Sunday, May 28

Nick Melvoin, far left, defeated Los Angeles school board inclumbent Steve Zimmer in a runoff election Tuesday night. Melvoin is a charter school advocate. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chris Campbell: Newly elected LA school board must improve charter school accessibility

We can all agree Los Angeles needs better schools. Whether that means appending the word “charter” is a bit more contentious. And contentious is the perfect word to describe Tuesday’s Los Angeles Board of Education election, especially when it comes to the Westside’s own contest between incumbent board President Steve Zimmer and challenger Nick Melvoin. Read more...

Photo: Nick Melvoin, far left, defeated Los Angeles school board inclumbent Steve Zimmer in a runoff election Tuesday night. Melvoin is a charter school advocate. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Nick Melvoin, far left, defeated Los Angeles school board inclumbent Steve Zimmer in a runoff election Tuesday night. Melvoin is a charter school advocate. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


California Senate Bill 562 has the right idea in trying to create a single-payer health care system for the state. However, the bill tries to accomplish too much and needs to be more realistic. (Creative Commons photo by David Fulmer via flickr)

Stuart Key: Single-payer health care bill unrealistic, will face financial challenges

California has a new health trend, but it’s more complicated than just eating a lot of kale. California lawmakers reacted to the possible repeal of former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, in February by introducing Senate Bill 562, a single-payer health care system to ensure coverage for every Californian. Read more...

Photo: California Senate Bill 562 has the right idea in trying to create a single-payer health care system for the state. However, the bill tries to accomplish too much and needs to be more realistic. (Creative Commons photo by David Fulmer via flickr)

California Senate Bill 562 has the right idea in trying to create a single-payer health care system for the state. However, the bill tries to accomplish too much and needs to be more realistic. (Creative Commons photo by David Fulmer via flickr)

President Donald Trump’s election caused deep political rifts across the country, and UCLA was no exception. However, these partisan divides on campus need to be addressed, and tapping into the campus’ conservative intellectuals is one way to do that. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Aaron Julian: Conservative campus groups should start constructive dialogue

It seems that after all the noise of the presidential election, we have forgotten about the most important characteristic of political and intellectual environments: balance. It goes without saying that UCLA is an overtly left-leaning school – Bruins donate to mostly Democratic candidates, and faculty members were willing enough to do things like reschedule exams after the election of President Donald Trump. Read more...

Photo: President Donald Trump’s election caused deep political rifts across the country, and UCLA was no exception. However, these partisan divides on campus need to be addressed, and tapping into the campus’ conservative intellectuals is one way to do that. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

President Donald Trump’s election caused deep political rifts across the country, and UCLA was no exception. However, these partisan divides on campus need to be addressed, and tapping into the campus’ conservative intellectuals is one way to do that. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Clea Wurster: UC must back Senate Bill 320 to improve abortion accessibility

The University of California has been hesitant to come out in support of accessible abortion for students. California Sen. Connie Leyva proposed Senate Bill 320 in February, which would require California colleges to offer medication abortion services at student health centers if there is a pharmacy, or to provide transportation to a health care center that would offer abortion procedures at students’ requests. Read more...

Photo: (Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations director)

(Harishwer Balasubramani/Illustrations director)

Charter Amendment C is a positive sign that the city is trying to address the Los Angeles Police Department’s underlying problems. However, it doesn’t really do much to increase officer oversight. (Creative Commons photo by ahisgett via Flickr)

Pravin Visakan: Charter Amendment C will lead to ineffective reform of LAPD misconduct

The Los Angeles Police Department has a troubled history with officer misconduct. The city is trying something new to address this problem, however. Charter Amendment C, an initiative on the May 16 municipal ballot, represents a well-intentioned, but ineffective attempt to tweak the formula of internal police misconduct reviews. Read more...

Photo: Charter Amendment C is a positive sign that the city is trying to address the Los Angeles Police Department’s underlying problems. However, it doesn’t really do much to increase officer oversight. (Creative Commons photo by ahisgett via Flickr)

Charter Amendment C is a positive sign that the city is trying to address the Los Angeles Police Department’s underlying problems. However, it doesn’t really do much to increase officer oversight. (Creative Commons photo by ahisgett via Flickr)