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...

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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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