California Fool’s Gold’s Guide to Los Angeles’s Revival Cinemas

No city on Earth is more closely associated with motion pictures than Los Angeles. 10% of all movie theaters in the entire country are located in California and Los Angeles County is home to over 100 of them. Although most of Los Angeles's theaters, like those throughout the country, showcase only the latest Hollywood product, … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold’s Guide to Los Angeles’s Revival Cinemas

Southland Parks — Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

I don't like baseball. Despite that fact, I have for some time entertained the idea of visiting and exploring Dodger Stadium. Dodger Stadium has long struck me as one of Los Angeles' greatest examples of monumental architecture, and I'm not completely sure why it's not more of an establishing shot cliché for films set in … Continue reading Southland Parks — Exploring Dodger Stadium Without Baseball

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring The Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles’s Old Greektown

WE ARE EACH OF US ANGELS WITH ONE WING  Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of The Byzantine-Latino Quarter Los Angeles's Byzantine-Latino Quarter is neighborhood and commercial corridor that straddles the larger neighborhoods of Harvard Heights and Pico-Union as well as the larger Midtown districts of Wilshire Center to the north and Mid-City to the south. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring The Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles’s Old Greektown

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

Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!

So I'm slated to DJ at the Short Stop in Echo Park on 15 May, 2012 (this coming Tuesday unless you're pulling this from the archives). I'll be splitting the music slanging chores with Joe Skyward (Sky Cries Mary, The Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jean Jacket Shotgun), Jimmy James and Greene Candy Machine. Of … Continue reading Your Tuesday night planned… Echo Park or Little Saigon — what’s it going to be?!

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