"But the gentrifiers--colonizers, really--are spoiling our quality of life. New neighbors are often unfriendly. Sometimes they're not really neighbors at all but transient groups from Craigslist, AirBnB or other online services. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., five or even six days a week, bulldozers rumble around serving the construction sites. Where I used to see blue sky and trees I now see walls hovering over my house and yard."
Jack Schwartz in the Los Angeles Times discusses life in Venice, California.
Jennifer Swann in the LA Weekly reports on the fall of the Venice Freak Show to gentrification.