Across the Freeway, Hesitation Toward Proposed L.A. Stadium
Writes Kate Linthicum: "[Resident Victor] Citrin moved here three decades ago and spent years fixing up an old hotel on 11th Street. He built living quarters inside, and outside, a garden.
Many mornings he sits there watching hummingbirds play. He'd rather his view didn't also include a large, shimmering Coca-Cola bottle - a multi-story LED billboard on the west side of the Ritz-Carlton that he calls "obscene."
He's alarmed that a draft deal approved by the City Council calls for more bright signage: more than 40 billboards on the publicly owned Convention Center. AEG and the city should have gotten more community input, he says."