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Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy

Active Adults Award Scholarships – Beverly Hills Active Adult Club scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan

This year, the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club (BHAAC) increased the amount given to two deserving Beverly Hills High School seniors from $500 to $1,000. For the past several years the club has bestowed the award on students who show a strong character and demonstrate their involvement in extracurricular activities. This year, the BHAAC’s scholarships went to David Bakalov and Benjamin Dahan. Bakalov will be attending UCLA in hopes of going to medical school and becoming a neuro surgeon and Dahan will be attending Columbia and hopes to continue to serve the community. Pictured, from left: BHHS Principal Mark Mead, Dahan, BHHS Counselor Kate Marks, Bakalov and Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Michael Bregy. 5:03 pm Read More

Serial UCLA Flasher Ordered to Register as Sex Offender

A serial flasher who targeted women near the UCLA campus has been ordered to register as a sex offender for life, to stay away from a mapped area surrounding the Westwood campus and to undergo psychological counseling, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. 2:08 pm Read More

The Big Event – Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) raised more than $400,000 on Wednesday

Pictured above, from left: event emcee and KTLA Entertainment Anchor Sam Rubin, Inspiration Award Winner Marc Mostman, Big Sister of the Year Lauren Kurzweil, Big Brother of the Year Braden Pollock and JBBBSLA CEO Randy Schwab. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) raised more than $400,000 on Wednesday at its annual Big Event at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Pictured above, from left: event emcee and KTLA Entertainment Anchor Sam Rubin, Inspiration Award Winner Marc Mostman, Big Sister of the Year Lauren Kurzweil, Big Brother of the Year Braden Pollock and JBBBSLA CEO Randy Schwab. 5:41 pm Read More

UCLA Women’s Volleyball Moves To 6-0

Photo by David Berke

No. 8 UCLA moved to 6-0 last weekend in a 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 straight sets win over Hawaii. Reily Buechler had 14 kills and 11 digs in the win, while Taylor Formico added 16 digs. Savvy Simo had 13 digs.

 
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Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s ‘Giving Circle’ Supports Pediatric Physician Scientists’ Innovative Research

A total of $210,000 was awarded to three pediatric physician-scientists—holding checks (from left): Drs. Katherine Wesseling-Perry, Elizabeth Marcus and Kalpashri Kesavan—at the circle’s, known as the Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund, Faculty Presentations and Awards Day at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.    			                                  Photo by Don Ponturo

Many physician-scientists have ideas for research that could lead to new treatments or cures for patients they treat. But getting federal funding to support that research isn’t always easy. But a “giving circle” at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is making an impact. It offers pediatric physician-scientists the opportunity to pitch their ideas, win grants and change young lives.

 
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Paula’s Pets – Dogs are at the heart of People Animal Connection, a UCLA Health program that creates a therapeutic connection with service animas to aid healing

Marilee Bradford (left),who has served with her dog Tovah for 15 years, received the Paula Kent Meehan Outstanding PAC Team Award 2016, presented by Chief Patient Experience Officer Tony Padilla (right) Dogs are at the heart of People Animal Connection, a UCLA Health program that creates a therapeutic connection with service animas to aid healing, reduce stress and provide positive interactions that mends lives. Beverly Hills Philanthropist Paula Kent Meehan believed in the healing power of pets, and provided generous support to the PAC program, including Paula’s PetPal Place, a special outdoor spot where patients can visit with their own animals to speed healing. Volunteers and their dogs were recognized Wednesday at a UCLA Faculty Center tea, where Marilee Bradford (left),who has served with her dog Tovah for 15 years, received the Paula Kent Meehan Outstanding PAC Team Award 2016, presented by Chief Patient Experience Officer Tony Padilla (right). 3:49 pm Read More

UCLA Accepts $12.5 Million Offer For Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Since the death knell first rumbled for the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel-Air in 2010, when UCLA undertook efforts to sell the 1.5-acre Kyoto-style garden it had promised to maintain "in perpetuity" just months after the woman for whom it was named had died, the future of the verdant paradise has remained unknown. 4:27 pm Read More