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Bernie Sanders shaped this small city, and it gave him a moonshot to the national stage 26.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Burlington shaped Sanders as Sanders shaped Burlington, so much so that it's hard to consider one without the other.

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Editorial: Getting serious about California's housing crisis means moving SB 50 forward 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

This is the time for Gov. Gavin Newsom and other California leaders to show that they're serious about addressing the state's housing crisis.

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Opinion: SB 50 is back. If you care about California's housing crisis, give it a chance this time 8.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Sen. Scott Wiener has attempted to give cities flexibility to address legitimate issues that arise from new housing development. And a deadline to do it.

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Detour’s 5 Pointers takes popular Denver mural artist 100 years into the future 7.11.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
Combining fine art and daring musical improv, the exhibition opens Nov. 8 at RedLine
Opinion: Short-term rentals in my Silver Lake neighborhood are causing 'rentrification' 23.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

L.A.'s new law regulating short-term rentals through Airbnb, VRBO and other sites is long overdue

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Column: Chinatown without Chinese grocery stores, and the delicate balance of ethnic communities 23.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Chinatown is about to lose G and G Market as well as Ai Hoa Market, leaving the neighborhood without a full-service Chinese grocery store.

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Denver City Council approves vision for Loretto Heights that could host 2,500 people 17.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver City Council on Monday painted the broad strokes of the future of Loretto Heights.
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Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You 5.9.2019 Mother Jones
In just the last two years, climate change has brought on an onslaught of disasters: more than 4 feet of rain in south Texas, 90 degree days in Alaska, and record-breaking wildfires that have destroyed homes and upended communities. But now, an unexpected threat from climate change is looming on the horizon: gentrification. “Climate gentrification […]
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Seniors facing eviction fear homelessness and isolation as California's housing crisis rolls on 29.8.2019 LA Times: Business

The threat of displacement and loss of community takes a mental and physical toll on senior renters.

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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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