- Vandals struck again at Weird Wave Coffee, the Boyle Heights coffee house that has been the focus of anti-gentrification protests, reports The L.A. Times. A front window of the Cesar Chavez Avenue shop was broken only a few days after a glass front door was also damaged. But owners say Saturday was their best day ever, and L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez voiced support for Weird Wave. “Displacement is real, with rising rents forcing mass movements of people across the city in a money-driven game of winners and losers …. But you can’t easily reverse the phenomenon, or have any real impact with a race-based rant against a small independent coffee shop that moves into a vacant storefront …”
- The L.A. Times pays a visit to the Downtown L.A. loft of Carlos Anthony Lopez, who designed and fabricated some of the furnishings and architectural features at Ostrich Farm in Echo Park, Cafe Birdie in Highland Park, Kettle Black and Sawyer in Silver Lake and other restaurants.
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