Thursday, May 28



Study finds low-income LA communities most at risk of not receiving CARES Act funds

Low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods are at greater risk for not receiving COVID-19 relief funds, according to a UCLA study published in April. The study, conducted by the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative and the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, found that many LA neighborhoods will not qualify for rebates offered by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Read more...


WVIA working to remove parking, food regulations to help support Village’s economy

Some Westwood Village zoning regulations may be reduced or eliminated if Los Angeles City Planning follows recommendations by a local business association. The Westwood Village Improvement Association unanimously asked LA City Planning to remove some food establishment and parking regulations in the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a zoning and regulatory framework for the area, during a virtual board meeting Thursday. Read more...



UCLA experts show LA air quality has improved, but encourage thinking long-term

Air quality in Los Angeles has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA professors and the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed in April. Stay-at-home orders have reduced road traffic, which is a major source of air pollution, said Yifang Zhu, associate director of the Center for Clean Air at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Read more...




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