Saturday, August 24

The Business Interruption Fund is offered by Los Angeles Metro to small businesses that are adversely affected by construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Metro will partially cover Westwood businesses’ revenue losses during construction

Los Angeles Metro will offer local businesses compensation for lost revenue during construction of the Purple Line Extension into Westwood. Metro authorized the expansion of the Business Interruption Fund, which provides funds to locally owned small businesses impacted by transit construction, to compensate businesses for revenue lost during construction of the third and final section of the Purple Line Extension. Read more...

The Business Interruption Fund is offered by Los Angeles Metro to small businesses that are adversely affected by construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, which operates without a conductor, will be performing at Westwood some time next year after receiving a $5,000 neighborhood purpose grant from the North Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Courtesy of Benjamin Hoffman)
The Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, which operates without a conductor, will be performing at Westwood some time next year after receiving a $5,000 neighborhood purpose grant from the North Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Courtesy of Benjamin Hoffman)

The North Westwood Neighborhood Council (pictured) and the Westwood Neighborhood Council can award neighborhood purpose grants to eligible applicants to be used for the benefit of their neighborhoods. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

NWWNC has two weeks to approve grants for local organizations before election

North Westwood organizations have less than two weeks left to potentially receive a neighborhood purpose grant from the current council. Neighborhood purpose grants, which are grants given by neighborhood councils to benefit community organizations, can be issued in amounts up to $5,000 to eligible organizations, such as approved nonprofit organizations and public schools that lie within the boundaries of their respective councils. Read more...

The North Westwood Neighborhood Council (pictured) and the Westwood Neighborhood Council can award neighborhood purpose grants to eligible applicants to be used for the benefit of their neighborhoods. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Neapolitan pizza restaurant 800 Degrees will reopen its Westwood location Wednesday, after closing last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Neapolitan pizza restaurant 800 Degrees will reopen its Westwood location Wednesday, after closing last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Dolores Huerta (left) and Monica Lopez (right) spoke about cultural empowerment in business at an event Thursday. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

Dolores Huerta speaks at panel aimed for Latino students interested in business

A civil rights activist and a panel of business professionals spoke about cultural empowerment in business at an event Thursday. Activist Dolores Huerta spoke about her experiences with labor issues at the inaugural event of the Association of Latino Professionals for America at UCLA, a national business organization for Latino students and professionals that recently re-established a chapter at UCLA during fall quarter. Read more...

Dolores Huerta (left) and Monica Lopez (right) spoke about cultural empowerment in business at an event Thursday. (Metztli Garcia/Daily Bruin)

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The Metro Board of Directors proposed implementing a congestion pricing policy that would charge drivers in the most traffic-dense areas of Los Angeles. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)
The Metro Board of Directors proposed implementing a congestion pricing policy that would charge drivers in the most traffic-dense areas of Los Angeles. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)