@dtgentrification | KCET
El Monte, as investors and developers are figuring out, is a place of great opportunity. But as city officials are often reminded, it is also a place of great need.
Built in 1939, the Whittier Narrow's Nature Center has served as a natural oasis for locals, but recent controversial plans seek to transform it into an ambitious educational center.
The gentrification of Venice is hardly a new story. It was after all founded as a beach resort for the early 20th century gentry, and their kin have been striving for the perfect makeover ever since.