Doodle-icious

One of my all-time favorite food places is Porto’s Bakery and Café. After originally discovering their site in Glendale, I now regularly swing by their site in Downey to stock up on Cuban sandwiches, potato balls, and raspberry macaroons. Most recently I came by on Thursday, to pick up a birthday cake for my sister. … [Read more…]

“Rock the Boat”

“Rock the Boat” provided a very enlightening view on the L.A. River and how the L.A. city and region has developed around it. Massive flooding in the 1930s ultimately led to the creation of what the L.A. River was largely seen today as: a concrete channel designed to move water and runoff as quickly as … [Read more…]

The Queen Mary

    During my freshman year at CSULB I took a theater class in which I was required to see several plays. These plays took place at the Royal Theater on the Queen Mary. I always knew what the Queen Mary was, but seeing her there docked and refurbished to work as a tourist attraction … [Read more…]

The Sunken City

January 9th, 5pm at the Sunken City at San Pedro Cliffs A few of my friends and I explored at the popular site known as Sunken city. It was my first time there, and I was in awe when I saw the magnitude of it. It was huge! You can even climb down to the water where … [Read more…]

LAn-235: Native Americans and CSULB

  Living in the Los Cerritos dorm my freshman year at CSULB, I quickly learned of the empty field near the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden and the “story” behind it. According to several third and fourth years, the site was the remains of an Indian burial ground, and was often visited by students for … [Read more…]

Naples Island

Having spent the last six years in Long Beach’s “community of swimmers,” Naples has been a locale that I have frequently visited, whether it was for open water races through the canals, summer swims around the island, or prom pictures at Naples Fountain, but I always had questions about this tiny island located a short … [Read more…]