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December 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA students will receive a little financial help this holiday season, at least with football tickets. A group of donors through the Wooden Athletic Fund will subsidize tickets for students to see the Bruins play Baylor in the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. Tickets for students are $65, but the first 650 students will be charged a reduced price of $25. The discount is available on tickets purchased through UCLA. The donors have asked to remain anonymous. Tickets for the Holiday Bowl are on sale.
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April 13, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The basketball court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion was teeming with young hackers this weekend as students descended on the school for the second annual LA Hacks event. More than 4,000 registered for the 36-hour hackathon, which drew developers from colleges including Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, UC Davis and Harvard. [Updated at 9:15 p.m. Pacific time: Organizers said about 1,500 students showed up for the event.] VIDEO: Unboxing the Amazon Fire TV The event kicked off Friday night with a "mystery keynote" -- Snapchat co-founder and Chief Executive Evan Spiegel.
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December 23, 1999
Re "UCLA Students Face Discipline in Clashes," Dec. 18: We have lived in Westwood for 43 years, since 1956. The midnight yell has been obnoxious in its din ever since it originated a few years ago. The violence of its uproar has been increasing, along with the use of explosives, which is frightening to awaken to at midnight. On the nights of Dec. 15 and 16, the intensity of the chanting was heightened by the reverberation of the constant circling of helicopters flashing their searchlights throughout the neighborhood, lasting over 2 1/2 hours.
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April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
UCLA students have been asked to be on the lookout after a man was spotted peeping at women as they showered in a dorm, police said. UCLA police said the first of two incidents occurred about 3 p.m. April 3, when a female student said she noticed a man peering at her over a neighboring shower stall door in Sproul Hall. Just hours later, police said, there was a similar report from a second woman. They said the woman reported seeing a man holding a cellphone over the door about 5 p.m. “It's scary because you don't know what they're going to do with that photo,” Sproul Hall resident Christina Daniel told KTLA.
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May 26, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A UCLA history class studying the 1960s was stunned to learn recently that a violent incident in the black power movement had occurred on the Westwood campus and that there was nothing to mark it. So they and their instructor set out to memorialize two UCLA students, both Black Panther Party members, who were shot to death in Campbell Hall on Jan. 17, 1969, in an alleged dispute over leadership in a fledgling black studies program. On Tuesday, two plaques honoring Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter and John J. Huggins Jr. as social justice advocates were unveiled in a Campbell Hall ceremony attended by relatives of the slain men, among others.
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April 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's spring game Saturday was going to cost UCLA students $7 for the bus ride to the Rose Bowl. Then Bruins Coach Jim Mora stepped in. And then athletic department officials rethought the matter. Mora had volunteered to pay for students' bus fare to the game, Josh Rebholz , UCLA associate athletic director of development, said on his Twitter account Wednesday night. On Thursday afternoon, athletic department officials decided to pick up the tab for the trip to the Rose Bowl.
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October 22, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Here's a stress-busting idea for UCLA students that involves more than a study break at Starbucks : spending a night at the nearby W Los Angeles-Westwood . The hotel at 930 Hilgard Ave. offers Bruins a chance to escape the library and the campus with weekend suites discounted as low as $199 a night. There's free in-room movie and popcorn too. The deal: The Night Without Roommates package features suites with separate living room and sofa starting at $199 a night plus tax. It's meant to be a one-person getaway, but the same rate applies for two (I checked online)
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April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
UCLA students have been asked to be on the lookout after a man was spotted peeping at women as they showered in a dorm, police said. UCLA police said the first of two incidents occurred about 3 p.m. April 3, when a female student said she noticed a man peering at her over a neighboring shower stall door in Sproul Hall. Just hours later, police said, there was a similar report from a second woman. They said the woman reported seeing a man holding a cellphone over the door about 5 p.m. “It's scary because you don't know what they're going to do with that photo,” Sproul Hall resident Christina Daniel told KTLA.
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June 28, 2011 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
After years of warnings, debate and delays, Los Angeles officials this week began ticketing the cars of drivers who "apron park" on the streets of Westwood, a move critics say will create a parking crisis around the UCLA campus. For decades, Westwood residents — many of them UCLA students — have packed their cars into driveways in such a way that they block sidewalks and spill out into the street. They argue that the makeshift, but illegal, practice is the only way to deal with a critical lack of parking around the campus and in the Westwood Village area.
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July 19, 1989
Five UCLA medical students are visiting the Soviet Union as part of an exchange program aimed at improving world peace, school officials say. The trip is the first activity between the Westwood university and its new sister school--Riga Medical Institute in Latvia. During their two-week trip, the students will examine the Soviet health-care system and participate in social activities. They are to return on July 24.
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April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around 6 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphries. The student is in fair condition at a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Humphries said. The lab has been closed off to allow fire officials to investigate, but students and staff have not been ordered to evacuate the six-story building.
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April 4, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles city prosecutors say they plan to charge a student government commissioner at   UCLA with  three counts of sexual battery, one count of false imprisonment and one count of battery. Omar Arce, 21, was arrested early Wednesday by university police after a female student accused the student government commissioner of sexually assaulting her over the last several months, said UCLA police spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein. If convicted, Arce faces up to 4½ years in prison, according to the Los Angles city attorney's office.
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April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A student government commissioner at UCLA was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after a fellow student alleged he had sexually assaulted her within the past several months, university police said. Omar Arce, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned on the false imprisonment charge Friday after he was taken to the West Hollywood sheriff's station, said Nancy Greenstein, a spokeswoman for the UCLA Police Department. The school's student body president initially announced that Arce had faced a sexual assault charge, but Greenstein said that was inaccurate.
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March 20, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
UCLA police are searching for a man who sexually battered a student in Westwood outside the Palomar Hotel. The attack occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday outside the hotel at 10740 Wilshire Blvd., according to a statement from the UCLA Police Department. The female student was talking on her cellphone and walking in front of the hotel when a man approached her from behind and forcefully grabbed her, police said. The victim told authorities she turned around and saw the man running toward a newer model, silver sedan parked on Selby Avenue.
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February 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
After a meeting that lasted until dawn Wednesday, the UCLA undergraduate student government voted against a measure that would have urged the UC system to sell off stocks of companies that do business with the Israeli military and profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. The highly emotional issue attracted more than 500 people to the UCLA meeting and the public comment lasted nearly nine hours, according to the Daily Bruin, the campus newspaper. The council moved to a secret ballot and then voted 7-5 against the divestment measure.
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November 29, 2013 | By Will Forte
As I sat down to write this piece about the UCLA-USC rivalry from the UCLA perspective, I was given word that the L.A. Times had not yet found anyone from USC to write on their behalf.  This led me to two natural conclusions.  The first: the USC population could be afraid of their chances on Saturday. The second: The Times might have had a hard time finding a USC graduate that actually knows how to spell and form sentences and stuff like that.  More than likely it's a combination of the two. Of course, I'm kidding.  USC has a great football team that is very competitive.  And I'm sure that the L.A. Times could find at least five graduates who know how to spell and form sentences (they probably learned in high school)
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October 7, 1994 | ISAAC GUZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 boisterous UCLA students and civil rights activists marched through the Westwood campus Thursday, some saying that Proposition 187 would subject them to unwarranted racial stereotypes. At a rally after the march, Miya Iwataki of Californians United Against Proposition 187 decried what she saw as the creation of "an environment ripe for racism" by "save our state" proponents.
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November 26, 2013 | By Chris Foster
There was an Extra! on the UCLA campus Tuesday. UCLA officials this week took steps to protect statues on campus from USC pranks. The school's bear statue was in a box, as was the statue of former basketball coach John Wooden. So USC students went William Randolph Hearst on UCLA, striking at the fourth estate. USC students, presumably the crosstown ink-stained wretches, hit the UCLA campus early Monday morning, dumping out the Daily Bruin from newspaper racks and leaving UCLA students with the Daily Trojan for their reading pleasure.
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October 2, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
  A $15-million donation to UCLA is going to bolster environmental studies and start a new prize for innovation in sustainability, officials announced Wednesday. The charitable foundation of Los Angeles philanthropists Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker is giving the funds to the Westwood campus. The $15 million will go to UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to establish up to five faculty chairs and endow a center to research how to make cities more sustainable.
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