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Happy Birthday, Los Angeles!!!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, September 4, 2010 06:27pm | Post a Comment
Map of Los Angeles County regions
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Los Angeles County

Happy Birthday Los Angeles. The City of Angels turns 229 years young today (sort of). Back in 1781, so the story goes, 44 Spaniards from Mexico established El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Of the Spaniards, 26 were black, sixteen were Native or mestizo, and two were white. The city has grown even more diverse in the past two centuries and now L.A. boasts the greatest ethnic and cultural diversity of any city not only in the known universe, but the known space-time continuum.

Bird's Eye map of Los Angeles County regions minus Channel Islands
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's bird's eye attempt at a Middle Earth style Southland map

Los Angeles also boasts more food trucks, Scientologists, playhouses, Angelenos, lowriders, smog and miles of freeway than any city in the US. A host of surrounding towns put the "great" in "Greater Los Angeles." Any regular readers will know that I like to explore the Southland, in an attempt to entertain and uncover the music, movie, culinary, cultural histories the many and varied communities of the great sprawl -- sort of Los Angeles' extended family.

Smoggy Los Angeles Panorama

If interested, please take a look at the list below and click here to vote for more LA neighborhoods, here for LA County communities, and here for OC communities to be the subject of future blog entries. 


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of the Angeles Forest region
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's Map of the Angeles Forest region (Angeles Forest Facebook page)

A

Acton, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Agua Dulce, 
Alamitos Beach, Alamitos Heights, Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Aliso Village, Alondra Park, Altadena, Anaheim, Anaheim Colony, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Island, Angeleno Heights, Antelope Acres, Arcadia, Arleta, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Arlington Park, Arroyo Seco, Arroyo View Estates, Artcraft Manor, Artesia, Arts District, Athens, Athens on the Hill, Atwater Village, Atwood, Avalon, Avocado Heights, Azusa...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Antelope Valley
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Antelope Valley (Antelope Valley Facebook page)



B

Balboa, Balboa Highlands, Balboa Island, Balboa Park, Balboa Peninsula, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Hills Estates, Baldwin Park, Baldwin Village, Baldwin Vista, Bassett, Bay Harbor, Beachwood Canyon, Bel-Air, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, 
Belmont Heights, Belmont Park, Belmont Shore, Belvedere, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Big Canyon, Big Mountain Ridge, Big Pines, Big Rock, Bixby Hill, Bixby Knolls, Bixby Village, Bluff Heights, Bluff Park, Bouquet Canyon, Boyle Heights, Bradbury, Brea, Brea-Olinda, Brentwood, Brentwood Circle, Brentwood Glen, Brentwood Hills, Brentwood Park, Broadway Corridor, Brooklyn HeightsBrookside Park, Buena Park, Bundy Canyon, Bunker Hill, Burbank, Byzantine-Latino Quarter...


detail of Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography map showing LA County's Channel Islands
Detail of Pendersleigh & Sons map showing LA County's Channel Islands (Channel Islands Facebook page)

C

Cahuenga Pass, Calabasas,  California Heights, Cambodia TownCameo Plaza, Cameron Woods, Canoga Park, Canterbury Knolls, Capistrano Beach, Carlton, Carroll Park, Carson, Carson Park, Carthay, Carthay Circle, Carthay Square, Castaic, Castaic Junction, Castellammare, Castle Heights, Central Area [Long Beach], Century City, Century Palms, Cerritos, Charter Oak, Chatsworth, Chesterfield Square, Cheviot Hills, Chinatown, Citrus, City Terrace, Civic Center, Civic Support, Claremont, College Park, College Park West, Commerce, Compton, Cornell, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Country Club Island, Country Club Park, Covenant Hills, Covina, Craftsman Village, Crenshaw, Crestview, Crestwood Hills, Cudahy, Culver City, Cypress, Cypress Park...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Downtown (Downtown Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Downtown (Downtown Facebook page)


D

Dana Point, Del Aire, Del Lago, Del Rey, Del Sur, Del Valle, Desert Relief, Desert View Highlands, Diamond Bar, Dove Canyon, Downey, Downtown Industrial District, Downtown Long Beach, Drake Park, Duarte...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Eastside (Eastside Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Eastside (Eastside Facebook page)



E

Eagle Rock, East Anaheim, East Compton, East Irvine, East La Mirada, East Lake, East Los Angeles, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, East Village, Eastmont, Eastside [Long Beach], Eastside/Circle Area, Echo ParkEl Dorado, El Dorado Park, El Dorado Park Estates, El Dorado South, El Modena, El Monte, El Pueblo, El Segundo, El Sereno, El Toro, Elysian Heights, Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Emerald Bay, Encino, Exposition Park...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of The Harbor (The Harbor Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of The Harbor (The Harbor Facebook page)



F

Faircrest Heights, Fairfax District, Fashion District, Figueroa Corridor, Figueroa Terrace, Financial District, Fletcher Square, Floral Park, Florence-Graham, Flower District, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, 4th Street Corridor, Franklin Hills, Freemont Place, French Park, Fullerton, Furniture & Decorative Arts District...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Hollywood (Hollywood Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Hollywood (Hollywood Facebook page)


G

Gallery Row, Garden Grove, Gardena, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Glendale, Glendora, Gorman, Gramercy Park, Granada Hills, Green Meadows...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Inland Empire
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Inland Empire

H

Hacienda Heights, Hancock Park, Hansen Hills, Happy Valley, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Harbor Pines, Harvard Heights, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hel-Mel, Hellman, Hermon, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Highland Park, Hillside Village, Historic Core, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood Dell, Hollywood Heights, Holmby Hills, Home Junction, Huntington Beach, Huntington Harbour, Huntington Palisades, Huntington Park, Hyde Park...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Mideast Side (Mideast Side Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Mideast Side (Mideast Side Facebook page)


I
Imperial Estates, Industry, Inglewood, Irvine, Irwindale, Island Village...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartpgraphy's map of Midtown (Midtown Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartpgraphy's map of Midtown (Midtown Facebook page)


J

Jefferson Park, Jewelry District, Juniper Hills...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of North Orange County
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of North Orange County
 

K

Kagel Canyon, Kenter Canyon, King Estates, Kinneloa Mesa, Kinney Heights, Kite Hill, Knollwood, Koreatown...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Northeast Los Angeles (NELA Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Northeast Los Angeles (NELA Facebook page)


L

La Brea-Hancock, La Cañada Flintridge, La Cienega Heights, La Crescenta-Montrose, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Marina Estates, La Mirada, La Palma, La Puente, La Tuna Canyon, La Verne, Ladera Heights, Ladera Ranch, Lafeyette Park, Lafeyette Square, Laguna, Laguna Beach, Laguna Canyon, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Laguna Woods Village, Lake Balboa, Lake Forest, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace, Lakewood, Lakewood Village, Lancaster, Larchmont Village, Largo Vista, Las Flores, Laurel Canyon, Lawndale, Leimert Park, Leisure World, Lennox, Leona Valley, Lido Isle, Lincoln Heights, Little Arabia, Little Armenia, Little Bangladesh, Little Ethiopia, Little India, Little Osaka, Little Saigon, Little Seoul, Little Tokyo, Littlerock, Llano, Lomita, Long Beach, Long Beach Marina, Longwood Highlands, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Cerritos - Virginia Country Club, Los Feliz, Loyola Village, Lynwood...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Northwest County (Northwest County Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Northwest County (Northwest County Facebook page)



M

MacArthur Park, Magnolia Square, Malibu, Manchester Square, Mandeville Canyon, Manhattan Beach, Mar Vista, Maravilla, Marina Pacifica, Marina Peninsula, Marina del Rey, Marquez Knolls, Mayflower Village, Maywood, Melody Acres, Melrose District, Melrose Hill, Memorial Heights, Mesa Verde, Midway City, Miracle Mile, Mission Hills, Mission Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Monarch Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Montecito Heights, Monterey Hills, Monterey Park, Morningside Circle, Mount Olympus, Mt. Washington...



Penderslieigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Pomona Valley (Pomona Valley Facebook page)
Penderslieigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Pomona Valley (Pomona Valley Facebook page)

N

Naples, Neenach, Nelie Gail Ranch, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Nichols Canyon, North El Monte, North Hills, North Hollywood, North Industrial District, North Laguna Hills, North Long Beach, North University Park, Northridge, Northwood, Norwalk...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the San Fernando Valley (Valley Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the San Fernando Valley (Valley Facebook page)
 

O

Oakwood, Old Bank District, Old Lakewood City, Olinda Village, Olive, Olive View, Olympic Park, Orange, Orange Hills, Orange Park Acres, Outpost Estates...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV Facebook page)
 

P

Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Palisades, Palisades Highlands, Palmdale, Palms, Palos Verdes Estates, Panorama City, Paramount, Park Estates, Park La Brea, Park Mile, Pasadena, Pearblossom, Penninsula, Picfair Village, Pico-Union, Pico Del Mar, Pico Park, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Platinum Triangle, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Plaza, Point Fermin, Poly High, Pomona, Porter Ranch, Port of LA, Portola Hills...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Santa Monica Mountains (SMM Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Santa Monica Mountains (SMM Facebook page)

Q

Quail Hill, Quartz Hill...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the South Bay (South Bay Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the South Bay (South Bay Facebook page)
R

Rancho Estates, Rancho La Tuna Canyon, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Park, Rancho Santa Margarita, Redondo Beach, Regent Square, Reseda, Reseda Ranch, Reynier Village, Ridgewood-Wilton, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills Highlands, Roscomare Valley, Rose Hill, Rose Hills, Rose Park, Rossmoor, Rowland Heights, Rustic Canyon...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South LA's Eastside (South LA's Eastside FB page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South LA's Eastside (South LA's Eastside FB page)

S

Saint Mary's, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Joaquin Hills, San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Hills, San Juan Hot Springs, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana Heights, Sandberg, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Canyon, Santiago Canyon, Santiago Hills, Sawtelle, Seal Beach, Sepulveda, Shadow Hills, Shady Canyon, Sherman Oaks, Sherman Village, Shoreline Village, Sierra Madre, Sierra Vista, Signal Hill, Silver Lake, Silverado Canyon, Skid Row, Solano Canyon, South Brentwood, South Carthay, South Central, South El Monte, South Gate, South Laguna, South of Conant, South Park, South Pasadena, South Robertson, South San Gabriel, South San Jose Hills, South Shores, South Whittier, Spaulding Square, Spinnaker Bay, Spinnaker Cove, St. Andrews Square, Stanton, Stearns Park, Stevenson Ranch, Stonehurst, Stratford Square, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sun Village, Sunland, Sunny Hills, Sunrise, Sunset Beach, Sunset Heights, Sunset Hills, Sunset Junction, Surfside, Sylmar...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South LA's Westside (South LA Westside FB page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South LA's Westside (South LA Westside FB page)



T

Talega, Tarzana, Tehrangeles (Little Persia), Temple-Beaudry, Temple City, Terminal Island, Thai Town, The Gardens, The Village, Three Arch Bay, Toluca Lake, Toluca Woods, Tonner Canyon, Topanga, Torrance, Toy District, Trabuco Canyon, Trabuco Highlands, Traffic Circle, Tujunga, Turtle Rock, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Tustin Legacy, Tustin Ranch, Two Harbors...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South Orange County
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of South Orange County

U

University Hills, University Park, University Park Estates...



Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Southeast County (SELACO FB page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of Southeast County (SELACO FB page)


V

Val Verde, Valinda, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Valyermo, Van Nuys, Venice, Venice Canals, Ventura Business District, Vermont Knolls, Vermont Square, Vermont Vista, Vernon, View Heights, View Park-Windsor Hills, Villa Park, Village Green, Vincent, Vinegar Hill, Virgil Village, Vista del Oro...

Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of The Verdugos (Verdugos Facebook page)
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of The Verdugos (Verdugos Facebook page)



W
 
Wagon Wheel, Walnut Park, Walnut, Warner Center, Watts, Wellington Heights, Wellington Square, West Adams, West Alameda, West Athens, West Carson, West Compton, West Covina, West Garden Grove, West Hills, West Hollywood, West Long Beach, West Park Terrace, West Puente Valley, West Toluca, West Whittier-Los Nietos, Westchester, Westdale, Western Heights, Westgate, Westlake, Westlake Village, Westminster, Westmont, Westridge Heights, Westside Village, Westwood, Westwood North Village, Westwood, Village, Whalers Cove, Whitley Heights, Whittier, Wholesale District, Willmore City, Willowbrook, Wilmington, Wilshire Center, Wilshire Highlands, Wilshire Park, Wilshire Vista, Windsor Square, Windsor Village, Winnetka, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodland Hills, Wrigley Heights, Wrigley North, Wrigley South...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Westside (Westside Facebook page)
                      Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography's map of the Westside (Westside Facebook page)



Y

Yorba Linda, Yucca Corridor...


Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography map of The County of Los Angeles
Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography map of The County of Los Angeles


Z

and Zaferia




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