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Petition to Stop Sunset Junction Festival Making its Rounds

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The Happy Hollows at Sunset Junction 2008 (more photos here) | Photo by Koga/LAist
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Not content with how the organizers of Sunset Junction have handled themselves over the past few years, two business owners are sending around a petition to make the festival go away.

"Please understand that many of us love what the Sunset Junction once stood for- 'celebrating the diversity of the neighborhood!' wrote Joe Keeper of Bar Keeper in an e-mail about the petition. "It has become, in my opinion, a music festival that excludes the majority of what we are all about. It is my hope that the festival, as it has become, will go away for a year and return in the future as an event more like it once was!"

Keeper lists why he and other businesses and neighbors are done with the festival. Among them: no input welcomed from community, $20 mandatory ticket price, lack of parking makes local residents prisoners in their own homes, the money raised, which is supposed to go a charity, is used without any transparency and the kicker, the actual Sunset Junction is outside the festival fences.

For those so inclined to sign the petition, here's the link.

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Previously: Sunset Junction Tickets on Sale, but Festival has no Permits