Thursday, November 23


Michael Skiles, president of the Graduate Students Association, said student leaders are beginning the process of creating a new neighborhood council that oversees UCLA, Westwood Village and the North Village. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Student leaders propose new Westwood council with more student influence

Students may soon have more control over how Westwood operates. Student leaders are pushing to create a local council to advise the Los Angeles City Council on students’ concerns regarding Westwood, such as its lack of nightlife and affordable housing. Read more...

Photo: Michael Skiles, president of the Graduate Students Association, said student leaders are beginning the process of creating a new neighborhood council that oversees UCLA, Westwood Village and the North Village. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Michael Skiles, president of the Graduate Students Association, said student leaders are beginning the process of creating a new neighborhood council that oversees UCLA, Westwood Village and the North Village. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at an event Friday he pledged to construct more than 100,000 new homes in the city by 2021, but added this is less than 3 percent of what California would need to keep on track with its growing population. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

LA Mayor Garcetti, other officials speak about housing issues at event

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he thinks the city should work with developers to construct more affordable housing as its population increases. Garcetti spoke at the 2017 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit, where about 100 business owners and representatives listened to Los Angeles officials and business owners talk about ways to create more affordable housing for the city’s growing population and implement more efficient transit systems throughout LA. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at an event Friday he pledged to construct more than 100,000 new homes in the city by 2021, but added this is less than 3 percent of what California would need to keep on track with its growing population. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at an event Friday he pledged to construct more than 100,000 new homes in the city by 2021, but added this is less than 3 percent of what California would need to keep on track with its growing population. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)


Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban pepper spray, baseball bats, knives, open flame torches and other items at public demonstrations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

City council approves law banning protesters from carrying certain items

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban protesters from carrying pepper spray, tasers and improvised shields. City council approved a law 13-1 to prohibit a list of items specified by the Los Angeles Police Department. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban pepper spray, baseball bats, knives, open flame torches and other items at public demonstrations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban pepper spray, baseball bats, knives, open flame torches and other items at public demonstrations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, proposed an ordinance that would make any violation to rules posted on public buildings a misdemeanor trespassing, which could result in a $1,000 fine or six months in prison. The Public Safety Committee will vote on the ordinance at its meeting next week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

City discussing making violation of posted rules misdemeanor

The City of Los Angeles will consider a proposal at its meeting Nov. 8 that could criminalize speaking out of turn at city council meetings. The city council’s Public Safety Committee planned to vote on an ordinance last week that would make it illegal to break rules posted on signs in civic buildings, libraries and public parks, but postponed voting on the ordinance until the next city committee meeting. Read more...

Photo: Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, proposed an ordinance that would make any violation to rules posted on public buildings a misdemeanor trespassing, which could result in a $1,000 fine or six months in prison. The Public Safety Committee will vote on the ordinance at its meeting next week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Herb Wesson, president of the Los Angeles City Council, proposed an ordinance that would make any violation to rules posted on public buildings a misdemeanor trespassing, which could result in a $1,000 fine or six months in prison. The Public Safety Committee will vote on the ordinance at its meeting next week. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Sunday he would not be running for governor of California. (Daily Bruin file photo)

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announces he will not run for governor in 2018

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday he will not be running for governor of California in 2018. Garcetti, who earlier this year was rumored to run for governor, said in a tweet Sunday he decided he would instead focus on his Los Angeles mayorship and on his family. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Sunday he would not be running for governor of California. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Sunday he would not be running for governor of California. (Daily Bruin file photo)