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L.A. should act quickly to close loopholes in mansionization ordinance
L.A. should act quickly to close loopholes in mansionization ordinance

Amy Aquino has lived in one of the bungalows lining a lovely block of Curson Avenue in Hollywood for 23 years, Nancy Halbert has lived in her house across the street for 39 years. Last December, Aquino heard a clatter and looked out to see a bulldozer tearing down the sweet little Craftsman next door to Halbert. "It was gone in a day," Aquino said. "When I saw the bulldozer, it was so sad," said Halbert, whose own house was built in 1910. "That was the hardest day." "We were crying," Aquino said. Today, in the very spot where the Craftsman sat, a 4,500-square-foot, two-story behemoth is nearing completion. "People call it a...

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