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Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

realestate la-fi-property-report-westlake-20141204-story.html "Northern edge of Westlake finally getting developers' attention" ''Los Angeles Times'' Historic Filipinotown was created to help continue the history of this part of the neighborhood and promote economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests and common wealth of local residents, business owners, and other stakeholders. Community plans drawn up for Historic Filipinotown also impact the community plans of Silver Lake-Echo Park and a small section of Westlake south of Beverly Boulevard. As a result, Historic Filipinotown must compete with these other localities for services and benefits while avoiding any conflict with their larger community parents. Filipino Americans represent the largest population of Asian Americans in California and also have one of the oldest communities of Asian Americans in the United States. The earliest settlement can be found in enclaves such as Manila Village in Jefferson Parish and St. Malo (St. Malo, Louisiana) in St. Bernard Parish which were founded in 1763 and became home to approximately 2,000 Filipino sailors and laborers. With houses plat-formed on stilts, the fishermen caught and dried their precious commodity, shrimp, for export to Asia, Canada, South and Central America. They introduced innovations such as "dancing the shrimp" and shrimp farming to the United States. Weather conditions eventually destroyed St. Malo in 1915 and Manila Village in 1965. On July 24, 1870, the Spanish-speaking residents of St. Malo founded the first Filipino social club called Sociedad de Beneficencia de los Hispano Filipinos to provide relief and support for the group’s members, including the purchasing of a burial places for their deceased. thumbnail left St. Malo, Louisiana St. Malo (File:5ViewsOfStMaloLouisiana1883.jpg) and Manila Village is the historic precursor to the City of Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown. Despite the fact that there are other enclaves of Filipinos living outside this district (such as Carson (Carson, California), Cerritos (Cerritos, California), West Covina (West Covina, California), Panorama City (Panorama City, California), and Eagle Rock (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles)) it was named "Historic Filipinotown" since it was one of the few areas where Filipinos first settled during the early part of the 20th century and home to key Filipino organizations, Filipino churches (Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Kristo, St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, United Church of God Ministries, Praise Christian Fellowship, and Congregational Christian Church), housing (Manila Terrace, Mindanao Towers, Mountain View Terrace, and Villa Ramos), and social service centers. Many Filipino American families began purchasing homes and establishing businesses in the area beginning from the 1940s, shifting away from the downtown area now known as Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California) in the 1920s and the Bunker Hill (Bunker Hill, Los Angeles) area later. In a section of downtown Los Angeles now known as Little Tokyo (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles), a thriving community known as Little Manila existed and flourished for over two decades (1920s-1940s). This community of mostly males established numerous restaurants, pool halls, café's, employment agencies and barbershops which became the hub where Filipinos congregated, lived, socialized, organized, and networked among their compatriots to find companionship, fellowship and work. One would merely drive to First and Main Streets to solicit Filipinos; either by Hollywood studios in need of ethnic-type extras for cinematic productions or many others in need of cheap labor. 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.


Sierra Vista, Arizona

post, is located in the northwest part of the city. Sierra Vista, which is Spanish for "Mountain Range View", is located southeast of Tucson (Tucson, Arizona) and serves as the main commercial, cultural, and recreational hub of Cochise County. History At the end of the Apache Wars, with the protection of Fort Huachuca and the completion of the Southern Pacific and El Paso & Southwestern (El Paso and Southwestern Railroad) railroads, the San


Nenets Autonomous Okrug

. At the time, Kievan Rus was under the influence of Novgorod, as was the whole of the North Eastern territories of Kievan Rus'. By the end of the fifteenth century, Novgorod's influence was waning and the area fell under the control of Muscovy and in 1499, they established, Pustozyorsk ( , literally meaning ''deserted lakes''), and it became a military, commercial, cultural and administrative hub for the area. By the 18th


Delaware Valley

–Maryland (PA-NJ-DE-MD) Metropolitan Statistical Area (United States metropolitan area). The Delaware Valley as discussed here is composed of several counties in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey, one county in northern Delaware and one county in northeastern Maryland. The area has a population of over 6.1 million (as of the 2010 Census Bureau count). Philadelphia, being the region's major commercial, cultural, and industrial center, maintains a rather large sphere

Philadelphia is also the commercial, cultural, and educational center of the , home to 6 million people and the country's fifth-largest metropolitan area.


Calderdale

of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The borough was formed by the merger (amalgamation (politics)) of six former local government districts, spanning, from east to west, the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax (Halifax, West Yorkshire), Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Mytholmroyd is now part of Hebden Bridge, forming Hebden Royd. Halifax is the main commercial, cultural and administrative centre of the borough, with numerous high street chain


Mérida, Mérida

'''Estadio Guillermo Soto Rosa''' is a multi-use stadium in Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Venezuela. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and was the home stadium of Estudiantes de Mérida Fútbol Club until Estadio Metropolitano de Mérida opened in 2005. It currently hosts the home matches of the ULA (Universidad de Los Andes FC) football team. The stadium holds 14,000 spectators http: www.worldstadiums.com south_america countries venezuela.shtml . prominence location Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Venezuela range Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada de Mérida), Andes Televen purchased eight new transmitters to reach new markets in Maturín, Valle de la Pascua, Mérida (Mérida, Mérida), Valencia (Valencia, Carabobo), and Puerto Cabello. Televen also modernized their existing transmitters in Caracas, Coro (Santa Ana de Coro), Vargas (Vargas (state)), Maracaibo, Maracay, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto La Cruz, and Margarita (Isla Margarita). Protests also occurred in six other cities, and there were violent clashes between students and throwing rocks, and police shooting plastic bullets. Demonstrations occurred in the cities of Mérida (w:Mérida, Mérida), Maracaibo (w:Maracaibo), Puerto la Cruz (w:Puerto la Cruz), San Cristóbal (w:San Cristóbal, Táchira), Barquisimeto (w:Barquisimeto) and Valencia (w:Valencia, Carabobo) on Wednesday. The Santa Barbara Airlines (w:Santa Barbara Airlines) plane took off just before dusk from the city of Mérida (w:Mérida, Mérida) en route to Simón Bolívar International Airport (w:Simón Bolívar International Airport) outside the capital city of Caracas (w:Caracas).


Harran

kilometers southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district (Districts of Turkey) of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". A few kilometers from the village of Altınbaşak are the archaeological remains of ancient Harran, a major commercial, cultural, and religious center first inhabited in the Early Bronze Age III (3rd millennium BCE) period. It was known as '''Ḫarrānu''' in the Assyrian (Assyrian Empire) period; possibly ''Ḫaran'' (


Metro Vancouver

. '''Downtown Vancouver''' is the term used to describe the southeastern portion of the peninsula (Burrard Peninsula) in the north-central part of Vancouver proper. It is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, government, and entertainment centre of the city and the Metro Vancouver lower mainland (Lower Mainland) region. thumb right 200px Open and enclosed BC Electric streetcars in 1910 on Granville Street (Image:BC Electric trolley buses 1910 crop.jpg) The Metro


Eastern Wu

thumb 300px An Eastern Wu green-glaze ceramic jar with human figures, birds, and architecture on display in the Nanjing Museum. Under the rule of Wu, the Yangtze River Delta region, regarded in early history as a barbaric "jungle" developed into one of the commercial, cultural, and political centres of China. The achievements of Wu in the south marked the coming of Chinese civilization to the farthest southern reaches of the empire.


Bukhara

in the Tajik economy have transformed Dushanbe into a rapidly growing commercial, cultural and industrial center. Many multi-story apartment and office buildings were constructed and the city was beautified during this period. Monuments and statues commemorating the city's Persian (Persian Empire) past were erected. Kokand khanate In 1809, Tashkent was annexed to the Khanate of Kokand. At the time, Tashkent had a population of around 100,000 and was considered the richest city


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