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DLANC Holding LAPD Open Space Cleanup

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, December 24, 2010, at 05:50AM
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The dead lawn outside LAPD's new headquarters was finally repaired this summer, reopening 10 months after it was first damaged.

The plight of the nearly one-acre lawn at LAPD's impressive new headquarters has been well-documented in the 15 months it has been open at 2nd and Main: just two months in, the lawn was covered up by a large tent that left it dead and damaged. It wasn't until September that new grass was finally opened to the public.

Less attention has been given to the landscaping around the rest of the Police Administration Building. It too has had a rough year, with tight budgets leaving landscaping upkeep low on the priority list.

The Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council is hoping that a little neighborhood effort can fix some of that neglect. On Monday, December 27, the group is asking for volunteers to help clear weeds, trash and debris and trim back some overgrown feather grass. Attendees are asked to bring their own clippers, work gloves, outdoor brooms and water, but pizza will be provided after the two-hour effort.

Those interested can meet at the corner of 2nd and Main at 10am, or contact Cheryl McDonald ( for more information.


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