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UCLA Circle K members at the 2016 Circle K International Convention.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Circle K

UCLA's Circle K International Cleans Up at Awards

Posted Jul. 5, 2016, 12:29 pm

UCLA’s chapter of Circle K International (CKI) stood triumphant at at the 61st annual Circle K International Convention in Toronto, Canada, June 22-25, placing in three competitive categories.

All Smiles

News, Ucla, Volunteer, Things To Do

Volunteer Companion Care Eases Loneliness at UCLA Hospital

Posted Jun. 29, 2016, 6:00 am

Fridays are Julia Torrano’s favorite day of the week. There’s the TGIF thing of course, but that’s not the main reason. What she enjoys most is her weekly, four-hour volunteer shift visiting older patients as part of the Companion Care Program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

News, Ucla, Sarkar, Sarkar Car Found

The Car belonging to UCLA gunman, Mainak Sarkar was Found

Posted Jun. 3, 2016, 6:11 pm

Police say a handgun and some cans of gasoline have been found inside the car belonging to UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar. Detectives also say shell casings recovered from the scene of the UCLA shooting appear to match those found in Minnesota, where Sarkar's estranged wife was killed.

Congressman Ted Lieu

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Rep. Ted Lieu, Ridley-Thomas and Senator Ben Allen Statement On UCLA Campus Shooting

Posted Jun. 2, 2016, 12:04 pm

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of yesterday’s tragedy at UCLA. “My thoughts and prayers – and those of my entire staff – are with those affected by today’s tragic events at UCLA.

Police Surrounding the Area

News, Ucla, Lockdown

UCLA Lockdown Lifted After Shooting This Morning

Posted Jun. 1, 2016, 12:33 pm

Two people were killed today in a shooting at UCLA, prompting a university-wide lockdown, that has just been lifted, as police swarmed the Westwood campus in search of a possible shooter amid the possibility the deaths may have been the result of a murder-suicide.

News, Ucla, Kiwanis

Multiple Awards Received at Kiwanis Youth Convention

Posted Apr. 3, 2016, 9:00 am

UCLA’s chapter of Circle K International (CKI) attended the 62nd Annual Circle K International California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention recently, where the club was highly recognized in outstanding achievements, placing in nine competitive categories with a total of 16 award acknowledgements and five scholarship recipients.

Learn to Laugh with UCLA

News, Health, Ucla, Seniors, Things To Do

UCLA Community Health Workshops: Happiness and Hearts

Posted Mar. 30, 2016, 11:36 am

April community workshops have been announced - get involved at UCLA.

Maria Arceo (left) and Jennifer Martinez.

News, Ucla, Women

Female Security and Lift Team Members at UCLA

Posted Mar. 18, 2016, 1:34 pm

When a bedridden patient needs to be lifted or turned, or an unruly visitor needs to be escorted off the premises, the best man for the job at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica might actually be a woman.

The late Lloyd S. Shapley.

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Nobel Prize Winner Lloyd S. Shapley Dies Aged 92

Posted Mar. 14, 2016, 1:48 pm

Lloyd S. Shapley, a RAND Corp. researcher and UCLA professor emeritus who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize for economics for his work on the strategic decision-making "game theory," died over the weekend, aged 92.

Agi Hirshberg

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Q&A with The Hirshberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research’s Agi Hirshberg

Posted Mar. 4, 2016, 10:14 am

Nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, patients and survivors will come together to showcase and learn about the latest breakthroughs and treatments in pancreatic cancer research at the 12th Annual Agi Hirshberg Symposium to be held at UCLA this Saturday.

Dr. Ravi Dave (pronounced “dah-vay”), is director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He attended Shah Medical College and completed his internship and residency at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at USC Medical Center. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

News, Health, Ucla

Sunday Health: Seven Simple Steps to a Better Heart

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 9:00 am

It’s no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death for adult men and women in this country. It kills one of every four people.

Ucla, Events, Seniors, Things To Do

Free Workshop: Mind/Body Connection for Seniors at UCLA

Posted Feb. 16, 2016, 2:03 pm

A free workshop for seniors as part of the Wellbeing: A Journey Into Aging series is being held at UCLA Sunday.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

News, Health, Ucla, Brentwood

$1 Million Gift Will Support UCLA Research On Advanced Lung Disease

Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:35 am

Philanthropists Michael and Linda Keston of Brentwood have made a gift of $1 million to the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

A $10 million gift to UCLA from Wendy and Leonard Goldberg is largest ever to support migraine research.

News, Ucla, Westwood

$10 Million Gift To UCLA To Support Migraine Research

Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 9:02 am

UCLA Health Sciences has received a $10 million gift, most of which will support multidisciplinary research on migraine, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects 36 million in the United States.

Dr. Wally Ghurabi, medical director of the Nethercutt Emergency Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Ho, Ho, Uh-Oh: Santa Monica ER Doctor Offers Tips On Safe Holiday Decorating

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 7:13 am

Rickety rungs on ladders and tipsy tree trimmers are two of many factors that can lead from happily decking the halls and rooftops to not-so-festively donning stitches and casts.

For the seventh year, more than a dozen firefighters from the Santa Monica Fire Department came to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Monday to distribute toys – with help from Santa – to sick kids. See story on page B4.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

Firefighters Deliver Joy At UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:28 am

For the seventh year, more than a dozen firefighters from the Santa Monica Fire Department came to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Monday to distribute toys – with help from Santa – to sick kids.

Dr. Hong-Phuc Tran is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood.  For more information, visit or call 310.319.4371.

News, Health, Ucla

UCLA Geriatrician On Dealing With Holiday Depression

Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 8:35 am

The holiday season can be delightful for many, but for others, it can be a sad and stressful time. Several of my patients have lamented recently, “I hate the holidays. They are so depressing!”

The UCLA-USC football game will be played today at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Usc

UCLA, USC Play For Berth In Conference Championship Game

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:50 am

The UCLA-USC football game will be played today at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the winner advancing to next Saturday's Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

Pauley Pavilion.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA To Celebrate Pauley Pavilion's 50th Anniversary Sunday

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:45 am

UCLA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pauley Pavilion Sunday, including offering tickets in several sections of the arena's upstairs level for $3.50, the price of a ticket for a game in the 1965-66 season.

Dr. Maija Sanna is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, visit or call 310.319.4371.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

An In-Depth Look At Lung-Cancer Screening

Posted Nov. 7, 2015, 7:51 am

Breathing. We do it 24-7 without even thinking about it. Our lungs are constantly bringing fresh oxygen to our bodies and getting rid of carbon dioxide. Since October was “Healthy Lung Month” and November is “Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” now is a good time to review the importance of lung health and discuss lung-cancer screening and prevention.

Dr. Grace Chen is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly regarded UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

The Bare-Bones Facts About Osteoporosis

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 6:00 am

October is most commonly associated with breast-cancer awareness, with so many people wearing pink – pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, even pink football gear! But this month is also an ideal time to talk about osteoporosis because “Bone and Joint Action Week” was observed Oct. 12- 20 and “World Osteoporosis Day” occurs today, Oct. 20.

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News, Ucla, Police Department, Westwood

Authorities Search For UCLA Assault Suspect

Posted Oct. 24, 2015, 9:36 am

Police at UCLA remain on the lookout for a man who assaulted someone at a campus facility on Thursday night.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Study: Life On Earth Likely Existed 4.1 Billion Years Ago

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 2:35 pm

A UCLA study released today says life on Earth likely existed at least 4.1 billion years ago, which is 300 million years earlier than previously believed.

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News, Ucla, Police Department

UCLA Starting Defensive Back Ishmael Adams In Custody On Robbery Charge

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 2:32 pm

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.

Superheroes met with children on Tuesday after they descended from the roof down from washing windows at Mattel Children’s Hospital Westwood.

News, Health, Ucla, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Superhero Window Washers Fight Grime At Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:47 am

At the third annual Superhero Day at UCLA, window washers dressed as Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Hulk (new this year) will descend from the roof of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to a fifth-floor terrace to entertain and pose for photos with young patients and their families.

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