Friday, November 24

Mott Smith, principal of Civic Enterprise, was a guest speaker at the Westwood Village Improvement Association's annual meeting. Smith said he thinks developers and local leaders are too dependent on specific plans. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Westwood association discusses revenue, improving infrastructure at annual meeting

Westwood Village and Los Angeles city officials said at a Thursday meeting they think the Village needs to continue developing its infrastructure to be more appealing to visitors. Read more...

Photo: Mott Smith, principal of Civic Enterprise, was a guest speaker at the Westwood Village Improvement Association's annual meeting. Smith said he thinks developers and local leaders are too dependent on specific plans. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Mott Smith, principal of Civic Enterprise, was a guest speaker at the Westwood Village Improvement Association's annual meeting. Smith said he thinks developers and local leaders are too dependent on specific plans. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Los Angeles is considering a ban on certain items at protests because of recent protests in Berkeley and Charlottesville, Virginia. Students may no longer be able to bring pepper spray, tasers and makeshift shields to protests. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

LA looks to ban items such as pepper spray, tools from protests

The city of Los Angeles may ban protesters from carrying pepper spray, tasers and improvised shields. The LA City Council asked city attorneys last week to draft a new law that will ban certain items during public demonstrations, a list of which will be approved by the LA Police Department. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles is considering a ban on certain items at protests because of recent protests in Berkeley and Charlottesville, Virginia. Students may no longer be able to bring pepper spray, tasers and makeshift shields to protests. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles is considering a ban on certain items at protests because of recent protests in Berkeley and Charlottesville, Virginia. Students may no longer be able to bring pepper spray, tasers and makeshift shields to protests. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)



Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Panelists discuss potential Westwood improvements at UCLA event

Los Angeles experts and city officials said students should continue advocating for Westwood issues at a panel Thursday evening. The undergraduate student government office of the external vice president, the Graduate Students Association and Abundant Housing LA, a group that advocates for more housing, held “How Westwood got trapped in time (and what to do about it)” at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Read more...

Photo: Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

Donald Shoup, a distinguished research professor of urban planning, said Westwood could benefit from the policies of other cities, like looser parking restrictions for new businesses. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin)

In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LA Police Commission votes to begin testing unmanned drone system

This post was updated Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. The Los Angeles Police Department will start testing an unmanned drone system over the course of a year after the first drone receives federal approval. Read more...

Photo: In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In August, Los Angeles Police Department officers answered residents' questions about the department's proposal to use drones to aid in situations in which police officers' lives may be at risk. The Los Angeles Police Commission approved the proposal Tuesday. (Keshav Tadimeti/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Westwood Neighborhood Council created the Student Advisory Committee in July. The committee, which placed three items on the council's agenda last week, advocates for student issues, like affordable housing and more transportation options. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Students increase presence in Westwood Neighborhood Council meetings

Students have had more of a say in Westwood politics since the Westwood Neighborhood Council created a committee to address student issues in July. The Student Advisory Committee moved three action items to the council’s agenda at Wednesday’s meeting. Read more...

Photo: The Westwood Neighborhood Council created the Student Advisory Committee in July. The committee, which placed three items on the council's agenda last week, advocates for student issues, like affordable housing and more transportation options. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Westwood Neighborhood Council created the Student Advisory Committee in July. The committee, which placed three items on the council's agenda last week, advocates for student issues, like affordable housing and more transportation options. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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