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Critics question private sale of L.A. fire station to developer

Critics question private sale of L.A. fire station to developer

Earlier this year, Los Angeles city leaders sold an old fire station to a developer with plans to remake a Studio City landmark — the rustic collection of ballrooms and banquet halls known as Sportsmen's Lodge. Once a hangout for Hollywood stars such as John Wayne and Bette Davis, later a go-to spot for political events, the woodsy lodge has long hosted bar mitzvahs and weddings, even the reception for Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Now there are plans to turn the storied spot into Sportsmen's Landing, an upscale commercial hub with shops, restaurants and a fitness center along a narrow stretch of the Los Angeles River. But as plans for the 21st century makeover move forward,...

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