A People's Guide to Los Angelesoffers a fascinating assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.'s usual tourist destinations. Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, and Wendy Cheng document 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, sexuality, and the environment have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles, one built from the bottom up. With its solid grounding in research, this unique resource is both an enjoyable field guide and an accessible education tool. Roughly dividing the city into six regions--North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley--this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.
"Imagine Howard Zinn, the late renegade professor who gave us 'A People's History of the United States,' kidnapping Huell Howser and rewriting your Auto Club TourBook... But you don't have to agree with the authors' politics to be intrigued by their work. Even though I've been working on an L.A. guidebook myself for the last 18 months, this 'People's Guide' taught me plenty."--Los Angeles Times "High Gas Prices make staycations more inviting, so start planning with 'A People's Guide to Los Angeles." The focus here is on the people, places, struggles and triumphs that make our area unique."--Pasadena Star-News "A beautiful collection of short essays, maps, stories, photographs, directions and secret histories."--Oc Weekly: Orange County News, Arts & Ent "An intriguing and important book of alternative tourism."--Chicago Tribune "F**k Rodeo Drive: A People's Guide to Los Angeles is an L.A. Guidebook for the 99 Percent."--La Weekly
List of Maps An Introduction to A People's Guide to Los Angeles Los Angeles County Map Chapter One: North Los Angeles An Introduction to North Los Angeles Map of North Los Angeles North Los Angeles Sites 1.1 Biddy Mason Park * 1.2 Black Cat Bar * 1.3 Bus Riders Union and Labor/Community Strategy Center * 1.4 Caballeros de Dimas-Alang and Philippines Review * 1.5 California Club * 1.6 Calle de Los Negros * 1.7 Chavez Ravine * 1.8 Chinatowns * 1.9 ChoSun Galbee Restaurant * 1.10 Downey Block * 1.11 El Congreso del Pueblo de Habla Espanola * 1.12 Embassy Hotel and Auditorium * 1.13 Fernando's Hideaway and Sisters of GABRIELA, Awaken! * 1.14 Gay Liberation Front (1969-1972)/Former Home of Morris Kight * 1.15 Gay Women's Service Center * 1.16 If Cafe and Open Door * 1.17 Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) and Villa Park * 1.18 Kyoto Grand Hotel * 1.19 L.A. Live * 1.20 La Placita and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels * 1.21 League of Southern California Japanese Gardeners * 1.22 Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters and Parker Center * 1.23 Los Angeles River Center and Gardens * 1.24 Los Angeles Times Building (Former) * 1.25 Musicians Union Hall (Local 47) * 1.26 Orpheum Theatre, Sleepy Lagoon Murder, and Ventura School for Girls * 1.27 Partido Liberal Mexicano * 1.28 Pershing Square * 1.29 Roosevelt Hotel--the Cinegrill * 1.30 Tropical America Mural * 1.31 Yang-Na Chapter Two: The Greater Eastside and San Gabriel Valley An Introduction to the Greater Eastside and San Gabriel Valley Map of the Greater Eastside and San Gabriel Valley Greater Eastside and San Gabriel Valley Sites 2.1 Alma Avenue--Residential Discrimination Site * 2.2 Altadena Open Housing Covenant * 2.3 AMVAC Chemical Corporation * 2.4 Atlantic Square * 2.5 Cathay Bank * 2.6 East Los Angeles Prison (Proposed) and Vernon Incinerator (Proposed) * 2.7 El Espectador * 2.8 El Monte Sweatshop * 2.9 Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center * 2.10 Hicks Camp/Rio Vista Park * 2.11 Lacy Park * 2.12 Llano del Rio * 2.13 Mariachi Plaza * 2.14 Mount Sinai Home Care Agency * 2.15 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Richard Chambers Courthouse) * 2.16 Owen Brown's Gravesite * 2.17 Quemetco, Incorporated * 2.18 Ruben Salazar Park and Silver Dollar Cafe * 2.19 San Gabriel Mission * 2.20 Santa Anita Park and Pomona Fairgrounds * 2.21 Self-Help Graphics and Art * 2.22 Upton Sinclair's House * 2.23 Whittier State School Chapter Three: South Los Angeles An Introduction to South Los Angeles Map of South Los Angeles South Los Angeles Sites 3.1 Alameda Boulevard * 3.2 Alondra Park * 3.3 American Indian Movement, Los Angeles Chapter * 3.4 Bicycle Club Casino * 3.5 Black Panther Party Headquarters * 3.6 California Eagle * 3.7 Chuco's Justice Center and FREE L.A. High School * 3.8 Compton Communicative Arts Academy * 3.9 Dorothy Ray Healey's House * 3.10 Duke Brothers' Automotive Shop * 3.11 Dunbar Hotel * 3.12 Eso Won Bookstore and Leimert Park * 3.13 Firestone Tire and Rubber * 3.14 Holiday Bowl * 3.15 Holman United Methodist Church * 3.16 Indian Revival Center * 3.17 Kashu Realty and Thirty-sixth Street Residential Discrimination Site * 3.18 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum * 3.19 Maywood City Hall * 3.20 Mercado La Paloma * 3.21 Peace and Freedom Party, Los Angeles Chapter * 3.22 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research * 3.23 Trianon Ballroom * 3.24 USC McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium Chapter Four: The Harbor and South Bay An Introduction to the Harbor and South Bay Map of the Harbor and South Bay Harbor and South Bay Sites 4.1 Baypoint Avenue Residential Discrimination Site * 4.2 Bixby Park * 4.3 Lakewood City Hall * 4.4 Mark Twain Library and Cambodia Town * 4.5 Miramar Park * 4.6 Port of Los Angeles and Liberty Hill * 4.7 Puvungna * 4.8 Terminal Island * 4.9 White Point Preserve and Education Center * 4.10 Ziba Beauty Center Chapter Five: The Westside An Introduction to the Westside Map of the Westside Westside Sites 5.1 Ballona Wetlands * 5.2 Campbell Hall, UCLA * 5.3 Century City * 5.4 Federal Buildings * 5.5 Highways Performance Space * 5.6 The Ink Well * 5.7 Los Angeles International Airport * 5.8 Malibu Public Beaches * 5.9 Midnight Special and Sisterhood Bookstores * 5.10 West Hollywood City Hall * 5.11 Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring Chapter Six: The San Fernando Valley and North Los Angeles County An Introduction to the San Fernando Valley and North Los Angeles County Map of the San Fernando Valley and North Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley and North Los Angeles County Sites 6.1 BUSTOP * 6.2 Chicana and Chicano Studies and Pan African Studies Departments, California State University, Northridge * 6.3 Everywoman's Village * 6.4 General Motors Van Nuys * 6.5 The Great Wall and Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) * 6.6 KPFK Radio Station and Pacifica Archives * 6.7 Lang Station * 6.8 Saint Francis Dam * 6.9 Santa Susana Field Laboratory * 6.10 Simi Valley Courthouse and Site of Rodney King Beating * 6.11 Siutcanga/Village of Los Encinos * 6.12 Tarzana * 6.13 Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants * 6.14 Val Verde Park * 6.15 Wat Thai of Los Angeles Chapter Seven: Thematic Tours First Peoples Tour * Radical People-of-Color Movements of the 1960s and '70s Tour * Queer Politics and Culture Tour * Independent and Alternative Media Tour * Economic Restructuring and Globalization Tour * New Organizing Tour * Environmental Justice Tour Recommended Reading Acknowledgments Credits Index
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 23rd April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.8
Weight (kg): 0.542