The Hollywood Sign

Last Saturday, I went hiking on the Mt. Hollywood trail this past weekend for the first time with some friends to go see the Hollywood sign. It was really cool seeing the sign in person after watching many movies and TV showing the famous sign and the glamourous hills below. Placed near the top of … [Read more…]

Long Beach Swap Meet

On Sunday morning, from around 6 am to 12 pm my father and I went to the Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet on Carson Street near the Long Beach Airport. This event is an automotive swap meet where over 600 vendors and thousands of shoppers come together to buy and sell custom goods. It’s … [Read more…]

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Walking down Hollywood Boulevard, one will come upon a building that does not fit in with the surrounding landscape, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. This building, constructed in 1926, was modeled after a Chinese pagoda, featuring chinese dragons on the front facade and two “heavenly dogs” from the Ming Dynasty referred to as guardian lions. Upon its … [Read more…]

Little Tokyo

Over the weekend, I went with one of my roommates to Little Tokyo to eat ramen at a restaurant called Daikokuya. The town had a lot of culture and it was interesting to look at it with the prospective that this class covers. Little Tokyo has been there since the beginning of the twentieth century … [Read more…]

Ask the Dust Storymap

Attached is the link for the locations described in chapters 3, 8, 15, and 16 of John Fante’s Ask the Dust. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/0e049761c80c6d9e7d58de13c0674498/ask-the-dust/index.html Anaid Gonzalez, Bailey Adling, Kat Schiller, Kirsten Miller, Kaicie Messer