COVID-19 - April 17, 2020

Light It Blue

Every Thursday, UCLA campus partners will come together to light UCLA blue in support of our health care workers and all who are fighting on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. Iconic locations across campus, including Royce Hall, Powell Library, and the Oppenheimer Fountain on Wilshire and Westwood Blvd will all participate.

We invite you to join the cause by lighting local businesses, homes or offices blue or lighting it blue in your own way and sharing a photo on social media with the hashtags: #TeamLA #LightItBlue. Don’t forget to tag @UCLA and @WestwoodVillage for a chance to be featured.

In this small way, we can unite the nation as we express our gratitude and encourage each other during this challenging time.


The Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) is accepting donations to purchase lunches from Westwood Village restaurants at a discounted price. These lunches will be distributed to UCLA frontline workers over a five-day period.

This effort will not only feed our UCLA frontline workers and neighbors who are fighting for our community, this effort will also support local restaurants struggling during this unprecedented public health crisis.
Contributions to the WVIA are tax-deductible. Click here to donate:

COVID-19: Safer at Home Order

Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order, has been extended to May 15, 2020. The updated order continues the extensive closures and stay-home requirements now in place, and has new requirements for essential businesses, where employees who interact with the public or with each other must wear cloth face coverings starting on April 15. Members of the public must also wear cloth face coverings when visiting essential businesses. Click here to read the Revised Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19.

#MyWestwoodVillage Photo Contest

The Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) has launched a weekly gift card giveaway program through our social media channels on Instagram and Facebook to benefit local businesses. 

Every week, the Westwood Village official social media pages will feature a different Westwood Village business and ask followers to share their favorite thing about this business and tag a friend to be entered to win!

Qualifying entries will be automatically entered for a chance to win a gift card from the spotlighted business purchased by the WVIA. Spotlighted businesses have included Bella Pita and Rocket Fizz.

Don't miss your opportunity to win a gift card from these businesses the upcoming weeks: Violet Bistro, Michael K Jewelers, Comoncy and Tocaya Organica! Follow us on social media for your chance to win!

WVIA's Small Business Match Making Program

Many small business owners are having difficulty navigating the various opportunities for loans and grants. The WVIA sees the need to help our small businesses by establishing a program to match volunteers to business owners in need. 
  • Are you a lawyer, financial professional, or another kind of expert in loans and legal documents looking to support your community?
  • Are you a small business who needs a little help?
Please complete this form: 
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