Caltrans-owned El Sereno homes to be sold; the connection between gentrification and transit; “immersive theater” comes to Boyle Heights

Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

Highland Park | Katrina Alexy

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  • Caltrans is expected to begin selling 42 homes and apartment buildings this fall along the now abandoned surface route of the 710 Freeway. Six of the properties are located in El Sereno. SGV Tribune
  • L.A. neighborhoods located near transit stations are more likely to gentrify than other areas, according to a UCLA study focused on demographic changes between 2000 and 2013. Those neighborhoods near transit stops are more associated “with increases in white, college-educated, higher-income households and greater increases in the cost of rents” as well as “greater losses in disadvantaged populations, including individuals with less than a high school diploma and lower-income households.” L.A. Weekly
  • A 24-room labyrinth has been built inside a Boyle Heights warehouse for The Tension Experience: Ascension, a two-hour “immersive theater event” that combines elements of performance art, theater and a Halloween haunted house. L.A. Times

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  1. Uh oh, the anti-gentrification nuts hate art. I’m sure they will get cranky about the theater and performance art.

  2. Boy, for someone who’s “with her”, you seem a lot more prejudiced than “him”. Let’s do your math: Anti-gentrification = Latino = uncultured, thus “hates” art. That about right? I don’t necessarily disagree about the rabid anti-gentrification crowd, just find it amusing that your comment is so…Trumpesque.

    • You must have missed the article about activists taking over a neighborhood town hall meeting and publicly asking all art galleries to get out of Boyle Heights, so they can replace them with businesses that they deemed more culturally appropriate.

    • Yeah I’m specifically referring to the activists who demanded that all art galleries leave Boyle Heights, that art is not welcome in their neighborhood

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