Known as the “city of opportunity,” Gardena CA has welcomed waves of immigrants over the years. The first were of course the Spanish who split the area into land grants and began ranching. Following the Civil War veterans began moving into the area now called Gardena CA. By the 1880s Gardena CA had become a popular site for settlers to buy land, perhaps due to its reputation as the only green spot or “garden” in the LA area during the dry season. Gardena CA is also known for its many Japanese-Americans who came in waves throughout its history. If you’re looking for a bit of extra cash to help you get out and enjoy everything the area around Gardena CA has to offer or just to keep up with an important bill turn to South Bay Jewelry & Loan. We extend fast cash pawn loans on all kinds of valuables from jewelry to tools and musical instruments.