Gentrification

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A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

Today, there is almost no evidence of the Japanese American community that played such an important role in the early twentieth century development of El Monte and the San Gabriel ...
L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase on the Horizon

L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase on the Horizon

The city seems to be determined to acquire the last remaining parcel of land in the Taylor Yard rail complex in Cypress Park, which has been owned by Union Pacific since the early ...
Mining the States of City Minds

Mining the States of City Minds

In the style of literary journalism, we take a look at residents of Venice, CA, revealing feelings and thoughts about life on the streets, and especially friction between its resid ...
Proposed Senior Center Project on L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space, Now Seeking Public Comment

Proposed Senior Center Project on L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space, Now Seeking Public Comment

A 4.5 acre parcel adjacent to the L.A. River is slated to become a senior housing complex instead of a park.
A Brief History (and Geography) of the San Gabriel Valley

A Brief History (and Geography) of the San Gabriel Valley

An ancestral home of the indigenous Gabrielino/Tongva people, San Gabriel Valley today is the largest majority Latina/o and Asian American region in the U.S.
El Monte's Hicks Camp: A Mexican Barrio

El Monte's Hicks Camp: A Mexican Barrio

From the 1910s until its demolition in 1972, Hicks Camp was one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of El Monte.
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