Westwood went into decline after a visitor was killed in a shooting between rival gang members in 1988. Since that time, various efforts have been made at reviving the area which still features empty stores up and down Westwood Blvd. Warren Olney on KCRW’s “Which Way LA?” did a segment on “Will Westwood Every Be Hip Again?” on Nov. 26, 2013. The program notes the empty stores and the decline of Westwood as a popular destination since the late 1980s. Yours truly had trouble downloading or playing the segment so we provide an alternative link to it below.