Friday, October 28, 2016


Highland Park rent strikers face eviction


HIGHLAND PARK — Eviction notices are being issued in a rent strike at the Marmion Royal as the confrontation between tenants and landlord escalates, according to the L.A. Times. After the new owners began raising rents on renovated units by 50% earlier this year, the tenants said in ... Read More »

Echo Park Village: What will it be?


ECHO PARK — What’s happening to the buildings that once housed the punk venue Pehrspace and  TiGeorge’s Haitian restaurant? One of the buildings in the 300 block of Glendale Boulevard  has a broker sign on a wall saying “Echo Park Village” is coming soon. The new ... Read More »

Boyle Heights anti-gentrification crusader criticized over evictions

Existing tenants will be forced to move to make way for new affordable housing

BOYLE HEIGHTS — East LA Community Corporation, an affordable housing developer and social justice nonprofit, has spearheaded efforts to protect low-income residents from being forced out of Boyle Heights, holding community meetings and hanging banners from its affordable housing projects that read “Stop Gentrification.” But now ... Read More »

Who is responsible for the gentrification of Eagle Rock & Highland Park?

York Boulevard 2013 by The Eastsider 2-11-2014 4-16-44 AM

Is it the house flipper who sells the restored bungalow to a white couple? Or is the owner of the new cafe serving avocado toast responsible? It's neither. According to an Occidental College professor, you can credit (or blame) the past efforts of neighborhood activists and artists for turning into Eagle Rock and Highland Park into poster child examples of "stage model of gentrification."

Empty apartment buildings raise concern about Highland Park gentrification

Photo by Nathan Solis

HIGHLAND PARK -- In August, Carlos Valdez was told not to bother paying the rent on his two-bedroom, Highland Park apartment. The building on Avenue 57 had been sold and the new landlord wanted everyone who lived in the 18 units out in 90 days. “I was shocked and heart broken,” said Valdez, who was paying $850 a month – a steal in now hip Highland Park. “If they would have raised the rent, I would have paid,” said Valdez, 27, husband, father of two and self-employed. Read More »