Battle for ‘The Heart’ of Silver Lake

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The latest dispute over greater density in Los Angeles is focused on Sunset Junction, where Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards meet in Silver Lake. Some residents complain that a new apartment building will destroy a treasured neighborhood. They say a music school backed by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers would preserve its hip identity and iconic history. It’s a paradigm for conflicts all over LA.

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Warren Olney

Evan George, Gideon Brower