Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

Boyle Heights and the art of gentrification

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| Art galleries in Boyle Heights are drawing community objections, but at least one gallery director asks that not all art spaces be painted with the same brush.

Pacific Islanders uprooting for cheaper, safer inland communities

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More affordable housing has helped draw Pacific Islanders to the Inland Empire, away from areas closer to the coast where gang violence has caused some to leave.

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Highland Park residents prepare for rent strike

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As many as 51 Highland Park residents may stop paying rent in order to get a face-to-face meeting with their landlord who, they say, is raising the rent by $1,000.

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What change do you see in Boyle Heights?

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Rents are rising in this immigrant community, where residents have long fought gentrification. Property is changing hands. New is replacing old. Tell us where you see it happening.

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Planning Commission backs LA's first regulations on Airbnb

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If passed by the city council, a resident's primary residence could be used as a short-term rental for a maximum of 180 days per year.

What should go in Highland Park's time capsule?

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We talked to the locals, many of them longtime residents, about what they think should be put in a time capsule to capture today's Highland Park.

Venice group: Don't put homeless storage here

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A city councilman wants to allow homeless people in Venice to store their belongings in a shuttered senior center. Some residents say it would attract crime.

Micro-lofts move in at infamous Cecil Hotel

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The Cecil Hotel has long been a Los Angeles landmark because of its sordid past. Now it may become home to a new housing development.