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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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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