Urban Rambles: Walking South Central to Silver Lake

The other day I found myself visiting the northernmost corner of South Central on business. When I was done I decided not to hop on the next bus home, but rather to walk for at least a little bit. The rest of my day was wide open and it was pleasantly warm and sunny. I … Continue reading Urban Rambles: Walking South Central to Silver Lake

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

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Angeleno Heights

ANGELENO HEIGHTS   Angeleno Heights is a neighborhood in Mideast Los Angeles (or "MELA"). After Bunker Hill (which is no longer suburban), Angeleno Heights is one of the city's oldest suburbs. After the Victorian homes of Bunker Hill were razed in the 1950s, Angeleno Heights became the largest concentration of Victorian homes, or "painted ladies" in … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Angeleno Heights

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Los Feliz, Mideast Los Angeles’s Pill Hill

Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Los Feliz Los Feliz is a neighborhood in Mideast Los Angeles (MELA) and Hollywood area, neighbored by Beachwood Canyon, Griffith Park, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Franklin Hills, Sunset Junction, Little Armenia, Thai Town, and Franklin Village. Most Anglos pronounce the name of the neighborhood "Loss Filas" or "Los Filas" … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Los Feliz, Mideast Los Angeles’s Pill Hill

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 the city's Mideast Los Angeles (MELA) region. INTRODUCTION TO SILVER LAKE Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Silver Lake (second edition), available on art prints and a variety of merchandise First things first… Silver Lake is two … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Silver Lake, Los Angeles’s Gayborhood

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Echo Park

This blog entry is about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.  INTRO TO EP Echo Park is a Mideast Side neighborhood located north of Downtown Los Angeles in the Elysian hills west of the LA River. Echo Park has long associations with several arts, most notably literature and film. It's one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and is … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Echo Park

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown)

In this entry of the Los Angeles neighborhood blog, we will cover Elysian Valley.  City of Los Angeles neighborhood sign for Elysian Valley Elysian Valley is a small working class neighborhood in Mideast Los Angeles (MELA), bordered by Fletcher to the north, the 5 freeway to the west and south, and the Los Angeles River … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown)