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Worst case obelisk

Despite assurances by council president Eric Garcetti's office that the monument to silent films on Glendale Boulevard would be protected, the obelisk has been trashed in succesive attacks over the last couple of weeks -- tagged and gouged. Joe D'Augustine wrote me yesterday that holes had been knocked into the side of the cement as if a bulldozer had hit it. I drove by it today and, yes, you could see clear through to the other side in a couple of places. The plaque identifying the structure as a monument to Mack Sennett is gone. Chicken wire shows through the hollow core. And Chicken Corner had worried about it being crated too long.

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