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Virgen de Guadalupe as symbol of Boyle Heights gentrification; Trader Joe’s shootout suspect faces new charges; Is an old Silver Lake gas station historic?

Gentrification: A 7-foot-high depiction of the Virgen de Guadalupe reading an eviction notice is an artist’s response to the gentrification of Boyle Heights and its impact on people, art and culture. L.A. Times

Trader Joe’s: The arraignment of the suspect in the fatal Silver Lake Trader Joe’s shootout has been postponed until Sept. 19 after prosecutors added more charges and had the bail increased. Gene Evin Atkins now faces 20 additional criminal counts — bringing the total to 51  — and his bail was raised to $23 million from $18.7 million. L.A. Times

Historic or Not: The L.A. Times’ take on efforts to save an old Silver Lake gas station and have it declared a historic monument.  The move would complicate a developer’s plans to demolish the Silver Lake Boulevard station building new apartments over storefronts. L.A.Times

School: The relocation of a charter school from Downtown to Lincoln Heights has many parents looking for alternatives. Downtown News

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One comment

  1. That gas station is nothing special. It’s just an old junk yard right now – clearly not the best use for the area.

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