Monday, June 18

Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)
Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

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Luc Alarie, founder and head chef of Soleil Westwood, said he will be closing Soleil and its adjacent poutine bar, P’tit Soleil. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Luc Alarie, founder and head chef of Soleil Westwood, said he will be closing Soleil and its adjacent poutine bar, P’tit Soleil. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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Medina’s defense attorney refutes first-degree murder charge

A defense attorney representing Alberto Medina, who allegedly murdered Andrea “Andy” DelVesco in 2015, said he had killed her. Debra Werbel, the attorney representing Medina, a former Fresno State University student accused of murdering DelVesco, a UCLA student, said while the defense concedes Medina did kill DelVesco, the murder was not premeditated and the charge of murder in the first degree is too severe. Read more...

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Westwood Forward, a coalition of homeowners, business owners and student leaders, such as Graduate Students Association President Michael Skiles, won the election to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Westwood Forward, a coalition of homeowners, business owners and student leaders, such as Graduate Students Association President Michael Skiles, won the election to subdivide the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Jacob Preal/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Westwood Subdivided

The Westwood Neighborhood Council is the city’s official advisor on Westwood politics. In November, students and other Westwood community members announced plans to form a new neighborhood council because they felt the current one did not adequately address their issues. Read more...



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