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Jul 6, 2020 8:12 pm
Janss brothers’ history of discrimination prompts call for changing name of steps

More than 2,000 people signed a petition to rename Janss Steps, which is named after Harold Janss and Edwin Janss Sr. who barred people of color from owning properties or businesses in Westwood Village. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A petition to rename Janss Steps received over 2,000 signatures as of July 6.
The petition states that UCLA should rename the steps after an alumnus who changed the world for the better, rather than someone who contributed to institutional racism.

By Kaitlin Browne


Jul 6, 2020 3:11 pm
NWWNC votes to rename Le Conte Avenue, citing namesake’s racist past

Local council members unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to rename Le Conte Avenue in Westwood at a July 1 meeting.

The North Westwood Neighborhood Council endorsed a resolution to recommend notable UCLA alumni of color as possible namesake replacements for Le Conte at its monthly meeting.

By Stephen Wyer

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