CD5 News: METRO Community Meeting on March 21 to discuss Westwood subway stations

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The long-awaited Metro Purple Line Subway Extension is now under construction that will provide a high-capacity, high-speed and, dependable alternative for commuters to travel between downtown Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and Westwood.

The project is being built in three sections. The first section between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega is now under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023. The third section will extend to two stations in Westwood. Pre-construction activities began on this section in Spring 2018, and the next quarterly update meeting for the Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital Stations will be held Thursday, March 21st from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Belmont Village Senior Living, 10475 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Before you go, here are items to read before the meeting: 

Additional Section 3 Construction Community Meetings 

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

Have a question or comment for the meeting? 
Contact Metro by phone: 213.922.6934 or Email: or follow on social media: Facebook | Twitter


Metro Purple Line Updates

CD5 District Transportation Deputy Jay Greenstein met this week with Kasey Shuda (left), Construction Relations Manager for the Metro Purple Line (subway) Extension and Marlon Walker (right), Construction Relations Assistant Manager.  The purpose of the meeting was to review construction staging and traffic plans for the Westwood subway station box end wall steel pile installation that begins in May of 2020. Metro Purple Line staff will be presenting this traffic plan at a community meeting on Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. at Belmont Senior Living in Westwood.


Mark your calendars for traffic impact: LA Marathon on March 24th

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The 2019 Los Angeles Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2019, The race course, which has not changed in the past few years begins at Dodgers Stadium and finishes up by the sea in Santa Monica, passing through and near many ionic Los Angeles areas and places.

The Marathon has HUGE impacts on the traffic.  Here is where to find STREET CLOSURE as well as FREEWAY CLOSURES lists as provided by the LA Marathon website:

Court Order for Hadid: Demolition (phase 1) of 901 Strada Vecchia

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On Thursday, Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan issued an order for a demolition plan relating to certain non-permitted and illegal portions of the structure at 901 Strata Vecchia Road.

The order requires the developer and his contractors to remove the entire third story of the house. 

The judge also ordered the demolition and removal of the entire pool deck structure including the lower deck (five illegal apartment suites) and required the developer to cut the columns down to the existing grade.

The judge also imposed strict rules pertaining to safety and supervision regarding the demolition.  

Demolition to be completed by September 15, 2019.

Click here for link to Court Order.

DAILY MAIL “‘The Starship Enterprise is coming down!’”

Thursday, March 21 - Town Hall with State Senator Ben Allen

Opportunity to speak with our State Senator about important issues in our community; home insurance premium surge due to recent wildfires, proposed housing and development legislation (SB50, SB337) “WeinerWorld” and something from Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and the Clean Money Initiative (SB47), etc. SB47 builds on the California DISCLOSE Act to make sure voters know who’s behind the initiatives they are being asked to help put on the ballot.