Alumnus donates $7 million to Cal State L.A. nursing program; Silver Lake debates reservoir’s future; Montecito Heights man enters Congressional race


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  • Cal State L.A. alumnus Patricia Chin and her husband, William Chin, have donated $7 million to endow the Chin Family Institute for Nursing and create a nursing simulation lab on the El Sereno campus. The college’s school of nursing will also be named in her honor.  Cal State L.A.
  • Residents are conflicted about potential recreational uses for the Silver Lake Reservoir once its refilled. L.A. Times
  • Labor organizer Raymond Meza of Montecito Heights has entered the race to to replace Congressman Xavier Becerra, who has been nominated to serve as state Attorney General.  Other candidates who have entered the race for California’s 34th Congressional seat include state Assemblyman and Eagle Rock resident Jimmy Gomez and Boyle Heights activist Wendy Carillo. Meza announced his candidacy on YouTube.
  • Water surged down Laveta Terrace in Angeleno Heights earlier this week after a pipeline burst. Loudlabs
  • L.A. County’s population grew by more than 43,000 residents to 10.2 million between July 2015 to July 2016. The  increase is the smallest since the 2010 Census, with the population growth fueled by new births.  15,000 more people moved out of the county than moved in. KPCC

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  1. Nice photo and even nicer bike!

  2. Great news for CSULA! Glad to see wealthy donors focusing on the CSU system rather than the much more endowed UC systems and private universities.

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