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Monday, July 28, 2014

Morning Report: Apartment of “Ghosts of Echo Park” author renting for $2,800; Highland Park council to take on gentrification while welcoming Starbucks

L.A. River Cats, Atwater Village | Luis Lopez/Instagram

News & Notes:

  • Will There Be Free Lattes At Both? The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council   scheduled on Thursday night to review motions about holding a town hall meeting on gentrification as well as hosting a grand opening celebration for a new York Boulevard Starbucks.

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  1. RE: A neighborhood council possibly discussing gentrification issues — reminded me of a City Council candidate who visited our community 10+ years ago while courting votes. The discussion went something like this:

    CANDIDATE: “We need to work on ‘gentrifying’ your community to attract people to it.”

    LOCAL RESIDENT: “Then where would all the people who live here now go to find homes?”

    CANDIDATE: (no answer)

    The same candidate then went on to become the Mayor of L.A. for two terms . . .

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