Morning Report: Commuter train kills man in Boyle Heights; Gentrification worries in Elysian Valley; Mariachi 5K postponed

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News & Notes:

  • One person was killed after being struck by a Metrolink train in Boyle Heights, reports L.A. Now.
  • G-Force At Work:  Elysian Valley – aka Frogtown – has entered the “cognitive dissonance” stage of gentrification as some residents and artists fear they will soon be priced out, reports L.A. Weekly.
  • Organizers of Mariachi 5K postponed this weekend’s run through Boyle Heights after meeting with opposition from some residents, according to KPCC.
  • The victim of a fatal Whittier Boulevard assault in East L.A. has been identified as 78-year-old Santos Castro, reports EGP News.

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  1. “cognitive dissonance”, hipster, gentrification, fear of white people, blah blah blah blah. YAWN.

  2. Ted The bullet Dodger

    There would be a shoot out every weekend and the article is questioning the positive impact of gentrification?

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