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One of L.A.'s most unique and important centers for poetry, literature, and art, the non-profit center Beyond Baroque, may be in danger of losing its lease. According to an email sent out by the group's Board of Trustees, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo would like to begin the auction process for the building, offering it up for other non-profits to bid on. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl had promised to extend Beyond Baroque's lease for another 25 years, but this new move by Delgadillo threatens to ruin the whole deal for the literary non-profit. As the website states, this "uncertainty is threatening grants, programming and our entire future."

A hearing is scheduled tonight to decide whether or not to continue extending the lease on this beautiful, historic building. What can you do to help?

Please send an e-mail to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl,, to thank him for supporting the 25-year lease renewal for Beyond Baroque and to let him know that you support him in his battle to keep Beyond Baroque in its rightful home. IMPORTANT! Be sure to cc: the City Attorney ( on your e-mail. Large numbers of e-mails WILL get their attention. It does not have to be a long e-mail. You can personalize it by adding a few words about what Beyond Baroque means to you as a resident of Los Angeles.
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Full text of the email below the jump.