Today’s Headlines

  • Metro To Take First Steps Toward Electric Bus Fleet (LAT)
  • Investing in Place Recaps Metro’s First Customer Experience Committee Meeting
  • Parking Requirements Are Worsening L.A.’s Housing Crisis (Curbed)
  • Christopher Hawthorne On Santa Monica’s Fraught Downtown Plan (LAT)
  • South Pasadena Critical Of Gold Line Security (SGV Tribune)
  • More On Getting To Yes On YIMBY (Lisa Schweitzer)
  • Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested For Lancaster Death (LAT)
  • Four Things “Ruining” L.A. Neighborhoods (L.A. Weekly)
  • L.A. Officials Look To End Cruising On Whittier Blvd (LAT)
  • Metro Subway Diggers Keep Finding Fossils (CNN)
  • Lyft Creating Its Own Autonomous Vehicle Network (KPCC)

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  • Matt

    It is refreshing to read the LA Weekly and LA Times’ all encompassing coverage of the coffee shop in Boyle Heights and see the City really rally around the issue and say no to vandalism and racism by supporting this business with incredible numbers.
    I’m sure Streetsblog will take another angle on this and say the LA Times doesn’t know the community like they do because they speak with the tenant’s union reps and other community rablerousers.
    Hopefully, if Streetsblog is still going to wage into the gentrification issue that they will learn from their coverage of the Reef that the “community” consists of more than just people from community organizations and includes members of the business community, homeowners, and just people who work all week and then raise families and who don’t have time to protest or make their views known.

  • I’d much rather see a Starbucks or a CB&TL open so that the profits can be sucked out of the neighborhood, and any subcontracts (cleaning, repairs) for the coffee store go to the preselected out-of-area companies they already use.

  • Matt

    That aligns you perfectly with the protesters as they have no problem with the Boyle Heights Starbucks. They seem to really miss the mark, especially given that their presence has been a boon to Weird Wave. I’m going to make a visit myself soon and never would have heard about this place without them.