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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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As development transforms Inglewood, the city wants to share the wealth with residents 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Not that many years ago, few would have thought that the gentrification of Inglewood would be a cause for concern among the city’s residents and leaders. Yet major and historical development is leading many citizens to ask: How will this personally benefit me?

It’s been a hot topic at Inglewood...

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Denver mayor runoff: How challenger Jamie Giellis can win 12.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The opportunity to oust Mayor Michael Hancock is real, analysts said, but Giellis will need a more succinct and perhaps more positive message than got her into to the runoff.
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California's extreme housing crisis calls for extreme measures. That includes SB 50 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

By now it should surprise no one to hear that California is in the midst of an extraordinary housing crisis.

For years, rents have increased far faster than incomes, so that more working people are being driven out of their homes. Some are moving away from cities, farther from their jobs, while...

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Nipsey Hussle had a plan to beat gentrification — in South L.A. and across the U.S. 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nipsey Hussle’s stretch of Slauson Avenue has largely been overlooked by the gentrification boom that has transformed so many neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

The lack of investment in the Hyde Park section of South L.A. shows on the faces of distressed buildings, some still etched with the names...

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Denver City Council race: District 9 candidates debate density solutions amid hyper-development 1.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's District 9 is an urban landscape that stretches from the banks of the South Platte River, across downtown Denver and into some of the city's most varied neighborhoods: rich, poor, industrial, developing. Three challengers are taking on well-funded Councilman Albus Brooks there.
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High-profile California housing bill clears hurdle after tense debate over local control 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

High-profile housing legislation to allow mid-rise apartment construction near mass transit across California was poised to advance in a state Senate committee Wednesday after two lawmakers reached an agreement that would limit its effect on smaller counties and along the coast, but eliminate zoning...

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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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