Community Members Disrupt Plans to Tour Boyle Heights
Boyle Heights, CA
Adaptive Realty, a real estate group set to gentrify Boyle Heights, is reeling from the backlash after their flyer calling gentrifiers (and displacement) to the community received outrage from long term residents and critics of continued colonization.
What will become a “public relations” learning experience for other financial interests, real estaters, and lobbyists for re/development who will make sure their efforts are much more subtle just might turn out to be the spark the city of Los Angeles doesn’t want to increase solidarity in city-wide anti-gentrification efforts.
The bike tour was cancelled. Gentrification, however, is always on the agenda. Less Damage Control, More Damage to Systemic Control
Items from various Mariscos joints all over Boyle Heights (Los Angeles).
Mariscos Cuyutlán Colima truck, roaming the streets for 40 years + caldo de camarón at their joint on the corner of 1st & Breed St. Mariscos Silvia’s estilo Colima truck at S. Soto & Hostetter + their tacos de camarón suaves, meaning soft tortillas instead of fried. Vuelve à la vida, the “come back to life” seafood cocktail at Mariscos Linda on Olympic + their whole mojarra frita al mojo de ajo. Tostada de ceviche mixtaat Mariscos El Jato on 4th St. containing soft braised pulpo (octopus) + camarón and pescado. Local hot sauce Salsa Sinaloa + the well known aguachile and deep fried taco dorado de camarón at Marisco Jalisco on Olympic.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will offer free blood testing on a massive scale for lead poisoning to address worries that a Vernon battery recycler has jeopardized the health of hundreds of thousands of residents in southeast Los Angeles, officials said Thursday.
A battery recycling plant in Vernon has possibly poisoned surrounding communities (From Boyle Heights to Huntington Park) with lead and arsenic. The company that allowed this to happen is required to pay for blood tests for anyone that may have been affected. If y'all are from the area, please try to let people know, and try to get tested yourself.
This a largely working class and immigrant area, so it is likely that the government and the Exide company will not do much to distribute this information to those affected.
So please, whether or not you live in the Southeast or East LA area, please REBLOG and SIGNAL BOOST.
Three art galleries in Boyle Heights, a rapidly gentrifying Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, were vandalized in October with what authorities are calling “anti-white” graffiti. One instance involved the phrase “Fuck white art” spray-painted across Nicodim Gallery’s storefront grate.
Police are now investigating the string of vandalisms as possible hate crimes. “Because it actually made a reference to anti-white art or anti-white … it’s a hate crime,“ Detective John Parra said.
For the same reason that "reverse racism” doesn’t exist, hate crimes against dominant groups don’t, either. In the face of anti-white graffiti, white people risk hurt feelings,the Latino people of Boyle Heights have a lot more to lose.