Boyle Heights nonprofit plays leading role in anti-gentrification movement
NPR interviews Leonardo Vilchis, executive director of Union de Vecinos, a Boyle Heights nonprofit that is among the groups leading anti-gentrification protests against new art galleries and a coffee house. Vilchis likened the new businesses to cancer cells that need to be removed. NPR
Echo Park’s Iam8bit cashes in on video game soundtracks
Iam8bit, an Echo Park marketing firm focused on video game culture, is now expanding its presence in the video game soundtrack business. The firm is preparing to release a set of four vinyl LPs featuring the jazz and ragtime influenced soundtrack for Cuphead, a new video game. That will be followed up by an even more ambitious six-album vinyl LP set tied to the Persona 5 game series priced at $175. L.A. Weekly
Cedillo inauguration coming up
The public is invited First District Councilman Gil Cedillo’s Community Inauguration on Thursday, June 29 in Lincoln Heights.
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