The Los Angeles Farmers Market

On January 4, 2020, I was able to visit the Los Angeles Farmers Market. It is located at the 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue intersection, right next to the Grove outdoor shopping center. I was immediately intrigued by the location of the Market; the Grove seemed to be much newer, while the Market itself had … [Read more…]

Angel’s Point

Being born and raised in Los Angeles, it is always a goal to find the best scenic view of the LA skyline. I had heard about Angel’s point before because it’s part of Elysian Park. It is a relaxed hiking trail that is 2.8 miles round trip that should take approximately an hour. Most people … [Read more…]

Ask the Dust Timemap

Group members: Delaney Raupp, Alexandra Nguyen, Everett Barton, Ryan Mardon Our group focused on places where Arturo Bandini felt his best and worst in Los Angeles. The viewer learns how Bandini comes to LA hoping to be a success and charmed by the city. That’s what boosterism of the past sold: bright lights and dreams. … [Read more…]

TimeMap for “Ask the Dust”

Group Members: Thilde Fredricksen, Brooke Sasse, and Ariah Taylor After reading John Fante’s novel Ask the Dust, we explored how the main character Arturo Bandini navigated the city of Los Angeles. We were able to accomplish this task by creating the time map linked below. With our time map, we revealed how Los Angeles has … [Read more…]

Ask the Dust: Mapping Bandini

Group Members: Arielle Lightbourn, Cody Alvino, and Lizbeth Martinez Our group’s map focused on events in John Fante’s Ask the Dust that highlighted the immigrant experience in Los Angeles in the 1930s. The immigrant struggle to fit into society and climb the ladder of success and opportunity promised by LA boosterism directly parallels Bandini’s story … [Read more…]

“Ask the Dust” Mapping Assignment

Group Members: Alara Blofield, Nyssa Yota, Jonah Deocariza, Sirey Teng “Ask the Dust” is a well-known novel by the author John Fante, taking place in Los Angeles during the early 20th-century, around the time of the Great Depression. In lieu of reading this novel as part of the UHP 401 class requirement, we were tasked … [Read more…]

“Ask The Dust” Reflection + Time Mapper

Group Members: Zoey Ferman, Ivan Herrera, Rachel Haering, Erick Ruiz The “Ask the Dust” mapping assignment was an interesting project that allowed our group to explore the physical layout of Los Angeles. From our map, one can learn significant streets and locations found in Los Angeles. This allows one to get a better picture as … [Read more…]

Union Station

Union Station is yet another iconic part of the LA area. Thousands travel to, from, and through this station. It was built in 1939 and remains “the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States”. In history websites, they explain the architecture as “mission style”. I think this is so interesting because not only … [Read more…]