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Neighbors angry over Westwood middle school’s new grass

LA School Report | August 25, 2015

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By CBS Los Angeles

Neighbors of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School in Westwood are outraged that the school has recently installed lush, green grass – in the midst of a historic drought.

“I find this outrageous considering the Mayor of Los Angles has requested residents to remove their lawns or water as little as possible,” a KCAL9 viewer wrote in an email after the sod was laid down last week.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has defended the grass, saying the state requires the school to use real grass since it is a historic structure.

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