Downtown Long Beach

Sunday April 10, 2016 9am, Downtown Long Beach Last week, I drove in downtown Long Beach for the first time. I’ve been there on a class field trip from UHP 101 before, but we travelled by bus and by foot. As a pedestrian, I remember that the place was confusing, but I pegged that to … [Read more…]

Monterey Park – A Chinese Beverly Hills

If you are Asian, and live in the 626, then you should know all about Monterey Park, and the incredible selection of shops and restaurants there. But do you know the history behind it? In 1965, when the Hart–Celler Act was passed, quotas on immigration was removed. Many Asians immigrated to the United States because of … [Read more…]

Seal Beach

About twice a week, I make my way to Seal Beach for work and cross the border of Los Angeles County to Orange County. Living near the school, I realize I am located near the edge of the LA County so the difference is not as dramatic as it is coming from the more inner … [Read more…]

Lakewood

Just about every weekend, I make my way from my dorm at Cal State Long Beach to my work at the Lakewood Center Mall. I drive down Atherton, turn right onto Lakewood Blvd, drive straight for some ways, and then turn right onto Del Amo Blvd. Along my drive I never noticed a difference between … [Read more…]

Randy’s Donuts

  Over the weekend I had to drive to LAX and I decided that while I was there I would go to see a landmark that has loomed in the background of many movies. The landmark is Randy’s Donuts. You may not recognize the name but I’m sure you’d recognize the giant donut that is … [Read more…]

North Fairfax Avenue

This past Friday a few friends and I drove to what has become known as one the most interesting and popular street among street wear aficionados: North Fairfax Ave. Currently known for it’s multiple street wear shops and skater culture, once I dug deeper into the history, it’s clear that this street has a long … [Read more…]

Is LA Ready for Urban Parks?

From the New Yorker, what do you all think? Can Los Angeles Embrace the Urban Park? Affluent Angelenos like to own their outdoors, or at least pay heftily to use them. Aerial photos show Los Angeles chopped up into irrigated enclaves of privilege: decks, pools, lawns, golf courses, restaurant patios, country clubs. The beaches are … [Read more…]