Topic Echo Park Lake
Across Los Angeles, unhoused Angelenos are being forced out of their communities in the name of preserving public space for “all citizens” — but who does that really include?
In a bizarre move, the CD 13 Councilmember announced the reopening of Echo Park Lake and only invited a single news outlet.
A brief primer on O’Farrell and how the Echo Park gentrification endgame has been building for decades.
Leaked audio from local news helicopters reveals animosity toward Echo Park Lake residents.
Residents accepted transitional housing only to have promises immediately broken, while LAHSA employees worry about those who were shut out of the rooms other residents did get in.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
The LAPD arrested over a dozen members of the press covering a protest at Echo Park Lake, including two of our reporters.
Approximately 400 police officers descended on Echo Park Lake’s unhoused community last night.
Portraying the unhoused community as wayward hipsters is not only false but leads to real harm for the residents of Echo Park Lake.
The self-described “progressive” organization is working with CD13’s Mitch O’Farrell to ensure “permanent and 24/7 LAPD presence”