Residents in the tiny unincorporated town promise a tough fight
By Gary Meyer, TME
“I’m going to be up-front and honest, said Gorman resident Ryan Ralphs at a meeting on January 7 in the Golden Valley Mutual Water Company office.
“We are forming a coalition of local residents and businesses and we intend to take legal action to stop this project,” Ralphs said.
Justin Frankian, a representative for Lake Hughes Recovery (LHR), responded, “Yes, I understand.”
A drug rehab facility is planned for the former Studio 6 motel building in Gorman.
Studio 6 closed its doors in November, as did The Ranch House Restaurant. Both were in the same building.
Frankian’s son, Alexander Frankian, director of LHR, was not present at the meeting.
Lake Hughes Recovery had been looking for a location to house its next drug and alcohol rehab facility where Los Angeles homeless and other citizens could be treated for addictions of various…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Above: Jen Reyna lives on the west side of Gorman and is concerned about local drug dealers finding ways to sell drugs into the facility.
Above: Jen Reyna lives on the west side of Gorman and is concerned about local drug dealers finding ways to sell drugs into the facility. The building was recently an Econolodge and a Studio 6.
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