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?

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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.

Downtown LA punk club the Smell receives demolition notice

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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

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