Pico Boulevard is a major Los Angeles street that runs from the Pacific Ocean at Appian Way in Santa Monica to Central Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. It is named after Pío Pico, the last Mexican governor of Alta California, Pico runs parallel south of Olympic Boulevard and is one of the southernmost major streets leading into Downtown Los Angeles, running north of Venice Boulevard and south of Olympic Boulevard. Numerically, it takes the place of 13th Street, major landmarks include Santa Monica College, Santa Monica High School, the Westside Pavilion mall, Fox Studios, the Hillcrest Country Club, the Staples Center, and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Pico Boulevard starts in the city of Santa Monica and enters the city of Los Angeles near the intersection with Centinela Avenue, the neighborhoods of Los Angeles through which Pico Boulevard travels are among the most culturally diverse in the city. Santa Monica State Beach, California State Park operated by the City of Santa Monica and it is two miles long, has a picnic area and pier.
Visitor activities include volleyball, basketball and a bicycling and running path along the beach, Casa del Mar hotel, luxury hotel at base of Pico Boulevard, Club Casa del Mar originally opened in 1926 as a beach club. The building, built in a Renaissance Revival architectural style, became a hotel, after the war, the building underwent different incarnations, among other things, a drug rehabilitation center and a Pritikin Longevity Center. In 1998, The Edward Thomas Hospitality Corporation acquired the building, RAND Corporation Headquarters, opened in November 2004, the RAND Corporation new headquarters facility was awarded the U. S. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium,1855 Main Street,3,000 seat auditorium opened in 1958 and designed in the style by Welton Becket. McCabes Guitar Shop, Located at 3101 Pico Blvd, since 1969, McCabes has been one of the most noted forums for folk concerts. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Formerly headquartered at 3402 Pico Blvd, the Academy is famous internationally for the Grammy Awards.
Pico and Sepulveda, a song by Felix Figueroa & His Orchestra, the 1947 song was frequently featured on Dr. Dementos radio show. It is about streets in Los Angeles and was composed by Eddie Maxwell, the Apple Pan, Located at 10801 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, The Apple Pan restaurant opened in 1947 and is famous for its hickory hamburgers. In the first season of Six Feet Under, Nate Fisher asks his sister Claire if she wants to go to the Apple Pan to eat together. Rancho Park Golf Course, Located along Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles, in 2000 Rancho was the only golf course in the United States to have hosted the PGA, LPGA and the Senior PGA. The golf course first opened in 1921 and was built on land that was part of Rancho Rincon de los Bueyes in what was in 1921 the town of Sawtelle,12 miles west of Los Angeles. Fox Studios, 20th Century Fox or simply Fox, is one of the six major American film studios, in 1926 Fox acquired 300 acres in the open country west of Beverly Hills and built Movietone City, the best-equipped studio of its time
3rd Street, Los Angeles
3rd Street in Los Angeles is a major east–west thoroughfare. The west end is in downtown Beverly Hills by Santa Monica Boulevard, and the east is at Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles, where it shares a one-way couplet with 4th Street. East of Alameda it becomes 4th Street, where it heads to East Los Angeles, 3rd Street eventually becomes Pomona Boulevard in Monterey Park, where it turns into Potrero Grande Drive and finally turns into Rush Street in Rosemead and ends in El Monte. 3rd Street passes along the side of The Grove and The Original Farmers Market at Fairfax Avenue, near the headquarters of The Writers Guild of America. There are other restaurants and antique stores on this specific strip of 3rd Street. 3rd Street is parallel to two major thoroughfares, Wilshire Boulevard to the south and Beverly Boulevard to the north. It is four lanes wide east of Doheny Drive, and it passes through the communities as Wilshire Boulevard. From east to west, Bradbury Building Million Dollar Theater St.
Montebello Transit line 40 serves east 3rd Street, the Metro Gold Line runs on 3rd Street between Indiana Street and Atlantic Boulevard. Collapse of 3rd Street Tunnel construction in 1900 West Third Street Business Association
Los Angeles streets, 1-10
This article covers streets in Los Angeles between and including 1st Street and 10th Street. Major streets have their own linked articles, minor streets are discussed here and these streets run parallel to each other, roughly east-west. Streets change from west to east at Main Street, all of these streets run through Downtown Los Angeles. In addition, many of the streets run through Westlake. 1st, 4th, 6th/Whittier, 7th, and Olympic have crossings over the Los Angeles River, Los Angeles streets, 11-40 Los Angeles streets, 41-250 Los Angeles avenues
1932 Summer Olympics
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was a major worldwide multi-athletic event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics, held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932, even U. S. President Herbert Hoover skipped the event. The organizing committee put no record of the finances of the Games in their report, the selection process for the 1932 Summer Olympics consisted of one bid, from Los Angeles, which ultimately hosted the games. The selection was made at the 23rd IOC Session in Rome, Italy, an Olympic Village was built for the first time, in affluent Baldwin Hills, occupied by the male athletes. Female athletes were housed at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, the victory podium was used for the first time.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was known in 1932 as Olympic Stadium, Tenth Street, a major thoroughfare in Los Angeles, was renamed Olympic Boulevard in honor of the Games of the Tenth Olympiad. Babe Didrikson won two medals in the javelin and the hurdles event. She competed in a jump-off for a silver in the high jump and her technique in the jump-off was ruled illegal, leaving Didrikson with second place. In field hockey, only three nations took part, the host nation lost both matches, 1-24 to India and 2-9 to Japan, but still won a bronze medal. Polands Stanisława Walasiewicz won the medal in the womens 100 m. After her death in 1980, it was discovered that she was intersex, the executive council of the IAAF suspended Paavo Nurmi from international amateur athletics four months before the Games, pending an investigation into his amateur status. Less than three days before the 10,000 m, the seven members of the council formed a special commission, eddie Tolan won both the 100 m and 200 m sprint events.
Romeo Neri won three medals in gymnastics. Helene Madison won three medals in swimming, while the Japanese upset the mens events and took all. Takeichi Nishi was the gold medalist with his horse Uranus in the show jumping individual event. Nishis gold medal is Japans only gold medal in the event to this day. Nishi would die in 1945 as an officer stationed in the defense of the island of Iwo Jima, kusuo Kitamura won the gold medal in the mens 1500 meter freestyle swimming race
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L. A. is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The citys inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos, historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was founded on September 4,1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence, in 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4,1850, the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city.
The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles has an economy in culture, fashion, sports, education, medicine. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index, the city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area has a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. The city has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984 and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and thus become the second city after London to have hosted the Games three times. The Los Angeles area hosted the 1994 FIFA mens World Cup final match as well as the 1999 FIFA womens World Cup final match, the mens event was watched on television by over 700 million people worldwide.
The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva, a Gabrielino settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning poison oak place. Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2,1769, in 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. The Queen of the Angels is an honorific of the Virgin Mary, two-thirds of the settlers were mestizo or mulatto with a mixture of African and European ancestry. The settlement remained a small town for decades, but by 1820. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, during Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta Californias regional capital
Sammy Lee (diver)
Samuel Sammy Lee was an American physician and diver of Korean descent. He was the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, Lee was born in Fresno, California to parents of Korean descent who owned what he described as a little chop suey restaurant. He was forced to open a chop suey restaurant and market, as a twelve-year-old living near Los Angeles in 1932, Lee saw and was motivated by the many Olympics banners and souvenirs on display for the Summer Olympics being held in Los Angeles that year. Later that summer, he found that he could do much better than all of his friends. Lees parents moved to Highland Park, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, because Lee needed a place to practice and could not regularly use the public pool, his coach dug a pit in his backyard and filled it with sand. Lee practiced by jumping into the pit. D. in 1947, in 1946, he again triumphed at the 10-meter platform event while finishing third at the 3-meter springboard competition at the national diving competition in San Diego.
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, Lee earned a medal in the 3-meter springboard. Four years later, he won the medal in the 10-meter platform competition at the Olympics in Helsinki. Lee served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps in South Korea from 1953 to 1955 and he continued to experience discrimination in life. Following Lees diving career, he helped coach two-time diving gold medalist Bob Webster, later, he coached Greg Louganis, who lived with Lees family before winning a silver medal in platform diving at at the 1976 Olympics at the age of 16. Lee coached Olympic medalist Pat McCormick, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1968, Sammy Lee Square, at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles Koreatown, was named after him in 2010. He was honored with a spot on the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars in 2009, the Los Angeles Unified School District honored Lee by renaming Central Region Elementary School #20 as the Dr. Sammy Lee Medical and Health Sciences Magnet School in 2013.
Lee was married to Rosalind Wong, the couple had a daughter, Lee died from complications of pneumonia on December 2,2016 at his home in Newport Beach, aged 96. He suffered from dementia and heart disease, Sammy Lee on hickoksports. com Sammy Lees profile at Sports Reference. com
Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles
Little Ethiopia is a block-long stretch of Fairfax Avenue in the Mid-Wilshire District of Central Los Angeles, part of the P. I. C. O. Neighborhood Council, northeast of the Crestview neighborhood, northwest of the Picfair Village district, east of the Carthay Square district, the area has a high concentration of Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry. Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s and this stretch of Fairfax Avenue used to be occupied by Jewish businesses, as the Fairfax District to the north is now. For many years, and even by people to this today. In 2004, former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn officially bestowed the name Little Ethiopia on the neighborhood, the elementary school for residents in the immediate Little Ethiopia area are zoned for Carthay Center Elementary School, on Crescent Heights and Olympic. Crescent Heights Language Arts/Social Justice Magnet offers zoned kindergarten for some sections, schools for residents of the area surrounding Little Ethiopia include Cochran Middle School and Los Angeles High School
Carthay, Los Angeles
Carthay is a half-square-mile, high-income, ethnically diverse, well-educated, older-aged neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California. The 2000 U. S. census counted 4,866 residents in the half-square-mile neighborhood—amounting to 9,642 people per mile, about an average population density for the city. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 5,120, the median age for residents was 37, older than the citys average. Carthay was said to be highly diverse compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was, whites,57. 8%, Latinos,15. 9%, blacks,12. 8%, Asians,8. 5%, and others,5. 1%. Mexico and Korea were the most common places of birth for the 25. 1% of the residents who were born abroad, the median household income in 2008 dollars was $71,398, considered to be a high figure in Los Angeles. The percentage of households earning $125,000 or more was high, the average household size of 2.1 people was low for Los Angeles. Renters occupied 64. 7% of the units, and home- or apartment owners the rest.
Carthay is flanked by Beverly Grove to the north, Mid-Wilshire to the east, Mid-City to the south, Pico-Robertson to the west, smaller areas within Carthay are Carthay Circle, Carthay Square and South Carthay. Relation of Carthay to other communities, Carthay residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 53. 2% of the population in 2000, there is one school within Carthays boundaries—Carthay Center Elementary, a K–6 school at 6351 West Olympic Boulevard. Starting in Fall 2014, Carthay Center Elementary becomes Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet, spaces are reserved for students in the traditional attendance boundaries, but the school is open to magnet school applicants from throughout LAUSD. The Environmental Studies program will be building on such as the celebrated Garden Science program at the school. Carthay Circle Theatre Pico Neighborhood Council South Carthay Neighborhood Association LA Times, Carthay crime map and statistics
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. By 2013, its population had grown to 34,658, sometimes referred to as 90210, one of its primary ZIP codes, it was home to many actors and celebrities throughout the 20th century. The city includes the Rodeo Drive shopping district and the Beverly Hills Oil Field, gaspar de Portolá arrived in the area that would become Beverly Hills on August 3,1769, travelling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard. The area was settled by Maria Rita Quinteros de Valdez and her husband in 1828 and they called their 4,500 acres of property the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. in 1854, she sold the ranch to Benjamin Davis Wilson and Henry Hancock. By the 1880s, the ranch had been subdivided into parcels of 75 acres and was being bought up by anglos from Los Angeles. Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker acquired most of it, at this point, the area was known as the Hammel and Denker Ranch.
By 1888, Denker and Hammel were planning to build a town called Morocco on their holdings and they did not find enough to exploit commercially by the standards of the time, though. In 1906, they reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company, renamed the property Beverly Hills, subdivided it, the development was named Beverly Hills after Beverly Farms in Beverly and because of the hills in the area. The first house in the subdivision was built in 1907, although sales remained slow, Beverly Hills was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles area around this time. Restrictive covenants prohibited non-whites from owning or renting property unless they were employed as servants by white residents and it was forbidden to sell or rent property to Jews in Beverly Hills. Burton Green began construction on The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1911, the hotel was finished in 1912. The visitors drawn by the hotel were inclined to purchase land in Beverly Hills and that same year, the Rodeo Land and Water Company decided to separate its water business from its real estate business.
The Beverly Hills Utility Commission was split off from the company and incorporated in September 1914, buying all of the utilities-related assets from the Rodeo Land. In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land on Summit Drive and built a mansion, finished in 1921, the glamor associated with Fairbanks and Pickford as well as other movie stars who built mansions in the city contributed to its growing appeal. By the early 1920s the population of Beverly Hills had grown enough to make the water supply a political issue, in 1923 the usual solution, annexation to the city of Los Angeles, was proposed. There was considerable opposition to annexation among such famous residents as Pickford, Will Rogers, the Beverly Hills Utility Commission, opposed to annexation as well, managed to force the city into a special election and the plan was defeated 337 to 507. In 1925, Beverly Hills approved an issue to buy 385 acres for a new campus for UCLA. The cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice issued bonds to pay for the new campus
Transportation in Los Angeles
The intercity transportation system in Los Angeles serves as a regional and international hub for passenger and freight traffic. People in Los Angeles rely on cars as the dominant mode of transportation, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area there are five commercial airports and many more general-aviation airports. The primary Los Angeles airport is Los Angeles International Airport, other major nearby commercial airports include, LA/Ontario International Airport, Bob Hope Airport, Long Beach Airport, and John Wayne Airport. The worlds busiest general-aviation airport is located in Los Angeles. Union Station is the regional train station for Amtrak, Metrolink. The station is Amtraks fifth busiest station, having 1,464,289 Amtrak boardings and de-boardings in 2006, two of those trips continue to San Luis Obispo, California. The Coast Starlight provides additional service on the route and beyond to the San Francisco Bay Area, Amtrak motor coaches connect from Los Angeles to the San Joaquin Route in Bakersfield with frequent service through the Central Valley of California to Sacramento and Oakland.
There is service to Chicago, Illinois on the Southwest Chief. The Texas Eagle is a train to Chicago, which operates thrice weekly. Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle trains operate on the track between Los Angeles and San Antonio, Texas before splitting off towards their respective destinations. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains stop at several locations in Los Angeles County, Glendale, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, due to the large volumes of import freight that flows into the citys port complex, Los Angeles is a major freight railroad hub. Freight is hauled by Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway, the now-defunct Southern Pacific Railroad once served the Los Angeles area before merging with Union Pacific. The Alameda Corridor, a rail corridor connects the port to the citys main rail yards and to points further north. The major highway routes providing intercity connections are Interstate 5, U. S. Route 101, Megabus, BoltBus and various smaller bus lines provide intercity bus services. Megabus and Boltbus departs from Union Station and directly connects Los Angeles to San Francsico, greyhound connects smaller communities and departs from various locations within metro Los Angeles.
The main station is located in downtown Los Angeles, called Los Angeles Harbor and WORLDPORT L. A. the port complex occupies 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront. It adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach, the sea ports of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach together make up the Los Angeles–Long Beach Harbor. There are smaller, non-industrial harbors along L. A. s coastline, most of these like Redondo Beach and Marina del Rey are used primarily by sailboats and yachts
Los Angeles metropolitan area
It is entirely located in the southern portion of the U. S. State of California. Its land area is 4,850 sq. mi, the combined Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to 18.2 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in the western United States and the largest in area in the United States. The metro area has at its core the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim corridor and this includes the three additional counties of Ventura and San Bernardino. The total land area of the statistical area is 33,955 sq. mi. The counties and county groupings comprising the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area are listed below with 2012 U. S. Bureau of the Census estimates of their populations, the combined statistical area is a multicore metropolitan region containing several urban areas. The following is a list of cities with populations over 50,000 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with 2011 United States Census Bureau estimates of their population, korean Airs US passenger and cargo operations headquarters are located in two separate offices in Los Angeles.
Entertainment and media giant The Walt Disney Company is headquartered in nearby Burbank, the Southland CSA is third largest economic center in the world, after the Greater Tokyo Area and the New York-Newark-Bridgeport CSA. The Port of Los Angeles occupies 7,500 acres of land, the Port is the busiest port in the United States by container volume, the 8th busiest container port in the world. The top trading partners in 2004 were, Japan, Thailand and it adjoins the separate Port of Los Angeles. Acting as a gateway for U. S. -Asian trade. The seaport boasts approximately $100 billion in trade and provides more than 316,000 jobs in Southern California, the Port of Long Beach import and export more than $100 billion worth of goods every year. The seaport provides the country with jobs, generates tax revenue, Long Beach-Los Angeles- Anaheim The Long Beach Los Angeles Anaheim metropolitan statistical area is located in the southern part of California. In 2014, the metro area’s population reached 13,262,220, in 2014, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim had a per capita personal income of $50,751 and ranked 29th in the country.
In 2014, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim placed 3rd among the largest exporters in the United States, the metro accounted for 40.8 percent of California’s merchandise exports, mainly exporting computer and electronic products, transportation equipment and chemicals. Overall, in 2014 the average wages and salaries reached $57,519, the median household income in 2014 was $56,935, a 1.4 percent increase from 2013. Top three sectors include information, art and recreation, and real estate and rental, data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data measures Location Quotient for sectors in the MSA area, per capita items in dollars, other dollar items in thousands of dollars. Southern Orange County is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, there are three natural gas providers in the metropolitan area
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles
Boyle Heights is a working-class, predominantly Mexican American, youthful neighborhood of almost 100,000 residents east of Downtown Los Angeles in the City of Los Angeles, California. The district has more than twenty schools, and ten private schools. Boyle Heights was called Paredon Blanco when California was part of Mexico, the median household income was $33,235, low in comparison to the rest of the city. The neighborhoods population was one of the youngest in the city. As of 2011, 95% of the community was Hispanic and Latino, the community had Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and Central American ethnic residents. Hector Tobar of the Los Angeles Times said, The diversity that exists in Boyle Heights today is exclusively Latino, the United States Postal Services Boyle Heights Post Office is located at 2016 East 1st Street. The Social Security Administration is located at 215 North Soto Street Los Angeles, the emergence of Latino politics in Boyle Heights influenced the diversity in the community.
The rise of the socialist and communist parties increased the involvement in politics in the community because the “liberal-left exercised great influence in the immigrant community”. Even with a diversity in Boyle Heights, “Jews remained culturally and politically dominant after World War II”. The combination of Jewish people and Latinos in Boyle Heights symbolized a tight unity between the two communities, the two races helped each other in order to elect Roybal into city council against his opponent Councilman Christensen, with the help from the Community Service Organization. When Edward Roybal had just started as the city of Los Angeles’ new city councilman in 1949, the Community Service Organization helped Roybal win the election and to increase the multi-racial involvement in Boyle Heights. Therefore, Roybal’s involvement in City Council affected how Latino politics went further on during Bradley’s term and this center will be forever known as the building place where coalition politics took place in Boyle Heights, along with the Catholic Dolores Mission center.
Just 5% of Boyle Heights residents aged 25 and older had earned a degree by 2000, a low percentage for the city. The percentage of residents in that age range who had not earned a school diploma was high for the county. The schools within Boyle Heights are as follows, Boyle Heights relation to other places, not necessarily contiguous, Breed Street Shul, self-Help Graphics and Art, the first community-based organization in the country to create a free public celebration of Day of the Dead. Malabar Public Library Lucha Underground Temple, where the television program Lucha Underground is taped