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

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California Fool’s Gold — Exploring the City of Walnut

This Los Angeles County community blog is about the City of Walnut, a wealthy, woodsy Los Angeles suburb located in the southeastern portion of the San Gabriel Valley. Before it took on its current Asian persuasion, Walnut was mostly Caucasian. Before that, of course, it was inhabited by the Tongva people, whose village in the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring the City of Walnut

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring San Marino (aka Chan Marino)

San Marino is located in the San Gabriel Valley and is neighbored by Pasadena and San Pasqual to the north, East Pasadena and East San Gabriel to the east, Alhambra and San Gabriel to the south, and South Pasadena to the east.                 Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Maps of the San Gabriel … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring San Marino (aka Chan Marino)

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Rosemead, Today’s Small Town America

This installment of California Fool's Gold takes us to Rosemead. To vote for another Los Angeles neighborhood, vote here. To vote for a Los Angeles County Community, vote here. Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Rosemead   EARLY HISTORY First, a bit of background on the City of Rosemead. As is proving to be true of everywhere … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Rosemead, Today’s Small Town America

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Alhambra, the Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley

I had to go to Alhambra to see a man about a horse at the bidding of the always radiant Ngoc Nguyen. ALHAMBRA'S LOCATION Alhambra is on the western edge of the San Gabriel Valley between posh San Marino, trendy South Pasadena, historic San Gabriel, blue-collar Rosemead, and the most Chinese city in the US, Monterey … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Alhambra, the Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley