Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New book chronicles history of Historic Filipinotown

In 2002, we officially designated Historic Filipinotown, making the area in my City Council District just west of Downtown the first Filipino community in the U.S. to have distinct geographic boundaries.

Earlier this month, the community celebrated the launch of a new book, Los Angeles's Historic Filipinotown by Carina Monica Montoya, which chronicles the rich history of this vibrant community.