Sunday, April 5

Luskin Center for Innovation receives $3M grant to assess California’s water needs

California became the first state to recognize that access to clean and affordable water is a human right in 2012. Still, according to Peter Roquemore, a researcher at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, small, low-income minority communities do not have access to a steady supply of clean water. Read more...

Photo: A team at the Luskin Center for Innovation has received a $3 million grant from the California State Water Resources Board to conduct a statewide assessment of water systems need. The team will analyze data provided by the board to identify ways to improve water treatment and transportation. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


California public universities will provide medication abortions starting in 2023

Starting January 2023, California public universities will be required to provide students access to abortion pills at campus health facilities. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, also called the College Student Right to Access Act, on Friday. Read more...

Photo: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, which will require California public universities to provide abortion pills at campus health care centers Friday. The bill will provide $200,000 to each health center in the University of California and California State University systems to pay for the cost of setting up the medication abortion services. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Uncontained blaze threatens San Fernando Valley, UCLA campus mostly unaffected

A growing fire is threatening the San Fernando Valley around 15 miles from campus. The Saddleridge fire, which has burned more than 4,700 acres, started in Sylmar late Thursday night and spread to the Porter Ranch area, according to the most recent Los Angeles Fire Department alerts. Read more...

Photo: The Saddleridge fire began in Sylmar, California, late Thursday night but spread to the Porter Ranch area. Both cities have mandatory evacuation orders in certain areas. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Growing number of vaping illnesses prompt state governments to look to legislation

Public officials across the United States are now considering legislative action as a possible solution to vaping-related illnesses. The Trump administration said it would ban sales of most flavored e-cigarette brands, according to a New York Times article published Sept. Read more...

Photo: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Sept. 16 to establish a $20 million public awareness campaign to educate people on the perils of vaping cannabis and nicotine products. The decision follows an increase in cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


Various student government officials unite at UCLA for leadership conference

Student government leaders deliberated how to hold administrative officials more accountable and increase student engagement at a conference Sunday. The Student Leadership Association of California met at UCLA with student government representatives from a dozen universities including UCLA, Stanford University, the University of Southern California and Occidental College. Read more...

Photo: Undergraduate Students Association Council President Robert Watson spoke with student government leaders at the Student Leadership Association of California conference at UCLA on Sunday. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


Indian tribe awards UCLA Law $1.3M to help develop legal institutions

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians awarded over $1.3 million to the UCLA School of Law for its Tribal Legal Development Clinic. The clinic will focus on up to four legal projects each year under the terms of the grant. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Law received a grant of more than $1.3 million for its Tribal Legal Development Clinic. The grant funded leadership positions in the clinic and will serve to staff it as well. (Daily Bruin file photo)


LAX to not allow any ride-hailing services to pick up travelers at terminal

This post was updated Oct. 29 at 7:02 p.m. Students flying in to Los Angeles International Airport can no longer take Ubers or Lyfts directly from their terminals, starting Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles International Airport will require curbside pickups by ride-hailing and taxi drivers to take place at a nearby parking lot at 9160 Sky Way.(Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)



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