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California housing bill could have 'far-reaching effects' in Los Angeles, report says 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than 40% of the developable land in Los Angeles could be eligible for homebuilding at a greater density under high-profile legislation working its way through the Capitol, according to a new city analysis.

Senate Bill 50, which faces a key legislative committee hearing Wednesday morning, would...

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Can California boost home building without supercharging gentrification? 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Along a stretch of South Los Angeles near the Expo light rail line, investment dollars are pouring in.

Landlords outfit vacant apartments with stainless-steel appliances to lift rents, flippers list renovated bungalows for sale at twice what they paid. And as long-term tenants are forced out, development...

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Seattle takes a small step against gentrification 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This tech hub is booming as never before. Expedia is building a $900-million campus. Google, Facebook and Salesforce are expanding. And Amazon, closing in on Boeing as the area’s largest private employer, is currently advertising 10,000 jobs.

In seven years, Seattle saw its population swell from...

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Coming up: A conversation with NPR's Noel King 8.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
NPR correspondent and Morning Edition host Noel King will join MPR's Angela Davis to talk about what it's like to host public radio's flagship morning program and how journalists should cover difficult topics. Their conversation is part of MPR's Broadcast Journalist Series.
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Lisa Calderón: Can the establishment’s sharpest critic change Denver’s power structure? 8.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lisa Calderón, 51, has clashed dramatically with Mayor Michael Hancock, including in federal court. Can she turn community support into an election win?
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In Inglewood, rising real estate prices, chain restaurants and now rental scooters. Can gentrification be far behind? 7.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the last couple of years I’ve been watching for clear signs of gentrification in Inglewood. It is something many people, especially people outside the city, have been predicting with increasing certainty for several years now.

They point to Leimert Park, a few miles northeast of us, and how...

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Chicago Just Elected Its First Black Woman Mayor 3.4.2019 Mother Jones
Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor whose campaign focused on reforming the city’s troubled police department, was just elected the new mayor of Chicago. She will be the first black woman in the position and the first openly gay person to lead the country’s third-largest city.  Lightfoot beat fellow Democrat Toni Preckwinkle by a landslide in […]
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7 US Cities Compose Half of Country's Gentrification 25.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Gentrification overwhelmed seven of America's largest and wealthiest cities, with coastal urban areas such as New York City and Washington D.C. contributing to a majority of the nationwide economic displacement.
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Amid gentrification fears, L.A. approves 725-unit apartment project in Chinatown 23.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Los Angeles City Council signed off Friday on a 725-unit apartment project in Chinatown, amid objections from activists who said it has no affordable housing and will result in the displacement of low-income residents.

On a 14 to 0 vote, council members backed the proposal from Atlas Capital...

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‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’ spotlights Bay Area gentrification in new trailer 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A24 released on Thursday the trailer for its Sundance award-winning drama “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” which zooms in on rising gentrification in the Bay Area.

The crowd-pleasing film centers on Jimmie Fails, a man trying to hold on to a sense of home in a rapidly changing San Francisco...

Bay Area leads charge on fixing housing crisis. Will it work for the rest of California? 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California lawmakers have unveiled a far-reaching package to stem the state’s housing affordability crisis, from new protections against surging rents and evictions to more apartments near public transit and in coastal communities.

The proposals could reshape the state’s housing landscape — and...

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Excluded by banks, minorities in California became their own lenders 18.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

If you’ve ever been to a Cambodian-owned doughnut shop, fried chicken restaurant or jewelry store, there’s a good chance it was financed by a tontine.

In Cambodia, “tontine” is the name given to a rotating savings and credit association, or ROSCA, an ancient practice that has different versions...

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Bryan Washington on how Houston is a main character in his debut story collection, ‘Lot’ 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In “Elgin,” the final short story in Bryan Washington’s debut collection, “Lot,” a young man reflects on Houston’s East End, the neighborhood he’s called home his whole life. “Between the chop shops and busted laundromats and abuelas like scarecrows on every corner, there’s no reason to stick around...

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California housing crisis podcast: Will a boom in building make housing more affordable? 23.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The solution to California’s housing affordability problem promoted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and many state lawmakers is straightforward: The state needs lots more new homes.

But the governor’s idea and other policies that aim to promote more building have come under scrutiny, including from local...

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation sues L.A. over Hollywood project 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Critics of a vast new development in Hollywood are suing the city, arguing that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act and other laws when city leaders gave the green light for the Crossroads Hollywood project.

The Los Angeles City Council voted last month to approve the planned project,...

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After Battling Organized Labor, Amazon Says Goodbye to Its New York Plans 15.2.2019 Mother Jones
When Amazon announced in November that it would be opening an east coast headquarters in New York City, employees began snatching up million-dollar condos in Queens’ Long Island City neighborhood, where construction was slated. But those employees might be left with buyer’s remorse this Valentine’s Day. After mounting pressure from progressive groups, labor organizers, and some city […]
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What’s next for River Mile: City-sized Elitch Gardens project steaming ahead in Denver 8.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Remarkably, in a city racked by arguments about development, gentrification and density, the enormous River Mile redevelopment project faces little if any resistance. With a series of city approvals last year, it is approaching the start of what could be decades of construction.
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Destination Crenshaw art project aims to reclaim the neighborhood for black L.A. 30.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On a crisp late fall day, hundreds of South L.A. community leaders, activists and longtime residents convened on the top level of a parking structure adjoining the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center. What lured them there: a private preview of Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile open-air...

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Colorado wildlife officers, construction crew rescue yearling deer from 10-foot-deep man hole in Aurora 6.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A year-old deer was surprisingly uninjured after falling into a concrete man hold on a construction site east of Aurora last week, but the confused critter needed humans' help to escape the small enclosure.
Nonprofit hopes future urban garden will help north Denver residents stay put despite gentrification 6.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
The $100,000 Colorado Department of Human Services grant awarded to Focus Points Family Resource Center will fund a year of planning for community gardens in the neighborhoods. The gardens will create flexible jobs with a living wage, prepare participants for careers in agriculture and provide classes on nutrition for parents and children alike.
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