Pan-Asian Metropolis — An Introduction to the Asian Pacific Islander Communities of the Southland

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 Pan-Asian Metropolis — An Introduction to the Asian Pacific Islander Communities of the Southland

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Filipinotown

P-TOWN, STAY DOWN! -- HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN This blog entry is about Historic Filipinotown. Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's ink and oil paint map of Filipinotown, available on art prints and merchandise Historic Filipinotown is a neighborhood in Mideast Los Angeles bounded by the 101 to the north, Beverly Boulevard to the south, Hoover Street to the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Filipinotown

California Fool’s Gold — A Mideast Los Angeles Primer

As regular (and probably irregular) readers of Eric's Blog know, a big part of my focus is writing about the culture, character and history of the many diverse communities of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Although so far there have been around 800 votes from readers, I thought it would be fun (and hopefully entertaining) to … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A Mideast Los Angeles Primer