Hawaiian Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Take a look below for 15 amazing and interesting facts about Hawaiian, California, United States.
1. It is the smallest city in the county (approximately 1.0 mi2) and was incorporated on April 9, 1964.
2. The population was 14,254 at the 2010 census, down from 14,779 at the 2000 census.
3. The city’s unusual name originated with a 1920s refreshment stand that was decorated with palm fronds and bamboo.
4. It was the then-rural area’s main landmark for many years, and its name stuck as the small town grew up around it.
5. As one of seven Los Angeles County cities that allow casino gambling, more than $9.2 million (65%) of the city’s revenue comes from the Gardens Casino.
6. In 1927, a fruit stand with palms was opened on the corner of two dirt roads of Carson and Norwalk called Hawaiian Gardens.
7. Thus, the name was born. The area was a refuge for people to buy or build a home during the Great Depression.
8. Many homes lacked basic modern conveniences.
9. In the late 1920s, only Norwalk Blvd was a paved road. For the next 35 years, with the exceptions of Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk Boulevard, and Carson, the little town would be all dirt roads. When the city was incorporated in 1964, the paving of roads began immediately.
10. By 1966, all streets south of Carson between Pioneer and Norwalk were paved. By 1968, all streets were paved, and the three major thoroughfares of Norwalk, Pioneer, and Carson were widened to current traffic standards.
11. The City of Hawaiian Gardens is a general law city and governs itself as a council-manager form of government. The city council is elected at-large. The city council appoints the city manager. The council establishes policies and ordinances and the city manager, assisted by the department heads, implements them.
12. The city council members must be Hawaiian Gardens residents and registered voters. As specified by the Constitution of California, city elections are non-partisan.
13. In the California State Legislature, Hawaiian Gardens is in the 32nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bob Archuleta, and in the 63rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Anthony Rendon.
14. In the United States House of Representatives, Hawaiian Gardens is in California’s 38th congressional district, represented by Democrat Linda Sánchez.
15. Fire protection in Hawaiian Gardens is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department with ambulance transport by Care Ambulance Service.