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Gentrification In Boyle Heights Ruffles

Boyle Heights Gentri-Flyer

Have you heard about the Gentri-Flyer and the commotion in Boyle Heights about it? Apparently, there was an effort done by paper flyers to get people to move to Boyle Heights because it’s cheaper. The area is not pleased and counter acting it in their own way. This is a fascinating story that feels very topical given the quick flippings of areas like Highland Park and soon-to-burst West Adams.

Weekend Polo: A Westside Classic

will rogers polo, Zach Urbina, Zachary Urbina

Tucked neatly away in Pacific Palisades on a spread of land surrounded by towers of Eucalyptus sits a staple of Westside weekend recreation. On Saturdays and Sundays, from May until the end of September, the Will Rogers Polo Club gathers for competitive exhibition at Will Rogers State Historic Park.

The small, leisurely crowd could best be described as a glorified picnic.

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Blackbirds Are Coming To Echo Park

Blackbirds Echo Park Local Construct Bestor Architecture Mia Leher And Associates 5

There are some parts of the city that you walk past and that have existed for decades but have gone untouched. It’s not that they are harming anyone but they’re kind of bringing a neighborhood down or at least preventing a part of town from being it’s best self. Local Construct is an LA land developer who are going to get Echo Park to take that next step toward being a brilliant neighborhood by way of smart construction. How are they doing this? They are creating a micro-neighborhood focused on not driving in a fairly popular part of the ‘hood. These places are definitely going to be coveted.

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Beverly Hills City Hall, Art Park Of Note

Beverly Hills Art Park City Hall 1

I’ve been working a lot more from the Beverly Hills Public Library. It’s a cool space that is very quiet with ample work spaces and fast Internet: it may be the best library in Los Angeles. One of the most attractive qualities in the Library/City Hall compound around Santa Monica and Rexford are these crazy sculptures that seem to have recently popped up out of nowhere. They are bright and abstract pieces that play with color and form, like 3D printed versions of Pop Art details. If you haven’t noticed them, you’ll want to keep a lookout for them.

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Tsai Shih-Hung 18th Street Arts Center

Taiwanese artist Tsai Shih-Hung is taking 18th Street Arts Center very soon. It debuts in their Curator’s Lounge on September 6 and will be on view through September 26.

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Best Coast Fader Sonos Video

Best Coast was recently featured in a little video on Fader courtesy of Sonos. You get to go inside bandmate Bethany Cosentino’s house. Catch it below!

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LA EigaFest Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood 2014

The LA EigaFest is a Japanese film festival coming to Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre from September 12 through September 14. It’s the fourth annual showing and should be quite great.

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Ryan Pollie Los Angeles Police Department

Local Ryan Pollie’s rock outfit Los Angeles Police Department has a new song and video out called “She Came Through.” It’s great! Catch it below–and catch the new album on September 2.

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