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Teach high school and have forever. Love almost every minute of it, especially sparring with my poor students who have been brain washed by u$c. I got to go to the final 4 in '68 and sit in the middle of the Houston section as our Bruins demolished them. I graduated in Poli. Sci. in '79, started a masters in Urban Planning, began teaching, worked on many political campaigns, and eventually went back to finish the MA in '97. I grew up hanging around campus in the 60's as my mom had returned to school as a dance major. Sunset Rec. Center became my babysitters and the bball players my heros. I now teach History and Government in Downtown L.A. and absolutely love my students. I'd like to warn others that using the university of south central wording, well, it backfires on my kids, many of whom have grown up in south central and don't like their neighborhood trash talked. They are bright and wonderful and I don't want them associated with that place either! Mainly though, it strikes of a similar classism that I hope is never associated with our humane and enlightened university. Let them be the classists. We are a real University! I am so glad to have found BN...most people don't want to hear my ramblings about the Bruins, but here I can read insightful, entertaining, and humorous musings about our beloved school. Thank you.

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Recent Activity
She is in great demand!
Commented on Community News: Three New Additions to the Bruins Nation Front Page on Apr 15 2014, 11:31p
Congratulations to you all!
Commented on Community News: Three New Additions to the Bruins Nation Front Page on Apr 15 2014, 10:35p
Awesome photos.
Commented on UCLA Football Notes: Duarte Poised for a Breakout Season, Goodman’s Strong Spring & Lack of Explosiveness at Tailback on Apr 14 2014, 8:26a - 1 reply
Really great stuff IE.
Commented on Spaulding Roundup: Observations Of Closed Saturday Practice From Lot 8 on Apr 14 2014, 8:19a - 1 reply
Just saw this on twitter. Looks like it was a great practice:
Commented on Bruin Bites: UCLA's Deep Secondary, Happy Returns for Owa & Walker on Apr 13 2014, 12:17a - 1 reply
I also think it's great for the coaches to see.
Commented on Coach Mora Invites Fans to Watch Saturday's "Closed" Practice from Lot 8 on Apr 12 2014, 1:31p
Rosen = fickle ...not!
Commented on UCLA Football Notes: Japanese Coaches at Spaulding; Rosen Loves Mora & Hundley’s New Target on Apr 9 2014, 11:08p
Just what I was thinking.
Commented on Final-4 Without UCLA: Connecticut-Florida, Kentucky-Wisconsin TV Schedule, Open Thread on Apr 5 2014, 8:52p
Ollie did a great job of bringing this team together.
Commented on Final-4 Without UCLA: Connecticut-Florida, Kentucky-Wisconsin TV Schedule, Open Thread on Apr 5 2014, 8:40p - 1 reply
I'm now inspired to by season tickets next year!
Commented on Final-4 Without UCLA: Connecticut-Florida, Kentucky-Wisconsin TV Schedule, Open Thread on Apr 5 2014, 8:28p - 1 reply
My first reaction too.
Commented on Final-4 Without UCLA: Connecticut-Florida, Kentucky-Wisconsin TV Schedule, Open Thread on Apr 5 2014, 8:17p
Russell is into the kings and jax as well:
Commented on Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse - UCLA Football Spring Practice, End Distracted Driving on Apr 5 2014, 10:03a
A friend has ordered me a ticket already but
Commented on Way Too Early Information on Tickets vs. Virginia on Apr 3 2014, 9:30p
Nice memories.
Commented on 19 Years ago today in the Kingdome - Seattle, WA on Apr 3 2014, 7:42p
So glad you're back Owa.
Commented on WATCH: UCLA's Owamagbe Odighizuwa Returns to Practice on His Birthday on Apr 3 2014, 7:37p
Also maybe people can rec this up so it stays visible.
Commented on Way Too Early Information on Tickets vs. Virginia on Apr 3 2014, 12:54a
I found a place through airbnb.com
Commented on Way Too Early Information on Tickets vs. Virginia on Apr 3 2014, 12:53a - 1 reply
Totally agree.
Commented on UCLA Football: Myles Jack Sounds Off on Opening Day of Spring Camp on Apr 2 2014, 9:28p
You can hear the soundtrack too.
Commented on UCLA Football: Polamalu in Charge, Lee & Orijoke Look Impressive, Other Practice Notes on Apr 2 2014, 9:21p
You can see it in the link waltond put up below.
Commented on UCLA Football: Polamalu in Charge, Lee & Orijoke Look Impressive, Other Practice Notes on Apr 2 2014, 9:21p
You would be correct.
Commented on UCLA Football: Polamalu in Charge, Lee & Orijoke Look Impressive, Other Practice Notes on Apr 2 2014, 9:09p
Well this is fun.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: What's In A Name? on Apr 2 2014, 12:24a - 1 reply
Our Enlarged Ire + Sad Leftover
Commented on UCLA Basketball: What's In A Name? on Apr 2 2014, 12:10a
Yes.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: What's In A Name? on Apr 2 2014, 12:07a
Experience
Commented on UCLA Football: Polamalu in Charge, Lee & Orijoke Look Impressive, Other Practice Notes on Apr 1 2014, 10:44p
UCLA Football: Polamalu in Charge, Lee & Orijoke Look Impressive, Other Practice Notes
Posted on Apr 1 2014, 10:32p
I'll bite.
Commented on Tom Crean Fired at Indiana, Alford Spotted in Indy, Hoosier Boosters Prepared to Pay Buyout on Apr 1 2014, 9:27a
This is just awesome!
Commented on UCLA & LSU Announce Future Home-and-Home Football Series on Mar 31 2014, 10:58p
Absolutely!
Commented on UCLA & LSU Announce Future Home-and-Home Football Series on Mar 31 2014, 10:57p
I like these Florida guys.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:38p
No Subject
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:31p
They yelled that at me after they beat us once.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:30p - 1 reply
And a whole lot of happy students right now too.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:28p - 2 replies
I can't get the one with sound!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:25p
That was good coaching.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:24p
Just got to do it:
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:24p - 2 replies
Got to say it was a good game.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:10p
My final four are still alive!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:10p - 1 reply
Come ON Wisconsin
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 11:05p
I had the same feeling as 66.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 10:05p
Wow. Talent!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Notes on Improvement, Expectations, Elite-8 Open Thread on Mar 29 2014, 10:02p
I don't think they knew where they were going to hold it either.
Commented on Football Spring Game to be at StubHub Center on April 26 on Mar 29 2014, 9:58p
I with you. I'm loving this location.
Commented on Football Spring Game to be at StubHub Center on April 26 on Mar 29 2014, 9:57p
Oh god!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 2:05p
Hubris...the perfect term and one I always associated with u$c.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 2:04p
He searched far and wide?
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 2:01p
Damn, that's what I make as a teacher in a year!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:59p
Yep
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:57p
Or losing to the worst team in the Pac?
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:57p
So how about running a play to get inside?
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:55p
There, you did it again!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:55p - 1 reply
Agree...but it is only their natural talents that allowed us to win games.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:54p
Kentucky is doing just fine with one and dones.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:52p - 1 reply
Bryce doesn't get close enough to players to foul them.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Analysis of Steve Alford's "Coaching" on Mar 29 2014, 1:49p
Enjoying watching Louisville smoking Kentucky.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament - Sweet Sixteen Conclusion Open Thread on Mar 28 2014, 10:25p - 1 reply
good start
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: UCLA-Florida in Sweet-16 Open Thread on Mar 27 2014, 10:22p
I hadn't seen it.
Commented on Bruin friendly Commercial on Mar 25 2014, 9:53p
Maybe Phil will bring him to NY
Commented on News Roundup of a UCLA win Over Stephen F. Austin on Mar 25 2014, 9:48p
Actually I think Zach showed a lot of skill in the beginning.
Commented on News Roundup of a UCLA win Over Stephen F. Austin on Mar 25 2014, 9:45p
I just don't get how you can compare apples and oranges.
Commented on Freshmen A vs. Freshmen B on Mar 25 2014, 9:41p - 2 replies
We get this same question in every thread and it gets tiring having to write it over and over again.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Bruins Must Beat the Gators . . . on Mar 25 2014, 5:34p
And besides, the university did not make him do it.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Bruins Must Beat the Gators . . . on Mar 25 2014, 5:32p
yah he had one at press conference 1.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Bruins Must Beat the Gators . . . on Mar 25 2014, 5:31p - 1 reply
Sounds like you have motto island is searching for.
Commented on Bruin Bites: UCLA Basketball’s Value Plummets Under Dan Guerrero on Mar 25 2014, 3:44p - 1 reply
Same arrogance as Noah!
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Bruins Must Beat the Gators . . . on Mar 25 2014, 3:40p - 1 reply
Wish I was going.
Commented on UCLA Basketball: Visiting Memphis? A Local's Advice & Guidance on Mar 24 2014, 6:49p
Awesome!
Commented on Anthony Barr sighting. on Mar 24 2014, 5:52p
Ditto
Commented on Anthony Barr sighting. on Mar 24 2014, 5:51p - 1 reply
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