California Fool’s Gold

California Fool's Gold

I thought that it might be useful to publish an “episode guide” of my California Fool’s Gold series of explorations.

When I explore a new community, I usually rely upon the vox populi which is why anyone may vote for what communities they’d like to become the subject of future articles by clicking here for Los Angeles neighborhoods, here for Los Angeles County communities, and here for Orange County communities.


If the reader wishes, they may also read brief introductions to all of the communities in the poll which are organized by regional primers corresponding to the 22 Kingdoms of the SouthlandAngeles ForestThe Antelope ValleyThe Channel IslandsDowntown Los AngelesThe EastsideThe HarborHollywoodThe Mideast SideMidtownNorth Orange County, Northeast Los AngelesNorthwest CountyThe Pomona ValleyThe San Fernando ValleyThe San Gabriel ValleyThe Santa Monica MountainsThe South BaySouth Los Angeles’s EastsideSouth Los Angeles’s WestsideSouth Orange CountySoutheast Los AngelesThe Verdugos, and The Westside


Although at the time of writing I’ve yet to expand California Fool’s Gold‘s reach beyond Los Angeles and Orange counties, in 2015 I began creating polls and primers for the other eight counties of Southern California, which are: IMPERIAL (To read the Imperial County primer, click here; to vote for Imperial County communities to be explored, click here), KERN (To read the Kern County primer, click here; to vote for Kern County communities to be explored, click here), RIVERSIDE (To read the Riverside County primer, click here; to vote for Riverside County communities, click here), SAN BERNARDINO (To read the San Bernardino County Primer, click here; to vote for San Bernardino County communities, click here), SAN DIEGO (To read the San Diego Primer, click here; to vote for San Diego County communities, click here; to read the San Diego neighborhood primer, click here, to vote for the neighborhoods of the city of San Diego, click here), SAN LUIS OBISPO (To read the San Luis Obispo Primer, click here; to vote for San Luis Obispo County communities, click here), SANTA BARBARA (To read the Santa Barbara County Primer, click here; to vote for Santa Barbara County communities, click here) and VENTURA (To read the Ventura County Primer, click here; to vote for Ventura County communities, click here.)

Here are all of the communities explored for California Fool’s Gold so far

Alhambra (2007), Altadena (2012), Anaheim (2015), Angeleno Heights (2010), Arcadia (2011), The Arts District (2009), Atwater Village (2014), Big Bear City (2018), Boyle Heights (2010), Bunker Hill (2015), Burbank (2010), Byzantine-Latino Quarter (2013), Cambodia Town (2010), Canterbury Knolls (2009), Chesterfield Square (2013), Chinatown (2010), City Terrace (2013), Claremont (2010), Compton (2011), Costa Mesa (2010), Culver City (2013), Cypress Park (2009), Dayton Heights (2022), Dogtown (2013), Eagle Rock (2010), East Los Angeles (2010), East Pasadena (2013), Echo Park (2010), El Monte (2013), El Sereno (2012), Elysian Valley (2009), Fairfax (2011), Filipinotown (2011), Franklin Hills (2015), Fullerton (2010), Garden Grove (2010), Garvanza (2014), Glassell Park (2014), Glendale (2010), Granada Hills (2007), Hacienda Height(2011), Hancock Park (2015), Happy Valley (2013), Hermon (2014), Highland Park (2010), Hillside Village (2013), the Historic Core (2019), Huntington Beach (2011), Irvine (2013), Koreatown (2010), La Habra (2019), Laguna Beach (2013), Larchmont Village (2022), Laurel Canyon (2009), Lincoln Heights (2012), Little Arabia (2014), Little Bangladesh (2010), Little Ethiopia (2010), Little India (2011), Little Italy (2014), Longwood Highlands (2010), Los Feliz (2010), Little Armenia (2008), Little Osaka (2009), Little Saigon (2014), Little Seoul (2014), Little Tokyo (2010), Long Beach (2011), Longwood Highlands (2010), Mar Vista (2010), Miracle Mile (2023), Montebello (2007), Montecito Heights (2016), Monterey Hills (2013), Monterey Park (2010), Morningside Circle (2008), Mount Washington (2012), Newport Beach (2019), North Hollywood (2014), Orange (2010), Palms (2016), Pasadena (2012), Pioneertown (2022), Rose Hill (2014), Rowland Heights (2010), San Clemente (2013), San Gabriel (2011), San Marino (2008), San Pedro (2018), Sandberg (2019), Santa Ana (2010), Santa Barbara (2020), Santa Catalina Island and Avalon (2013)Sherman Oaks (2010), Silver Lake (2010), Skid Row (2010), South Central (2014), South Pasadena (2011), Terminal Island (2014), Thai Town (2010), Tustin (2011), University Hills (2014), Venice (2011), Victor Heights (2015), Walnut (2009), Watts (2014), Westlake (2014), Westwood (2018), Whittier (2022), Wilshire Park (2009), Wilshire Vista (2018), Yorba Linda (2016), and Yucca Corridor (2009).

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