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5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #608
Post Office Box 15679
Long Beach California, 90815-0679
Phone: (562) 597-8000
Fax: (562) 597-9410
Letters to Editor

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 13

The Lakewood Village area in Long Beach between Viking Way, Norse Way and Lakewood Boulevard needs to dismantle the dangerous artificial palm tree sidewalk decorations. I hit my left shoulder on one as I was attempting to cross the street near the mailbox on Norse Way. One of the metal fronds punctured my clavicle area and I couldn’t sleep the night of June 11. I had to call the airlines to cancel my scheduled flight to Boston for the morning of June 12.

I then went to see a physician and was given several x-rays after the doctor noticed puffiness and a large red mark on my shoulder. Fortunately, it turned out to be only a severe bruise with no tissue damage. However, I lost the money I had paid for my non-refundable ticket.

These sidewalk ornaments which serve no useful purpose are a hazard to skateboarders, loose toddlers and elderly pedestrians with poor eyesight.

Gerald P. Lunderville