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Linking L.A.: UCLA Undie Run could return to Westwood campus

March 11, 2010 | 10:29 am

Several hundred students participated in the June, 2006 Undie Run. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

UCLA administrators halted the Undie Run -- a finals week tradition in which students sprint across the campus in their skivvies -- after problems of vandalism and interference by non-UCLA students.

But the Daily Bruin is reporting that UCLA could bring a version of the event back to the Westwood campus in the spring as long as students behave themselves. The Bruin reports:

Although Undie Run was canceled last June … some UCLA students organized and participated in their own "Underground Undie Run" in the fall quarter. The run resulted in a number of minor arrests for violations such as jaywalking. … If students' actions this quarter are problematic, then the university will not be interested in working to develop an event for spring quarter.

Read the full story here, and if you don't know what the Undie Run is, see Times coverage here.

Here are some other interesting L.A. items on the Web:

Abandoned diver sues: A scuba diver who says his boat left him behind on a dive in 2004 is suing. The Orange County Register reports:

A scuba diver left at sea by a charter boat crew in 2004 thought he would never make it back to shore, his attorney told a jury Tuesday. … The trial will deal with his allegations of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Art Walk tonight: Blogdowntown has a good preview of what to expect at tonight's Downtown Art Walk. Here is an excerpt:

For those making their first visit, the Artwalk Lounge at 5th and Main may be a good first stop. Others will feel free to pick their favorite gallery and start from there.

Hollywood rental guide: Curbed LA has put together a guide to five new rental buildings opening up in the heart of Hollywood. The prices are sky-high, but the bloggers note that the buildings should be ripe for haggling. Here is an excerpt:

Within a roughly two square mile area between Highland Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard, Franklin Avenue and Gower Street, five new rental buildings have either just opened, or will open in the next few months. What does this mean for you, young whippersnapper? Competition. Which can translate into move-in deals.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Photo: Several hundred students participated in the June 2006 Undie Run. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times