Thursday, June 21

Westwood Neighborhood Council recap – June 13

Comments by public officials Gibson Nyambura, a representative of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, said the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners will decide at a meeting in August whether jurisdiction of the business district in Westwood Village will fall under the Westwood Neighborhood Council or the new North Westwood Neighborhood Council, or be shared between the two councils. Read more...


Fellow, a new eclectic American-style restaurant, opened on Glendon Avenue on June 11. (Courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee)
Fellow, a new eclectic American-style restaurant, opened on Glendon Avenue on June 11. (Courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee)

Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)
Michael Skiles, an organizer with Westwood Forward, said he thinks the division of Westwood Village into two council districts will open the door to new businesses and an improved nightlife scene. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

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Luc Alarie, founder and head chef of Soleil Westwood, said he will be closing Soleil and its adjacent poutine bar, P’tit Soleil. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Luc Alarie, founder and head chef of Soleil Westwood, said he will be closing Soleil and its adjacent poutine bar, P’tit Soleil. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

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Medina’s defense attorney refutes first-degree murder charge

A defense attorney representing Alberto Medina, who allegedly murdered Andrea “Andy” DelVesco in 2015, said he had killed her. Debra Werbel, the attorney representing Medina, a former Fresno State University student accused of murdering DelVesco, a UCLA student, said while the defense concedes Medina did kill DelVesco, the murder was not premeditated and the charge of murder in the first degree is too severe. Read more...

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