Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts & Culture

Jewel Of The Pacific

Aerial view of sunrise over Pacific Beach pier in San Diego, Calif. Featured in the film, “Jewel Of The Pacific."
Courtesy of Filmmaker Eladio Arvelo
Aerial view of sunrise over Pacific Beach pier in San Diego, Calif. Featured in the film, “Jewel Of The Pacific."

Stream now or tune in Monday, July 5, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Thursday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, used to be a sleepy beach town until gentrification began reshaping its landscape.

Surfers moved in. Next, college students made it a bustling neighborhood of their own. Then came entrepreneurs and work professionals, whom demanded better restaurants, better bars, and of course their own farmers market.

The cost of living went up, and pushed out original residents.

This happened in New York City in the ‘80s, then San Francisco in the ‘90s.

Now gentrification is spreading across the United States and perhaps the world.

Join us in exploring this topic with “Jewel Of The Pacific.” In the heart of San Diego, California: Pacific Beach.

Directed by Eladio Arvelo.

Join The Conversation:

Eladio Arvelo is on Facebook and Instagram.