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“Huelga de alquiler” de vecinos de L.A. ante la subida de alquileres

Inquilinos de Westlake piden que el Gobierno intervenga con un control de alquileres que evite la gentrificación [caption id="attachment_1456" align="alignnone" width="940"] Hoy se inicia una huelga de renta de inquilinos de tres edificios de la calle Burlington, en el vecindario de Westlake.[/caption] POR: EFE  “Hoy se inicia una huelga de renta de inquilinos de tres edificios...

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Shackled to the market

[audio mp3="http://justrinidad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/KCRW-there_goes_the_neighborhood-shackled_to_the_market-171107.mp3"][/audio] (Trinidad: 00:00:16 - 00:00:23) (Trinidad: 00:00:50 - 00:01:04) There are lots of ideas out there to address LA’s housing crisis. But many proposed solutions bring their own problems. This week we explore some of the most popular solutions. [caption id="attachment_1364" align="alignnone" width="912"] Inspired by the movie "Up," Anne Hars ties balloons to buildings...

Eviction Defense Attorney Accused of Ties to Controversial Landlord

[caption id="attachment_1333" align="alignnone" width="745"] Trinidad Ruiz is interviewed by a Univision reporter at the BASTA protest last week. PHOTO: Timo Saarelma[/caption] BY HILLEL ARON Danny Bramzon made a name for himself as a brash, bellicose defense lawyer who founded the nonprofit firm BASTA to help low-income tenants facing eviction. His opponents — the landlords' attorneys...

Landlord Files False Address Relocating Renter to Cemetery

BY ERIN HICKEY, LEDGER CONTRIBUTING WRITER [caption id="attachment_1327" align="alignleft" width="365"] 80 year-old Vivian Sosa recognized her relocation address as that of a cemetery in which she had buried a family member decades prior.[/caption] The moment 80 year-old Vivian Sosa read the address, she knew something was amiss. It was supposed to be the location of...

New web series ‘Gente-fied’ tells the story of gentrification in Boyle Heights

It features an all-Latino cast and crew and counts America Ferrera among its executive producers BY PATRICK LEE@RIPLEYCAL  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=130&v=TJN3qTBBiK4[/embed] Gente-fied, a seven-episode web series dealing with the hot topic of gentrification in Boyle Heights, puts a human face on the effects of gentrification on the residents of L.A.'s oldest neighborhood. The bilingual show from Macro...