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  • Sarah Stankorb

    I don't know about LA-Santa Monica (I'm an Ohio girl, so I might not be much help there), but I'll say that local community development organization connections (and a history there) were tremendously important in getting things off the ground in Cleveland. I'd start with local CDCs and the city housing department to start. If you know who manages local demolitions, that would also help. You'd be saving them money in the long run if you can find an alternative for hauling away (and upcycling) used materials, so that in itself might help open doors for you.

  • Brenda Barnes

    Do you know who we can connect with in the LA-Santa Monica area to do this? I know we don't have Southern virgin-growth pine in the houses and buildings being bulldozed, but the loss is incredible, and we have other valuable things like architectural marvels of the 20s built for rich film people and now being destroyed and cluttering landfills, some of them hundreds of miles away.