Friday, February 23

RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood business owners consider recycling program inefficient, expensive

Some business owners in Westwood said they think a new city recycling program costs too much and has neglected to pick up their trash. RecycLA, a program launched in July 2017 to promote recycling and reduce waste within the city, provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle, which includes additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. Read more...

Photo: RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

RecycLA provides commercial properties with opportunities to recycle including with additional recycle bins and rebate systems for businesses that recycle. However, the program received more than 28,000 complaints about missed pickups as of January. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Los Angeles Fire Department is working to contain a fire in a large two-story home in Bel-Air. The fire is about one mile from campus and flames from the fire were visible from Janss Steps. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Fire breaks outs in Bel-Air home, visible from Janss Steps

This story was updated Feb. 8 at 9:15 p.m. A fire that broke out in a Bel-Air home near campus was partially contained Thursday evening. Firefighters reduced the flames of an attic fire in a large two-story home at 10835 W. Read more...

Photo: The Los Angeles Fire Department is working to contain a fire in a large two-story home in Bel-Air. The fire is about one mile from campus and flames from the fire were visible from Janss Steps. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Los Angeles Fire Department is working to contain a fire in a large two-story home in Bel-Air. The fire is about one mile from campus and flames from the fire were visible from Janss Steps. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Brittany Speer, a UCLA emergency medical technician and UCLA alumna, received the Medal of Honor for treating victims during an October shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Alumna awarded Medal of Courage for aiding victims of Las Vegas shooting

Brittany Speer and her family visited Las Vegas in October expecting to attend a country music concert. Instead, they found themselves in the midst of an unrelenting hail of gunfire. Read more...

Photo: Brittany Speer, a UCLA emergency medical technician and UCLA alumna, received the Medal of Honor for treating victims during an October shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Brittany Speer, a UCLA emergency medical technician and UCLA alumna, received the Medal of Honor for treating victims during an October shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

More students have been visiting bars in Westwood, including Rocco's Tavern and Barney's Beanery, following the Interfratnerity Council's ban on alcohol at in-house events January. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Westwood bars see increase of students after alcohol ban at fraternity parties

Westwood bars have been serving more UCLA students following a recent alcohol ban at fraternity parties. The Interfraternity Council banned UCLA fraternities indefinitely from hosting in-house parties with alcohol on Jan. Read more...

Photo: More students have been visiting bars in Westwood, including Rocco's Tavern and Barney's Beanery, following the Interfratnerity Council's ban on alcohol at in-house events January. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

More students have been visiting bars in Westwood, including Rocco's Tavern and Barney's Beanery, following the Interfratnerity Council's ban on alcohol at in-house events January. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed an injunction to stop construction of the Purple Line extension, which will run through Westwood, because it felt Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's environmental analysis in December did not consider the health effects of students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beverly Hills school district files lawsuit to halt Purple Line extension

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday to halt Purple Line extension’s construction. The district is concerned that construction could potentially harm Beverly Hills High School and its students’ health and safety and is calling on Metro to properly analyze the environmental impacts of the Purple Line extension before construction begins, according to a press release. Read more...

Photo: The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed an injunction to stop construction of the Purple Line extension, which will run through Westwood, because it felt Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's environmental analysis in December did not consider the health effects of students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed an injunction to stop construction of the Purple Line extension, which will run through Westwood, because it felt Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's environmental analysis in December did not consider the health effects of students. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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UCLA Transportation partners with uberPOOL to create flat-rate promotion

Students can travel anywhere within a five-mile radius from campus for a flat rate of $5.99 starting Thursday. To use the service, students will need to register or update their Uber accounts with their UCLA emails and apply a promotion code, which is available on the UCLA Transportation website and will also be sent out to students through a campuswide email, said David Karwaski, senior associate director of UCLA Transportation. Read more...

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The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment proposed changes to the method for neighborhood councils to form from existing ones. The changes may affect Westwood Forward, a student-led coalition looking to subdivide from the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

City proposes extra steps for neighborhood council applications

The Los Angeles City Council may add additional steps for groups looking to form new neighborhood councils in the city. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which oversees neighborhood councils, proposed changes Jan. Read more...

Photo: The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment proposed changes to the method for neighborhood councils to form from existing ones. The changes may affect Westwood Forward, a student-led coalition looking to subdivide from the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment proposed changes to the method for neighborhood councils to form from existing ones. The changes may affect Westwood Forward, a student-led coalition looking to subdivide from the Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Ari He/Daily Bruin)