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Down in the dumps


This trash-ridden property overlooking the Jeffries Freeway at 6709 Taft has only been abandoned for a short while. Darryl Green, who lives down the street, says the home was occupied with tenants as recently as one year ago. Now, scores of old tires, broken televisions and debris have been dumped across the front and back lawns. Even the rickety front porch has been destroyed.

The city’s Buildings and Safety Engineering Department informs A.S.S. that numerous neighbors have called to complain about the property. In October, a hearing was held to determine if the house should be demolished. The owner was notified several times to appear, but never showed. With the matter now in the hands of City Council, judgment day looms.

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