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Lunchtime Reading: Eminent Domain

(Photo courtesy of emmanuelle-journalism.buzznet.com/)
A little lunchtime reading (with embedded links, no less) courtesy of LA Times assistant editorial pages editor (and East Side resident) Matt Welch, who writes about the destruction of Echo Park homes for a perhaps unneeded school. "...as Southern Californians know better than most, the perfectly "legitimate" uses of eminent domain can be frequently outrageous and always painful in their application too, falling disproportionately on the shoulders of the poor," writes Welch, citing other examples such as Century Freeway and Chavez Ravine. Also, Welch believes 9A has gotten more attention than other cases because many bloggers and writers live in the area and are highlighting the issue.
· Death of a neighborhood [LATimes.com]
· 9A Dust Up/Yes, LAUSD Messed Up [Curbed LA]