Let gentrification bring us together

Sacramento Voices 2015Sacramento Voices correspondent Richard Abrusci counts diversity as one of Oak Park’s greatest strengths, a testament to the community’s health.

But he finds diversity isn’t universally embraced on the streets of Oak Park. And that’s a problem: no neighborhood can consider itself healthy when neighbors distrust and dispute.

The Oak Park mosaic is changing — it’s been shifting for a century — and adapting to those changes is the biggest challenge the community faces as our series on the health of South Sacramento neighborhoods continues.

About R.E. Graswich
R.E. Graswich, the Sacramento Voices coordinator, has four decades of experience in Sacramento media, communications, policy and politics. Career highlights: Sacramento Bee Metro columnist, video columnist for CBS 13, drive-time co-anchor for KFBK, Special Assistant to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and author of the Amazon sports best-seller "Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA's Orphan Team," a history of the most traveled franchise in U.S. major league sports.

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