The Decline of Westwood Village

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Westwood Village, between UCLA and Wilshire Boulevard, was a lively neighborhood of crowded bars and restaurants with long lines at movie theaters showing the latest releases. We hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who compares what it was then to what it is now, and from Adrian Glick Kudler, editor of the website Curbed LA.

Saul spoke with Steve Sann (Westwood Community Council), Andrew Thomas (Westwood Village Improvement Association), Ann Philbin (Hammer Museum) and (Westwood resident) Patti Seidenbaum.




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Warren Olney