Taking the bus to Santa Monica from UCLA can take upward of 45 minutes, not including the walk to the Westwood bus stop.
When students have the option of saving time while paying slightly more for an UberPool, it’s no wonder Santa Monica Big Blue Bus ridership has dropped 12 percent in the last fiscal year.
This year’s undergraduate student government elections will feature 10 independent candidates, which could supersede the embarrassment of a presidential candidate running unopposed for next year’s council.
It seems as though Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz hasn’t ridden a bike on Westwood Boulevard, but that doesn’t stop him from acting like he understands cyclists’ problems from the safe space of his car.
Think of a typical college town: bars and dispensaries galore, miles of bike lanes and stores that appeal to students. Now think of Westwood: two bars, virtually no bike lanes and full of niche stores like Sur La Table and Paper Source with almost no use for students.
Imagine Bruins riding a connected rail from Westwood to downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and LAX by paying just four more cents than for a handle of the finest Prestige Vodka.
Once I entered Pauley Pavilion for Bruin Bash, the plethora of empty seats disheartened me. What I expected to be a crowded, congested, ultra-packed venue betrayed me.
Time and time again, the Republican party has contradicted its own small-government philosophy.
When most Republicans look at their party, they envision smaller government, which supposedly means fewer regulations and more individual liberty.
UCLA has some of the best college food in the country, but 50 tons of it is thrown out every month.
In other words, UCLA wastes about two-thirds the weight of the retired Space Shuttle in food monthly.
Ignorance is bliss – it’s also unsafe, irresponsible and completely inappropriate when forming transportation policy in Los Angeles.
Between 2002 and 2013, there have been 52 bicycle accidents on the stretch of Westwood Boulevard where Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, with pressure from some of his constituents, has been opposing the development of a bicycle lane.
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