L.A.’s Cold War

When a Soviet-controlled regime falls apart, what happens to all of its stuff? It ends up in L.A. apparently. For 40 years, East Germany remained closely veiled in secrecy and tightly monitored government propaganda. After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, it was decided that the GDR’s trace be altered as swiftly as … [Read more…]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Anyone who follows sports knows the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, typically referred to as The Coliseum. Since it’s opening in 1923, this stadium has been the home of the USC football team and the temporary home to the UCLA football team, USC and UCLA basketball teams, “Cleveland” Rams, “Brooklyn” Dodgers, “Minneapolis” Lakers, “Oakland” Raiders, and the LA … [Read more…]

Upright Citizens Brigade training center

Last semester I went to a comedy show in Los Angeles at a place called the Upright Citizens Brigade training center (UCB). UCB is a comedy school that puts on free or discount shows to the public so that trainees can practice their improvised and sketch comedy. Located on Sunset Boulevard, the theater is in … [Read more…]

San Pedro High School Track

This Saturday (2/13) around noon I had a Lacrosse game at Daniel’s Field in San Pedro, and just up the street was San Pedro High School. Before the game, I went for a warmup run and wandered onto the campus. To my surprise, the majority of the school was open. I decided to run onto … [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…]

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…]

Melrose

Melrose Avenue is, hands down, my favorite street in LA. Now, Due to the large number of famous streets in Los Angeles, this statement is not something to simply disregard. Melrose is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a cappuccino at Alfred’s Coffee or a hectic shopping day filled with Marc Jacob handbags, there’s … [Read more…]