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At its meeting next week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider moving forward with plans to construct a meandering hiking trail around the John Anson Ford Theatres complex in the Hollywood Hills.

The project, which carries an estimated cost of $3.35 million, would consist of an approximately 4,500-foot-long trail, built to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Design elements would include an elevated boardwalk, a pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge, interpretive and wayfinding signage, bike racks and seating areas.

According to a report to the Board of Supervisors, there is currently $1.25 million in State and local funds available for the project.  The Department of Parks and Recreation is still working to identify additional funding sources.

The proposed hiking trail follows last year's completion of a $66-million renovation to the Ford Theatres complex, which rehabilitated existing structures and added new concession and park facilities to the property.

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Highland Park Senior Housing Project Faces Appeal

Plans call for a three-story building with 17 residential units.
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This week, the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission will take up an appeal of the St. Mary Senior Citizen Housing Project, a proposed senior apartment building in Highland Park. The project, the applicant for which is listed as the Presiding priest of the Holy Virgin Mary, calls for the construction of a three-story, 17-unit development at 767 N. Avenue 50.