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Westwood Boulevard is one of the streets that Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to improve as part of his Great Streets Initiative. (Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Boulevard is one of 15 streets Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to renovate and improve economically as part of his Great Streets initiative. With the plan, Garcetti said he aims to bring new businesses into neighborhoods, help current ones expand and make neighborhoods accessible to pedestrians as well as cars. More »

At the Emporium Thai Cuisine on Westwood Boulevard, siblings from the Sungkamee family cook up Southern Thai specialties. The restaurant is well-known for its one-to-10 spiciness rating scale. The Sungkamee family, which immigrated to America by chance, specializes in the food business. 

(Evaneet Sidhu/Daily Bruin)

John Sungkamee struggled to adapt to his new surroundings when he first arrived in the U.S. from southern Thailand more than 20 years ago. It was his start working in restaurants that taught him how to interact with customers and gave him insight into how the business operated, he said. More »

Westwood Village will soon be home to the first Los Angeles franchise of the popular Midwestern sandwich chain Jimmy John’s. The restaurant will open in August in a vacant space on Westwood Boulevard next to D’Amore’s Pizza, just north of Lindbrook Drive, said Rick Chancellor, western region vice president for the McDevitt Company. More »

Courtesy of Marianne Williamson

Four Democrats, one Republican and two Independents have announced they are vying for the Congressional seat that oversees UCLA’s district. The Rothenberg Political Report, which rates the degree of certainty that one political party will win a seat, rated the district of Rep. More »

For the first time since Bruins Night Out was started three years ago, a TV show, "Game of Thrones," will screen a preview showing during the event. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood’s sixth Bruin’s Night Out event will take place Wednesday night, with more than 40 deals or discounts for UCLA students and a free premier screening of the new season of the television series “Game of Thrones.” The event, which was first held in 2011, will organized by the Westwood Community Council, the undergraduate student government’s Campus Events Commission and General Representative 1 office and, for the first time, HBO. More »

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