Monthly Archives: May 2017

Boyle Heights Development Seeks To Sell ‘Mariachi’ Experience While Displacing Actual Mariachis


BY JULIA WICK Mariachi Plaza has been a physical and cultural gathering point for mariachi musicians since the 1930s. As L.A.’s Boyle Heights neighborhood becomes a flashpoint in the city’s gentrification wars, Mariachi Plaza is an increasingly symbolic space. Mariachi musicians, who have long lived in close proximity to the plaza and gathered there to […]

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Outside of LA, county tenants want brakes on rising rents


Groups representing tenants in unincorporated areas like East Los Angeles marched Tuesday on Los Angeles County supervisors offices to push for restrictions on rent increases and protection from evictions without any cause cited. Dozens of activists targeted the office of Supervisor Hilda Solis, who represents East L.A., and demanded she support tenant protections. “What do […]

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