This semester has been a roller coaster of trying to find what I cared for. When I came across the topic of gentrification, it home. I realized that there are many views on the topic, but I wanted to tell my story and share what caught my attention, especially as a first hand witness to the changes in Echo Park.
Gentrification, The Circle Series In most articles pertaining to gentrification, writers seem to state that gentrification is not as bad as others think and that there is no higher rate of lower income families moving out compared to prior years.
Gentrification, The Circle Echo Park’s gang injunction was filed in June 2013, and has been in effect since. In a video by YouthCineMedia, Mike Contreras, gang injunction defendant, along with his wife Veronica Contreras, speak about the gang injunction in Echo Park.
Written by Cindy Carrillo, The Circle Echo Park is located right off the 101 North and Echo Park Blvd. As you exit the freeway, the notorious lake rests in front of you. The lake is a popular hang-out spot by locals and visitors for as long as many can recall. In 2011, the lake closed for a two-year, $45 million renovation in order to restore its well-known beauty. Special events occur, including the annual Lotus Festival, which forms part of the city’s culture and history. However, how is this all affected by gentrification? Is it affected at all?