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Commission takes up Echo Park landmark nomination; man injured in Boyle Heights shooting; how Cal State L.A. ranks on upward mobility

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  • A proposal to declare a 1920s Echo Park bungalow court a historic landmark is scheduled to be reviewed today, Thursday, Jan. 19 by the Cultural Heritage Commission. City staff has recommended that the commission should take the nomination, which has the support of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, under consideration. The owner wants to demolish the rent-controlled complex to build new for-sale homes.
  • Cal State L.A. in El Sereno was among the nation’s 10 top colleges when it came to a “mobility rate” that measured the proportion of low-income students who moved up economically over the years. NY Times

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One comment

  1. Happy to see this article on Cal State LA. I Went there years ago. I am the child of blue collar workers with an immigrant mom. All my classmates were children of immigrants. CSULA was affordable and I had very little debt and had classmates from all different backgrounds. I
    received a great education. Is it Yale or Stanfod? No, it isn’t, but the diversity and cultural lessons I learned at CSULA are truly priceless and my degree helped propel me out of a blue collar future. I owe a lot to CSULA and wish more donors would see the power and potential of funding a state school in East LA.

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