Thursday, November 21

Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Village advocacy organization votes to support Westwood Forward

The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted to support Westwood Forward at a meeting Thursday. Westwood Forward, a coalition of business owners, students, renters and homeowners, is advocating to separate UCLA, Westwood Village and North Village from the current Westwood Neighborhood Council. Read more...

Photo: Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Michael Skiles, Graduate Students Association president, said the student-led Westwood Forward coalition wants to create a new neighborhood council to better represent their interests. The Westwood Village Improvement Association voted 6 to 4 on Thursday in support of the coalition’s proposal. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)


RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood business owners consider recycling program inefficient, expensive

Some business owners in Westwood said they think a new city recycling program costs too much and has neglected to pick up their trash. RecycLA, a program launched in July 2017 to promote recycling and reduce waste within the city, provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle, which includes additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. Read more...

Photo: RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)




The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

City council’s vote to legalize of street vending met with mixed feelings

Street vendors may soon be able to legally peddle their goods in Los Angeles, but some vendors and activists think the regulations that would govern street vending would be too strict. Read more...

Photo: The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The City of Los Angeles is considering legislation to legalize street vending and requiring vendors to apply for business permits. However, under proposed regulations, local businesses may be able to remove street vendors from their storefronts. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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