Throughlines: Social Injustice and Activism Los Angeles

Highway Construction Protest

Protesters rally outside the Encino Community Center. Community members were protesting Caltrans proposed building of a double-decker segment on top of the U.S. Route 101 Freeway. Those against the construction claimed that such an expansion would mean the destruction of their homes. Their protests carried the day, and Caltrans discarded the plan. Some of the picket signs read, "Don't condemn our property", "Caltrans don't take our homes of businesses!" "Caltrans hands off Ventura Fwy", and "No double decking!" Photograph by Gary Leonard. Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.

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