Tuesday, May 21




Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, said he thinks even with recent rainstorms, Californians need to continue water conservation efforts and that mandated water cuts decrease usage more than voluntary cuts. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: Associate Vice Chancellor Mark Gold discusses water conservation

California has seen one of its wettest seasons this winter – Los Angeles experienced more than 8 inches of rain last month, more than twice as normal, according to the National Weather Service. Read more...

Photo: Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, said he thinks even with recent rainstorms, Californians need to continue water conservation efforts and that mandated water cuts decrease usage more than voluntary cuts. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability, said he thinks even with recent rainstorms, Californians need to continue water conservation efforts and that mandated water cuts decrease usage more than voluntary cuts. (Eda Gokcebay/Daily Bruin)

Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian immigrant and Westwood restaurant owner, said he thinks the area's Persian community is split on the issue of President Donald Trump's travel ban. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Iranian business owners in Westwood discuss effects of immigration ban

Fred Papen’s late grandfather immigrated to Westwood from Iran in the 1970s, hoping to create his own business. “My grandfather had one of the first Persian businesses on Westwood Boulevard,” said Papen, whose family runs Saffron and Rose. Read more...

Photo: Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian immigrant and Westwood restaurant owner, said he thinks the area's Persian community is split on the issue of President Donald Trump's travel ban. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian immigrant and Westwood restaurant owner, said he thinks the area's Persian community is split on the issue of President Donald Trump's travel ban. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

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Westwood improvement association board experiences high turnover rate

About half of the board members of the Westwood Village Improvement Association resigned or left the association’s board of directors over the past year. The 13-member board leads Westwood’s business improvement district, which collects assessment fees from property owners in Westwood Village to provide services such as street maintenance and events. Read more...

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