Beverly Vista 5th grade teacher Kris Milliken recently took students on a field trip to UCLA where they received a campus tour. “By showing the students around a university campus and continually teaching them about the benefits of going to college, I am hopeful that this field trip will serve as added motivation for the children to one day pursue higher education,” Milliken said.
Caltech in Pasadena was ranked as the 12th best university in the nation -- finishing in a tie with Dartmouth College in New Hampshire -- in an annual list released Monday by U.S. News & World Report.
Former Beverly Hills resident Lisa Carroll was discovered by Hollywood agents while still a student at UCLA and went on to become a film and TV actress, Broadway and cabaret singer, and an aspiring Metropolitan Opera diva. Best known for her performances in the hit musical Hello, Dolly! (also acting as stand-in for its original star, Carol Channing), she appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Steve Allen Show, General Hospital, etc. She created a mega successful children’s album for Capitol Records, titled Rappin’ Up Christmas: Homeys 4 the Holidays. During a recent appearance on ABC-TV’s Toy Box, she introduced her line of toys including the Hip Hop Hamilton bear, dedicated to the smash Broadway rap hit Hamilton.
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.
Thousands of University of California service workers began a three-day strike Monday at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UCLA and UC Irvine Medical Center.
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.
Music Happenings—Concert tomorrow to honor Pacific Serenades Founder/Artistic Director, composer and long-time UCLA faculy member Mark Carlson. Local rocker Steve Cooke sets Thursday gig of British acoustic rock 'n' roll.
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.
LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA basketball players placed on indefinite suspension following their shoplifting arrests in China, will be leaving the team and the university, officials said Monday.