You may have seen the article in yesterday's Daily Bruin about UCLA tightening up its rules on travel reimbursements. Why the tightening up?...Public records documenting the travel expenses of the university’s top brass, obtained and published by the Center for Investigative Reporting in August, drew national scrutiny last summer for the luxurious travel accommodations of … Continue reading Travel Focus Misses the Money Train
As the caption notes, these trees were known as the sophomore grove at the old Vermont Avenue campus of UCLA, now the home of LA City College.
We've all heard the expression about how hard it is to turn a battleship around. Giant ships moving forward have momentum to keep going in a straight line. But they can be turned around.Yesterday we posted about the Judge Cunningham case. It is symptomatic of a larger problem in Murphy Hall. What should have occurred … Continue reading Actually, battleships can turn around but it depends on the captain giving the order
Faithful blog readers will recall that last November we reported on the case of Judge Cunningham, an LA Superior Court judge and former head of the LA Police Commission, who made the mistake of DWB (driving while black) in Westwood - not on campus - and had an encounter with the UCLA police because his … Continue reading $10 Million
As can be seen above, in the "cloud" on Google Earth the old parking structure #6 and the bus turnaround still are smack dab in the center of the UCLA campus. But in fact the great pit for the Grand Hotel is underway, as seen in the recent photos below:Unfortunately, if we want to be … Continue reading ‘Tis a Pit
Up to now in the UCLA parking facility where the photo above was taken, yours truly has seen only campus "golf cart" type electric vehicles used by service staff plugged in. Now that hybrid electric and all-electric vehicles are being sold for regular street use, scenes like the one above will become more common. (The … Continue reading Charge!
Maybe in the past it had water fountains. But nowadays we're much more sophisticated.
The northbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed overnight through the Sepulveda Pass tonight and Wednesday night so crews can re-stripe the roadway and move k-rail barriers. The northbound freeway will be closed between Moraga Drive and Ventura Boulevard, according to Metro, which is overseeing the freeway-widening project. Ramps will begin closing at around … Continue reading Stay Away from the 405 Tonight and Tomorrow Night
We posted yesterday about the news from UC-Berkeley that many earthquake-prone buildings are located in southern California - including in Westwood. The Westwood-Century City Patch, in picking up the story from the LA Times, blamed USC instead of UC-B, at least in the headline. See above. Probably just as well. Who wants to be the … Continue reading USC Has a Bad Patch
MorenoUC President Napolitano issued a response to the (former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos) “Moreno Report” of Oct. 2013, formally titled “Independent Investigative Report on Acts of Bias and Discrimination Involving Faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.” It includes directives to all campus chancellors:1) Every campus should designate an official to serve as … Continue reading Napolitano Responds to UCLA’s Moreno Report