By Hillel Aron Echo Park is, depending on your point of view: the poor man's Silver Lake, the rich man's Highland Park, the Williamsburg of the West Coast, a 40,455-personl working-class burg full of diversity and a wee bit of gang violence. Or, it's that strange little neighborhood you drive throu ... More >>
12,878 mostly Latinos are pushed out by City Hall, high rents and hipsters
'Tis the season for local and national politicians to co-opt the media into singing their praises. November 6 is right around the corner -- and one positive article by a respected journalist is the (free!) equivalent of 100,000 campaign mailers. But because L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the pres ... More >>
Can redevelopment address divide?
See also: *Las Cafeteras Defy Tradition Sitting in a Highland Park restaurant behind a plate of french fries and a mint tea, Quetzal Flores talks about gentrification. The subject plays into his new album with his Mexican-Afro-Cuban rock band Quetzal, called Imaginaries, which is out next month on ... More >>
An artist's rendering of the Broad Museum.We told you it was happening, and now it has. The cash-strapped city of L.A., which is having trouble hiring cops and keeping fire stations manned, is officially giving billionaire El Broad $52 million for a parking lot. You heard it right. The L.A. ... More >>
LA CurbedEcho Park hosted a gang shoot-out on Christmas DayUpdated after the jump: Is Echo Park the new Venice -- where art meets crime? The Weekly asks the gentrification question; police officers and a bar manager weigh in. Originally posted at 11:58 a.m. Here's one thing AOL Patch could ... More >>
N. GalutenThe $4 Special at The Gold Room People have differing opinions on the gentrification of certain areas of Los Angeles. Often it results in minorities having to move further into the outskirts of town as rent prices rise and new people move in. It can revitalize the economy of a neig ... More >>
Eastside Luv flaunts local musicians and old school spirit of Boyle Heights.
Talk about runaway production -- L.A. can't even land a role to play itself in the movies these days. A news item working through the pipeline today notes that Battle: Los Angeles (no, it's not about budget fights), will be filmed in Baton Rouge and elsewhere in Louisiana. The Associated Press descr ... More >>
Both LAist and the Eastsider L.A. are reporting that cops have arrested two adults and two juveniles in possible connection with 10 robberies committed recently in the Echo Park-Silver Lake area. The crimes, sometimes accompanied by savage assaults, have plagued residents since December 30. The crim ... More >>
Down 'n' out at dawn
Stolen goods and stolen hearts in Breaking and Entering
KCRW's Which Way L.A.? addresses the gentrification question with David Zahniser
Teardowns. Evictions. Investment. Rebirth. And the significance of that new gelato stand. The perils and pleasures of gentrification
In L.A.? Good Luck.
Latino Caucus canít come up with alternative budget
Imagine world peace; then imagine Central City as the new San Marino