Friday, December 14


A new city ordinance proposal may make it easier and cheaper to acquire alcohol permits for restaurants in Westwood. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Westwood looks to reduce obstacles for some businesses to obtain alcohol permits

A new ordinance proposal may make it easier for restaurants to serve alcohol in Westwood. The Department of City Planning proposed an ordinance that aims to reduce the processing times and costs of alcoholic beverage permits for sit-down restaurants in response to a motion by the Los Angeles City Council last year. Read more...

Photo: A new city ordinance proposal may make it easier and cheaper to acquire alcohol permits for restaurants in Westwood. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

A new city ordinance proposal may make it easier and cheaper to acquire alcohol permits for restaurants in Westwood. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Roughly 40 students attended the panel, which was held by Hunger Project at UCLA at the Sunset Recreation Center. Hunger Project is a student-run organization on campus that works with other nonprofit organizations to raise money and spread awareness of homelessness. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Hunger Project panel advocates for alleviation of homelessness, spreads awareness

Students and members of nonprofit organizations called for students to be more involved in helping alleviate homelessness by actively spreading awareness and volunteering for organizations that aim to combat homelessness at an event Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Roughly 40 students attended the panel, which was held by Hunger Project at UCLA at the Sunset Recreation Center. Hunger Project is a student-run organization on campus that works with other nonprofit organizations to raise money and spread awareness of homelessness. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Roughly 40 students attended the panel, which was held by Hunger Project at UCLA at the Sunset Recreation Center. Hunger Project is a student-run organization on campus that works with other nonprofit organizations to raise money and spread awareness of homelessness. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

A lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles says increasing density around the Expo Line would further stress emergency services because of increased demand, harming public safety. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Lawsuit filed against Expo Line densification plan cites public safety concerns

A nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles’ plan to densify areas in Los Angeles near Metro Expo line stations. Fix the City, a nonprofit public safety advocacy group, initiated the lawsuit to halt the Exposition Corridor Neighborhood Transit Plan, a development plan that would allow for more dense housing and businesses around Metro Expo Line stations, until adequate infrastructure is put in place for public safety. Read more...

Photo: A lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles says increasing density around the Expo Line would further stress emergency services because of increased demand, harming public safety. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles says increasing density around the Expo Line would further stress emergency services because of increased demand, harming public safety. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCPD Detective John Berkeland (left) and Lt. Scott Scheffler (right) volunteered to help with the Woolsey fire, which has affected 98,362 acres across Ventura and Los Angeles counties as of Wednesday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCPD officers volunteer as first responders in areas affected by Woolsey fire

The garage door of an elderly couple’s home would not open, leaving them trapped in their home in Malibu during the Woolsey fire. No one had heard from the couple, and eventually university police received a call asking for their whereabouts. Read more...

Photo: UCPD Detective John Berkeland (left) and Lt. Scott Scheffler (right) volunteered to help with the Woolsey fire, which has affected 98,362 acres across Ventura and Los Angeles counties as of Wednesday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCPD Detective John Berkeland (left) and Lt. Scott Scheffler (right) volunteered to help with the Woolsey fire, which has affected 98,362 acres across Ventura and Los Angeles counties as of Wednesday. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association held its annual meeting in the Hammer Museum Friday and reviewed last year’s programs and services, and next year's plans for the Village. (Tess Mcmullin/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Village Improvement Association covers city plans, Hammer renovations

Westwood officials announced the city’s participation in a parking revenue program and future expansions of the Hammer Museum at a Friday meeting. The Westwood Village Improvement Association reviewed last year’s programs and services, and next year’s plans for the Village during its annual meeting in the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum. Read more...

Photo: The Westwood Village Improvement Association held its annual meeting in the Hammer Museum Friday and reviewed last year’s programs and services, and next year's plans for the Village. (Tess Mcmullin/Daily Bruin)

The Westwood Village Improvement Association held its annual meeting in the Hammer Museum Friday and reviewed last year’s programs and services, and next year's plans for the Village. (Tess Mcmullin/Daily Bruin)