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City to Begin Repairing Studio Oaks Park After Water Main Break

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A section of the park destroyed by flooding | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist

Major flooding from a broken trunkline on Coldwater Canyon not only damaged various businesses and homes along the Ventura corridor last September (see flood photos here), it destroyed a block section of the new Studio Oaks Park, which was still under construction. After months of delays, caused by funding issues, community organizers learned that the park's construction will continue.

"I am happy to inform you that we plan to start the clean-up work this coming Monday, December 14," wrote Audrey Netswang, a city Landscape Architectural Associate, in an e-mail today to community committee members. "Actually, as of today, some of our crews have been on site and begun locating irrigation sleeves that may be clogged.”

The flooding also caused a handful of businesses to close, including two popular restaurants, which are beginning to open doors again. Il Tramezzino finally reopened on Sunday. Next door, Le Pain Quotidian will open on Saturday with a fundraiser for the park on Friday.

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Previously: Park at Border of Studio City & Sherman Oaks Nears Completion, but Divides Neighbors