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Jasmine Cetz
English 113B
Professor Mercado
April 11, 2016
Annotated Bibliography
The problem I chose to write for my essay is Gentrification in Boyle Heights. I chose this
situation because urban renewal has become a problem to the community. Many people
don’t want gentrification to happen because that will mean that people will lose their
homes and their income wouldn’t afford the new projects that are being made. Many big
corporations are forcibly pushing citizens from Boyle Heights out of their community to
live in lower-income places by building projects for newcomers to take over.
DiMassa, Cara M. "Boyle Heights Tenants Seek a Say as Area Changes; at a Workshop,
Residents Learn how to Ensure that their Voices are Heard as Low- Income Housing
Gives Way to Increasing Gentrification." Los Angeles TimesJul 23 2006. ProQuest. Web.
11 Apr. 2016 . This Article focuses on how the community of Boyle heights fights back
because many people have lost their home to built public projects. This resulted many
citizens in Boyle Heights to go into poverty. Many people do not like the fact that
gentrification is happening in their community because they are afraid that one day the
people are going to lose what they had. They are scared that there are going to be big
businesses that are going to take over people from rising from the little things they have.
Jose Huizar a City Councilman of Los Angles that districts Boyle Heights mentions that
the citizens of the community should work together in order to not scare people from
having to renew the community because they need to look how to substitute low-income
to build public projects. He wants to welcome new people but also be part of the people
who live in Boyle heights (as a whole).
The source is credible but is bias because Jose Huizar wants to make changes to the community
but in a way that doesn’t hurt affect people. This is a problem because if Huizar makes
changes in the community it will affect the people who lives in Boyle Heights, it will
cause callous between being able to find a affordable home and being pushed out of their

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homes. The goal of this Article is to inform people that there are conflicts between trying
to renew a community and trying to do something without affecting people. The writer is
trying to give the reader two different sides about he problem of gentrification because
many people oppose it and are not against it but in this article the writer is against and not
against gentrification because she gives examples that backup each statement.
This Article helps me understand this topic because people struggle to fix a community because
they don’t want people to go against gentrification and don’t want people to live in
poverty. I will use this source in my essay by explaining how many people that are Latino
families are feared that they will be deported and lose their properties by gentrifies who
are trying to destroy their property. It has changed the way I look at the issue because
there are many things to be changed in Boyle heights but with the changes it can affect
people in the long term. It traumatizes people to fear that one day gentrification might
happen in their location of living.
Flores, Abe. "Promise, Pitfalls and the Boyle Heights Arts District." KCET. N.p., 16 Sept. 2012.
Web. 30 Apr. 2016. This article talks about how a community like Boyle Heights can be
destroyed by gentrification because it loses its character, dilutes its art sense, and
disconnects it from its immigrant history. Many immigrant parents come to Boyle
Heights to try to find an opportunity that will help them like searching for an affordable
home. This article mentions that there should be a way to end “brain drain that occurs in
low-income neighborhoods,” but without pushing people out of their community because
it will take out its character. There are places in Boyle height that are seen to make
changes because people with money believe it will be an improvement and with be a
healthier environment for the neighborhood and as well as for business. New
development can displace residents by pushing rents high.
This article is a useful source because it gives information that can be useful for gentrification. It
shows how a community likes Boyle heights can change for the better but can also
destroy what is there because many people lost their homes to make way for building that
are not affordable. This source is in between going for or against gentrification because it
provides evidence saying that gentrification can be good but can also harm people and its
community. This article is trying to convince the reader that gentrification is a good ideas
because it helps the community by making it look better than before. Gentrifying the

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community helps people get more business from newcomers because the neighborhood
will attract new people to come live in Boyle Heights.
I understand this topic because it talks about how gentrification is good but in a way that it also
affects people in Boyle Heights because many wont be able to afford to live in new
projects or not being able to own a stable property. I will use this source in my essay by
providing evidence that say gentrification is bad and all it does is cause problems in the
community because it doesn’t benefit the residents in Boyle Heights. Tis article has
taught me is that gentrification is a problem that needs to be covered because many
people are losing their homes by people with money because they want to see the
neighborhood develop. This article changed the way I think about the issue because there
are people who are struggling to maintain a stable life and with changes it can affect the
way they live and change how they are going to be viewed in the present and future.
Guzman, Jackie. "The ‘Good Neighbor’ Role in Gentrification." Gentrification : Eastern Group
Publications/EGPNews. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Aug. 2015. This article talks about how the
changes that are being done in Boyle heights affects the people living there because there
are things that are over people’s budget. There aren’t as much as affordable places for
people to live. There is business and homeowners who are interested in making lowincome properties to disappear because they want to provide “yearned- for amenities”
like restaurants or a movie theater. They don’t want to keep low income because they
want to expand Boyle Heights to people with middle income. Many people are against it
because people even though there are plans to renew Boyle heights to make is look pretty,
they are against it because they don’t want house prices to go over their budget, people
are going to need help with economic problems.
This is a useful source because it helps people to understand that wealthy people are trying to
completely change how a community looks by destroying old building and replacing
them with new building where people can interact with, like a movie theater or a
restaurant. This is a objective source because it talks about how many communities like
Boyle Heights have the same problem of gentrification. It shows that many people in
low-income are facing tragedies that affect the way they will live because many people
own business and are forced to move out by big corporations who want to take over. This
taught me many people might be in poverty because they are being forced to do

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something they do not want. I will use this source by saying that gentrification cause
small business to lose business because people with money want to over throw residents’
by making them fear that they will lose everything they have. There is business and
homeowners who are interested in making low-income properties to disappear because
they want to provide “yearned- for amenities” like restaurants or a movie theater.
This helps me understand this topic because many people don’t want their community to change,
they don’t want to fear that they might lose their homes or lose the culture of their
neighborhood. This article changed the way I think about the issue because there are
people who are struggling to maintain a stable life and with changes it can affect the way
they live and change how they are going to be viewed in the present and future.
Maddaus, Gene. "Gentrification Fears at Heart of Eastside City Council Race." L.A. Weekly.
N.p., 23 Feb. 2015. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. This article talks about how the changes that are
being done in Boyle heights affects the people living there because there are things that
are over people’s budget. There aren’t as much as affordable places for people to live.
There is business and homeowners who are interested in making low-income properties
to disappear because they want to provide “yearned- for amenities” like restaurants or a
movie theater. They don’t want to keep low income because they want to expand Boyle
Heights to people with middle income. Many people are against it because people even
though there are plans to renew Boyle heights to make is look pretty, they are against it
because they don’t want house prices to go over their budget, people are going to need
help with economic problems.
This is a useful source because it helps people to understand that wealthy people are trying to
completely change how a community looks by destroying old building and replacing
them with new building where people can interact with, like a movie theater or a
restaurant. Boyle heights were once a place where there were many gangs and now Boyle
Heights is a transformed place where there isn’t much gang violence. Jose Huizar wants
the community to change for good but Gloria Molina opposed it because she states that
what needs to be changed if Boyle Heights looks good the way it is. Molina believes that
the community shouldn’t change for good; it should be redevelop, making it easer for
low-income families to own a home. This has taught me that people with that are involve
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against for it. Important people believe what should be right for the community. Many
people do not know what to do about gentrification because many of them go against it or
do not, which makes it harder for people with power to make a wise choice. It has
changed the way I think about the issue because many people with power are willing to
change the community for good or bad. There are reasons why gentrification should
happen but there are also opposed reasons why it shouldn’t. This causes conflicts
between people and the community.
This helps me understand this topic because many people don’t want their community to change,
they don’t want to fear that they might lose their homes or lose the culture of their
neighborhood. I will use this source by mentioning the two council members and how
they think the situation is. I will use more of Molina’s statement because she ii against
gentrification. This article changed the way I think about the issue because there are
people who are struggling to maintain a stable life and with changes it can affect the way
they live and change how they are going to be viewed in the present and future.
NationalBrownBerets. "CHAVEZ RAVINE." YouTube. YouTube, 12 Jan. 2013. Web. 11 April
2016. This video talks about how people from Chaves Ravine had conflicts with
gentrification because they were forcibly pushed out of their homes to make way for A
Stadium. Mostly every family that live in the area of Chaves Ravine lost their homes and
did not know where to go because many did not have enough money to find a affordable
home. People with money like Franklin Wilkinson gave families a certificated to
indicated that after the project was done many families who wanted to come back had
that privilege; it was all a lie because the Law of Los Angeles did not have enough money
to pay all the residents who were kicked out.
This is a useful source because there are other places in Los Angeles that were and still are facing
problems that deal with gentrification. This is an objective source because it demonstrates
people who lived in the Chaves Ravine community; they talk about what they went
through and how they felt about it. The author of this video goal was to show that many
people lost their homes to something that the Law is going to take over. It shows that
people were sad and feared that they lost everything they had just to make for a building
that will contribute the whole world. This shows that many people’s lives didn’t matter
because it was a low-income place. What mattered the most was to built a Dodger

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Stadium.
This helps me understand the topic of gentrification because it shows how many people are left
in poverty. Many people do not care about the lives of families that are being forcibly
pushed out of their homes. I will use this source in my essay but mentioning what
happened in the Chaves Ravine community because it shows that there aren’t particular
places that face gentrification. Places can be gentrified whether it is a poorly or wealthy
community. It can happen in any city. It taught me that many people are feared that their
homes will be condemned because people with money can have the power to overthrow a
community buy destroying their lives. This has changed the way I think about
gentrification because it destroys a person’s life of living. It cause callous with people
and the community because many people protest and many are not against gentrification
because it helps the community. No one really know what the solution should be.
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