Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Extra, Extra - the Gentrified Expo Line Edition

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Topping the list is a horrifyingly bizarre history of the Sunset Junction area. Including a robbery in the '20s of someone who was sporting some fresh old school grillz.

8. 3900 Sunset: November 9, 1928- A bald-headed man with a mouth full of golden choppers held up the California Bank today, with the aid of a less dramatic-looking associate, to the tune of $4,000. This is the fifth robbery at this particular branch in 18 months, including a notable incident last November, when a dapper (yet toothless) youngster appropriated $3,000 and fled in a stolen green limousine. (Shaken tellers showed no preference for gold teeth over missing ones.) - LA Alternative

When white folks move out of a part of town its called "white flight", when then move in it's called "gentrification". The Weekly has a long, detailed, cover story about the latter. - LA Weekly The MTA will call the Aqua line the Expo line for some reason. - Franklin Avenue

The Killers
are playing at the Troubadour tonight? That will teach us for studying French in high school. - Los Anjealous

Support for LAist comes from

Somewhere Al Gore is smiling. The Bolsa Chica Wetlands have their saltwater back after over 100 years of being cut off from the Pacific at the hands of a 19th century duck club - LAT

photo by Malingering via Flickr