LA in your future–unexpurgated

The D.J. Waldie column from my last post was edited down by the Denver Post from its original. Interesting the paragraph they deleted: Urban planners tell me that my neighborhood, like many others in L.A., should have been bulldozed long ago to make room for some better paradise of the ordinary, and yet Lakewood’s tract houses stubbornly resist, loyal to an idea of how a neighborhood can be made. It’s an incomplete idea, but it’s still enough in Lakewood to bring out 400 sports coaches in the fall, and 600 to clean up the weedy yards of the disabled on Volunteer Day in April, and over 2,000 to listen to summer concerts in the park. You can read the complete column here.