Journey through Highland Park, one of Northeast LA's most eclectic, historic, and contested neighborhoods. Originally a green and pleasant district that attracted ranchers, farmers, clerics, artists, thinkers, and families, after the mid-20th century Highland Park devolved into a zone riddled with drugs and gangs-but many residents refused to abandon their homes and businesses. In the new millennium, vibrant communities of immigrants, artists, merchants, preservationists, and hipsters are trying to restore the HLP's past glory. But the criminal element isn't going quietly. See Highland Park at this key moment in its history, when longtime locals, developers, and gangs stake claims on its soul.
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