3 More Things You Maybe Didn’t Know (yet) About LA

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3 more things you maybe didn’t know (yet) about LA

Curated lovingly by our fearless leader Lisa Scalia, here are three more interesting factoids you probably didn’t know about Los Angeles.

Fact #1

Sepulveda Boulevard is the longest street in Los Angeles city and county, at 42.6 miles.

Old Sepulveda Blvd street sign seen at 8 AM, looking west on El Segundo Blvd., before being replaced two hours later.   As the City of El Segundo changes it's appeal as a beach city, a two mile stretch of Sepulveda Blvd through town is being changed to Pacific Coast Highway, Saturday, June 1, 2018.  (photo by Mike Mullen

Fact #2

La Cienega – the name of one of LA’s most iconic boulevard that stretches from mid-city straight up to the Hollywood Hills – literally means “the swamp”.

In the beginning ;), the entire region of mid-city LA was very rich swampland. When our City of Angels was founded, its original Angelenos lived and worked in downtown LA. They came clear out to the country – 10-12 miles west – to hunt for ducks and mud hens on weekends, in this swampland.

Fact #3

Chevalier’s Books in Larchmont Village is now the oldest independent bookstore in the city of LA. established in 1940.

Vroman’s is the oldest independent bookstore located in Pasadena is southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore founded in 1894.

Downtown LA now has its own Bookseller’s Row. We may be reporting more on that later!

diana

Until next time, I remain ~
Your Chef and Tour Maestra

Diana Scalia