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Leeward Avenue Is Troubled Crack Den

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Or so proclaims the LA Weekly (in a story that wrongly calls this neighborhood Downtown LA in its headline), noting that the crack trade is thriving—specifically on Leeward Avenue. Crime is down, but LAPD's senior lead officer for the area, Mel Konian, tells the paper: "The street needs proper lighting. And we need to put pressure on the owners of these buildings that are not being utilized." There's also talk of closing off Leeward to vehicular traffic to curb drug dealing.