The New Year has brought forth evidence of the great civic pride characteristic of this section of Van Nuys.
On Victory and Kester, a mall hosts a shopping cart full of trash. It has sat there for two months, despite the daily presence of dozens of unemployed men who would gladly clean up for $10.
A bus bench is littered with trash. Nobody cares enough to clean it up .
On Victory and Friar, a once tidy multi-family dwelling has a yard full of garbage and debris. It has looked like this for at least two months. A garbage truck drove right past this container and litter without picking it up.
This is the city we live in. Imagine hosting out-of-town visitors and driving them around here?
Is anyone in charge? Does anybody care? Who owns these dilapidated and filthy properties?