South Central Farm vs. Forever 21
It's rare urban farm land against young womens apparel at the old site of the South Central Farm where two years ago farmers were kicked out by owner (now in the Central Valley) real estate developer Ralph Horowitz. After a media blitz of dramatic protests, he kicked the farmers off the land in preparation to develop something, which is now a Forever 21 manufacturing plant that locals and farmers are protesting, says the LA Times. They want an environmental impact report (EIR), which would add another year to the permit process. In a neighborhood full of warehouses, the activists say they don't need anymore, but proponents say the jobs added to the economy are. A hearing is set for later this month.