Oakland Press Release
|05/28/2020 - 12:52||
Consumer Alert: CPSC and Mueller Austria Warn Consumers to Stop Using Select Versions of Onion Chopper Pro to Avoid Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Mueller Austria are urging consumers to immediately stop using select versions of Mueller Austria’s Onion Chopper Pro (model #M-700). The versions in question feature a locking tab that must be pushed towards the blades in order to properly lock into place.
|05/28/2020 - 11:00||
Henry Ford Health System Welcomes New Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Detroit – Following a national search, Henry Ford Health System has selected Carladenise Edwards as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for the health system. An accomplished C-suite executive with nearly three decades of healthcare, nonprofit and government experience, Edwards will join Henry Ford on July 13, 2020.
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|05/26/2020 - 15:26||
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA names 2020 Switzer Prize recipient
Amita Sehgal, whose pioneering discoveries of mechanisms that regulate circadian rhythms and sleep have deepened scientists’ understanding of behavioral cycles, metabolism and healthy aging, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Switzer Prize awarded by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA .
|05/26/2020 - 12:21||
Ninth Circuit Judges Uphold Coal Ruling, Side with Coal Terminal Developers
Oakland, CA — Today, over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal by three Ninth Circuit judges. The judges heard oral arguments on the appeal by the City of Oakland, Sierra Club, and San Francisco Baykeeper in November 2019. The judges decided to uphold the previous decision, overturning the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal.
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|05/25/2020 - 22:24||
Tracy Johnson named dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences
Tracy Johnson, professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology and holder of the Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair, has been named dean of the division of life sciences in the UCLA College, effective Sept.
|05/25/2020 - 19:26||
Independent Institute Files Vital Amicus Brief in AB-5 Case
Oakland, Calif.—“AB-5 is a devastating piece of legislation. It forces freelancers and gig workers into an untenable position: they either must become employees or face having their paid work drastically reduced—or cut altogether. And more and more, it’s the latter—even now, when we need these workers the most.”
|05/21/2020 - 18:12||
University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved changes to standardized testing requirement for undergraduates
The University of California Board of Regents today (May 21) unanimously approved the suspension of the standardized test requirement (ACT/SAT) for all freshman applicants until fall 2024. The suspension will allow the University to create a new test that better aligns with the content the University expects students to have mastered for college readiness. However, if a new test does not meet specified criteria in time for fall 2025 admission, UC will eliminate the standardized testing requirement for California students.
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|05/21/2020 - 05:42||
Q&A: For Black men, wearing a mask may be a health risk greater than COVID-19
UCLA professor Vickie Mays has been working with members of Congress on a bill that would require better data on the race and ethnicity of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also is conducting research on the data needed to create better models to predict the spread of COVID-19, in order to reduce the number of infections and deaths in Black communities.
|05/21/2020 - 04:17||
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idahos Request to Delay Transgender Inmates Medically Necessary Surgery
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Idaho’s Request to Delay Transgender Inmate’s Medically Necessary Surgery.
|05/20/2020 - 18:17||
UC alum Juan Sanchez Munoz named UC Merceds fourth chancellor
The University of California Board of Regents approved today (May 20) Dr. Juan Sa?nchez Mun?oz?s appointment as UC Merced?s fourth chancellor. Mun?oz comes to UC from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), where he has served as president since 2017.
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|05/20/2020 - 15:36||
EPA Appoints New Members to Childrens Health Protection Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON (May 20, 2020) ? Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of 28 members, of which 20 are new and eight are returning members to the Children?s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC).
|05/20/2020 - 14:34||
For many Blacks and Latinos in L.A., neighborhood conditions make safer-at-home orders harder
More than 2 in 5 Blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles County face high burdens from the county?s shelter-in-place rules because they live in densely populated communities with restricted access to open spaces and limited access to food, according to a new UCLA policy report (PDF) .
|05/20/2020 - 13:11||
UCLA scientists alter genes of innate immune cells with DNA-snipping tool
A UCLA research team has successfully used the powerful gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the DNA of mature innate immune cells, some of the body?s first responders to infections. These blood cells have been notoriously difficult to genetically engineer in the past.
|05/19/2020 - 14:58||
Scientists find evidence of link between diesel exhaust, risk of Parkinsons
A new UCLA study in zebrafish has identifie d the process by which air pollution can damage brain cells, potentially contributing to Parkinson?s disease.
|05/18/2020 - 23:57||
Martin Jarmond named director of athletics
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block today announced that Martin Jarmond has been named as the next Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Director of Athletics. Jarmond will become UCLA?s ninth athletic director, replacing the retiring Dan Guerrero, who has held the role for 18 years. Jarmond has agreed to a six-year contract with guaranteed compensation of $1,030,000 and a one-time signing bonus of $339,900 the first year, and compensation averaging $1.4 million annually over the term, plus incentives. He will assume his new duties on or before July 1.
|05/18/2020 - 17:54||
ATF National Response Team Activated to Join the Investigation of Fire that Injured 12 Firefighters
LOS ANGELES ? The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with ATF special agents from the Los Angeles Field Division, were activated today to join the investigation of the fire that occurred Saturday at a commercial building, located at 327 E Boyd St., injuring 12 firefighters from Los Angeles Fire Department.
|05/18/2020 - 16:37||
Study finds overwhelming support for smoke-free policies among L.A. tenants, landlords
Half of apartment dwellers in Los Angeles report having been exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in their homes in the last year, and 9 in 10 of them say they favor policies banning smoking from their buildings, a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals.
|05/18/2020 - 15:10||
Sutters Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Welcomes New CEO
OAKLAND, Calif. ? David D. Clark , FACHE, begins a new role as chief executive officer of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center , part of the Sutter Health not-for-profit integrated network of care, on May 18. Clark served as interim CEO at Alta Bates Summit for the past year.
|05/18/2020 - 13:12||
Environmental Leader Ramon Cruz Elected first Latino President of The Sierra Club
OAKLAND, CA -- The Sierra Club has elected a new national Board of Directors for the upcoming board term, 2020-2021. Ramo?n Cruz of Puerto Rico, currently residing in New York City, was elected President, becoming the first Latino President in the organization?s 128-year history. The Sierra Club?s National Board of Directors is democratically elected by the organization?s membership and serves the organization's 3.8 million members and supporters.
|05/18/2020 - 12:12||
Black Women Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out on Shooting Death of Breonna Taylor As Case Continues to Unfold
Civil rights leaders with Faith in Action , the nation?s largest faith-based grassroots organizing network, have issued statements in response to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Breonna was a 26 year old Louisville EMT who was gunned down in her home after police executed a ?no-knock?
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|05/18/2020 - 07:34||
Afghanistan: Will U.S. Finally Withdraw?
He said today: “With the recent spate of attacks in Afghanistan, the so-called ‘peace agreement’ between the U.S. and the Taliban signed just a few weeks ago seems to be in tatters. The purported truce that was to be had went to shreds the moment the negotiations ended in some resolution. The only provision that seems to have been implemented is a prisoner exchange.
|05/18/2020 - 00:08||
Health systems unite to encourage patients to access care when needed
Six of Los Angeles County?s largest nonprofit health systems with hospitals, clinics and care facilities across the region have come together united in a mission to encourage community members to put health first and access care when needed.
|05/15/2020 - 06:31||
Will Pelosi Let Barr Spy on You Without a Warrant?
SEAN VITKA, sean at demandprogress.org, Vitka is senior policy counsel at Demand Progress . He said : “After strong bipartisan support for the Daines-Wyden amendment in the Senate, the House of Representatives must stop Attorney General Bill Barr from spying on Americans’ online activity without a warrant.
|05/15/2020 - 06:20||
Giffords Applauds House Legislation to Fund Community Violence Intervention Programs During Pandemic
To be brought for a vote today, the HEROES Act delivers on requests made by 20 mayors across the country in letter to congressional leadership.
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|05/14/2020 - 07:10||
SAP and GEA Announce Strategic Partnership
WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that technology company GEA has entered a strategic partnership with SAP, with the aim of driving enterprise-wide digital transformation.