Topic Echo Park Lake
Knock LA reporters Jon Peltz and Kathleen Gallagher have filed suit for violation of their constitutional rights.
CD 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell said 209 EPL residents were placed in transitional shelter after the encampment sweep. A year later, only 17 made it to long-term housing.
A new contractor with the City, Urban Alchemy has already had a big impact on Los Angeles — but not much transparency.
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.