Saturday, October 22, 2016

Silver Lake weighs in on Rowena Road Diet; Dana Hollister to continue renting Los Feliz convent for $25k; race & real estate in 1920s Eagle Rock

MOrning Report

  • Silver Lake residents offered up ideas to improve the Rowena Road diet and reduce cut-through traffic. L.A. Times & L.A. Streetsblog
  • A judge ruled that Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister can continue renting a former Los Feliz convent for $25,000 a month as a legal battle over the property continues with singer Katy Perry and the L.A. Archdiocese. Los Feliz Ledger
  • Promoting an “all-white” Eagle Rock in a 1923 real estate ad. LAist

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  1. The ad is from the 1920s and is, in 2015, rather comfortably in the past.

    But, less comfortably, Californians in 1964 voted 2:1 in favor of Proposition 14, which specifically allowed housing discrimination on the basis of race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_14_(1964) ). This proposition was eventually declared unconstitutional, but doing so was part of a decades-long struggle. Many readers will have living family or friends who were harmed by these covenants. They were eventually outlawed by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, but there was coordination of de facto housing segregation into the 1970s — talk to non-white people who tried to buy in Glendale or parts of Pasadena in this time period, for example.

    One interesting source of fine-grained information about redlining is the map overlays at http://salt.umd.edu/T-RACES/demo/demo.html — the original LA map is here: http://salt.umd.edu/T-RACES/mosaic.html . You can see the effects persist today, for example, blacks are allowed along the East side of the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, but not along the West side. Also, south of Los Feliz vs. north of Los Feliz, which side of the Silver Lake you are in, Mt. Washington vs. Cypress Park, North or South of Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock, etc.

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