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Only 7.5 percent of students registered to vote on the Hill participated in Tuesday's Los Angeles County municipal elections. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

LA County municipal elections see reduced voter turnout rate

About 6 percent of registered voters in Westwood and on campus voted in Los Angeles County municipal elections Tuesday. Out of 13,081 registered voters on campus, the Hill, the North Village and Westwood Village, only 810 cast ballots. Read more...

Photo: Only 7.5 percent of students registered to vote on the Hill participated in Tuesday's Los Angeles County municipal elections. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Only 7.5 percent of students registered to vote on the Hill participated in Tuesday's Los Angeles County municipal elections. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Several people complained of illness after being in an underground parking structure on Weyburn Avenue. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

LAFD conducting chemical investigation at Glendon parking structure

This post was updated March 10 at 1:45 p.m. A hazardous materials squad is investigating chemical agents at an apartment complex on Weyburn Avenue. Ten people complained of illness after being inside an underground parking structure at 1010 Glendon Ave., according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. Read more...

Photo: Several people complained of illness after being in an underground parking structure on Weyburn Avenue. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Several people complained of illness after being in an underground parking structure on Weyburn Avenue. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz re-elected

Incumbent Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz was re-elected for a third term against challengers Jesse Creed and Mark Herd. Koretz, whose district includes Westwood, made the issue of homelessness a central part of his platform, helping allocate $138 million in city funds to homelessness services. Read more...


Los Angeles residents vote against Measure S, pass Measure M, H

About 11 percent of Los Angeles County residents voted in municipal elections Tuesday, deciding the future of several ballot initiatives. Measure S failed. The measure would have put a two-year moratorium on development that increases housing density, banned projects from amending the city’s general plan, required city staff rather than developers to complete environmental impact reports and mandated a public review of the general plan every five years. Read more...


Paul Koretz, incumbent Los Angeles City Council Member, voted to approve a residential  development whose backers have ties to a PAC which sent out campaign mailers supporting him. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Questions about campaign funding raised in city council race

Companies with financial ties to a $1.2 billion development project in South Los Angeles contributed to a political action committee supporting the re-election campaign of Westwood’s city council member. Read more...

Photo: Paul Koretz, incumbent Los Angeles City Council Member, voted to approve a residential development whose backers have ties to a PAC which sent out campaign mailers supporting him. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Paul Koretz, incumbent Los Angeles City Council Member, voted to approve a residential  development whose backers have ties to a PAC which sent out campaign mailers supporting him. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

LAUSD Board of Education candidates dispute platforms at UCLA forum

Candidates for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education debated the role of charter schools, protections for undocumented students and the district’s budget at a UCLA forum Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education candidates Allison Polhill, Gregory Mantayan, Steve Zimmer and Nick Melvoin debated their positions on charter schools, undocumented students and budget issues at a panel Wednesday. (April Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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