Decorating the family Christmas tree always seems to trigger some tension and dispute over the placement of garland and hanging ornaments. It’s not much different in Atwater Village, where the annual tree lighting ceremony, held last week, once again triggered anger and acrimony at the Atwater Griffith Park Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. Feuding over the cost and style of last year’s ceremony lead to the ouster of the organization’s longtime leaders by a new generation of business owners, a drama chronicled in the Los Feliz Ledger. There were more problems this year, with charges of gay bashing and a stealth campaign to do away with the pledge of allegiance at the lighting, reports the LA Times.
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