Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It Takes A Village

The Westwood Business Improvement District is a vibrant, unique commercial district, centrally located in Los Angeles. Our district is easily accessible, serving a population of over 200,000 people living within a three-mile radius. Historic Westwood Village resides within the WBID and shares a boundary with the University of California, Los Angeles.

So who are we? The WVIA is the non-profit managing entity for the Westwood Business Improvement District. The Westwood Business Improvement District, or BID as we are commonly called, is the geographic area with the properties within that area paying an assessment to fund special benefits.

So what does our particular BID do, and what are some of our accomplishments of the past year? To answer these questions, we’ve put together a short video that we hope you will enjoy.

Friday, October 7, 2016

AMMO at the Hammer celebrates Oktoberfest with Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada hosting weekly Thursday night Tap Takeover at Ammo at the Hammer, all month long!  They'll be serving up a wide range of specialty drafts in celebration of Oktoberfest every Thursday in the month of October! Sample their seasonal menu including bratwurst, schnitzel sliders and other seasonal specials.

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$4 Happy Hour & Weekend Brunch
Tuesday – Friday, 4 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tap Takeovers
Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27

Currently on view at the Hammer Museum
In Real Life: 100 Days of Film and Performance Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh
Hammer Projects: Marwa Arsanios
Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party

Museum hours
Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Monday and national holidays

Admission to all exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum is free.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Now Open! CorePower Yoga Westwood!

Intensity for the body, presence for the mind. At CorePower Yoga, this is their promise. The new Westwood studio is officially open, and they can’t wait for you to come check it out! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, CorePower Yoga offers a variety of classes that range in challenge, flow and style to fit every experience level.

New to Yoga? Try a week of unlimited yoga for FREE! Yoga classes for beginners include various styles and routines that will set you up for success. Each class is specifically designed to fire up your strength, ignite your intent and build your core.

Experienced Yogi? Get ready to experience yoga as never before. The unique style of yoga will challenge both your body and mind. Be prepared to sweat!

To celebrate the new studio, they’re offering a special Grand Opening rate on unlimited yoga until February 29th! Sign up by the end of the month and you’ll get 10% off Black Tag Membership. For more information, contact Studio Manager, Nicole Pham, at

Join CorePower Yoga Westwood on Wednesday, February 24th, 8pm-9pm, for a special FREE Yoga Sculpt class lead by Sophronia Caicedo to celebrate the official Grand Opening! Doors open at 7pm. Arrive early for pre-class Yoga Sculpt Q+A and Alignment Posture Clinic before class begins at 8pm. Plus, stick around after class for fun and refreshments. Click here to RSVP!

Visit their website for class schedules and descriptions at

Friday, November 6, 2015

ParkMe Real-Time Meter Parking Rates in Westwood Village

Real-time on-street parking information is now available in Westwood through ParkMe, the leading provider of real-time parking data. In collaboration with Xerox & LA Express Park, ParkMe has expanded smart parking coverage to this part of Los Angeles to save drivers time and money while eliminating stress as they navigate the crowded streets of Westwood.

This expansion into Westwood extends coverage of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s LA Express Park program which was previously only available in Downtown LA, Venice, and Hollywood. Using Xerox’s MERGE® platform, ParkMe helps travelers be more efficient with their driving and parking habits which can reduce up to 30 percent of urban traffic congestion.

Parking information can be accessed through the LA Express Park website, ParkMe’s smartphone apps and at

Re-blog, courtesy of ParkMe

Monday, November 2, 2015

LA Express Park


Beginning in November, Westwood parking meters will not accept payment for any time beyond the posted time limit.

New Smart System Saves You Time & Frustration
  • Increases parking availability and reduces driver frustration
  • Better utilizes the underused garage parking

No More Meter Feeding
  • Time limits in Westwood Village vary by location and can be 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours. Time limits are indicated on overhead signs and on the display screen of each meter.
  • Once you have paid and been parked in a space for the designated time limit (e.g. 15 minutes), the meter will not allow you to purchase any more time.
  • DO NOT insert coins or try to use a credit or debit card once your vehicle has been parked for the posted time limit because the meter will NOT allow you to purchase more time.
  • Violators risk receiving a citation.
  • Drivers who need to stay in Westwood for long periods are encouraged to park in one of the many off-street parking lots and garages in the area.
If you have questions about this change, please email LADOT at

Friday, October 30, 2015

Support the Broxton Ave Plaza

The Westwood Village Improvement Association is working with the City of Los Angeles to create a public plaza on Broxton Ave. 
What is a Plaza?
  • The Plaza is a public open space that is closed to vehicular traffic. A colorful, patterned treatment is applied to the street, while large planters and other elements like tables and chairs define the plaza area.

Where Would The Broxton Ave Plaza go
  • The Plaza would go on Broxton Ave, between Weyburn Ave and the east/west alley south of Le Conte Ave 
Why a Plaza? 
  • Converts redundant street space into a people place for events, outdoor dining, and activities
  • Supports and enlivens local business by creating a walkable pedestrian destination
  • Produce a high-quality streetscape experience and improve the day-to-day life of the street 
  • How Do I Support The Broxton Ave Plaza? 
Sign our online petition:


We have answers! Call us at (310) 470-1812.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cinema Under the Stars: Legally Blonde

Elle Wood’s invites you to a very special FREE outdoor screening of her film Legally Blonde for the Cinema Under the Stars Homecoming @ UCLA Night, on Sunday, October 25th! 

Cinema Under the Stars: Legally Blonde is presented by the Westwood Village Improvement Association, The UCLA Student Giving Committee, Homecoming at UCLA, & iPic Westwood. 

Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screenings in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is FREE and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake out a prime spot for the show. Tickets are not required to attend. 

Arrive early to stop at one of our many dining options to grab takeout before the show. There’s plenty of parking across the street in the Broxton Public Parking Structure. 

Location: Broxton Surface Parking Lot: 1031 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015 

Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm!