Monday, May 22, 2017

Homeless Outreach Specialist

The WVIA has recently contracted with Block by Block to provide 40 hours per week of homeless outreach services in our district, and we are very excited to introduce John Williams, our new Outreach Specialist.

John comes to us with four years of experience as a Case Manager working with the homeless, elderly and mentally disabled, providing supportive living services and teaching independent living skills.

John is very excited to get started! His first order of business is to begin establishing relationships with our transient population and finding out what their specific needs are.

When asked why he has chosen this field of work, John responded that he has a natural desire to help others and to “give back.” That has always been a part of his lifestyle. In his position as Outreach Specialist, John is happy he has the opportunity to expand on that.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Westwood Village Everywhere App

The WVIA is excited to present our new public reporting app: Westwood Village Everywhere. This app was created specifically for those who live, work and play in Westwood Village to have an easy way to report issues and give us feedback. Westwood Village Everywhere can be used to report a wide variety of maintenance and district issues, such as spills, graffiti, tree lights out, and a trash can that needs emptying. Non- emergency safety related incidents can be reported. Feedback on district conditions and services can be sent. There is also an option for the WVIA to send out important notifications via the app. Please note: If you require immediate assistance, call the Ambassador Hotline at 213-294-0899.

The app is now available at the Apple iTunes store and the Google Android store. Go ahead, and download it now! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

MAC Cosmetic

Now Open: Mac Cosmetics Westwood Village

Westwood Village is excited to welcome MAC Cosmetics! The new store is a perfect fit for our little Village. The popular beauty brand takes great pride in producing the finest quality prestige makeup. MAC believes in social responsibility, with initiatives such as VIVA GLAM and the MAC AIDS Fund.

In 1994, as HIV and AIDS continued to spread across the globe, MAC made HIV/AIDS organizations the beneficiaries of the company’s charitable focus and the MAC AIDS Fund was created. To date, the VIVA GLAM campaign has raised over $450 million for the fight against HIV/AIDS, with spokespeople such as Lady Gaga, Pamela Anderson and Nicki Minaj. SOURCE

MAC has many programs that help you save money! The Back to MAC program lets you return your used MAC products. By returning six [6] MAC primary packaging containers to a MAC counter or MAC Cosmetics online, you’ll receive a free MAC lipstick of your choice. FIND OUT MORE

Another program is MAC Select. MAC Select is a prestigious members-only program for the makeup-obsessed. The more you purchase, the more covetable privileges you earn and the higher you climb three elite tiers.

Visit them at 1035 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Help us pick movies to show this summer!

Cinema Under the Stars FREE outdoor movie series is coming back to Westwood Village for the 3rd year in a row this summer, and we're letting you help us pick the flicks! Pick up to 4 movies from the selections below. We will announce the top 4 movies selected May 1st! Please help us get the word out, vote & share with your friends!

Taking place in the surface parking lot located at 1031 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024, next to Barney’s Beanery and with the Westwood Village Fox Theatre in the background, fans can enjoy these films completely free on a big screen under the stars. Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screening in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot and grab some snacks.

Friday, March 31, 2017

New Footaction location opens in Westwood Village on Broxton Avenue

Footaction, a men's sports and casual apparel store, opened Saturday in a building that stood vacant for about a decade. (Catherine Liberty Feliciano/Daily Bruin senior staff)

SOURCE: Daily Bruin

Posted: March 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Mannequins sporting casual and athletic wear greeted customers Saturday in a new shoe and clothing store on Broxton Avenue.

Footaction, a sports apparel store owned by Foot Locker, opened Saturday afternoon. It is one of few stores to sell men’s clothing in the Village.

Johnny Mendez, the store’s manager, said he thinks the brand’s urban style is what young college students want to buy. He added he thinks the store’s selection attracts people who want to dress like rappers or other celebrities.

“Music is really influential to students,” he said. “People come in asking if we carry Eazy or Fetty Wap.”

Andrew Thomas, the executive director of the Westwood Village Improvement Association, said he thinks the store fills a much-needed niche in the shopping district.

He said other stores such as Sports Rush and Target on Weyburn Avenue also sell men’s clothing and sportswear, but he thinks Footaction will appeal more to students and customers from the affluent neighborhoods around Westwood.

Thomas said Footaction’s storefront had been vacant since before the association began in 2011 and estimated it was empty for about a decade.

Christopher Sosa, a second-year biology student, said he frequently shops at Footaction’s Santa Monica location and that he thinks the store offers a wide variety of shoes that are hard to find elsewhere.

Gean Park, a second-year economics students who bought something at the store, said he had never been to a Footaction before, but he thinks it is similar to other stores selling athletic wear.

He added the location is more convenient for him because of its proximity to campus compared to malls where he usually shops, such as Westside Pavilion or Westfield Century City.

The Westwood location is one of 272 stores, according to Foot Locker’s website.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Valentine's Day Outdoor Movie

The Westwood Village Improvement Association, in partnership with UCLA Housing, invites you to special FREE outdoor Valentine’s Day double-feature screening of Disney’s Moana and fan favorite, The Princess Bride!

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 ahead of time to stake out a prime spot for the show. Tickets are not required to attend. First 100 people at each showing will receive a special UCLA & Westwood Village blanket!

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, which is a flat rate of $6 after 6pm!

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Princess Bride

Doors open at 5:00pm, show starts at 6:00pm!

Valentine's Day Outdoor Movie | Discover Los Angeles