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June 10, 2024 4:02 p.m.
‘An authentic take on LA’: Westwood businesses look back on a year of expansion

Community members walk around Westwood Village. The Village saw many new businesses open over the past year, offering new places to eat, shop and exercise for Westwood’s community. (Zimo Li/Photo editor)

Several new businesses opened in Westwood during the 2023-2024 school year, providing new opportunities for dining, recreation and other services to the Westwood community.
Michael Russell, executive director of the Westwood Village Improvement Association, said there was a significant increase in new businesses opening in the last year and a half.

By Leyton Breese

A Closer Look

June 10, 2024 12:06 a.m.
UCLA’s acquisitions, expansions during Chancellor Gene Block’s tenure

Throughout his tenure, Chancellor Gene Block has expanded UCLA’s reach with numerous acquisitions that span beyond the hills of Westwood and into greater Los Angeles.
Block, who was in office for 17 years, replaced former interim Chancellor Norman Abrams, who had held the position since 2006.

By Gabby Jamall

Crime

May 14, 2024 4:01 p.m.

Former UCLA dentistry student pleads guilty to charges of shooting Jewish victims

Former UCLA School of Dentistry student Jaime Tran agreed to plead guilty Tuesday to all charges related to him shooting two Jewish men in February 2023 as they left religious services. 
Tran, who was last enrolled at UCLA in 2018, pled guilty to two counts of hate crimes with intent to kill and two counts of using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to a Tuesday press release from the United States Department of Justice. 
Tran is expected to plead guilty to those felony charges in front of U.S.

By Sharla Steinman

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