The California state Assembly has passed a bill, SB-9, on to the state Senate that would allow minors sentenced to life in prison the ability to apply for a new sentence.
UCLA Luskin School social welfare professor, Laura Abrams, and social welfare student, Alea Bell, wrote a brief concerning the bill earlier this year that was handed out to all of the Assembly members.
Dr. Richard Jackson will be presented with the Socially Responsible Medicine Award by Los Angeles Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) at their annual Gala Dinner. He will be recognized for his long time advocacy to protect farmworkers and children from pesticide
risks and improving community health by changing the built environment. Founded on the principle that we must "prevent what we cannot cure,"
PSR-LA is committed to reducing threats to public health related to nuclear and
Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. appeared on KTLA-Channel 5 on August 13 to provide analysis on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.To see Dean Gilliam's appearance, watch the video below.
J.R. DeShazo, Director of the Luskin Center and Associate Professor of Public Policy, has joined the LA Metro Blue Ribbon Committee Blue Ribbon Committee. DeShazo, nominated for his expertise on renewable and energy planning issues in Southern California, joined Metro CEO Art Leahy, the CEOs of Edison International and Sempra Energy and the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, among other leaders, at their inaugural meeting on July 31st.
Martin Wachs (above left), a distinguished professor emeritus of Urban Planning, and Urban Planning professor Brian Taylor, who directs the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, have an op-ed in the
Public Policy professor Mark Kleiman has written a new primer on marijuana policy intended to provide straightforward information about all aspects of the real-life impacts of marijuana legalization–from the public health implications to the expected price of the drug.
Chancee Martorell UP '93 has been inducted into the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn, an honor bestowed by the King of Thailand upon those who have demonstrated exceptional service to the kingdom. Martorell received her commendations in a ceremony at the Royal Thai Consulate in Los Angeles on June 29.