God knows that the intersection of Olympic and Bundy in West LA is a nightmare for drivers during the evening commute. There are lots of reasons to think that maybe a major new hospital complex at that location is not a good idea. Since I drive past that point every day, I can understand the opposition.
But there is no excuse for the enormous lie that graces the cover of the mass mailer that went out today:
Anyone looking at this flyer would think that this huge campus was being dropped into the middle of a residential district, surrounded by a sea of houses with swimming pools and, no doubt, small children and pets who would all be at risk.
In fact it is a run-down commercial/light industrial area with a number of vacant and/or foreclosed properties, and no houses for quite some ways.
Shame on the “Fight Bundy Village” folks. As Congressman Weiner demonstrated, lies never help, especially when the truth will serve as well.