Building Community

Topic: Tenant Rights

You can hear the radio interview here You can view the tenants open letter to developers and city here Today, the LA Right to Housing Collective with Union de Vecinos, LACAN, and Comunidad Presente supported tenants as they organized a press conference outside 2913 Flower St. near USC. Recently a developer working through a third […]

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The order from the South Coast Air Quality Management District comes after recent tests showed that Exide Technologies is posing a health danger to as many as 110,000 people in neighboring cities. By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times A battery recycling plant in Vernon is being told to reduce its emissions after recent tests showed […]

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Topic: Environment

Alma Salcido and her husband Nicolás have lived in Boyle Heights for more than 20 years and raised their family in the majority-Latino community just east of downtown across the Los Angeles River. Boyle Heights is a vital community with a rich history as a West Coast gateway for Mexican, Japanese and European Jewish immigrants. […]

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Topic: Tenant Rights

Court Fails to Rule on “Hubbing” After two days of arguments, a Federal Judge dismissed a request for a restraining order to stop LA County Superior Court from “hubbing” eviction cases heard in its jurisdiction. The judge’s decision was based on the doctrine of “abstention,” — basically, the idea that the Federal court shouldn’t tell […]

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Topic: Neighborhood

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Alegria Committee of Union de Vecinos Begins Their Street Build One of Union de Vecinos’s neighborhood committees, Alegria, began their construction today of benches and tables to be installed along St. Louis St near Hollenbeck Park. They also began building benches for their mini mobile movie theater the plan to use for movie nights in […]

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Topic: City Hall

General Services Police violates brown act in City Hall On Frebruary 5th, 2013, members of the Los Angeles Human Right to Housing  Collective were prevented from  attending a City Council meeting.   When the Collective members entered the City Hall building they were asked to show identification. The Collective representatives explained that they were attending […]

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Topic: Building Community

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Boyle Heights Community, Metro Clash at Meeting Over Development at MTA Owned Property  Disparate Homeowners, longtime residents, advocacy groups and other stakeholders hijacked the discussion at Thursday night’s Metro community meeting concerning Metro owned properties in Boyle Heights. The meeting was supposed to be Metro’s sole opportunity to get community input before submitting design guidelines […]

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