California Fool’s Gold — Exploring The Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles’s Old Greektown

WE ARE EACH OF US ANGELS WITH ONE WING  Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography‘s map of The Byzantine-Latino Quarter Los Angeles‘s Byzantine-Latino Quarter is neighborhood and commercial corridor that straddles the larger neighborhoods of Harvard Heights and Pico-Union as well as the larger Midtown districts of Wilshire Center to the north and Mid-City to the south. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring The Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles’s Old Greektown

California Fool’s Gold — A Northwest Los Angeles County Primer

NORTHWEST PASSAGE — NORTHWEST COUNTY Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of Northwest Los Angeles County Mountainous Northwest Los Angeles County is dominated by the Angeles National Forest and boasts numerous reservoirs, wilderness, and winding, scenic roads. In the northern portion there’s a series of small towns located around a series of sag ponds. The southern, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A Northwest Los Angeles County Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Compton, Los Angeles County’s Hub City

The following blog entry contains strong language and is intended for mature audiences   This edition of Eric’s Blog is all about the CPT.  Where? Compton. That’s right. INTRO Compton is an infamous city that is practically synonymous around the world with the South Los Angeles region in which it’s located. Due in large part … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Compton, Los Angeles County’s Hub City

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles

FORWARD Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of East Los Angeles East Los Angeles is a neighborhood on Los Angeles‘ Eastside.  Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of The Eastside East Los Angeles is the best known neighborhood on the Eastside and because of the similarity of their designations, some confuse “Eastside” and “East Los Angeles” as synonymous. However, whereas most of … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Silver Lake, Los Angeles’s Gayborhood

Silver Lake is a largely gay and hilly neighborhood (one of its nicknames is “The Swish Alps”) in Los Angeles’s Mideast Side.   INTRODUCTION TO SL First things first… Silver Lake is two words! Don’t believe me? Count ’em! There are fifteen Silver Lakes in the US, thirteen of which are two words (one of the offenders … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Silver Lake, Los Angeles’s Gayborhood

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. Rowland Heights is a community neighbored by City of Industry to the north, Diamond Bar to the northeast, Chino Hills to the east, unincorporated Orange County to the south, La … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Rowland Heights, Los Angeles’s Little Taipei

California Fool’s Gold – Exploring Yucca Corridor, Los Angeles’s Crack Alley

In this installment of the California Fool’s Gold, we visit Yucca Corridor. The Yucca Corridor is a small, crowded neighborhood in central Hollywood, just northwest of downtown. Its borders are Franklin Ave on the north, Hollywood Blvd on the south, Highland on the west, and Vine on the east. Below is the southeast corner of what’s … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold – Exploring Yucca Corridor, Los Angeles’s Crack Alley

California Fool’s Gold – a Southeast Los Angeles primer

SELACO – Southeast Los Angeles County Pendersleigh & Sons‘ Official Map of Southeast Los Angeles County Introduction to Southeast Los Angeles County One of my favorite aspects of the Southland is that there is no single, dominant center. Whereas many bemoan the region’s sprawl, I prefer to think of it as a vast, occasionally smoggy … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold – a Southeast Los Angeles primer

California Fools Gold — Exploring Newport Beach

INTRODUCTION I finally got around to exploring Newport Beach. I say “finally” because that particular coastal city in South Orange County has held the top spot in the California Fool’s Gold poll for more than a year. You’d be wrong if you assumed that my procrastination has anything to do with unfortunate (but typical) Angeleño bias against Orange … Continue reading California Fools Gold — Exploring Newport Beach