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5280 Trail aims to be Denver’s answer to New York City’s High Line 21.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver city officials and private boosters said Tuesday that they're ready to launch into formal design work for the first section of a new urban trail that would serve as a linear park as much as a way to get around.
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The promise — and perceived peril — of bringing green amenities to low-income communities 9.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to involve low-income, diverse communities in climate change initiatives. One would bring electric cars and charging stations to low-income communities. But what will it take to get buy-in from residents?
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“There’s speculators buying up houses:” Denver’s East Colfax braces for transit, density and displacement 22.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver plans to spend at least $150 million to run bus rapid transit down Colfax, a project that could transform the stretch during the 2020s. Meanwhile, the city is buying local properties and shutting down “nuisance” businesses, and local authorities could soon declare an urban renewal area, creating a magnet for developer investment.
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Four Hours: Art, culture and peace abound on this tour of West Adams 12.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

West Adams may not be an Instagrammable L.A. hot spot by most influencers’ standards — and that’s exactly why it's so charming. What it lacks in impermanent trendiness it makes up for with an impressive architectural and artistic pedigree as well as historical roots. Even its influx of destination...

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Has Hollywood wised up to San Francisco’s gentrification crisis? 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hollywood is writing love letters to San Francisco again. They come in various shades of loss, from devastating to nostalgic to humorous, telling stories of communities in danger of being erased with a tenderness that resonates — though not all manage to fully explore the city’s painful realities.

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Evictions loom for Chinatown residents who can’t find affordable housing 22.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Hi, Thelma,” Shao Zhao said Wednesday evening to her longtime neighbor, Thelma Caseres, who was strolling through the courtyard of the Hillside Villa apartments in Chinatown.

Zhao is 23 and was born in China. Caseres is 61 and from El Salvador. But they have something in common: They both are...

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Germany’s capital plans 5-year ban on rent hikes to fight gentrification 20.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

German officials facing protests and endless complaints about threats to affordable housing in the nation’s capital have decided the solution may be a five-year ban on rent increases and fines as high as $550,000 for violators.

Officials in Berlin, a city of about 3.7 million residents long known...

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As iconic Minneapolis restaurant closes, residents fear what's to come 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine served its final dish at its Powderhorn location this weekend. Community members see it as a symbol of increasing gentrification and displacement in many Twin Cities areas.
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‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’: The heartbreak that comes with gentrification 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is a film about a friendship, a family, a house, a city, and its community. San Francisco serves as a stand-in for cities across the country undergoing gentrification.

The film, which won two prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, captures the deep sense of...

Inglewood’s class of 2019 is graduating with top honors in navigating adversity 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Last week, I went to the Morningside High School graduation on the campus of Los Angeles Southwest College. Morningside is one of two high schools in the Inglewood Unified School District. My neighbor, Brianna, who moved in next door to me when she was about 10, was getting her diploma and that...

Lauren Halsey brings the funk to the L.A. art scene 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In her first year at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in Faircrest Heights, Lauren Halsey distinctly remembers driving back home to South Central L.A. one afternoon in 1999 with her father, an accountant and avowed Funkateer, as he cued up Parliament Funkadelic’s “Aqua Boogie...

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Carol Kane is one of the ultimate New Yorkers in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Lillian Dolomite Kaushtupper is the lusty, shady, gentrification-battling landlady with a dark past that seemed only to get darker and darker with each season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She’s a drug lookout who claims there is a “gigantic furry monster” living in the neighborhood; she is living...

Indie Focus: backstage comedy in 'Late Night' 8.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

The local repertory screening scene in Los Angeles continues to be among the most exciting in the nation, with lots of great movies to see this month. Before the Leo S. Bing Theater is...

Denver City Council runoffs: A look at the candidates in the five races 1.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Tuesday’s elections will place at least two newcomers on the Denver City Council, as finalists vie for open seats in west and northwest Denver. But the change could be even greater: incumbent council members Albus Brooks, Wayne New and Mary Beth Susman were forced into runoffs in their districts. Altogether, it’s the broadest threat to […]
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Denver mayoral race: Jamie Giellis and Michael Hancock on the issues 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mayor Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis have broad similarities in their visions for Denver, but their platforms promise different approaches to the city's biggest issues.
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‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ and capturing the magic of home and fraternal love 31.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

San Francisco broke Jimmie Fails’ heart a long time ago.

The city he knew as a sanctuary for immigrants, free spirits, artists and oddballs no longer exists. A swell of wealth, tech companies and urban renewal has carved up much of his beloved city, rendering it unfamiliar and inaccessible to those...

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Denver council runoff: In District 3, gentrification enters Latino neighborhoods 30.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Two candidates, Jamie Torres and Veronica Barela, are competing in the runoff for a district that stretches from Mile High Stadium through gentrifying Latino neighborhoods along Federal Boulevard.
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Nipsey Hussle's plan to fight gentrification in South L.A. has made it to Congress 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Inside the U.S. Capitol, in a historic room where Abraham Lincoln forged friendships with colleagues from both parties, members of the Congressional Black Caucus huddled Wednesday with an unlikely coalition that included an L.A. city councilman, an Atlanta rapper, a New York radio host and a South...

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The Spot: Abortion in Gardner’s 2020 Senate race, and Hancock and Giellis clash in Denver mayor race 23.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Earlier this week, dozens of Colorado middle school students celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by discussing the future of politics with a group of female civic leaders including Denver City Council candidate Candi CdeBaca, Secretary of State Jena Griswold and former state Sen. Polly Baca.
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Asian American community leaders ask Jamie Giellis to explain “Chinatown” statements 22.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
More than 30 leaders and members of Asian American communities issued an open letter to Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis on Tuesday, asking that she clarify her statements about Chinatowns.
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