District 57

About the California State Assembly District 57

California’s Assembly District 57 encompasses the neighborhoods of Downtown Los Angeles, Florence, Skid Row, Harbor Gateway, West Adams, South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, University Park, and Watts.

The Downtown Los Angeles area is the site of the Fashion District, LA Live—the iconic hometown venue of the Los Angeles Lakers—and Expo Park with its world-class museums, educational and sport facilities and entertainment venues, such as the Coliseum, the California Science Center, BMO Stadium, and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (launching soon).

The district also includes Historic South Central, celebrated in its heyday as a bustling jazz scene and the “West Coast Harlem,” with numerous eateries, music venues, and nightclubs, including the Dunbar Hotel—where jazz luminaries such as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald stayed when they visited Los Angeles.

District 57 boasts a diverse demographic mix, with Black families who moved here after WWII and a growing Latino population that includes Mexican residents and many others from Central America—Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, and Belizeans—who began moving into the area around the 1980s.