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Looking through the park’s past and present

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View this photo gallery that has several pictures showing what certain areas of the park looked like more than 50 years ago, and what they look like today.

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Q&A with district Councilman Ed P. Reyes

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Councilmember Ed P. Reyes is in charge of District 1 which includes MacArthur Park/Westlake. An active part of the community since the early 1990s when he was deputy, Reyes was elected to his current position in...

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A conversation with Collective Space community activists

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These three community activists with Collective Space have lived and worked in the neighborhood for years. They've seen first hand how MacArthur Park has changed, and what improvements still need to be made to help the community.

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Living in a home that is falling apart

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Most of the neighborhood's population are renters. But with downtown development making its way to MacArthur Park, some property managers are raising rents, or refusing to fix things. With no where else to go, families move in with other families, causing overcrowding, or accept their grim living conditions. We visit one woman's apartment that is falling apart.

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MacArthur Park: The former “Champs-Elysees” of Los Angeles

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MacArthur Park, built in the late 1800s was once called the "Champs-Elysees" of Los Angeles, a luxury street in Paris. The park has since seen violent protests and a gang takeover, but is making a comeback.

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What MacArthur Park looks like in numbers

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The census seems like a staple of the American life. But for those who have recently immigrated to the U.S., it can seem like a witch hunt. Discover MacArthur Park census numbers and other statistics. INFOGRAPHIC.

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“Mama” – Still a staple of MacArthur Park

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Mama’s Hot Tamales Cafe is a staple of Mac Arthur Park in Los Angeles. Tucked on the corner of West 7th Street and South Lake Street, the exterior’s bright colors invite customers in for some good food served with a side of culture. Walk in and you’re immediately greeted by a smiling “Mama.” She's been there since the 90s, and has seen the park transform from unsafe to home.

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English teacher finds an unexpected classroom

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Virginia Trujillo started teaching ESL to students at Virgil High School. Her program was unexpectedly cut, but one administrator had a vision to use her in a different classroom - in the parking lot of Home Depot. Today, she teaches English to a changing classroom of immigrant day laborers.

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