The vacant lot across from Cafe 101 on Franklin Avenue has become a dreaded Christmas Tree lot. After having a row of houses torn down over a year ago, the lot between Vista Del Mar and Gower has sat silently. We've occasionally seen guys playing football on the gravel lot and an "Available for Parking" sign appeared not too long ago, but as the seasons changed our worst fears have come to fruition. Digging into the City Planning web site, we see that the 126-unit Hollywood Tower Terrace project has been stalled due to some environmental issues that required an addendum to the project's enviro report. There is still hope that construction might start soon. God help us if they open one of those skeevy traveling carnivals (see #6).