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As Chicago proposes making Pilsen the city’s largest landmark district, residents fear more displacement: ‘Saving buildings will not save people’ 17.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago officials propose making part of Pilsen a historic landmark district, but property owners and residents fear landmarking would force people from the area.
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Discount Mall vendors ally with young activists to fight displacement in Little Village: ‘This is not just a mall, this is our culture’ 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Discount Mall vendors and young activists fear redevelopment will erase the Mexican culture of Little Village.
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Little Village Discount Mall gentrification fears follow other signs of redevelopment in neighborhood 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The possible changes to the Little Village Discount Mall echo larger changes in the neighborhood.
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Endorsement: Yes on Prop. 21. California has a housing crisis and cities should be able to protect tenants 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities are on the front lines of the suffering caused by the state's housing crisis, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. They need the flexibility to limit rent increases.

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Column: As Lightfoot readies a review of Chicago’s monuments, including three removed Columbus statues, Philadelphia offers edgy alternatives 1.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Lightfoot kicks off review of Chicago's monuments, she should look to Philadelphia
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot reaches deal on affordable housing in Woodlawn amid concerns over gentrification around Obama Presidential Center 22.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The city of Chicago would require new apartment developments in Woodlawn near the proposed Obama Presidential Center to include more affordable housing units for low-income residents as part of a compromise reached between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of community activists supported by freshman Ald. Jeanette Taylor.
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Many Latino workers fear getting tested for COVID-19. A San Francisco program aims to change that 21.7.2020 LA Times: Health

In San Francisco's Mission District, a community effort is helping Latinos and other low-wage workers who can't afford to stay home and fear losing their jobs if they test positive for the coronavirus.

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Column: Should a former Black church in Venice be turned into a mansion for a white family? 5.7.2020 LA Times: Commentary

When publishing magnate Jay Penske bought the First Baptist Church in Venice, he had no idea how upset some locals would be.

Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10 million to increase economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in Chicago and 9 other cities 16.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new initiative that will invest $10 million in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, to promote economic equity for low-wage workers and minority-owned small businesses.
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Developer drops plan to buy Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and add offices, not housing 16.6.2020 LA Times: Business

CIM Group's proposal for a mixture of retail and offices for the complex brought protests about gentrification and a lack of housing.

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Fed-up Woodlawn residents, Obama CBA Coalition members to hold tent city demonstration against ‘the violence of displacement’ 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Activists plan to prop up a mass of tents throughout a vacant lot on Thursday as a warning to Mayor Lori Lightfoot about the displacement Woodlawn residents could suffer should the Obama Presidential Center arrive without a community benefits agreement with stronger affordable housing measures.
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Chicano Park 50 years later: Coronavirus delays celebration but historic moment still matters 25.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Chicano Park in San Diego's Barrio Logan, known for its murals, began with student-led occupation. Right-wing extremists object but the site is historic.

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Op-Ed: Sheltering in place with lemons, guavas and a tiny backyard crucifix 17.4.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I've been doing my part to keep an eye on my older neighbors, which helps calm my own feelings of fear and helplessness.

Letters to the Editor: An L.A. Times piece on Highland Park shows how not to write about gentrification 15.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A recent op-ed article decrying gentrification in Highland Park was remarkably tone-deaf and offensive, readers say.

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Op-Ed: Before it was a hipster haven, I called Highland Park home. Oh, how I miss its rough edges 10.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

With each passing day, Highland Park feels less like a neighborhood and more like a tourist attraction for millennials.

Can Minneapolis invest in its north side without pushing people out of neighborhoods? Upper Harbor is the test 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Upper Harbor Terminal project promises amenities, jobs, and economic growth in a working class part of the city. Many in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods around it worry it will drive them out. Can the project build wealth for current residents without erasing them?
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Endorsement: Mark Ridley-Thomas for City Council. Again 10.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Voters would have a hard time finding another candidate with Mark Ridley-Thomas' experience and knowledge, as well as his list of accomplishments.

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In Silver Lake, a vegan joint tells of how the big fish of gentrification eat the little ones 4.2.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Miranda Megill admits that when she opened a vegan restaurant in 2007, it wasn't without a few pangs of guilt that she may have helped push Silver Lake's famous gentrification along.

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Venice House Hunt: Designer digs or romantic retreat? 31.1.2020 LA Times: Business

For $2.5 million, which would you prefer: a stylish loft-style spot a few blocks from the beach or a Spanish Contemporary home with stellar outdoor spaces?

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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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