Talking About Garvanza, One of L.A.’s First Neighborhoods

My dad grew up in Highland Park . . . first on Avenue 63, then Avenue 57, back in the 1930’s-1950’s. He lived south of Figueroa Boulevard and right by the Arroyo Seco Freeway. Back then, the neighborhood was still called “Garvanza” (originally named for the garbanzo bean plants that once grew … Continue reading