Women’s History Month: 25 Women in Los Angeles History

March is Women’s History Month, an observation which traces its beginnings to the first International Women’s Day, declared in 1911. As of 2014, Los Angeles County was home to an estimated 5,129,169 women, making it home to more women than any other county in the US. As of 2010, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim urban area … Continue reading Women’s History Month: 25 Women in Los Angeles History

No Enclave — Exploring Taiwanese Los Angeles

Diversity has long been part of the fabric of Los Angeles and Southern California. Humans first arrived here at least 13,000 years ago and more than twenty Native American nations made their home here before the Spanish Conquest. The Spanish pueblo of Los Angeles was itself founded by people of Native, African, European, and mixed ancestries and … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring Taiwanese Los Angeles

California Fool’s Gold Guide to Ice Skating in Los Angeles

Outside of the high mountains and high desert, we don’t typically get a lot of ice and snow in the Chaparral-dominated landscape of Southern California. For some this is all the necessary proof that there are no seasons in California — and most certainly no winter. In reality, all climates have their own sorts of seasons … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold Guide to Ice Skating in Los Angeles

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 South Los Angeles Eastside Primer

STRAIGHT BILLIN’ THROUGH THE EASTSIDE In Los Angeles, usage of the term “Eastside” varies depending on the speaker. To most Angelenos — especially Latinos — “The Eastside“ refers to a group of neighborhoods immediately east of the Los Angeles River: Boyle Heights, Brooklyn Heights, City Terrace, East Los Angeles, El Sereno, Happy Valley, Hillside Village, Lincoln … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A South Los Angeles Eastside Primer

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