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Monument status for Griffith Park takes a step forward

October 21, 2008 |  4:11 pm

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Griffith Van Griffith, a scion to the famous family that provided L.A. its biggest park, is on a mission to get cultural monument status for Griffith Park. At 4,218 acres, Griffith Park would be the largest such monument in the country. Griffith said the designation is needed to prevent commercial developments similar to those briefly proposed by city officials in a 2005 master plan. Griffith got some good news:

The Times' Joanna Lin reports that the L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission staff has recommended that Griffith Park be designated a historic-cultural monument. Griffith says he won’t be at the meeting because he will be at home in Morro Bay dog-sitting while his wife is out of town.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times

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