Santa Monica BLVD. West Hollywood

Since I came out of the closet at the age of 18, I have always been fascinated by the Stretch of Gay bars that stretch down Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. I have been a long time patron and involved in all aspects of gay culture in L.A., The city and boulevard have a … [Read more…]

UCLA Campus

Hey Everyone, Last Saturday I attended the For People of Color Pre-Law Conference at UCLA. It was a very interesting conference. I say interesting because one of the first student speakers was a UCLA Law Student that was in the Native American Student Association. The first thing she did when we were welcomed to the … [Read more…]

Olvera Street

Olvera Street is the oldest street in Los Angeles (Parra, 2013). It is also the shortest street (under 0.10 miles) (Parra, 2013). This street established in 1858 and honor Agustin Olvera (Parra, 2013). Mr. Olvera was a judge who fought in the Mexican American War (Parra, 2013). He also played a critical role in negotiating … [Read more…]

Duet (Homage to David Smith) – Robert Murray

            Along with many other sculptures, murals, and other pieces of art on the campus of California Statue University Long Beach, I have constantly passed by this one without really knowing who put it there and understanding the history behind it. Located right outside the CSULB bookstore, near the free-speech courtyard, this sculpture is sure … [Read more…]

Huntington Beach Pier

The Huntington Beach pier was built in 1902. It was mainly to put Huntington Beach on the map as a resort community. It was made as a sort of feat of architecture and engineering. It was very advanced for the time period. The pier didn’t have an easy existence though. It was damaged many times. … [Read more…]

Huntington Beach Oil Rig

This oil rig is a remnant of what a large part of what Huntington Beach used to be. This oil rig is at the spot where oil was first discovered in Huntington Beach on March 24, 1920. Once Oil was found in Huntington Beach it became a popular destination for oil. AT the time it … [Read more…]

Disneyland

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Walt Disney wanted to create a fun place for family and friends of all ages. The themes of the park where different when the attraction first opened up. They had Main street, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land, Tomorrow Land, and many more interesting themes. In 2001, the opened up California … [Read more…]

The Pike- Long Beach

The pike is a fun place for people of all ages to hang out. The pike is unique to the city of Long Beach and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The pike was first founded as an amusement park in 1902. This was the fifth largest amusement park in the United States. … [Read more…]

Balboa Park

by Zoey Ferman On February 10, my sister and I visited Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Some background about this place, it was built in 1868 and it is about 1,200 acres. It has fifteen museums on its premises, fifteen gardens and up to seventeen attractions and venues including the famous San Diego Zoo. … [Read more…]