Born and Razed

Sometimes you first notice a neighborhood is changing when you see new businesses that cater to people who just moved in. Other times, change moves slowly over decades, and old-timers suddenly realize they’re living in a new place without ever having moved at all. In this series, Greater LA visits Southern California neighborhoods to bring you stories of communities in transition.

In Oxnard, some residents are pushing for the development of new housing, while others are against it.

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Ventura County has one of the highest rent-to-income ratios in the state, forcing some low-paid farmworkers to move.

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Sunset Beer Company is closing on May 1, but it leaves behind a legacy of building community and belonging for Echo Park’s newcomers.

Last call: Echo Park’s homey Sunset Beer gets gentrified out

Sunset Beer Company is closing on May 1, but it leaves behind a legacy of building community and belonging for Echo Park’s newcomers.

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The Mexican restaurant El Nayarit thrived for almost 50 years.

Mexican restaurant El Nayarit prioritized immigrants, newcomers

The Mexican restaurant El Nayarit thrived for almost 50 years.

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Marriage skateshop quickly became a hangout spot for many young skaters after it launched earlier this month. Owner Ronnie Campone has been skating for 30 years.

Goofy foot or not, young skaters flock to Marriage shop in Echo Park

Marriage skateshop quickly became a hangout spot for many young skaters after it launched earlier this month. Owner Ronnie Campone has been skating for 30 years.

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