The sidewalks are missing.
For three weeks (so far) men in orange and trucks in yellow have been removing, chunk by chunk, the sidewalks on my block, here in the "Beverly Hills" of Atwater Village.
The goal is to trim tree roots that have been pushing up the 80-year-old walks. Then, re-pave, minus those jagged slopes that heretofore made it impossible to push a stroller.
Today, the chainsaws are out. I'm glad I'm not a tree.