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Westwood Forward, a coalition of students and business and home owners, recently proposed a new neighborhood council. Persian Square community members said they do not think the proposed council would have much impact on them but it could possibly benefit them. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Questions arise about Persian Square in the Westwood Neighborhood Council

Several Westwood community members think a proposed neighborhood council should not include Persian Square while others believe the new council would benefit the Persian community. Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, business owners and homeowners created earlier in November, proposed subdividing the Westwood Neighborhood Council to better represent the interests of students and business owners near UCLA. Read more...

Westwood Forward, a coalition of students and business and home owners, recently proposed a new neighborhood council. Persian Square community members said they do not think the proposed council would have much impact on them but it could possibly benefit them. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

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No Offense, But: Westwood and Thanksgiving

“No Offense, But” is back after a brief hiatus! This week, Opinion editor Keshav Tadimeti, assistant Opinion editor Abhishek Shetty, News editor Rupan Bharanidaran, city and crime editor Jacob Preal and News contributor Alana Mouchard talk about the Westwood Forward coalition, which aims to create a new neighborhood council for Westwood Village. Read more...

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ULTA Beauty, a store that sells makeup, skincare and hair products, and has a hair salon in the lower level, opened in Westwood on Friday. (Lindsay Weinberg/Daily Bruin senior staff)
ULTA Beauty, a store that sells makeup, skincare and hair products, and has a hair salon in the lower level, opened in Westwood on Friday. (Lindsay Weinberg/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Members of Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, local homeowners and business owners that wants to create a new neighborhood council, held a town hall meeting Thursday to collect feedback on the new council proposal. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Forward talks proposed new neighborhood council at town hall

Student leaders said at a town hall meeting Thursday they want to create a more representative and democratic council to represent Westwood. Westwood Forward, a student-run coalition that is also comprised of local homeowners and business owners, held a town hall meeting in Ackerman Union to address more than 45 members of the public about plans to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council. Read more...

Members of Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, local homeowners and business owners that wants to create a new neighborhood council, held a town hall meeting Thursday to collect feedback on the new council proposal. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

Rudy Reyes, a formerly-incarcerated individual who advocates for former prisoners, said at an event Friday he experienced anxiety, depression and lack of spatial awareness after spending 23 years in solitary confinement. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Lawyers and activists discuss prison health care at law school event

Legal experts and activists said at a symposium Friday they think the United States needs to improve its prisons’ mental and physical health care systems. About a dozen lawyers, academics and activists attended UCLA Law Review Discourse’s first symposium about health care issues in prisons and the long-term physical and psychological consequences of prison life on formerly incarcerated people. Read more...

Rudy Reyes, a formerly-incarcerated individual who advocates for former prisoners, said at an event Friday he experienced anxiety, depression and lack of spatial awareness after spending 23 years in solitary confinement. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, proposed an ordinance that would make any violation to rules posted on public buildings a misdemeanor trespassing, which could result in a $1,000 fine or six months in prison. The Public Safety Committee will vote on the ordinance at its meeting next week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

City discussing making violation of posted rules misdemeanor

The City of Los Angeles will consider a proposal at its meeting Nov. 8 that could criminalize speaking out of turn at city council meetings. The city council’s Public Safety Committee planned to vote on an ordinance last week that would make it illegal to break rules posted on signs in civic buildings, libraries and public parks, but postponed voting on the ordinance until the next city committee meeting. Read more...

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, proposed an ordinance that would make any violation to rules posted on public buildings a misdemeanor trespassing, which could result in a $1,000 fine or six months in prison. The Public Safety Committee will vote on the ordinance at its meeting next week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Lollicup Fresh, a boba restaurant with another location in Ackerman Union, opened a new location in the south end of Westwood Village.
 Lollicup Fresh joins a number of other boba restaurants in Westwood. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Lollicup Fresh, a boba restaurant with another location in Ackerman Union, opened a new location in the south end of Westwood Village.
 Lollicup Fresh joins a number of other boba restaurants in Westwood. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)