Thursday, March 23

Councilmember Paul Koretz is seeking a third term representing District 5, which includes Westwood. (Courtesy of Paul Koretz)

LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlines re-election platform

The city council member representing Westwood is running for re-election March 7 with platforms on homelessness, environmental preservation and improving the Westwood community. Paul Koretz, who has represented Los Angeles City Council District 5 since 2009, grew up in the district, which includes the majority of West Los Angeles. Read more...

Councilmember Paul Koretz is seeking a third term representing District 5, which includes Westwood. (Courtesy of Paul Koretz)

Mark Herd, left, has supported Measure S as an effort to fight developer corruption in City Hall. Jesse Creed, right, has pledged to not take any campaign donations from developers. (Courtesy of Mark Herd and Jesse Creed)
Mark Herd, left, has supported Measure S as an effort to fight developer corruption in City Hall. Jesse Creed, right, has pledged to not take any campaign donations from developers. (Courtesy of Mark Herd and Jesse Creed)

Councilmember Paul Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, signed onto a proposal to ban campaign donations from real estate developers early January. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Councilmember Paul Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, signed onto a proposal to ban campaign donations from real estate developers early January. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)


Rocket Fizz, a candy store in Westwood Village, added a karaoke lounge earlier this month. Customers can reserve the room for two-hour periods. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)
Rocket Fizz, a candy store in Westwood Village, added a karaoke lounge earlier this month. Customers can reserve the room for two-hour periods. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)
(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin)

SpireWorks, a doner kebab restaurant that cooks meat on a vertical rotisserie, will open Wednesday in Westwood Village. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Doner kebab restaurant SpireWorks to open in Westwood

A new doner kebab restaurant featuring international flavors will open its doors in Westwood on Wednesday. Bob Kaufman, founder and chief executive officer of SpireWorks, said his travels to Turkey, where doner kebabs originated, inspired him to open a restaurant in the United States. Read more...

SpireWorks, a doner kebab restaurant that cooks meat on a vertical rotisserie, will open Wednesday in Westwood Village. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)