Surf Culture

For each of the projects write a paragraph that offers at least 5 points of constructive criticism or needs improvement and at least 4 points of positive feedback. Post this feedback to the appropriate blog entry by 5:00 p.m. tonight. Sign your initials to your feedback. Write your feedback here: David Van: I really liked … [Read more…]

Zoot Suit Riots

For each of the projects write a paragraph that offers at least 5 points of constructive criticism or needs improvement and at least 4 points of positive feedback. Post this feedback to the appropriate blog entry by 5:00 p.m. tonight. Sign your initials to your feedback. Write your criticism/positive feedback here: David Van: I really … [Read more…]

Disney’s California Adventure Reinforces Fictitious Narrative of Spanish Fantasy

Concept Artwork for Disney’s California Adventure Entrance (Courtesy of Disney) Disneyland will never be completed.  It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. —Walt Disney Disneyland is exactly that, an imagined space.  Located in Anaheim, Disneyland is in the center of the Northern Orange County suburbs.  Sheltered from … [Read more…]

Lakewood Center Mall

The Lakewood Center Mall is the epitome of convenience. Opened in 1951, it provided a central shopping experience for those living in the Lakewood suburban community. It is also one of the largest malls in the United States of America, placing at about 18th place. It has over 2 million square feet of leasable shop … [Read more…]

Ringing the Bell of Friendship: Korean Friendship Bell Echoes Liberty in San Pedro

Korean Friendship Bell at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, CA The Republic of Korea generously gifted the city of Los Angeles with a bronze bell in commemoration of the U.S. Independence Bicentennial.¹  In addition to commemorating the bicentennial, the Republic of Korea also acknowledged U.S. veterans service during the Korean War.  Paid for by … [Read more…]

Mel’s Drive-In: Sunset Boulevard

Mel’s Drive-In, a classic Los Angeles diner icon, has appeared in a multitude of movies over the years. There are several locations across the Golden State, with the LA restaurants being most well-known. Even Universal Studios created a replica in honor of its impact throughout cinema. Although famous for their classic California diner vibe, Mel’s … [Read more…]

Television City

Andy Warhol once was created with the statement: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Living in Los Angeles, I can definitely vouch for that argument. Most of my friends have either been on television or met a celebrity, something that is absolutely unheard of in many states across this country. I … [Read more…]