Posts Tagged ‘Westwood’


Man Wanted For Threatening Trader Joe’s Employee in Palms Over Backpack Full Of Liquor

January 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm

A man is wanted Wednesday for filling his backpack with liquor and leaving a Trader Joe’s market without paying for it, then threatening one employee with a knife. Continue reading: CBS Los AngelesLocal – CBS Los Angeles

UCLA’s Parking Permit Crunch is Hitting Students Hard

January 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

With an estimated 18.6 million parking spaces in Los Angeles County as of 2010, it should be plenty easy to find a spot, but that’s not often the case in certain neighborhoods…. Continue reading: Curbed LA

Police Looking For Naked Guy Who Was Masturbating Near UCLA

January 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

  The man was naked and masturbating, according to a student who spotted him. Continue reading: LAist

LADWP oversight official Fred Pickel claims $4 billion in electricity rate hikes is ‘reasonable’

January 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is attempting to raise electricity rates and LADWP oversight official Fred Pickel says the increase is reasonable. The rate hikes would total $4.22 billion by the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Continue reading: abc7.com

Best cities in the world for shopping? Hey Los Angeles, you’re No. 3

January 17, 2016 at 11:35 am

Attention shoppers! If part of your travel fun involves stylish purchases, here are 25 cities — New York City is tops and Los Angeles takes the No. 3 spot — worthy of pulling out your wallet. That’s the word from Expedia, which Wednesday released a ranking of the best shopping cities in the world. Continue […]

CBS NEWS: Calls Growing To Replace LADWP Watchdog Fred Pickel, Former Consultant to Enron

December 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

   Mayor Eric Garcetti is defending DWP’s independent watchdog after allegations that he has failed to properly advocate for the utility’s customers. Representatives of consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog sent a letter urging Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer to fire Pickel, saying “his failure to speak out for ratepayers during these last years of […]

Bel-Air Camera in Westwood to close before Christmas

December 20, 2015 at 10:02 am

The family-owned store that opened in 1957 was sold just five months ago. Lots of other changes coming to Westwood Village soon. Continue reading: LA Observed

Nominate LA’s Neighborhood of the Year For Curbed Cup 2015!

December 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm
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  It’s December once again and that means it’s time to choose the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year and award that coveted jpeg, the Curbed Cup.  Voting starts later this month, but before it can begin, we need your input on which neighborhoods were the biggest movers and shakers of 2015. Continue reading: Curbed […]

Junior Penthouse in Westwood’s Swanky Carlyle Residences Asking $6 Million

November 25, 2015 at 9:04 am

Completed in 2010, Westwood’s Carlyle Residences was in the vanguard of the anti-paparazzi trend that seems to be picking up steam of late.  Boasting “Israeli-trained VIP” security guards, private elevators that open… Continue reading: Curbed LA

Weird Board And Video Game Festival Coming To Westwood

November 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

  You can play games about shopping at IKEA, cheating on your exam and painting with a VR penis. Continue reading: LAist

David Geffen gives $100 million for a private middle/high school for UCLA staff and others

November 11, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Entertainment industry billionaire David Geffen, who previously gave $300 million to support UCLA’s medical school, is donating $100 million to establish a private middle and high school on the Westwood campus partly for the children of faculty and staff. Continue reading: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times

Will your insurance protect you against El Nino flooding?

November 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm

County officials Tuesday urged residents to get smart about the risk of flooding, saying most homeowners’ policies will not protect against El Nino.  “It only takes a few inches of water in a home to cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage,” the Department of Public Works warned.  Flooding isn’t covered by most homeowners insurance. […]