Sunday, July 21

Almost two-thirds of appeals made against businesses in Westwood over the last two decades have come from three individuals. Steve Sann has filed 23 of Westwood’s appeals since 1998. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Game of Zoning: How Steve Sann’s appeals have obstructed businesses in Westwood

This post was updated June 10 at 1:30 p.m. Businesses in Westwood have experienced difficulty operating due to appeals and protests – and 61% of the appeals in the last 20 years have been lodged by three community members: Steve Sann, Sandy Brown and Wolfgang Veith. Read more...

Photo: Almost two-thirds of appeals made against businesses in Westwood over the last two decades have come from three individuals. Steve Sann has filed 23 of Westwood’s appeals since 1998. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Almost two-thirds of appeals made against businesses in Westwood over the last two decades have come from three individuals. Steve Sann has filed 23 of Westwood’s appeals since 1998. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Michael Skiles, three time Graduate Students Association president and a founder of the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, will graduate this coming week, but his time in Westwood is not over. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Michael Skiles to graduate from UCLA, has no plans to retire from Westwood

Michael Skiles was at a meet-the-candidates event in 2017 while running unopposed for Graduate Students Association president when he heard a new brewery wanted to open in Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Michael Skiles, three time Graduate Students Association president and a founder of the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, will graduate this coming week, but his time in Westwood is not over. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Michael Skiles, three time Graduate Students Association president and a founder of the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, will graduate this coming week, but his time in Westwood is not over. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)


A dark blue sedan crashed into Pinches Tacos on Tuesday, slamming into a pole inside the restaurant. The car was later removed by the Los Angeles Fire Department. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sedan crashes through front of Pinches Tacos in Westwood, injures 3

This post was updated June 4 at 4:08 p.m. A car crashed into a Westwood restaurant Tuesday, injuring three people. A dark blue sedan drove through the entrance of Pinches Tacos on Glendon Avenue, sending glass into the restaurant. Read more...

Photo: A dark blue sedan crashed into Pinches Tacos on Tuesday, slamming into a pole inside the restaurant. The car was later removed by the Los Angeles Fire Department. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

A dark blue sedan crashed into Pinches Tacos on Tuesday, slamming into a pole inside the restaurant. The car was later removed by the Los Angeles Fire Department. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baja California Tacos opened on Broxton Avenue on May 16. The Westwood location is the second Baja California Tacos to open in the past year. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Newly opened Baja California Tacos brings Ensenada-inspired cuisine to Westwood

A new taco restaurant is now open in Westwood. Baja California Tacos opened on Broxton Avenue, across from Diddy Riese, on May 16. It is located in the storefront previously occupied by The Poke, which opened in 2017. Read more...

Photo: Baja California Tacos opened on Broxton Avenue on May 16. The Westwood location is the second Baja California Tacos to open in the past year. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Baja California Tacos opened on Broxton Avenue on May 16. The Westwood location is the second Baja California Tacos to open in the past year. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

The Business Interruption Fund is offered by Los Angeles Metro to small businesses that are adversely affected by construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Metro will partially cover Westwood businesses’ revenue losses during construction

Los Angeles Metro will offer local businesses compensation for lost revenue during construction of the Purple Line Extension into Westwood. Metro authorized the expansion of the Business Interruption Fund, which provides funds to locally owned small businesses impacted by transit construction, to compensate businesses for revenue lost during construction of the third and final section of the Purple Line Extension. Read more...

Photo: The Business Interruption Fund is offered by Los Angeles Metro to small businesses that are adversely affected by construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Business Interruption Fund is offered by Los Angeles Metro to small businesses that are adversely affected by construction of the Metro Purple Line Extension. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Bruins for Accessible Resources, a student organization which coordinates the efforts of homeless outreach programs on and off campus, held its first resource fair Saturday. It offered clothes, umbrellas and hygiene products donated by Good Clothes Good People, the Westwood Presbyterian Church and other groups. (Courtesy of Mark Jones, Sr.)

Bruins for Accessible Resources holds first fair, providing variety of goods

Jayesh Menon became motivated to fight homelessness after witnessing a homeless woman begging for food with her infant daughter in Westwood Village last summer. “Everyone around us (was) ignoring her,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Bruins for Accessible Resources, a student organization which coordinates the efforts of homeless outreach programs on and off campus, held its first resource fair Saturday. It offered clothes, umbrellas and hygiene products donated by Good Clothes Good People, the Westwood Presbyterian Church and other groups. (Courtesy of Mark Jones, Sr.)

Bruins for Accessible Resources, a student organization which coordinates the efforts of homeless outreach programs on and off campus, held its first resource fair Saturday. It offered clothes, umbrellas and hygiene products donated by Good Clothes Good People, the Westwood Presbyterian Church and other groups. (Courtesy of Mark Jones, Sr.)