BY JASON MCGAHAN As a mariachi in Boyle Heights, Luis Valdivia plays a bit of everything: trumpet, violin, a ukulele-sized guitar called the vihuela and a very large, six-string acoustic bass called the guitarrón. Valdivia’s younger brother Enrique Valdivia is also a mariachi. Their father and grandfather were mariachis as well. Each keeps three white mariachi […]
Por años un hombre pagó $1,000 por rentar en Boyle Heights; hoy se le ordena pagar $1,825 POR: JACQUELINE GARCÍA Cuando Luis Valdivia, inquilino de un edificio en Boyle Heights, recibió una carta a principio de año por parte de su arrendador quedó impactado al ver que su alquiler iba a aumentar a casi el doble. […]
BY JULIA WICK IN NEWS ON APR 7, 2017 11:09 AM In immigrant-heavy neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, community groups have seen a marked uptick in landlords exploiting immigration fears to threaten tenants since the election. Unscrupulous landlords who threaten to call immigration authorities on undocumented tenants are not a new phenomenon, but, as first reported […]
In Boyle Heights, Francisco Gonzalez is working with other tenants to fight double-digit rental rate increases. JOSIE HUANG/KPCC An Uber driver by night, Francisco Gonzalez catches up on sleep during the day. But, lately, his waking hours have been spent fighting to stay in his Boyle Heights apartment building. On April 1, rents in the […]
Tenants of a building in Boyle Heights are protesting a rent increase, with some saying their rent is nearly doubling. Sara Welch reports from Boyle Heights for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 22, 2017.
Gentrification is when a previously neglected, low income neighbourhood becomes attractive to wealthier residents who begin moving in, often causing rent increases that drive the original residents out.
Protesters were out in full force today with a message for their neighbors. Joy Benedict reports.
BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — Residents and supporters gathered Saturday to take a stance against recent gentrification efforts happening in a Boyle Heights community. The protest was in response to a possible hate crime investigation after someone vandalized a gallery door located on the corner of Anderson and Sixth streets. CBS2’s Joy Benedict reported the issue […]
The Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into three instances of vandalism targeting art galleries in Boyle Heights — including graffiti that read “f— white art” on one gallery — as potential hate crimes, as longstanding concerns over gentrification in the neighborhood heat up. Tension between longtime Boyle Heights residents and newcomers has […]
New galleries are being blamed for higher rents in the area. Henri Neuendorf Police in Los Angeles are investigating the vandalism of three art galleries in Boyle Heights last month as anti-gentrification sentiment in the area intensifies. One of the incidents last month is being treated by police as a possible hate crime after vandals […]