Tuesday, September 25

Although the new council may address some of students' concerns, others have argued it would be ineffective and would only add to the number of governing bodies in Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Quad: Westwood’s situation and the possibilities a new council may afford

Discussions about how to shape Westwood’s future over the past couple of months have been polarizing, to say the least. Westwood Forward, a coalition of students, homeowners and business owners, submitted an application in December to subdivide from the Westwood Neighborhood Council and form a new council. Read more...

Photo: Although the new council may address some of students' concerns, others have argued it would be ineffective and would only add to the number of governing bodies in Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Although the new council may address some of students' concerns, others have argued it would be ineffective and would only add to the number of governing bodies in Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Laura Winikow and Lisa Chapman listen to public comment during a Westwood Neighborhood Council meeting. Those advocating for the creation of the council in 2009 faced similar road blocks to members of Westwood Forward. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

WWNC history marked by debate over proper representation of community

Margaret Jacob had to find a gavel at a town hall meeting to calm down the crowd after it got out of control. The meeting was held to decide on the creation of the Westwood Neighborhood Council in 2010. Read more...

Photo: Laura Winikow and Lisa Chapman listen to public comment during a Westwood Neighborhood Council meeting. Those advocating for the creation of the council in 2009 faced similar road blocks to members of Westwood Forward. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Laura Winikow and Lisa Chapman listen to public comment during a Westwood Neighborhood Council meeting. Those advocating for the creation of the council in 2009 faced similar road blocks to members of Westwood Forward. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Lisa Chapman, Stephen Resnick and Scott Whittle (left to right), members of the Westwood Neighborhood Council, voiced their frustration toward members of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. The council issued a vote of no confidence against the department at its Wednesday meeting for its lack of transparency. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

WWNC claims unfair treatment from Department of Neighborhood Empowerment

The Westwood Neighborhood Council issued Wednesday a vote of no confidence against the Los Angeles department that oversees neighborhood councils. The council passed the motion against the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which supervises all 96 neighborhood councils in Los Angeles, during its May meeting. Read more...

Photo: Lisa Chapman, Stephen Resnick and Scott Whittle (left to right), members of the Westwood Neighborhood Council, voiced their frustration toward members of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. The council issued a vote of no confidence against the department at its Wednesday meeting for its lack of transparency. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Lisa Chapman, Stephen Resnick and Scott Whittle (left to right), members of the Westwood Neighborhood Council, voiced their frustration toward members of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. The council issued a vote of no confidence against the department at its Wednesday meeting for its lack of transparency. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)



When complete, the LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension will include two stops in the Westwood area. One will be at the intersection of the Wilshire and Westwood boulevards. (Daily Bruin file photo)

LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension enters preconstruction stage

Metro contractors began preconstruction in Westwood for the LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension this week. Workers began relocating utility lines and sawing and potholing areas covering Section 3, the part of the Purple Line that covers Wilshire and Westwood boulevards, on Monday. Read more...

Photo: When complete, the LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension will include two stops in the Westwood area. One will be at the intersection of the Wilshire and Westwood boulevards. (Daily Bruin file photo)

When complete, the LA Metro Purple Line Subway Extension will include two stops in the Westwood area. One will be at the intersection of the Wilshire and Westwood boulevards. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Homeless veterans are able to park in 10 designated parking spots at the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

VA West LA campus designates 10 safe parking spots for homeless veterans

Homeless veterans who live in their cars now have access to 10 safe parking spaces at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs West Los Angeles campus. This is a first step in the VA’s larger initiative to address homelessness, which includes the construction of 110 housing units by 2020 and 1,200 total units to be built on the VA’s West LA campus. Read more...

Photo: Homeless veterans are able to park in 10 designated parking spots at the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Homeless veterans are able to park in 10 designated parking spots at the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles campus. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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