Nobody Drives in LA — Get Out of the Car: Walking CicLAvia No. 5

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. ***** Los Angeles, like many cities, is experiencing a new level of connectedness. The opening of new train lines, an increase in bicycling events and trails, kayak tours of … Continue reading Nobody Drives in LA — Get Out of the Car: Walking CicLAvia No. 5

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring El Sereno, Last of the Independent

INTRODUCTION Normally for my Los Angeles and Orange County neighborhood blogs, I spend a day (two in the case of Highland Park) exploring and seeing as much as I can and then write about it. For El Sereno, however, I had two whole weeks to explore. I was house-sitting for a couple, staying in their 1959 … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring El Sereno, Last of the Independent

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Lincoln Heights, The Pueblo’s Bedroom

LINCOLN HEIGHTS Lincoln Heights one of the main neighborhoods of Los Angeles's Eastside. Across the Los Angeles River, it's neighbored by Downtown's Chinatown, North Industrial District (Dog Town), Civic Support, and the Mideast Side's Elysian Park and Elysian Valley to the west and northwest, respectively. It's neighbored the NELA's Cypress Park and Montecito Heights to the north; and fellow Eastside neighborhoods Boyle Heights, El Sereno, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Lincoln Heights, The Pueblo’s Bedroom

California Fool’s Gold — An Eastside Primer

ACROSS THE RIVER -- THE EASTSIDE People are weird about Los Angeles' Eastside/Westside thing. The same wannabes from Midtown, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Echo Park that throw up "W" hand signs and exaggeratedly say, "West-side" when they're ironically enjoying rap music are the same jerks that claim, despite the fact that they live in Central Los Angeles, that they … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — An Eastside Primer

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles

FORWARD Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of East Los Angeles East Los Angeles is a neighborhood on Los Angeles' Eastside.  Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of The Eastside East Los Angeles is the best known neighborhood on the Eastside and because of the similarity of their designations, some confuse "Eastside" and "East Los Angeles" as synonymous. However, whereas most of … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring East Los Angeles

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Boyle Heights

This neighborhood blog is about Boyle Heights. The area now known as Boyle Heights was originally inhabited by the Tongva, who lived there for centuries until their displacement by the Spaniards. When the area was still part of Mexico, it was known as Paredón Blanco. Prominent families in Paredón Blanco included the Lopez and Rubio … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Boyle Heights