Travel Focus Misses the Money Train

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

Actually, battleships can turn around but it depends on the captain giving the order

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

Charge!

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!

Stay Away from the 405 Tonight and Tomorrow Night

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

Napolitano Responds to UCLA’s Moreno Report

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