By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – Boarded up windows, trash and shattered glass serve as a constant reminder of the fire that ravaged Yum-Yum Donuts Oct. 3.
Resident Marissa Gray said she is sad that the long-time pastry shop burned, but six months after the fire nothing is being done with the building at 3741 Oakwood Blvd. The building hasn’t reopened since the blaze, which was deemed electrical.
“It’s a nice area and I just don’t want it to start looking like a run-down ghetto,” Gray said.
City Manager Richard Ortiz said other residents have complained and the city is doing its due diligence to remedy the problem.
Ortiz said the city is looking at enforcing action to have it cleaned up or restored; however, he isn’t aware of what the status is and directed questions to City Attorney Larry Coogen.
Coogen did not return calls as of press time.
Ortiz said the city isn’t shrugging their responsibilities.
(Tereasa Nims can be reached at [email protected].)