Tuesday, November 20

Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Wildfires across California declared major disaster due to destructive impacts

President Donald Trump approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to classify California’s massive wildfires as a major disaster Monday. The declaration will help residents of Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties get additional resources such as air quality control, shelter, water and transportation from federal agencies. Read more...

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Gov. Jerry Brown requested the California wildfires be designated a major natural disaster by the federal government. This distinction grants the state more fiscal and physical aid. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA is advising all residents to remain indoors due to poor air quality on account of the Woolsey fire, which started Thursday and has spread through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA tells residents to stay indoors due to poor air quality caused by Woolsey Fire

This post was updated Nov. 11 at 4:23 p.m. UCLA resumed all outdoor recreation and sports activities Sunday after canceling them earlier due to poor air quality while a fire burns south of Simi Valley. Read more...

Photo: UCLA is advising all residents to remain indoors due to poor air quality on account of the Woolsey fire, which started Thursday and has spread through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA is advising all residents to remain indoors due to poor air quality on account of the Woolsey fire, which started Thursday and has spread through Los Angeles and Ventura counties. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Protests held in Westwood, across the country after Sessions’ resignation

Around 400 protesters demonstrated outside the Federal Building in Westwood, and over 1,000 outside Los Angeles City Hall, on Thursday as part of a nationwide protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. Read more...

Photo: Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Protesters Jim Smith (left), Loreen Ayer (center), and Ron Abraham (right) demonstrated at City Hall as part of a nationwide movement spanning over 900 locations. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Midterm elections result in Democrats taking House while Republicans keep Senate

This post was updated Nov. 7 at 4:04 p.m. Democrats won control of the House of Representatives by a wide margin while the Republican Party maintained control and added seats in the Senate. Read more...

Photo: Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Californians voted on 11 propositions. Proposition 6 failed, as California voters chose to protect the gas tax, but Proposition 10, which would have allowed local rent control, failed. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Arden Levy, a co-director of BruinsVOTE!, said alumni brought their dog, Zeus, to a volunteer training. Zeus was given a BruinsVOTE! T-shirt and helped students register voters for the day. (Courtesy of Louise Weiss-Reitz)

BruinsVOTE! campaigns to register as many students as possible for midterms

A voter registration campaign made up of student activists, student government members and a dog named Zeus has registered roughly 3,000 students to vote for the midterm election. Read more...

Photo: Arden Levy, a co-director of BruinsVOTE!, said alumni brought their dog, Zeus, to a volunteer training. Zeus was given a BruinsVOTE! T-shirt and helped students register voters for the day. (Courtesy of Louise Weiss-Reitz)

Arden Levy, a co-director of BruinsVOTE!, said alumni brought their dog, Zeus, to a volunteer training. Zeus was given a BruinsVOTE! T-shirt and helped students register voters for the day. (Courtesy of Louise Weiss-Reitz)

The United States Capitol is the home of the U.S. Congress. Partisan control of the House of Representatives could depend on the outcome of various swing races in California, which currently has 14 seats held by Republicans and 39 seats held by Democrats. (Creative Commons photo by Neutrality via Wikimedia Commons)

Swing districts in California could tip scale in favor of Democrats in U.S. House

California’s numerous swing districts could play a significant role in determining partisan control of the U.S. House of Representatives during the elections Tuesday. The state has several House seats that are currently held by Republicans but could go to either party, said Mark Peterson, a UCLA professor of public policy, political science and law. Read more...

Photo: The United States Capitol is the home of the U.S. Congress. Partisan control of the House of Representatives could depend on the outcome of various swing races in California, which currently has 14 seats held by Republicans and 39 seats held by Democrats. (Creative Commons photo by Neutrality via Wikimedia Commons)

The United States Capitol is the home of the U.S. Congress. Partisan control of the House of Representatives could depend on the outcome of various swing races in California, which currently has 14 seats held by Republicans and 39 seats held by Democrats. (Creative Commons photo by Neutrality via Wikimedia Commons)

Breakdown of the Nov. 6 ballot propositions and measures

Voters in Los Angeles will vote on 11 statewide propositions, three city constitutional amendments and one countywide measure Tuesday. Here’s some information on all of them: Proposition 1 Proposition 1, officially called the Housing Programs and Veterans’ Loan Bond, would authorize the state to sell $4 billion in bonds to fund affordable housing programs. Read more...



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