FOUR DIMES COULD BUY a burger or a Budweiser at Truman’s on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards in the mid-20th century. It was at the heart of Westwood Village — a place that has since changed dramatically. Now, the ice skating rink has melted away, students favor renting electric scooters through smartphone apps over owning hulking gas-guzzling cars and burgers are often made from plants. But one thing the village was then — and strives to be again — is a place to write home about.

Click on the image below to take a historical tour of Westwood Village. 

Westwood Village WIP



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