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It was showtime

Correction: it was showtime. Hearing took place Monday on the T-Mobile towers the communications company wants to install on top of the Del Mor apartments on Echo Park Avenue. Cluck, cluck. About 40 neighborhood residents showed up at City Hall to express their opposition to an unsightly mess in the canyon. They were told beforehand that during public comment the only arguments city officials were allowed to listen to involved aesthetics and historic value, but many insisted on talking about radio waves and their bodies. True to Echo Park, the cats refused to be herded. ... On the plus side, neither T-Mobile nor the building's owners showed up for the hearing. They're way ahead on everything it seems. First, they lay tracks for the towers before they receive any permits, then they throw in the towel before the hearing. But no one's complaining about the latter.

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