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Westwood Boulevard Should Be a Great Street -- With Bicycle Lanes

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN

Reducing our car dependency will play a major role in improving the quality of life in our great city, and highly traveled streets like Westwood Boulevard can set the example for streets that facilitate zero-emission transportation options of cycling and walking.

'Yes, Prime Minister' Debuts at Geffen Playhouse

Jay Weston | Posted 08.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Why should an American audience of fairly sophisticated theatregoers (yes, we are) go to the Geffen Playhouse (10886 LeConte, Ave. Westwood (310) 20...

America's Best Doughnuts

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

As emporiums across the country continue to invent novelty confections, we can't help but think these gourmet delights are replacing cupcakes as the go-to sweet indulgence.

I Don't Like Magic

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

The closest I get to enjoying magic comes in the form of watching Will Arnett's character on Arrested Development perform his atrocious "illusions." But Nothing To Hide has turned my personal relationship with magic from nonexistent to we're-in-love giddiness.

Sunset Blvd: The Bus Not Taken

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.

"My Metro, Right or Wrong": Metro's Greatest Hetz

John Mirisch | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

I am indeed convinced that Metro's decision to locate a UCLA subway station almost a mile away from UCLA is a bad one.

Fight on for UCLA: Rejecting a Westwood-Adjacent Subway Station

John Mirisch | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The station planned for the Westside extension's Purple Line is known as the "UCLA/Westwood" station. USC gets its station, now UCLA gets its station. Let the best team win, right? Not so fast.

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

Superior Donuts at the Geffen Playhouse Bring New Meaning to "Play With Your Food"

Jay Weston | Posted 08.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I paid my two dollars fifty cents and sucked up a delicious, finger-lickin' sugar-coated vanilla-glazed cinnamon donut, served to me by some of the cast of "Superior Donuts."

PHOTOS: Jan Horn's 'Courtyard House' For $1.95 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.24.2011 | Los Angeles

This story has be edited to clarify content. Realtor and architecture aficionado, Jan Horn has listed his personal residence also known as "The Cou...

Sustainable Housing, 30/10 and Public Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Metro's extensive and costly building program supported by revenue from voter-approved Measure R will create a true transit system out of our already extensive collection of bus and rail lines.

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Wooden's Creed

Mary Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

Unlike some preening coaches, John Wooden never wanted to attract attention. He hated being called the Wizard of Westwood.

Basketball Legend John Wooden Dies

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA ...

Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so many viable, desirable and thoughtful mass transit options out there let's keep plugging away on the good ones. I want more bus rapid transit and the Subway to the Sea along Wilshire.

"Castle On The Hill" For Sale

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Found via Curbed LA, a 966 sq. foot one-bedroom apartment in the historic Chateau Colline has just hit the market for $825,000. The French Normandy i...

Bergen County firefighter, marine is killed serving in Afganistan

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WESTWOOD -- A nine-year member of the Westwood Fire Department serving in Afghanistan that was scheduled to return home in May was killed in actio...

Americans Protest In Solidarity With Iranians

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The streets of Iran have been filled with chants since protesters took to the streets two weeks ago in the aftermath of an election with considerable ...