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Rumblings & Bumblings: CCW Development Mystery & Where is Sleepy Lagoon?

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This should be easy enough. Two questions have been submitted for this week's Rumblings & Bumblings. If you have an answer, you may leave a comment or you can email us at la@curbed.com. Answers shall be posted this Thursday.

1) Central City West: More downtown fortresses coming? "What is going on with the construction on 6th between St. Paul and Bixel? There is a temporary billboard for the Piero inside, so I'm afraid it will be another Palmer disaster."

2) South LA: This is a great question for Curbed old-timers. Give grandpa his reading classes and point him to the computer, please. "I was doing a bit of LA history reading today when I came across the epic events at Sleepy Lagoon that supposedly spurred the Zoot Suit riots. Wikipedia tells me that said "Sleepy Lagoon" was in Southeast LA and I found a map that points to a kind of doubtful spot on Slauson at least a couple blocks from the LA River. What was Sleepy Lagoon? And what's there now? At least a plaque or something?" [image of Zoot Suit Riots from The University of South Alabama Archives via PBS.org]

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