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- October 5, 2011

THIS WEEK Women’s Soccer v. Cal Lu Today, 10/5 - 7:00 p.m. Cal Lutheran University

Amped from their recent win against Whittier College, the Tigers face Cal Lu on their home field. INFORMATION Occidental Athletics

Taste of Downtown Burbank Thursday, 10/6 - 5:30 p.m. San Fernando Road

Women’s Volleyball v. Pomona Friday, 10/7 - 7:30 p.m. Rush Gym

$30, or $45 with beer/wine garden.

See your lady Tigers fight for a win after their recent loss to Scripps.

INFORMATION http://tasteofdowntown-burbank. com

INFORMATION Occidental Athletics

The Charles Altura Trio Saturday, 10/8 - 9:00 p.m. Blue Whale

BAM Fest 2011 Sunday, 10/9 - 1:00 p.m. Santa Monica

Acclaimed jazz/fusion musician Charles Altura plays at the Blue Whale in Chinatown.

Beer, art and music festival. Enjoy craft beer, local art and gourmet food trucks. $40 to get in.










Occidental took part in National Sex Education Week this past week, a national event organized by Planned Parenthood. Throughout the week, it was condoms and lube galore as Urban and Environmental Policy major Tyler Berkeley Brewington (junior) urged passerbys to take free samples and learn more about sex education. As part of the week, the students also held a talk in the Center for Gender Equity on Thursday night from 8-9 p.m. to test students’ sexual knowledge as well as to discuss their own sexualities. The group wanted to address the fact that sexual education is not only about sexually transmitted diseases, but also to point out the fact that sexual health covers a broad number of areas including sexual identity, health care, family planning, and body image. You can find more information about sexual health, education, and family planning at various Planned Parenthood Los Angeles clinics: Planned Parenthood Pasadena, the Planned Parenthood Express clinic right on Colorado Blvd, and at the Emmons Health Center. Online information can be found at

With recent policy changes, the cities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach have started a project aimed towards health improvement for the communities. According to research done by Susan Babey, a scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, hypertension rates are the highest in Los Angeles County and obesity rates are in the middle range for the beach side communities compared to other areas. Many of the healthy changes include more organic school lunches, community gardens, leaner restaurant menus, and bike lanes. In particular, health officials are striving to educate and change the communities’ eating habits as they urge restaurants to serve smaller portions and provide deserts with fewer calories. In addition, they have added programs aimed towards preventing and reducing childhood obesity. Parents in orange vests have volunteered to walk groups of children to school as part of a “walking school bus” system which provides kids with extra exercise. Adult walk groups have also sprouted all throughout these beach side cities.

Millions of acres of forests all across the United States are struggling to stay alive due to a variety of natural causes. Fifteen percent of Colorado’s forests have died because of a lack of water. Wildfires have burned down millions of acres of forest landscape in a mountainous region near the Southwest of Texas. Pines in the Rockies are also a casualty. This mass decrease in trees can be attributed to rising CO2 emissions and warmer temperatures where trees can’t handle the intense amount of CO2 levels. Another effect of the warming has is proliferation of different beetle species which have destroyed forests all across America. “Forests take a century to grow to maturity,” said Werner A. Kurz, a Canadian researcher at Natural Resources Canada. “It takes only a single extreme climate event, a single attack by insects, to interrupt that hundred-year uptake of carbon.” States have increasingly taken more aggressive initiatives to direct funding towards forest preservation. California, for example, will make financial agreements with industries to slow tropical deforestation.

Israel decided to restart peace negations with Palestine on Sunday, but there still remains much ambiguity and disagreement. However, Israel has made an accusation that the Palestinians have strategically decided to acknowledge new borders without negotiation. According to a lead by the San Francisco Chronicle, a senior Palestinian official made a statement that after three intense days of deliberating, the Palestinian leadership had decided not to return to talks unless Israel halted all settlement construction and agreed to clear terms for the negotiations. Much dispute arose over Gilo, home to 40,000 predominantly Jewish residents. Israel publicly announced its plans for housing development in the area. However, Palestine has already claimed the area and wants Israel to halt such plans. The Israeli government, despite reprimands from Palestine and the international community, has continued its development projects in Gilo which may be a strong indication that it is not yet ready to make peace talks.

Written and Compiled By Nick Nam


1:19 AM Clapp Library Staff reports a suspicious male roaming the 1st floor of the library. Responding officers detained the subject (local) and turned him over to LAPD. Incident Report submitted.

1:50 PM Information Campus Safety made contact with the student and determined she was safe. Pro Staff notified. Chronology of Events submitted.


11:20 PM Off Campus Student reports that she has missed the Bengal Bus and was stranded at the Glendale Galleria. Officers notified Pro-Staff on duty.

8:10 PM 1432 Armadale Ave. (Phi Psi) Received report of fire at the location. Responding Officers observed LAFD on scene and extinguishing a small structure fire that had been contained to the front porch.



7:25 AM Information Received report from concerned student that her roommate did not come home last night and is not answering her phone. Pro Staff notified. Campus Safety & Res Ed commenced efforts to locate student.

12:08 AM Haines Hall Ed commenced efforts to locate student. Observed (3) males acting suspiciously in parking lot. Officers contacted the subjects (locals) who were identified, warned regarding private property and escorted off campus without incident.

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10:50 AM Clapp Library

2:18 AM Stewart Cleland Hall

Student reports a suspicious male roaming the 2nd floor of the kubrary. Responding Officers detained the subject. The subject produced school community ID, and was questioned and released

GHC reports two males (possibly students) breaking cinder block bricks in front of the location. Responding Officers checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects.

6:44 PM Braun Hall Steam from the bathroom on the 2nd floor activated the fire alarm system. Hall evacuated. No smoke or fire. Reset fire alarm panel. Message left on Bruce Steele voice mail.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 12:09 AM Hazelwood Ave Student reports his bicycle stolen from the front porch, while he was visiting friends. Incident report submitted.

11:42 PM Newcomb Hall The fire alarm system was activated again by a smoke detector on the 2nd floor in front of the women’s restroom. No smoke or fire. Full Hall evacuation observed. Silence and reset fire panel. 9:00 PM Off Campus Observed a large group of students walking towards Eagle Rock Music Festival. 11:00 PM Off Campus Eagle Rock Music Festival has concluded, officers observe large groups of students walking back to campus.

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