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October 26, 2011
Are medical marijuana dispensaries magnets for crime? That question matters, because the assumption that such facilities are neighborhood nuisances is propelling a drive by Los Angeles and other California cities to craft regulations that limit the number of dispensaries and where they can operate. So when Rand Corp. came out with a study last month that seemed to arrive at the opposite conclusion, marijuana advocates stood up and cheered. The cheering stopped Monday, when Rand retracted the study.
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BUSINESS
April 9, 2014
The peculiar efforts by opponents of the Affordable Care Act to knock down the unquestionably good news about its effects have continued this week, fueled by an omnibus survey released Tuesday by the Rand Corp. We reviewed the report's findings here . The report, based on the latest poll of a group of respondents questioned by Rand every month, concluded that 9.3 million Americans gained health insurance between September 2013 and sometime in mid-March. It acknowledged that there's a built-in margin of error because of the survey size (roughly 2,400 individuals)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2005
USC and the Rand Corp. have formed a partnership to enable scholars to hold positions at both institutions and to foster joint research projects on challenges facing the Los Angeles area. Although researchers from USC and Rand, the Santa Monica-based think tank, have teamed in the past, the new agreement marks their first formal partnership. Officials said it might lead to joint recruiting of professors and researchers as well as to joint education programs.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
The long-awaited Rand Corp. study of Obamacare's effect on health insurance coverage was released Tuesday and confirmed the numbers that had been telegraphed for more than a week : At least 9.3 million more Americans have health insurance now than in September 2013, virtually all of them as a result of the law. That's a net figure, accommodating all those who lost their individual health insurance because of cancellations. The Rand study confirms other surveys that placed the number of people who lost their old insurance and did not or could not replace it -- the focus of an enormous volume of anti-Obamacare rhetoric -- at less than 1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991
The RAND Corp., a private, nonprofit think tank, has announced that it is launching a European-American Center of Policy Analysis at its headquarters at Santa Monica and at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The center, which is to open April 1, will bring together U.S. and European researchers to conduct studies in areas such as education and training, energy, civil justice, the environment, drug policy, health policy, immigration, telecommunications and transportation.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
About 50 anti-nuclear activists marched to the Rand Corp. headquarters on Monday, protesting the organization's involvement in military issues and nuclear weapons. The eight-mile march started at UCLA. Protesters included City Atty. Robert M. Myers, who was arrested during a recent demonstration at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. The "March for Survival" was coordinated by the Westside SANE/Freeze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1988
A fire at the Rand Corp. office building in Santa Monica early Wednesday left one office gutted and four others damaged, officials said. The blaze, which was contained on the third floor of the five-story building at 1700 Main St., was put out in less than half an hour, Santa Monica Fire Capt. Tom Riegner said. One office in the graphic arts area was gutted, another sustained minor fire damage, and three others were damaged by smoke, Riegner said. He said the fire broke out about 1:45 a.m.
NEWS
February 14, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Franklin R. Collbohm, aerospace pioneer and founder of the prototype Santa Monica-based think tank called the RAND Corp., has died at his Palm Desert home. He was 83. Collbohm died in his sleep Monday evening following a stroke three weeks ago, his daughter-in-law, Vera Collbohm, said Tuesday. "For two decades as he worked to found and build the RAND Corp.
NEWS
May 29, 1994
When discussing the issues with the opponents of Santa Monica's new Civic Center plan, it becomes immediately apparent that traffic is not the real issue. Even more curious is that the actual urban design is rarely discussed. What comes out of the traffic complaint is some number of trips per day that, like many statistics, sounds high when taken alone, but is not alarming when compared to the whole city. In fact, the new Olympic Boulevard extension should actually reduce impacts along 4th, especially at Colorado and Pico.
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March 22, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Until the Institute for Civil Justice came along, the American urge to sue was the subject of a lot of rhetoric and educated guessing but little factual information, says Kevin McCarthy, director of the RAND Corp. program. "There were anecdotes, people arguing moral imperatives, but not much quantitative research," McCarthy said. Much of that has changed after eight years of scrutiny by the institute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Tony Perry
The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to recommendations contained in a Rand Corp. study released Monday. While family members and others have long cared for veterans, the veterans from two recent wars are more likely to have mental health and substance problems, making the task of providing care even more difficult, according to the study, funded by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - President Obama's healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show. As the law's initial enrollment period closes, at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage. Some have done so through marketplaces created by the law, some through other private insurance and others through Medicaid, which has expanded under the law in about half the states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Guillermina Villa is famous for the seafood she prepares at El Pescadito Tacos y Mariscos, a lunch truck that has been serving customers for more than 25 years near the intersection of Compton Avenue and 62nd Street in South L.A.'s Florence-Firestone neighborhood. Customers who grew up in the largely industrial area travel great distances - from as far as North Hollywood, Rancho Cucamonga and Oxnard - to treat themselves to favorites like shrimp tacos and empanadas. But these days a new sign on Villa's truck advertises a smattering of new menu items such as quesadillas made with whole wheat tortillas and ceviche served with a side of plain yogurt and fruit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
From Hollywood Boulevard and Staples Center to the Rose Parade and Disneyland, Southern California is full of the kind of cultural and iconic targets that local law enforcement have long feared would make a tempting target for both foreign or domestic terrorists. While authorities immediately took steps to protect tourist areas and large-scale events in enclosed areas after 9/11, multiple law enforcement officials say they remain concerned about events in sprawling areas with large crowds.  Brian Jenkins, a terrorism analyst with the Rand Corp., said that Los Angeles may lack the concentration of targets that exist in other big cities like Chicago, New York or Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
African American public school students in Los Angeles County demonstrate significant learning gaps by second grade; those gaps widen with age and lead to the highest school dropout rate among all races, according to a report released Monday. Black students are far less likely to take the rigorous college preparatory classes required for admission to California universities and miss more school days because of suspensions than their white counterparts, according to the study by The Education Trust-West, an Oakland-based nonprofit advocacy group.
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November 5, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Unified School District's mental health department, along with a group of partners, recently landed a $2.4-million grant to work with students exposed to traumatic events. The grant is the latest in an ongoing partnership among the district, UCLA, USC, the Rand Corp. and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a group of trauma centers funded within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. L.A. Unified and its partners used the first chunk of money from the network in 2003 to do exploratory work about students and trauma.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Babies cried and beepers beeped; at one point, identical twin toddlers, seeking any kind of amusement, attempted to toss coins at the august speaker's feet. But such fleeting distractions did not deter Henry Kissinger, who on Wednesday had come to a crowded room at the RAND Corp. to deliver a commencement address to the Santa Monica think tank's newest crop of intellectuals.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1987 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
An assessment of whether Northrop should lose its position as the government's sole-source contractor for the huge Stealth bomber program was under way Tuesday, as a team of Defense Department and Rand Corp. officials met with executives of Northrop and Rockwell International. Under congressional pressure, the Pentagon is studying how competition can be created in the top-secret bomber program to reduce recent cost growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2011 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Lauren Mills' counselor in college pushed her to consider nursing. She heeded the advice, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2007 and now works with cardiac patients at an Orange County hospital. It's proved a challenging and gratifying choice, said Mills, now 27. "You are using your brain and in a way you are using your heart too," she said. "You feel good when you go home. You feel you made a difference. " Increasing numbers of women like Mills are helping swell the ranks of registered nurses, easing chronic shortages in both California and the nation, according to a study released Monday by the Rand Corp.
OPINION
October 26, 2011
Are medical marijuana dispensaries magnets for crime? That question matters, because the assumption that such facilities are neighborhood nuisances is propelling a drive by Los Angeles and other California cities to craft regulations that limit the number of dispensaries and where they can operate. So when Rand Corp. came out with a study last month that seemed to arrive at the opposite conclusion, marijuana advocates stood up and cheered. The cheering stopped Monday, when Rand retracted the study.
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