Westwood became my second home the summer I became city editor.
I would endure a two-hour commute from my home in South Los Angeles several times a week to help with production on campus, to look for stories by meeting business owners and to cover community meetings.
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.
Westwood residents and students clashed over UCLA’s planned housing projects at a public hearing Tuesday evening.
While students advocated for the projects to increase student housing, local residents said they think the projects would interfere with Westwood Village’s aesthetic and intrude into their living space.
The Westwood Village Improvement Association is a nonprofit organization tasked with improving the state of Westwood Village. Property and business owners created the association in 2011 to provide Westwood Village with functions the city of Los Angeles could not provide.
The University of California began searching for suppliers in April to implement body and in-car cameras for university police officers systemwide.
The UC will determine the new policy’s costs and timeline for implementation after choosing a supplier, UC spokesperson Stephanie Beechem said in an email statement.
The next Westwood Neighborhood Council election will take place in 2019 instead of 2018 to accommodate a citywide change.
The council voted May 10 to approve the change after the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment said the city clerk will no longer hold neighborhood council elections on even-numbered years.
More than 100 residents at a Westwood retirement home will no longer have to leave the building, according to a letter released Friday.
Watermark Retirement Communities told its residents in the letter they will be able to stay in their unit while the building undergoes an extensive renovation.
The Westwood Village Improvement Association, also known as the BID, is a nonprofit organization tasked with improving the state of Westwood Village. Property and business owners created the association in 2011 to provide Westwood Village with functions the city of Los Angeles could not provide.
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