Pan-Asian Metropolis — Korean Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean community anywhere outside of Korea -- a distinction it has held since at least since 1979. Metro Los Angeles is home to the enclaves of Koreatown (the world's first) and Little Seoul -- as well as the communities with large Korean populations like Windsor Square, Miracle … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Korean Los Angeles

Nobody Drives in LA — Reimagining Garden Grove

With bicycles, buses, ferries, planes, rideshares, sidewalks, subways, taxis, and trains at Angelenos’ disposal, why would any sane person choose car-dependency? Nobody Drives in LA celebrates sense and sensibility in transportation. ***** On October 12, Garden Grove will host Re:Imagine Garden Grove - A Downtown Open Streets Event, and for a few hours a few blocks of that city's streets … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Reimagining Garden Grove

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Seoul

INTRODUCTION TO LITTLE SEOUL  Drive down Garden Grove Boulevard with your windows up (paying proper attention to the road in front of you) and you might not notice that you're passing through Little Seoul. There are no banners, memorials, murals, monuments or that many fluttering South Korean flags. Pass through on a bus and maybe you'll notice … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Seoul

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Garden Grove, The City of Youth and Ambition

This Southern CA-area episode is about Garden Grove, which I journeyed to with Garden Grove native Tita Ortega. Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Orange County Garden Grove is is located in North Orange County. In fact, it was whilst living in Garden Grove in 1888 thatR.Q. Wickham launched the political movement that would lead … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Garden Grove, The City of Youth and Ambition