostly uninterested passerby. Today is a slow day. But this doesn't seem to matter to Cole. He tries to act like no one's watching. That way, it's just the music and him.
Christina Hughes and Wan Wong report."Street musicians add life to Westwood"
Cottrell Smith found religion while selling and taking heroin in South Central Los Angeles more than 30 years ago. Read more...