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Mayor Garcetti Addresses Gentrification Concerns Along L.A. River

Mayor Garcetti Addresses Gentrification Concerns Along L.A. River

Right on the heels of Mayor Eric Garcetti's triumphant announcement of the $1-billion investment on the Los Angeles River came concerns of longtime residents being pushed out in fa ...
The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

The Power of Place and Emerging Voices

This week L.A. Letters pays tribute to the work of Dolores Hayden and also announces the Emerging Voices Fellowship, a major writing competition open to up-and-coming writers.
New Pacoima Park Provides Open Space and Water Replenishment

New Pacoima Park Provides Open Space and Water Replenishment

The new 4.7-acre park is a welcome change in the neighborhood, which suffers from from a lack of green space and the presence of industrial soot and grime that prevents residents f ...
Residents Work Towards a Healthy Northeast San Fernando Valley

Residents Work Towards a Healthy Northeast San Fernando Valley

For many years communities like Pacoima have been planned and built for us, instead of with us. The effects of the lack of community input are evident: polluting industry next to h ...
L.A.'s Historic 'Mother Ditch' Discovered in Chinatown

L.A.'s Historic 'Mother Ditch' Discovered in Chinatown

A lifeline for early Los Angeles, the Zanja Madre carried precious water from the Los Angeles River right into the blossoming pueblo that would one day grow into the busy metropoli ...
A Bike Path in the L.A. Riverbed Proposed for Downtown

A Bike Path in the L.A. Riverbed Proposed for Downtown

The proposed connection would create a single 31-mile bike route from Griffith Park to Long Beach.
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