The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.
1) Tagged Up Echo Park Mural Gets Whitewashed "This is bullshit. They are taking the culture out this neighborhood, one mural, one historical house, one low income resident at a time. How do we go about making sure another mural is painted upon this wall? I will be so bummed if there is just a fucking crap-ass white wall all the time. Another thing why paint it white? Isn't that just a blank canvas for no talent ass clown taggers? I'm disgusted with this city. Help me change things."
2) PriceDropper: Little Tokyo Lofts Selling in the Mid-$200,000s "Gentrification follows AFTER artists & hipsters have created a support zone for funky stores and indy eateries. Gentrification does not follow yuppies trying to be cool. Gentrified: Silverlake, NY's East Village. Not Gentrified: Downtown LA, Glassell Park. Gentrifying: Highland Park."
3) Reader Rant: The Indignity of Pushing The Crosswalk Button "I do a lot of walking in LA, and really, I'm glad to hear that there are people who have so few real problems that they can get worked up over something as trivial and meaningless as this. 'Relegated to second-class status'? What, are you so completely insecure that you just can't stand it when the obvious moral superiority of your choice of transportation isn't acknowledged even by the insensate mechanical infrastructure of traffic signals and street lights?"