The Yost Theater

Last Wednesday, April 27, I went to see Snoop Dogg perform at The Yost Theater. This is the oldest theater in Orange County and is even registered as a Historical Landmark. When it was built in 1912 it was originally called “The Auditorium” and renamed “The Clunes” that same year. A man named Ed Yost … [Read more…]

Venice Beach

I went to spend the day in Venice beach with a couple friends on a Saturday a couple weeks ago. I spent the entire day there, walking the boardwalk and people watching. Besides watching a couple separate games of basketball, walking the boardwalk, window shopping, and stopping for some food, I went to the skate … [Read more…]

Celebrity Spotting

Last week, on March 21st, I went to the Justin Bieber concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Just as the other concerts I’ve been to at the Staples Center, it was completely packed and there were crazy screaming fans. Coincidently, in class that week we were discussing how Los Angeles residents react to … [Read more…]

Runyon Canyon

I hiked Runyon Canyon in Hollywood this past Saturday, March 19. It was my second time doing this hike, but in the past I had heard so much about it and wanted to experience it for myself. This hike is part of Runyon Canyon Park, which is located in the Hollywood Hills. This is one … [Read more…]

University Art Museum

Last semester, on September 9, I had the opportunity to take a tour of the newly opened University Art Museum on our campus at Cal State Long Beach. We also toured the entire campus to see all the sculptures, murals and art spread throughout the school. I have noticed the different cultures across campus before … [Read more…]

Santa Monica, CA

This weekend on February 27th, I went to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA, which is infamous for its shopping. Though, the shopping experience is not what I took from this trip. I observed and noticed the atmosphere around me. It is a very busy and noisy place with constant flow of foot traffic, … [Read more…]

Downtown Disney

I have been to Downtown Disney many times. I do not have a Disneyland pass, so I do enjoy going down there every once in a while to walk around and have a bite to eat. I have always loved to atmosphere down there; everyone is happy, there are bright colors and lights, and the … [Read more…]

The Bonaventure Hotel

I visited the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on October 7th, 2015. I have passed by the Bonaventure many times but never knew how famous it was. I did not realize how many movies it was featured in, and I enjoyed learning about that on the tour and after doing some research. Seeing the … [Read more…]

The Pike

I took a field trip to the Pike last semester on September 2, 2015. I enjoyed this trip very much; mostly because there is so much history in the Pike that I never knew about. I am not from Long Beach but living here for two and a half years now, I have been to … [Read more…]