• UCLA: Women who vape more likely to have low birth weight babies

    Vaping during pregnancy makes women 33% more likely to have a low birth weight baby than expectant mothers who don’t use electronic cigarettes, according to a UCLA-led study released Wednesday. Low birth weight babies — those weighing less than 5.5 pounds — often require specialized medical care and are at greater risk of early-life complications […]

  • Former UCLA Gynecologist Indicted on 21 Counts

    An obstetrician-gynecologist formerly employed by UCLA was taken into custody Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom on a 21-count indictment accusing him of sexually assaulting patients. The indictment was handed down by a grand jury last Thursday and announced on the day a preliminary hearing for Dr. James Mason Heaps was scheduled to begin. Heaps, […]

  • Local Student Overcomes Homelessness and COVID, Earns $40,000 Scholarship

    17-year-old Omar Bahena, a Desert Hot Springs High School student, is one of 30 Southern California high school seniors to be awarded a prestigious $40,000 Edison S.T.E.M. scholarship for students who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. He maintained his straight A G.P.A. through homelessness and being sick with COVID. His […]

  • State Auditor: 4 UC Schools Including UCLA Didn’t Prevent Improper Admissions

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The University of California failed to prevent student admissions based on improper influence and other inappropriate factors, according to a state audit released Tuesday, which found that more than five dozen applicants were unfairly admitted to four UC campuses, including UCLA. The audit, which examined admissions between the academic years of […]

  • Newsom: Nothing Blocking Pac-12 From Starting Football

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday there aren’t any state coronavirus restrictions preventing the Pac-12 Conference — including USC and UCLA — from playing football, despite the conference commissioner saying teams are still prevented from holding full-contact workouts. Questions about Pac-12 football arose again Wednesday following a decision by the Big 10 […]

  • Two More SoCal Universities Announce Anti-Coronavirus Measures

    Two more local universities — Pepperdine and Cal State Long Beach — joined UCLA and USC Wednesday in announcing measures to combat the coronavirus, moving toward holding all online classes. UCLA suspended all in-person classes “wherever possible” beginning Wednesday and continuing through April 10 in response to concerns about coronavirus, while USC began three days […]

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