BURBANK — A week after a town hall meeting and a series of negative attacks from neighbors, members of a sober-living home on Clark Avenue are speaking up, saying they have been unfairly criticized even as surrounding residents continue to call for their removal.
“There are no drugs, no alcohol, nothing. That’s not what we’re doing,” said James Murphy, the longest-standing resident at the home. “Everybody that is currently at the house works. This is a transition house for you to get your [life] together and reinstated back into society.
The home, a brown, one-story dwelling on a quiet Burbank street, has been a lightning rod of controversy for neighbors who have continually objected to what they feel are dangerous elements that threaten the community.