Monday, November 20

In his first term, Mayor Eric Garcetti raised the city's minimum wage and lowered the business tax. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)
In his first term, Mayor Eric Garcetti raised the city's minimum wage and lowered the business tax. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

The Westwood Neighborhood Council originally recommended not allowing SpireWorks an alcohol permit, but then voted to allow it to sell beer and wine. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Westwood business owners struggle to obtain liquor licenses

If local workers want to get cocktails at happy hour after work, they have limited options in Westwood Village. The Westwood Neighborhood Council, which advises the city on alcohol permit applications, imposes conditions on businesses’ alcohol sales because state guidelines restrict the number of businesses that can sell alcohol in the district. Read more...

The Westwood Neighborhood Council originally recommended not allowing SpireWorks an alcohol permit, but then voted to allow it to sell beer and wine. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Westwood officials believe voters will approve a sales tax measure to fund public transit across Los Angeles, which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Westwood officials believe voters will approve a sales tax measure to fund public transit across Los Angeles, which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Jerry Brown prepares to end his final term as president of the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Jerry Brown prepares to end his final term as president of the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Expo Line's second phase opened Friday, connecting downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The line is now about 15 miles long and takes about 45 minutes to go from end to end.
The Expo Line's second phase opened Friday, connecting downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. The line is now about 15 miles long and takes about 45 minutes to go from end to end.

Westwood Neighborhood Council recap – April 13

The Westwood Neighborhood Council meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to Westwood Village and the surrounding areas. Comments by public officials Faisal Alserri, senior planning deputy for LA City Councilman Paul Koretz’s office, said his team is redrafting its Baseline Mansionization and Hillside Ordinances to limit the buildable area on lots to 50 percent of the lot size. Read more...


A class at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will study Westwood Village's urban planning and make recommendations to improve the Village. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

New graduate class built around Westwood urban planning

A new graduate class will study Westwood Village’s urban planning and propose potential improvements to the neighborhood’s specific plan. Architect John Kaliski’s class at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will explore the existing Westwood Village Specific Plan, which regulates land use and development design criteria in the Village, and prepare recommendations for the Westwood Village Improvement Association, also known as the BID. Read more...

A class at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will study Westwood Village's urban planning and make recommendations to improve the Village. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)


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