Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles
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|Fairfax Avenue in Little Ethiopia.|
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Little Ethiopia refers to the stretch of Fairfax Avenue in the Carthay and Wilshire Vista districts in the Westside of Los Angeles, California within the Pico-Robertson neighborhood within the West Los Angeles subregion. The area is filled with Ethiopian businesses and restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry.
Little Ethiopia dates back to the early 1990s. Previously, this stretch of Fairfax Avenue was filled with Jewish businesses as is the case in the Fairfax District to the north. Ethiopian and Eritrean businesses and restaurants have recently begun congregating on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and National Boulevard in Culver City, less than a mile to the south of Little Ethiopia.
For many years, and even today, the neighborhood was recognized as South Fairfax or SoFax. In 2004, former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn officially branded the neighborhood as Little Ethiopia.
Crescent Heights Language Arts/Social Justice Magnet offers zoned kindergarten for some sections as well as an unzoned elementary school magnet program.
Residents of the Little Ethiopia are zoned to the following elementary schools:
- Alta Loma Elementary School
- Arlington Heights Elementary School
- Canfield Elementary School
- Pio Pico Elementary School
- Queen Anne Elementary School
- Saturn Elementary School
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