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April 19 2021 Episode 170

The Naming of the Drew

A Covid vaccines is put on hold. City Controller blows up LA’s excuses about Project Roomkey expansion. County considering Dr. Drew for LAHSA oversight. Bruce’s Beach may be returned 100 years after racist seizure action. LAPD acquitting itself of policy violations. Farewell to the ArcLight.

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A news podcast for people who live in Los Angeles. Hosted by Hayes Davenport, Scott Frazier, and Alissa Walker.

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My Year as a YIMBY
by Roderick D. Hall
April 19, 2021

Monica Rambeau and Wanda Maximoff in a screen capture from Marvel Studios’ WandaVision.

Let me begin by stating that this is a critique of the approach taken by the YIMBY movement within California, not a critique of the solutions the movement is advocating for — though there is certainly room for that. I was employed by the movement from February 2020 to March 2021, and for me it was an exciting opportunity to move to a place I could call home while organizing for more “affordable” housing. However, as the events of 2020 begin to unfold, so too did my understanding of the movement I was employed by. And what caused me to disengage and eventually feel disgusted by the work I was doing was the ways in which it was being approached. I want to discuss the approach because […]

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April 19, 2021 Episode 170

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