Repair the Antioch Sidewalk for Dick Littlestone

If someone is in a wheelchair, has a walker or even a stroller, it can be treacherous navigating the curb by the alley next to Cafe Vida.

When Colonel Dick Littlestone, a long-time Palisadian resident and an activist,  was still alive, he tried to get a handicapped ramp installed on the sidewalk on Antioch Street next to Café Vida.

The curb does not allow those in wheelchairs and on walkers to continue on the sidewalk. The elderly and handicapped are forced into the street or a parking lot. He repeatedly contacted Councilman Mike Bonin’s office, but the curb was never fixed before Littlestone died in 2021 at the age of 98.

In writing a story about handicapped-accessible spaces in the city, Circling the News was told by Ashley M. Rodriguez, the public information officer for the Department of Disability, that sidewalks can be reported via this link (

CTN went to the site on August 25 and wrote a report and enclosed a photo. CTN will keep you updated on the results. If other residents would like to report a sidewalk, try the link and report back to CTN the location, when you reported it and if it has been fixed.

Dick Littlestone in front of the traffic island on Alma Real he helped beautify.

(CTN received this same-day response from the City  “Please note that due to the large number of requests Safe Sidewalks LA is receiving, there could be a significant wait before work is completed. At this time, we are not able to estimate when your request will be addressed.

Temporary asphalt may be placed for missing and loose pieces of existing concrete sidewalks. Thank you for your understanding and we will update you when we have more information.”)

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3 Responses to Repair the Antioch Sidewalk for Dick Littlestone

  1. Steve says:

    I’ll bet it will be remedied quickly if you state that it is somehow impeding the rights of the homeless…sorry, unhoused.

  2. cindy simon says:

    mention it’s a safety hazard

  3. CC Fischer says:

    If you could get down the curb, there would still be no wheelchair access through the public space Cafe Vida has permanently appropriated for itself on the sidewalk. Cafe Vide should move their business out of the public space.

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