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 Anaheim’s Little Arabia

Anaheim is a city widely recognized for being the home of Disneyland, one of the best-known and most visited tourist attractions in the world. The sprawling city, by area the second largest in Orange County, is also home to many other less-visited places, such as Little Arabia, a locally-beloved and highly visible concentration of Arab … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Anaheim’s Little Arabia

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 — Visiting Little Saigon

VISITING LITTLE SAIGON -- HAPPY ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Southern California is home to several ethnic enclaves and since the region's largest and fastest growing racial minority are Asian, perhaps it's not surprising that most of the recognized neighborhoods are specific to various Asian populations. In Los Angeles County there's Cambodia Town, Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Visiting Little Saigon

California Fool’s Gold — A North Orange County Primer

SHE HAD ORANGE RIBBONS IN HER HAIR -- NORTH ORANGE COUNTY It comes as something of a dismaying surprise to me how casually many seemingly intelligent Angelenos freely dismiss Orange County. Iv'e grown used to (if still somewhat surprised by) the out-dated chauvinistic attitude of New Yorkers and San Franciscans. But while those widely and … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A North Orange County Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Huntington Beach

SHOOTING THE PIER -- HUNTINGTON BEACH This blog entry is about Huntington Beach, a beach city in North Orange County. To Huntington Beach's southwestern edge is the Pacific Ocean. To its north are Seal Beach and Westminster. To the east isFountain Valley. North and east is the Little Saigon area. To the southeast are the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Huntington Beach

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Orange, Orange County’s Plaza City

INTRO This blog entry is about the City of Orange, a town located in North Orange County, California. I was joined on my visit by long-time Orange residents and fans, Alex Graham (of The Internal Tulips) and Song Le Graham, whose contributions greatly contributed to this entry. Orange completely surrounds the city of Villa Park … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Orange, Orange County’s Plaza City

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

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Costa Mesa, The Standing Ovation Capital of Orange County

This episode is about Cosa Mesa, which I journeyed to with photographer Jeanine Michelle and filmmaker Diana Ward.     Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Costa Mesa Costa Mesa is a city in North Orange County, California, located on the coastal tableland above Newport Bay. It’s neighbored by Santa Ana to the north, Irvine to … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Costa Mesa, The Standing Ovation Capital of Orange County

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Fullerton, The Education Community

Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County, California. On this blogventure, I was accompanied by Chronicle Books' Southern California Trade Sales Representative and Fullerton native Dave Erlich. Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Fullerton Fullerton is bordered by La Habra and Brea on the north, La Mirada on the northwest, Buena Park on the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Fullerton, The Education Community