California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Tokyo (小東京)

This blog entry is about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Little Tokyo. To vote for other neighborhoods to be the subject of a blog entry, click here. To vote for Los Angeles County communities, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. INTRODUCTION TO LITTLE TOKYO Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of Little Tokyo Little Tokyo … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Tokyo (小東京)

California Fool’s Gold — Visiting Little Saigon

VISITING LITTLE SAIGON — HAPPY ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Southern California is home to several ethnic enclaves and since the region’s largest and fastest growing racial minority are Asian, perhaps it’s not surprising that most of the recognized neighborhoods are specific to various Asian populations. In Los Angeles County there’s Cambodia Town, Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Visiting Little Saigon

No Enclave — Exploring the Remains of Los Angeles’s Little Italy

***** Los Angeles and Orange counties are home to many official and unofficial (but widely recognized) ethnic enclaves, including Cambodia Town, Chinatown, Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Arabia, Little Bangladesh, Little Brazil, Little Ethiopia, Little India, Little Osaka, Little Russia, Little Saigon, Little Seoul, Little Tokyo, Oaxacatown, Tehrangeles, and Thai Town. Attempting to gain official recognition … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring the Remains of Los Angeles’s Little Italy

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Ethiopia (ሊትል ኢትዮጵያ)

LITTLE ETHIOPIA – ሊትል ኢትዮጵያ This blog entry is about the Midtown neighborhood of Little Ethiopia. To vote for more LA neighborhoods, click here. To vote for LA County communities, click here. To vote for OC communities, click here. I was accompanied on my adventure to the hood by Aussie filmmaker, Diana Ward. LOCATION OF … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Ethiopia (ሊትል ኢትዮጵያ)

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Rowland Heights, Los Angeles’s Little Taipei

ROWLAND HEIGHTS A view of lower Rowland Heights from the hills  Little Taipei is a nickname for Rowland Heights, a city in the San Gabriel Valley. To vote for more Los Angeles County communities to be the subject of a future entry, click here. To vote for Los Angeles neighborhoods, click here. Rowland Heights is … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Rowland Heights, Los Angeles’s Little Taipei

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Cambodia Town (ទីក្រុងខ្មែរ), Long Beach’s Little Phnom Penh

In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this entry is about the Long Beach neighborhood of Cambodia Town (ទីក្រុងខ្មែរ). To vote for other Los Angeles neighborhoods to be covered on the blog, click here. To vote for Los Angeles County communities, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Cambodia Town (ទីក្រុងខ្មែរ), Long Beach’s Little Phnom Penh

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Bangladesh (লিটল বাংলাদেশ)

This blog entry is about the Midtown Los Angeles neighborhood of Little Bangladesh. To vote for more neighborhoods to be the subject of future blog entries, click here. To vote for Los Angeles County communities, click here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of Midtown Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Bangladesh (লিটল বাংলাদেশ)

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Osaka (リトル大阪)

This Los Angeles neighborhood blog entry is about Little Osaka. To vote for another neighborhood(s) to be covered here on the blog, click here. To vote for a Los Angeles County community(ies) to be covered, vote here. To vote for Orange County neighborhoods, vote here. Japanese-Americans have long been integral to the fabric of Los Angeles. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Osaka (リトル大阪)

Highrising — Solitary Skyscrapers of Suburbia

Fast-fashion company Bestseller recently announced their intention to build a 320-meter tall skyscraper as their headquarters in Brande — a tiny Danish town of roughly 7,000 inhabitants. Few buildings there have more than three stories and the mostly flat skyline is punctuated with the occasional windmill or church steeple. It won’t be the first such … Continue reading Highrising — Solitary Skyscrapers of Suburbia

Pan-Asian Metropolis — Hi Duk Lee, the Father of Koreatown (1939-2019)

Hi Duk Lee (이희덕) died on 7 March at the age of 79. Two weeks passed before his death was reported on the website L.A. Taco. Only then did the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Korea Times, KTLA, NBC, and ABC run stories on the passing of this pioneer, whose name and accomplishments remain unknown to most Angelenos, including … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Hi Duk Lee, the Father of Koreatown (1939-2019)