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Andra’e Crouch One of Many Icons in Pacoima History

Andra’e Crouch's career was perhaps one of the most phenomenal of all the successes in Pacoima. Grammy award winning Andra’e bridged the gap between gospel and mainstream music working with major stars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.

Prudencio Gomez - One of Pacoima's Earliest Trailblazers

Prudencio Gomez, a Spaniard, was born in 1900 and immigrated to the Pacoima area in 1916. He and his wife Mercedes had 5 daughters when his dream of being a business owner came to fruition. In 1926, he opened Gomez Market on Judd Street in Pacoima, after picking fruit for many years.

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