UCLA Advocate In Action: Councilman Paul Koretz

Los Angeles Fifth District City Councilman Paul Koretz (’79) has felt a call to public service for just about all of his life, and to think others wouldn’t feel the same is rather “mystifying” to him.

The councilman has worn many political hats during his time in the public spotlight — including West Hollywood mayor, state assembly member and his current position as the de facto city steward for Westwood. And during that time, Koretz has never kept UCLA too far from his heart over the years.

“It is a mystery to me that it is even a fight to maintain a better education system for California,” he said.


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Special Olympics Take Over UCLA With Torch Run

The final leg of the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics hit Westwood Thursday afternoon. Nearly 30 runners, representing law enforcement agencies from around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, Holland, Canada and the United States, made their way down Westwood Boulevard, stopping at Broxton Avenue where they were greeted by an enthusiastic contingent of Bruins, including the UCLA pep band, the UCLA Spirit Squad and Joe and Josephine Bruin.

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U.S. Commerce Leader To Talk Intellectual Property at UCLA School of Law

During her first visit to Southern California as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Michelle K. Lee will speak at the UCLA School of Law on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. During this public lecture, she will discuss the rapidly evolving intellectual property landscape, the role of universities in research and innovation, and her top priorities for USPTO.

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Mayor’s Youth Council Digs Into College At UCLA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Policy Council made its first visit to a university campus last Saturday, choosing UCLA for a day of discussion centered on the possibilities of attending college.

The Youth Policy Council is a group of highly motivated 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in civic engagement, community and youth issues and the municipal government system. The students are encouraged to express their own views on how to improve government and affect change in their communities. There are eight regional councils that include 25 students each.


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Partnership Procures Pathways to Citizenship

UCLA teams with National Immigration Forum

UCLA was an active participant in a roundtable discussion on July 9 regarding immigration and the path to citizenship, hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the National Immigration Forum.

The Los Angeles Business Roundtable on Citizenship included Los Angeles employers who were brought in by the New American Workforce, a project of the National Immigration Forum that facilitates citizenship assistance by working with employers to offer a range of citizenship services and support to employees.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with a group of Los Angeles employers on July 9 about pathways to citizenship.

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