October 10, 1991
Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has announced the formation of the Westwood Village Management Corp. to oversee revitalization of the village. The seven-member volunteer board, which will hire an executive director, is fashioned after the management concept that turned around the once-depressed Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
April 22, 1995 |
Randell's jazz club and restaurant will close after a performance tonight by saxophonist Brandon Fields because of an ongoing dispute between club owner Randell Young and the owners of the building, Young said Friday. In a prepared statement, Young charged that the landlords have not fixed a number of problems in the building, such as a leaky ceiling, as part of "an extended campaign of harassment."
September 17, 1989
As the developers of a proposed mixed-use project in Westwood Village, we would like to take this opportunity to respond to various letters regarding our proposed new hotel in the village and correct some misstatements. Nansay Corp. USA undertook this project with the express intent of fulfilling a mandate from the Westwood community as outlined in the Westwood Village Specific Plan. Following a design competition, we retained world-class architects with a specialty in creating urban, pedestrian-oriented environments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1994 |
Blues guitarist, restaurateur and stockholders' rights activist Randell Young became the first announced candidate for mayor Thursday. Young called the City Council's unanimous vote to increase the utility tax to fund a new jail "the last straw" in his decision to shift from a full-time entrepreneur and musician to a candidate. "I'd rather not be a politician per se," Young, 39, said. Incumbent Mayor Daniel H. Young, who is no relation, has said he will not run for reelection in November.
August 7, 1993 |
Rich Carstensen leans back in his battered pedicab, takes a bite of pizza and surveys the Westwood scene around him. It is 11:15 on a Saturday evening and the street traffic is rapidly thinning. Some of the storekeepers have already bolted their doors.