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Carlos Valdez at his new apartment in Highland Park.

Entrepreneur starts over in Highland Park

Aug 25, 2015
A computer repairman confronts losing his home and business.
Posted In: highland park, gentrification, los angeles

York & Fig: Where are they now?

Aug 20, 2015
We return to Highland Park for the second episode of the gentrification podcast.
Posted In: los angeles, gentrification, highland park

York & Fig: A Look Back

Aug 13, 2015
Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty team revisits Highland Park, one year later.
Posted In: los angeles, gentrification, highland park

Sports broadcaster takes note of the Special Olympics

Jul 28, 2015
ESPN looks to get a piece of the marketing opportunity. And it's not alone.
Posted In: special olympics, Sports, los angeles

Skid Row storage helps put order in lives of homeless

Jun 26, 2015
A safe, clean place for belongings is critical to getting and keeping work.
Posted In: homeless, los angeles, cities
The California Aqueduct is one of three  aqueducts bringing fresh water to Los Angeles. Here, where it meets the San Andreas fault, the aqueduct could break and potentially cut off some water supply in a large earthquake.

L.A.'s biggest vulnerability lies under its streets

Jun 16, 2015
A major quake could rupture the city's aging system of 7,000 miles of water pipes.
Posted In: infrastructure, earthquake, los angeles, southern California, water
New encampments of homeless people are in plain sight in Los Angeles. Dennis Epping and Christine Boyer have pitched a tent above the Harbor Freeway, just a bridge away from downtown Los Angeles.

Making a home without a house

May 29, 2015
As more tents go up, homeless couples are forgoing shelters to stay together.
Posted In: homelessness, los angeles, Unemployment

Why NFL teams should think twice about coming to LA

Apr 22, 2015
In the NFL, having a team in a big city is not necessarily better.
Posted In: los angeles, NFL, stadium deals, revenue sharing
Javier Chavez, center, is  a supervisor and mentor at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.

Homeboy Industries helps former gang member start over

Apr 10, 2015
Javier Chavez now works as a mentor in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Homeboy Industries, gangs, mentor, Javier Chavez, los angeles
Zuzii is a family owned footwear company catering to customers searching for hand made shoes.

A visit to LA-based shoe company Zuzii

Feb 16, 2015
Family owned business Zuzii makes shoes to order in their LA studio
Posted In: shoes, leather, los angeles, Small Business

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