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     August 10, 2018      #30-221 RLn

The Hijacking of the Croatian Cultural Center

El secuestro del Centro Cultural Croata

By Maya Bristow
Former Executive Director of Croatian Cultural Center

It’s been a year and two months since the City of Los Angeles learned that the Croatian Consulate couldn’t relocate its offices to the Croatian Cultural Center. At the time, Consul General Sinisa Grgic claimed that the building standards and security required by the European Union ruled out the move to the center at 510 W. Seventh St., in San Pedro.

District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office was supposed to be working on a re-imagining of the center as a more prominent Croatian American venue that could highlight and draw broader cultural interests from throughout the Los Angeles metropolis. ...

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