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Ximena Hernandez

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The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 2

The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

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