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Tree Trimming Starts in Hancock Park

Gus, who lives with his family on Las Palmas Ave., welcomes City officials – including CD4 Council Member David Ryu – to start trimming trees in Hancock park. (photo from Cindy Chvatal-Keane)

Hancock Park residents got an early holiday present from the City’s Bureau of Street Services. Early Thursday morning, city officials surprised Hancock Park HOA President Cindy Chvatal-Keane with an official start to the long-awaited tree trimming in the neighborhood.

“This is a long-fought win for Councilmember Ryu and the Hancock Park community,” wrote Mark Pampanin in an e-mail to the Buzz, announcing that the tree trimming is now underway.  “Councilmember Ryu is working closely with the Department and City crews to ensure work is done properly and in compliance with HPOZ. For example, crews know not to remove any trees within an HPOZ area, without HPOZ board approval.”
According to Pampanin, this round of trimming includes:
  • All the streets East of Highland to the Country Club, between Melrose & Beverly
  • Hudson Avenue and Hudson Place, between Beverly & 3rd
  • June St, between 3rd & Wilshire
  • McCadden Pl, between 3rd & Wilshire
  • 4th Street, between Las Palmas & Highland

“This is all very good news for the neighborhood,” Hancock Park HOA President Cindy Chvatal-Keane told the Buzz. “We hope for more good news on our streets after the holidays.”

Bureau of Street Services officials with CD4 Council Member David Ryu (center), Hancock Park HOA President Cindy Chvatal-Keane, Adel Hagekhalil, Director & General Manager of the Bureau of Street Services, and Tim Tyson, Manager of the Urban Forestry Division. (photo from CD4)
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. Too bad the Councilman is not as sensitive to the work of the Windsor Square group on Larchmont tree removal. His support for taking out the trees in front of the Rite Aid is going to contribute to his losing his next election.


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