I was interviewed, as suggested by the title (not mine) by the Silver Lake History Collective. Have a watch, if you've got fifty minutes to spare (or 25, if you increase the playback speed). https://www.youtube.com/embed/Id4QGJx8gHw Support Eric Brightwell on Patreon Eric Brightwell is an adventurer, essayist, rambler, explorer, cartographer, and guerrilla gardener who is always seeking … Continue reading SLHC Interview with Eric Brightwell, Silver Lake entrepreneur and cartographer.
Tag: Los Angeles Neighborhoods
California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Dayton Heights
I was recently contacted by Dave Stoelk from Spectrum News. He originally wanted to do a segment on the Silver Lake Croquet League for his segment, "That's So L.A." After talking for a few minutes, though, he thought it might be fun to instead do a segment about my maps that I make, as Pendersleigh … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Dayton Heights
California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Larchmont Village
INTRODUCTION Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Larchmont Village, available in art prints and on a variety of merchandise This edition of California Fool's Gold is about Larchmont Village. It was nominated by readers who let me know which communities they'd like me to explore in the comment section. Larchmont Village is not, despite what … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Larchmont Village
Eric Brightwell for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Region 6 Representative
ABOUT ME My name is Eric Brightwell. I was born in Iowa City but mostly grew up in the country, outside of Columbia, Missouri. I first visited Los Angeles in 1998, during a road trip across Western US. At the time "knowing" Los Angeles only through distorted media representations and tired stereotypes, I had almost … Continue reading Eric Brightwell for Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Region 6 Representative
Los Angeles’s Neighborhood Councils
In 1999, the City of Los Angeles established DONE (which stands for the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment -- municipal types love an acronym). DONE, in turn, established the neighborhood council system "to promote more citizen participation in government and thus, ideally, make government more responsive to local needs." This year I'm running in the Silver … Continue reading Los Angeles’s Neighborhood Councils
Los Angeles Neighborhoods — The California Fool’s Gold Guide to Los Angeles County’s Cities, Enclaves, Neighborhoods, Regions, Subdivisions, Unincorporated Communities, &c
As most of my readers know, I've been trying for years to wrap my head around Los Angeles by exploring and mapping the metropolis. My first maps were hand-drawn on paper, starting with a map of Elysian Park's trails that I drew around 2001. I also have made quite a few Google Maps. The Google … Continue reading Los Angeles Neighborhoods — The California Fool’s Gold Guide to Los Angeles County’s Cities, Enclaves, Neighborhoods, Regions, Subdivisions, Unincorporated Communities, &c
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography — The Google Maps
INTRODUCTION Over the years I've drawn maps, painted maps, and created digital maps. For the latter, I've most often used Google's My Maps program for several reasons. It's relatively easy, looks relatively good, has pretty good functionality (e.g. links to websites and decent customization) and because Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company) is the fourth-largest company … Continue reading Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography — The Google Maps
California Fool’s Gold — Exploring the Historic Core
INTRODUCTION I recently explored Downtown's Historic Core neighborhood. The exploration was undertaken in two parts. I first began exploring the district a few days before Christmas. Thus the days were short and the sun set when I was only halfway done. The distractions of the holidays caused me to forget about finishing the task for … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring the Historic Core
California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Wilshire Vista
INTRODUCTION I finally visited and explored Wilshire Vista. I say “finally” because, at the time of writing, it’s the most voted-for neighborhood ever and has been for a little while now. OK, it’s only received nineteen votes — but even with about 800 total votes cast, there are so many Southern California communities that nineteen … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Wilshire Vista
Greater Streets — Los Angeles Squares, or When is a Square Not a Square?
If you ever walk, bicycle, or take public transit in Los Angeles, you’ve no doubt noticed those nearly ubiquitous tan or beige-colored signs with brown lettering, a City of Los Angeles seal, and text designating an intersection or section of road a “square.” If you’re a motorist, you may’ very well have missed them, because … Continue reading Greater Streets — Los Angeles Squares, or When is a Square Not a Square?