Posts Tagged ‘Westwood’

WANTED: Cool Blocks LA leaders

October 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, seeks volunteers in each Council District who’d like to get to know their neighbors better while creating a greener, safer, and disaster resilient block.  Join the NCSA on Sun., Oct 23 in Hollywood, to learn all about the new Cool Blocks […]

Video: UCLA scholars on the presidential race

October 12, 2016 at 9:11 pm

VIDEO UCLA faculty, visiting scholars and political thinkers continue to grapple with a contentious presidential campaign that includes “two of the most unpopular candidates in American history,” as Bill Schneider, longtime political analyst and current visiting professor in the UCLA Department of Communication Studies put it during a recent campus event related to the election. […]

SoCalGas Conducts ‘Controlled Release’ Of Natural Gas In West LA

October 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

 Smell something funny in the West LA area? The Southern California Gas Company says to not be alarmed. Crews were working on a pipeline project, which started about 9 p.m. Thursday and ended at about midnight, at which time they briefly conducted a controlled release of natural gas, SoCal Gas spokeswoman Rosa Maria Santana said. […]

UCLA Volunteers Help Beautify Mark Twain Middle School

September 27, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Recently, a team of Volunteers from UCLA came to Mark Twain Middle School to beautify the campus – and one of the parents told us what it felt like to have them there: So exciting to have 100s of UCLA students come to our school to help beautify our Mark Twain Campus.  It felt like […]

State wants to use crystals and traffic jams to generate renewable energy

September 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Los Angeles drivers spend up to 81 hours each year sitting in traffic, and as a state, California has plenty of gridlock to go around. Consequently, state officials are trying to make the best of a bad situation and turn some of those slowdowns into a source of renewable energy. As the Associated Press reports […]

UCLA ranks high in Times Higher Education’s top universities in the world

September 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

UCLA has improved its standing in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In its 2016–2017 report, published today, the Times ranked UCLA No. 14 worldwide and No. 10 in the United States. This is up from last year’s showing of No. 16 overall and No. 11 nationally. The publication ranked 980 of the world’s […]

Geffen Playhouse Opening Night: West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE

September 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Geffen Playhouse celebrates opening night of its production of the West Coast premiere of Barbecue. Continue reading: Beverly Hills Patch: Latest Articles

UCLA ranked No. 2 public university in the country by U.S. News and World Report

September 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm

UCLA is No. 2 among the country’s national public universities and No. 24 overall in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. The report, published today, places UCLA in a tie with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia. The U.S. News methodology emphasizes factors that tend to favor private universities, […]

Garcetti Launches ‘Save Energy LA’ Campaign; Urges Locals To Conserve During Summer Months

July 30, 2016 at 9:07 am

LOS ANGELES ( — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new campaign on Friday called “Save Energy LA”,  that encourages locals to conserve energy and provides helpful tips and details on various rebate programs. To help kick off the campaign, Garcetti has asked all Angelenos to turn out their lights tonight between 9:00 p.m. and […]

Tender Greens Lands in Westwood Next Week With a Whole New Look

July 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm

It’s skylight heaven and soft serve galore Westwood continues to grow in the fast casual department, with news that Tender Greens will be debuting a new-look space in the neighborhood this coming Monday. The Glendon Avenue address marks the 22nd total location for the Southern California-based company, which for years has been a home for on-the-go […]

Renowned L.A. foodie flavors her UCLA class with moral questions about food

June 28, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Popular KCRW “Good Food” host, renowned foodie and longtime L.A. restaurateur Evan Kleiman is treating UCLA students to a thoughtful exploration into issues of food and sustainability in her summer course, “We are Stardust: The Moral Ecology of Food.” The title of class is not a metaphor, the UCLA alum explained. She hopes […]

Gas Pipeline Installation Along Sepulveda Could Snarl Rush Hour Traffic On 405 Freeway

June 7, 2016 at 7:15 am

Lane closures on Sepulveda Boulevard due to the installation of a gas pipeline could mean a traffic nightmare between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. The closures started about 5 p.m. Sunday as workers began placing the underground pipeline along Sepulveda Boulevard at Skirball Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass, according to the Southern […]