Griffith: After the fire
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Griffith: After the fire

There is widespread agreement that the fire offers opportunity, but there is disagreement about what kind. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
“Griffith Park is at a pivotal place,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who thinks it’s time for the park to better serve lowerincome youths who live a short bike ride away in areas such as Lincoln Heights. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Some argue that a park-poor city like Los Angeles cannot afford to entirely turn over the park to nature. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Some experts believe the fire did so much damage in part because nonnative species spread haphazardly for decades as visitors tracked in exotic mustard, planted eucalyptus and carved their own trails up Mt. Hollywood. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Some conservationists and scientists look at burned hills and see a blank slate. (Anne Cusack / LAT)