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the skunks of los feliz
10.24.2005
 
It seems that there may be some confusion about neighborhood meetings planned in response to the planned demolition of the Derby to make way for a mixed-use condo/retail development.

From what I can gather (from Franklin Avenue, via the good folks at blogging.la) Adler Realty is pimping a sitdown with concerned neighbors on October 26. I haven't seen the postcard referred to in the post, so I don't have any further info as to time or location. Obviously, this would be a great opportunity for stakeholders to express their opposition to the plan to tear down the Derby. It would be nice if Adler would share the details on this meeting in time for people to make plans to attend. I mean, they wouldn't purposely try to muddy the waters to suppress turnout... would they?

The meeting on November 10 is being organized by the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and, according to their website, will also have Adler officials in attendance.

If you can only make one of these meetings, bear in mind that the GGPNC meetings are often attended by staffers from Councilmember Tom LaBonge's office, and a large turnout will help to impress upon city officials that we are serious about our opposition to the senseless destruction of this Hollywood landmark.

If you're not sold yet on the importance of this issue, browse over to the Save the Derby blog, which has updated with an excellent historical perspective on the Derby, including pics and incredible video clips from 1928.

Also, don't forget to sign the online petition to Save the Derby, available here.

UPDATED: Check the comment below for details on the October 26 meeting (the November 10 meeting is still scheduled as above). Thanks to Josh at the Derby blog for providing some clarity.
 
Comments:
Hey skunks!

Here is the info for the Adler realty meeting tommorrow.
Attention Everyone!

The Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Development of "Hillhurst Square" / Demolition of "The Derby" is set.
Date: October 26th
Time 7pm
Location: The Los Feliz Community Police Center,
1965 Hillhurst Ave., 2nd Floor of Citibank Building

thanks again Skunks!
Josh Finn
www.thederby.blogspot.com
 
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