Repavement on The Row began Monday morning in order to make 28th Street safer and more aesthetically pleasing, said Logan Lachman, an Undergraduate Student Government Greek senator who worked with the City of Los Angeles to initiate construction.Pave the way · It will take about four weeks to repave 28th Street, according to Undergraduate Student Government officials. – Nathaniel Gonzales | Daily Trojan“The Row was really bad — there were a bunch of potholes,” Lachman said. “To have that many potholes, people were tripping and falling.”Construction workers, funded by the city, will repave 28th Street between Hoover and Figueroa streets and then will begin reconstructing the sidewalks if time permits, Lachman said. The process is scheduled to take four weeks.Crews will be working from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during which time cars cannot be parked on the section of the road where workers are repaving.Some students who often travel on The Row agreed that the rough road needed improvement.“I know people were agreeing that [the road] was just kind of obnoxious,” said Lindsey Howie, a senior majoring in communication. “I think it will just make things a lot easier just with parking, biking and walking on The Row.”Howie said, however, that she wished an e-mail or some form of communication was sent out to notify residents on The Row of the construction.“They probably should have communicated it a little better and let people know that they are going to be shutting part of The Row down,” Howie said.Lachman said repaving the road was for safety concerns as well as aesthetic reasons.USG has attempted to improve The Row for years, Lachman said, though past senators have not been successful. USG made a push last year to completely close The Row off to vehicle traffic, but that did not come to fruition.“This has been around for a few years,” Lachman said.Yet, some students said they believe the sidewalks on The Row need more immediate attention than the road.“I do think that it’s good that they’re paving,” said Stacy Jones, a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering. “[But] the sidewalks were a bigger issue than the streets and the potholes … Girls talk about the sidewalks as they go out to The Row, they don’t want to trip.”
Having been placed on $80,000 bail for falsely pretending he was in a position to obtain a firearm licence for Andre Ash, 48-year-old Lawrence Gittens of Charlotte Street, Georgetown on Friday successfully applied to Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to have his bail reduced to $50,000.Gittens denied that between May 15 and 28, 2018, he obtained $250,000 from Ash with intent to defraud Ash by falsely pretending he could obtain a firearm licence for him.Informing Magistrate Daly that investigations into the matter have been completed, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objection to Gittens having his bail reduced.The matter will continue on July 27.