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Maven's Morning Coffee: Hollywood lawsuit, City Hall lawn, Carmageddon


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A new planning document for the Hollywood area has triggered its first lawsuit from a neighborhood group that says the community plan violates environmental laws.

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Today is Friday, July 20, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A neighborhood association is suing the city of Los Angeles over the recent approval of the Hollywood Community Plan, reports the Daily News. The La Mirada Neighborhood Association of Hollywood believes the planning document violates the California Environmental Quality Act.

Following a $1 million renovation, the lawn at City Hall reopened yesterday. Occupy LA protesters, who camped out on the lawn last fall, were not invited to the reopening ceremony, according to the Los Angeles Times. "We're discussing how ironic it is that the reopening of this public park is closed to the public," one protester said.

On KPCC's AirTalk, a look at allegations the Coliseum Commission violated the state's open meeting law when it approved a long-term lease with USC.

Carmageddon the sequel is coming to the San Diego (405) Freeway this September, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Sepulveda Pass is used by 250,000 motorists every weekend day.

The New York Times takes a walk on the Valley side.




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