Changing Neighborhoods & Affordability |

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.

What change do you see in Boyle Heights?


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.


Planning Commission backs LA's first regulations on Airbnb


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?


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


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


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.

Downtown LA punk club the Smell receives demolition notice


The all-ages music venue that nurtured bands such as No Age, Best Coast and Health is set for the wrecking ball, according to a demolition notice shared by its owner on Facebook.

Rents on the rise in Boyle Heights near 6th Street Bridge


As development from the Arts District and Downtown bleed east across the bridge, Boyle Heights residents brace for higher rents and new neighbors.