Mapping the Geography and History of South Los Angeles

Attempting map of South Los Angeles is bound to be contentious, but I've gone ahead and had a go at it anyway. No matter what anyone tells you there are no official borders of South Los Angeles and it would be hard to find two Angelenos in absolute agreement. The Los Angeles Times regards it as a 51.08 … Continue reading Mapping the Geography and History of South Los Angeles

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California Fool’s Gold — Exploring South Central

IS BUSTIN' A CAP REALLY FUNDAMENTAL -- SOUTH CENTRAL Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of South Central South Central means different things to different people. To some, it refers to a vast, amorphous collection of neighborhoods and cities between the Santa Monica Bay and the San Gabriel River, north of the San Pedro Bay and south of the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring South Central

The 17th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

THE CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL   Every year for the past 17 years, during the last weekend in July, LA residents and visitors are treated to the preeminent jazz event on the West Coast with The Central Avenue Jazz Festival. It’s free and open to the public – last year, 35,000 attended. The focus, of course, … Continue reading The 17th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

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 — A South Los Angeles Eastside Primer

STRAIGHT BILLIN' THROUGH THE EASTSIDE In Los Angeles, usage of the term "Eastside" varies depending on the speaker. To most Angelenos -- especially Latinos -- "The Eastside" refers to a group of neighborhoods immediately east of the Los Angeles River: Boyle Heights, Brooklyn Heights, City Terrace, East Los Angeles, El Sereno, Happy Valley, Hillside Village, Lincoln … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A South Los Angeles Eastside Primer