Meet Dane



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Dane has lived in Los Angeles for 12 years. He is currently a resident of Eagle Rock and has been here for 4 years. He is married to Julia Johnson who is also interviewed in this series.  Dane is a professional Set Designer and artist from Minnesota. He loves baseball, especially the Los Angeles Dodgers – and most would consider him a die-hard fan. When he’s not at the game or on set, he is building something new in his shop or painting something incredibly detailed because he has a steady hand. People love getting hand-painted birthday cards from Dane – it is a specialty.

Dane lived with his wife Julia in their apartment for 3 years before being Ellis Act Evicted in 2018.  He and his wife endured the pressure of 8 months of harassment and intimidation tactics from their new landlords before resentfully leaving their home. He now supports his wife’s efforts at the Los Angeles Tenants Unions by making meals for their meetings and helping design banners for their actions.