When a neighbor sent photos early this morning of the campsite and cars blocking the trail on Lot C of the Red Car Property, I immediately sent them to the property owner's rep Howard Fields, LAPD Senior Lead Officer Lenny Davis, City Councilmember O'Farrell's Deputy Adam Bass (CD13) and City Attorney William Larsen. There has been an ongoing squatter problem with a couple of properties adjacent to this end of the Red Car Property.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 12, 2015. Since March, neighbors have been complaining about squatters on
As of September, there was an increase in activity on the 20-30' portion of the downslope where all the construction debris, tires and junk is stored, as suddenly it was being moved around. The downslope 20-30' belongs to the Red Car Property not to
Since early May, things had been quiet on the Red Car Property. Do not confront these squatters. These people appear to have been living on the street a long time and may not be entirely stable.
Until we know how to best deal with this situation, I suggest sending photos of problems on the Red Car Property to CD13: firstname.lastname@example.org with Red Car Property in the subject line. If it is an emergency call 911.
*2344 is the vacant Riverside Drive lot with the squatters. 2340 Riverside Drive is the adjacent house. At one time, the same family owned both properties. The house is being flipped. The adjacent vacant lot has squatters. Both properties use the Red Car Property's Lot C for access.