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LAUSD's Kevin Reed Still Hates Cocoanut Grove

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Now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to temporarily halt demolition of the fabled Cocoanut Grove, maybe LAUSD general counsel Kevin Reed can ease up a bit. It'd be nice if he found less abrasive ways to talk about the old Ambassador Hotel nightclub - and those who want to preserve it.

Nov. 30, 2007 - "We have two different structural engineering reports that tell us that we cannot make the Cocoanut Grove a part of this school as we originally planned... There's no way we can say to parents, 'Don't worry, we think it's OK,' if our structural engineers say that we can't."

Oct. 26, 2007 - "The conservancy would be a lot better off trying to sue to suspend the laws of gravity if they want the Cocoanut Grove."