Wednesday, May 27

LA Metro cuts down crime on its bus, rail systems by 17% in past 5 years

Crime on the Los Angeles Metro system dropped about 17% from 2015 to 2019. Metro released crime figures for its bus and rail systems Friday. It found that in the LA system, serious crimes such as robbery and assault fell nearly 23%, while less serious crimes fell about 11%, according to a Metro press release. Read more...

Photo: Crime on Los Angeles Metro buses and rail networks decreased about 17% overall from 2015 to 2019. LA Metro is currently evaluating changes to its bus system to better serve the riders. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Westwood-Downtown LA subway megaproject receives over $1B in funding

Over $1 billion in federal funding will finance the last section of a subway line extension to Westwood. The United States Department of Transportation granted $1.3 billion on Tuesday for Section 3 of the Purple Line extension, a subway line that will connect Westwood to Downtown Los Angeles by 2027. Read more...

Photo: A planned subway extension connecting Westwood to Downtown Los Angeles received a $1.3 billion federal grant on Tuesday. The funding will help Metro complete the project by 2027.(Daily Bruin file photo)

Far Out Presents receives funding from NWWNC to put on local music festival

The local neighborhood council granted nearly $5,000 on Wednesday to an alumnus’ annual nonprofit music festival in Westwood Village, about $1,000 less than last year. Far Out Fest, previously known as Westwoodstock, will showcase local, emerging artists May 2. Read more...

Photo: Far Out Fest, a local music festival, was held on Broxton Avenue last year and it will return to that location May 2. The festival will be funded in part by a nearly $5,000 grant by the North Westwood Neighborhood Council. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Tree falls on sidewalk near Gayley Avenue and Landfair Avenue

A tree fell near the intersection of Gayley Avenue and Landfair Avenue on Tuesday night, blocking pedestrians.  The tree blocked a city crosswalk just off campus in North Village. Read more...

Photo: Students had to evade a tree that fell on the sidewalk near the intersection of Gayley Avenue and Landfair Avenue. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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