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Sheen-led demonstrators block developer’s entry

DreamWorks' Playa Vista project protested, main doors chained

A group of demonstrators led by actor Martin Sheen blocked the entrance to the Playa Vista developer’s headquarters Tuesday for two hours, chaining the main doors closed and disrupting work in the building.

No one was arrested and the developer, Playa Capital Co., decided not to press charges.

The site near Marina del Rey — where DreamWorks plans to build its studio — has been the subject of disputes and lawsuits by environmentalists who fear the development, once built, would irreparably harm Los Angeles County’s last remaining wetlands nearby.

“Today’s protesters were apparently targeting the proposed building of a new DreamWorks studio at the eastern end of the project site,” said head developer Peter Denniston. “I want to emphasize that the area for which DreamWorks is planned is the site of the old Hughes Aircraft factory and is more than a mile from the historic wetlands.”

Opponents, however, are more concerned with a planned commercial and residential project much closer to the wetlands, as well as bulldozing that has been occurring in the wetlands themselves.

“I want to say to Martin Sheen,” Denniston said, “that if he would like to meet with me to discuss these issues, I would be happy to sit down with him privately and show him the true facts on how Playa Vista is improving this land for people and wildlife.”

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