Staple Center

The Staple Center, one of the most popular sport complexes has been used for a variety of events. It holds a capacity of 18,118 people and has been one of the most used arenas. The complex is 950,000 square feet and has been a multipurpose complex for a variety of events from sporting events t … [Read more…]

LA Industry

For the past six months I’ve been working as an intern at The Boeing Company and it has been an interesting experience. I work within an industrial park in large buildings with over one thousand employees around me. It’s a very new experience for me coming from the much more modest employment areas of my … [Read more…]

Angel’s Flight

While visiting Los Angeles last summer, I had seen this interesting looking ride known as Angel’s Flight. I don’t know about you, but when I see something like this I feel the need to jump on board and play as if I were a ten year old boy. Unfortunately, my logic rushed back to me … [Read more…]

“U” as a Set

Claire Falkenstein’s “U” as a Set consists of a thorny tangle of copper piping. I pass by it almost every day, and each time it seems different. A trip last semester to the UAM’s symposium exhibit helped shed some light on the piece. The sculpture is a product of the 1965 Sculptural Symposium, when nine … [Read more…]

Shining a Light on LA’s Discrimination of Japanese Americans

California’s exclusion of Japanese Americans existed decades before Executive Order 9066.  Case in point, California’s political system prevented Japanese immigrants from exercising their full legal rights, since there was no path to citizenship for Japanese immigrants.  In addition, the California legislature passed the Webb-Haney Alien Land Law (California Alien Land Law) in 1913.¹  Japanese immigrants … [Read more…]