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Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

. Cultural Landmarks ;''Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church'' On May 5, 1998, the Los Angeles City Council designated the Filipino Christian Church as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 651. The Filipino (Disciples) Christian Church is the only Historic Cultural Monument designated by the City of Los Angeles with Filipino origins, distinguished by its German Gothic Revival and Craftsman architecture. The Disciples of Christ State Board adopted the work with the Filipinos as its mission and called on Rev. and Mrs. Frank Stipp, former missionaries to the Ilocos provinces, to oversee the work. Through them and the Disciples of Christ State Board, a center was later started when the Disciples secured for the Filipino Christian Fellowship four bungalows complete with apartment facilities and a worship place located at First and Bunker Hill, where the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall stand today. It is believed that these quarters sparked the start of what is known now as Historic Filipino Town. Having been the earliest Christian church established to cater to Filipino Americans, many key organizations in the area germinated from this church, including SIPA and the Filipino American Library. Although not yet designated as Historic-Cultural landmarks, Historic Filipinotown also has the oldest site for Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) (Iglesia ni Cristo)Church in mainland America and the earliest Filipino Catholic Church built in the country. Despite its gothic elements, the INC Church in the district is a $7.6 million USD structure which is also one of the few in the area that reflects genuine Philippine architecture. thumbnail right The $7.6 Million INC Church is one of the few structues that displays authentic Philippine architecture (File:Filipinotown INC.jpg) thumbnail right St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, the nation's oldest 'Filipino' Catholic Church (File:St. Columban Filipino Church.jpg) Purchased in part by funds donated by First Lady Aurora Quezon as a gift to the Filipinos in Los Angeles: the St. Columban Filipino Church on Beverly Blvd and Loma St. also has authentic church bells from Antipolo City, Philippines. The church sits on one of the five hills that circled the old Los Angeles; this hill is called Crown Hill. In the 1890s Crown Hill was the epicenter of a massive oil boom when Edward L. Doheny and Charles A. Canfield bought a lot at Colton Street and Glendale Boulevard; on November 1892 they struck oil and the boom was on. ;''Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana mural'' Prior to the area being designated as Historic Filipinotown, on June 24, 1995, Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Historic Filipinotown (Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles), Koreatown (Koreatown, Los Angeles), Little Armenia (Little Armenia, Los Angeles), Little Ethiopia (Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles), Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), and Thai Town (Thai Town, Los Angeles) provide examples of the polyglot (Multilingualism) character of Los Angeles.


Boyle Heights, Los Angeles

, California Brooklyn Heights, Los Angeles Northeast East East Los Angeles, California ESE Southeast Commerce, California Southwest South Vernon, California WSW West Arts District, Los Angeles (Arts District, Los Angeles, California) WNW Northwest Notable places Existing * Breed Street Shul, which was declared a historic-cultural monument in 1988. in 1976. El Sereno sits atop the Monterey Hills (Monterey Hills, Los Angeles) that separate the Los Angeles Basin from the San Gabriel Valley, and is the easternmost district in the city of Los Angeles. It is bordered by Monterey Hills (Monterey Hills, Los Angeles) and South Pasadena (South Pasadena, California) on the north, Alhambra (Alhambra, California) on the east, University Hills (University Hills, Los Angeles) on the southeast, City Terrace (City Terrace, California) on the south, Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, Los Angeles) on the southwest, Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the west, and Montecito Heights (Montecito Heights, Los Angeles) on the northwest. Principal thoroughfares include Huntington Drive; Valley Boulevard; Eastern and Alhambra Avenues; and Soto Street. The district lies within ZIP code 90032. Early life She was born '''Josephine M. Workman''' in Boyle Heights, California (Boyle Heights, Los Angeles), and baptized at the Plaza Church (La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles), Los Angeles, when she was four months old, "Old Baptismal Book In Court --- Plaza Church Tome Evidence in Million Dollar Case --- Used to Prove Age of Heir to the Workman Estate --- Many Pioneers Witnesses in Battle for Rich Lands." ''Los Angeles Times''. Mar. 3, 1920. p. II 1. the daughter of Joseph Manuel Workman (1833–1901) "Death of J.M. Workman --- One of the Old-time Residents of Los Angeles County Passes Away at the Age of Seventy-one." ''Los Angeles Times''. Mar. 14, 1901. p. 11. and Josephine Mary Belt (1851–1937). Her siblings were Mary Cristina Workman (1870–1963); Agnes Elizabeth Workman (1872–1957); Marie Lucile "Lucy" Workman (1875–1944); William Joseph Workman (1877–1956); George D. Workman (1879–1903); and Nellie Workman (1886–1888). Early life Boyle Workman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of William H. Workman (1839–1918) and Maria Elizabeth Boyle (1847–1933). He attended St. Vincent's College (Loyola Marymount University#History), which then stood at Seventh Street and Broadway (Broadway (Los Angeles)). From his home in Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, Los Angeles), he rode horseback to school. In 1884, he entered Santa Clara College (Santa Clara University) for a time, but returned to St. Vincent's College and graduated in 1887. Huizar is a naturalized American citizen, a native of the Mexican state of Zacatecas. Huizar was raised in the Boyle Heights (Boyle Heights, Los Angeles) neighborhood of Los Angeles and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley), a Master’s in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University, and his Juris Doctor from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) School of Law. He still lives in the community he has called home most of his life, the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles http: maps.google.com maps?q 605+Britannia+Ave%0ALos+Angeles,+CA+90033&layer c&sll 34.050811,-118.212658&cbp 13,295.43,,0,-1.21&cbll 34.050711,-118.212389&hl en&gl us&sspn 0.006295,0.006295&ie UTF8&hq &hnear 605+Brittania+St,+Los+Angeles,+California+90033&ll 34.053077,-118.214446&spn 0,0.010986&t h&z 17&panoid ufBwN5CX4Y9n3WFMWQBp8g , with his wife Richelle, their daughters Emilia and Isabella Rose, Aviana, and son Simon.


Chinatown, Los Angeles

Central Plaza, built in 1938, is Historic-Cultural Monument (List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown Los Angeles#Current and former Historic-Cultural Monuments) No. 826. West Gate on Hill Street (Hill Street (Los Angeles)) is No. 825. ;Feature films * ''Chinatown (Chinatown (1974 film))'' * ''Gangster Squad'' Verrier, Richard (August 28, 2012) 'Gangster Squad' adds to L.A.'s Chinatown credits, ''Los Angeles Times'' * ''I Love You, Man'' '''Broadway''' is a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that runs from Lincoln Heights (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles) on the Eastside (East Los Angeles (region)), through Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), passing through Central Plaza and the Dragon Gate, the Los Angeles Civic Center (Civic Center, Los Angeles), passing the ''Los Angeles Times'' building at First Street (1st Street (Los Angeles)), and Broadway's historic commercial district and theatre district (Broadway Theater and Commercial District) in Downtown Los Angeles. Wilbur and his father, David Kitman Woo, began a produce business in a spot at the Ninth Street Market vacated by a Japanese man who was interned during the Second World War (Japanese American internment). After arriving in the United States, Beth Woo became the bookkeeper for the family business. In the 1960s, Wilbur Woo and friends chartered Cathay Bank. the first bank in Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles). He studied banking and later became a vice-president of the organization. Gary Libman, "Woo Family's Road to Success Long and Not Always Smooth," ''Los Angeles Times,'' August 5, 1985, page E-1 '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. In the United States, '''Aji Ichiban USA ''' was founded in 2000 as an exclusive franchise and they have stores in New York City (New York, New York), in Chinatown around Manhattan and Queens, as well as in the Chinatowns in Boston, San Jose (San Jose, California), Chicago, Los Angeles (specifically LA Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), San Gabriel (San Gabriel, California) and Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California)), and Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Many Chinese political leaders have paid visits to these stores. There was a store in Richardson, TX but it closed shortly after opening. History Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles' Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles) as the first Chinese-American bank in California. In 1979 it opened its first branch office in Monterey Park (Monterey Park, California). Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985. '''Huy Fong Foods''' (滙豐食品公司) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. "Contact Us." Huy Fong Foods. Retrieved on February 26, 2010. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian (Asian cuisine) hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce. Statehood Located on the coastal plains surrounding the Los Angeles River, the town became a cattle ranching center, expanding on the role during the California Gold Rush. It was the center for the Alta California ranchos (ranchos of California) in the surrounding regions, further developing shipping ability from San Pedro Bay. In the latter 19th century the development of Los Angeles shifted the business district and cultural center of town to the south, present day Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the Pueblo district to decline, and by 1900 it was a less favored area, with the Chinatown district (Chinatown, Los Angeles) and other ethnic "ghettos", and the blight of new railroad adjacent industrial areas.


Highland Park, Los Angeles

accessdate 2014-08-29 * Chris Corner, Musician See also * Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the East and Northeast Sides (List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the East and Northeast Sides) * List of districts and neighborhoods of Los Angeles References . However, people from many other ethnicities and nationalities began noticing the trend-setting fashion designs and the store became increasingly popular. By the end of the first year sales were reported to have risen from $35,000 to $700,000. Fashion 21 eventually expanded at the rate of a new store every six months and changed the Fashion 21 brand name to its current name, Forever 21. In the mid-1930s, the 14th District included Eagle Rock, Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles) and Atwater (Atwater Village), with the western boundary at Griffith Park "Do You Know Who Your City Councilman Is?" ''Los Angeles Times,'' March 24, 1935, page 22 Includes a map. District 14 has included Eagle Rock and Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles) since its limits were first drawn in 1925. As the city's population increased, it expanded outward — the most recent addition under Holland being the Rose Hills (Rose Hills, California) section of Los Angeles.


Silver Lake, Los Angeles

birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) birth_place Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion DATE OF BIRTH October 6, 1953 PLACE OF BIRTH Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) DATE OF DEATH '''Redistricting.''' After several attempts at redrawing councilmanic districts in accordance with a U.S. court order to provide for increased Latino representation, the City Council in 1986 adopted a plan that stripped Chinatown (Chinatown, Los Angeles), Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) and adjoining areas from Woo's 13th District but maintained his power base in Hollywood and Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) and also cut north into Studio City. Larry Gordon, "Voters Scramble to Make Sense of New Districts," ''Los Angeles Times,'' September 18, 1986, page GD-1 With map. birth_place Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) residence Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California, U.S. (United States) religion Judaism Personal life Garcetti is an avid photographer (Photography), jazz pianist and composer. He lives in Echo Park (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) with his wife Amy Elaine Wakeland. He also serves in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the reserve component (United States Navy Reserve). Notes *''Hats Off'' was remade by Laurel and Hardy as ''The Music Box'', utilizing the same steep flight of concrete steps in the Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) district of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California). While a washing machine was delivered in ''Hats Off'', a piano would be delivered in ''The Music Box''. *''Hats Off'' was also remade as ''It's Your Move'' (1945), starring Edgar Kennedy. Los Angeles–Ventura areas The fault continues west to form the hills of Highland Park (Highland Park, Los Angeles, California), the lower eastern Santa Monica Mountains from Dodger Stadium, Silver Lake (Silver Lake, Los Angeles), and Griffith Park through the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip and Studio City (Studio City, California). Further west the Raymond Fault creates the higher central and western Santa Monica Mountains from Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California) and along the southern San Fernando Valley to Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California) and Malibu (Malibu, California), and on to Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean.


Westwood, Los Angeles

the early years of Westwood Village including the first building erected in the village, the Janss Investment Company Building (Janss Dome) with its aqua and white zig-zag patterned dome and gold leafing. Other buildings listed as Historic-Cultural Monuments include the Fox and Bruin Theaters and the Ralphs Grocery Store (Ralphs Grocery Store (Los Angeles, California)) building. Westwood Village is within walking distance of the UCLA campus. There is a multitude of culturally-based


Echo Park, Los Angeles

id76.html accessdate 2011-06-24 Nivola married British actress Emily Mortimer in the Chilterns (Chiltern (district)), Buckinghamshire in January 2003; the couple have a son, Samuel John, born in Westminster (City of Westminster), London, Marriages and Births England and Wales 1984-2006 on September 23, 2003. They also have a daughter, May, born on January 15, 2010. They used to live in Los Angeles California in Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles). They are currently living in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn, New York. He had fellow actor Heath Ledger as a neighbor. In the 1930s, Tate lived in the Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) area of Los Angeles, and was in several businesses, such as parking lots, horticulture and manufacturing. He was described in 1933 as a "tall, husky, quiet type of man." "Carl Jacobson Vexes Voters," ''Los Angeles Times,'' May 26, 1933 He was a Democrat. After his state service, he was a concessionaire at Corona del Mar State Park (Corona del Mar State Beach), operated by the city of Newport Beach (Newport Beach, California). Progression The Shys' new album "You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do" was released on July 22, 2008 on local Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles) Indie label Aeronaut Records. The album has been met with critical praise from notable underground tastemakers such as. NPR, XMU Radio (Sirius XMU), UR Chicago and many others. The American Indie Bloggers have also has declared the new album a winner. "4 out of 5 Stars, You'll Never Understand This Band The Way I Do has big sing-out loud choruses. Their fresh energy makes this album one that won't leave the player for awhile!- The Fire Note Blog Lead vocalist Kyle Krone alternates between slight snarls and tortured whispers, conjuring up an odd coupling of Jack White and Conor Oberst, while the drums of Tony Cupito and keys of Riley Stephenson add layers of immense sound.- Hot Rock Black Belly Blog The Shys second full-length release, You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do... is a winner. It is a fascinating mix of 60's British psychedelia, 70's pub rock and indie-punk channeled through the vision of a young southern-California band. - Brooklyn Rocks Blog


Venice, Los Angeles

Historic-Cultural Monument. Designers Charles and Ray Eames had their offices at the Bay Cities Garage on Abbot Kinney Boulevard from 1943 on, when it was still part of Washington Boulevard; Eames products were also manufactured there until the 1950s. Roger Vincent (July 15, 2012), Former Eames furniture design headquarters sold in Venice ''Los Angeles Times''. The brick


Van Nuys, Los Angeles

center, with the 1932 Art Deco (Art Deco architecture) Valley Municipal Building (Van Nuys City Hall), a visual landmark and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument starting the present day Government Center complex of government services buildings. In 1991 Marvin Braude, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, redesignated a 45-block area from being a part of Van Nuys to being a part of Sherman Oaks (Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles). ref name Stewartrename>


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