The War Against Christmas Decorations?

Something was not quite right about Echo Park last week. Something was missing, the streets were not as gaudy as they should be, a gray tone had settled over Sunset Boulevard. It was the holiday decorations, I realized -- there weren't any.

Ruiz confirmed that the city does not buy the street decorations, but will put them up if paid by a nongovernmental group or a City Councilperson. Otherwise, no.

"It's not like we have a big warehouse filled with Christmas ornaments," she said.

Sunset & Echo Park sans decorations.

Now, that's the city job I want -- Ornament Inventory Technician. Alas, the Chamber of Commerce owns those ornaments and is stashing them somewhere for an as yet unknown reason. First the missing lotus beds and now this.


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