Mayor Garcetti on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

"Los Angeles is the eastern capital of the Pacific Rim, and the rich heritage of Asian Pacific Americans in our city has helped to shape L.A.’s history and identity from the time of its founding. From Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, the Filipino who joined the pobladores in settling Los Angeles, to the Chinese laborers who built the railroad that linked Northern and Southern California, Asian Pacific Americans built the future of this City. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month gives all Angelenos a time to reflect on and celebrate the cultural, economic, artistic, scientific, and culinary achievements that the APA community makes every day — here and everywhere across America.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti