Districts of Long Beach

For our group project, my colleagues and I took a trip around Long Beach to examine the way that economic divisions are still present in the city. The experience was quite enlightening, and helped me to see a city which is extremely familiar to me in an entirely new way. Starting at the Signal Hill … [Read more…]

Mulholland Drive

Earlier this week I found myself on Mulholland Drive on a road trip with some friends. Recognizing the name, I realized that this street was named after the man who masterminded the creation of the Los Angeles aqueduct. While William Mulholland was a very accomplished man, many of his accomplishments were at best morally gray. … [Read more…]

Oldest McDonald’s

I live in Downey, California. Although the city has very few noteworthy features, one interesting fact is that it houses the oldest operational McDonald’s restaurant in the world. I drive past it every day on my way to school, and have even eaten there on a few occasions, but never truly understood its history. The … [Read more…]

Staples Center

Last season I had the privilege of attending a Lakers game at the Staples Center. As a lifelong Lakers fan this was an exciting experience for me, and the area around Staples center was incredible. The area, known as LA Live, was filled with expensive cars and beautiful buildings. The walkways leading to the Staples … [Read more…]