Los Angeles County experienced a nearly 13% increase in the number of individuals experiencing homelessness since last year, according to a June 12 report.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, an independent authority created by the city and county of Los Angeles, found that 66,436 people are experiencing homelessness in the county, a 12.7% rise from last year’s report.
“Show me what democracy looks like,” called protesters in Westwood on Saturday afternoon. “This is what democracy looks like,” hundreds chanted back.
The protesters gathered near the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.
This post was updated June 6 at 5:28 p.m. to reflect new statements from UCLA media relations.
Student leaders of two black student groups at UCLA co-hosted a demonstration in protest of police brutality on campus Thursday.
Hundreds of students, UCLA staff and Westwood community members gathered at Royce Hall, where student leaders spoke about their demands, then marched across campus to the UCPD’s UCLA headquarters.
“No justice, no peace,” chanted hundreds of protesters in Westwood Monday afternoon.
The protesters gathered despite social media announcements that the protest had been canceled. They chanted “Black lives matter,” and “Don’t shoot,” on sidewalks near the Wilshire Federal Building in Westwood.
Los Angeles County will subsidize rent and expand tenant protection using emergency funding, according to a plan approved Tuesday.
The program aims to provide subsidies of a maximum of $1,000 per month for up to three months for families whose income is impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Westwood and Los Angeles community groups and government organizations connected homeless individuals with needed services at an event Wednesday.
Westwood Connect Day, held at the Westwood Recreation Center, featured over 40 city, state, county and nonprofit organizations that provided free services such as food, haircuts and clothing to homeless individuals.
An elite division of Los Angeles’ police force arrested a disproportionate number of Black residents from 2012 to 2017, according to a UCLA report.
The report was released by Million Dollar Hoods, a project which analyzes policing and mass incarceration in Los Angeles.
One student sustained minor injuries in a chemical explosion Tuesday night.
The Molecular Sciences Building was closed for the night after a chemical explosion occurred around 8 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Students and staff will now be able to take a new direct bus line between Long Beach and UCLA.
The UCLA/Westwood Commuter Express will offer a direct connection from Long Beach to Westwood starting Monday.
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