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Vampires to Protest Lawndale's Garlic Removal Plan

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Things are getting interesting in Lawndale (for once!). Years ago the city spent millions on redeveloping Hawthorne Boulevard. That included adding garlic plants to the medians, which was not only part of the project's cost, it cost residents and shoppers to endure an unpleasant stink. Nevertheless, the city council is now looking into spending $35,000 to have the plants removed.

"The only reason we had garlic put in was so we could keep the vampires out of town," Councilman Jim Ramsey told KTLA. "And since we have had garlic I haven't seen one single solitary vampire in town."

Ramsey's interview now has local vampires fuming. A group of them are planning to "take back Lawndale," according to a press release from an apparent vampire organizer. More from the release: