Friday, November 24

The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

City council’s vote to legalize of street vending met with mixed feelings

Street vendors may soon be able to legally peddle their goods in Los Angeles, but some vendors and activists think the regulations that would govern street vending would be too strict. Read more...

Photo: The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The United Khmer Students hosted its 13th Annual Khmer Student Coalition Conference at UCLA on Sunday. The conference featured workshops that focused on contemporary issues that Cambodians face and various aspects of Cambodian culture such as traditional dance.(Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

United Khmer Students host conference, promote Cambodian culture

A dancer arched her hands in various gestures while bending her knees as she explained the symbolism behind Cambodian dances at an event Sunday. “Cambodian dance has 4,500 hand gestures, like a vocabulary,” said Khannia Ok, associate artistic director of the Khmer Arts Academy. Read more...

Photo: The United Khmer Students hosted its 13th Annual Khmer Student Coalition Conference at UCLA on Sunday. The conference featured workshops that focused on contemporary issues that Cambodians face and various aspects of Cambodian culture such as traditional dance.(Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The United Khmer Students hosted its 13th Annual Khmer Student Coalition Conference at UCLA on Sunday. The conference featured workshops that focused on contemporary issues that Cambodians face and various aspects of Cambodian culture such as traditional dance.(Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The UC Student Association announced grading criteria for its UC Regents Report Card at the Board of Regents meeting last week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC regents grading system developed in hopes of creating accountability

University of California student leaders have finalized a grading system to evaluate UC Regents. The UC Student Association announced at the UC Board of Regents meeting Thursday they will grade regents on how accessible they are to students and the items they vote on. Read more...

Photo: The UC Student Association announced grading criteria for its UC Regents Report Card at the Board of Regents meeting last week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The UC Student Association announced grading criteria for its UC Regents Report Card at the Board of Regents meeting last week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

UCLA researchers find potential problems in federal hospital program

A national program to reduce rehospitalizations may have increased death rates for heart failure patients, researchers reported Nov. 12. A study published in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology found heart failure mortality rates increased during the federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which incentivizes hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. Read more...

Photo: A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

A study published Nov. 12 found heart failure mortality rates increased during a federal program that incentivized hospitals to avoid excessively hospitalizing patients within 30 days of their previous hospitalization. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)

Health club serves underprivileged Vietnamese and Hispanic communities

Student volunteers spent eight hours Sunday providing healthcare services to Vietnamese-Americans in Westminster, California. Vietnamese Community Health is a student-run organization at UCLA that provides health care services to Vietnamese-American and Hispanic communities in Orange County. Read more...

Photo: The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)

The Vietnamese Community Health organization held a health fair Sunday in Westminster, California to provide various free health screenings for community members. (Courtesy of Celia Janes)

Ministry of Coffee, an Australia-based coffee shop, opened its first U.S. location in Westwood Village on Saturday. The shop will expand its menu Tuesday to include food items prepared by a full-service kitchen. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Ministry of Coffee brings Australian drinks, food to Westwood Village

A new Australian coffee shop opened in Westwood Village on Saturday. Ministry of Coffee, located on Glendon Avenue, will also sell all-day breakfast and lunch. Manager Nicole Rodrigues said she thinks MOC is different from other coffee shops in Westwood because it roasts its coffee in-house and provides a full food menu. Read more...

Photo: Ministry of Coffee, an Australia-based coffee shop, opened its first U.S. location in Westwood Village on Saturday. The shop will expand its menu Tuesday to include food items prepared by a full-service kitchen. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Ministry of Coffee, an Australia-based coffee shop, opened its first U.S. location in Westwood Village on Saturday. The shop will expand its menu Tuesday to include food items prepared by a full-service kitchen. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, an anthropology researcher, spoke at an event Thursday about her efforts to bring attention to the oppression indigenous incarcerated women in Mexico faced. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

Professor speaks about improving lives of indigenous women at UCLA event

An anthropology researcher said at an event Thursday she hopes to improve the lives of indigenous women across the Americas by highlighting their stories. Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, a professor at a research center in Mexico City, talked about her findings from researching incarcerated indigenous women at a talk hosted by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center in Bunche Hall. Read more...

Photo: Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, an anthropology researcher, spoke at an event Thursday about her efforts to bring attention to the oppression indigenous incarcerated women in Mexico faced. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)

Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, an anthropology researcher, spoke at an event Thursday about her efforts to bring attention to the oppression indigenous incarcerated women in Mexico faced. (Daniel Miller/Daily Bruin)