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  • Los Angeles - 1579 Words
    ARLT 100g Professor Freeman 4-1-07 Los Angeles in a Day I just left the ZBT fraternity house on a traditional, sunny, early fall Saturday morning in Los Angeles and cruised down the 5 freeway on towards Disneyland. Driving along with a few pledge bros in the Toyota 4Runner, we began our pledge class scavenger hunt for the day with Disneyland being the first destination. On our way, we did not encounter the typical, drive you insane, never ending, Los Angeles traffic constantly on the 5...
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  • Los Angeles - 310 Words
    with its tall historic Buildings that sprout from dusty, grainy concrete floors like seeds in the springtime, Los Angeles and its rich history has been attracting many people all over world. Merging from the San fernando valley through Downtown and back to long beach, marked with graffiti marks of local gangs and smelling of old factories, LA wouldn't be LA without the LA river. , For most tourists, visiting the LA river isn't at the top of their agenda, but to many locals like myself, the Los...
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  • Los Angeles Traffic - 603 Words
    Traffic problems in Los Angeles have been a topic of discussion for many years and there are many causes for this occurring problem. Have you ever been sitting in your car in bumper to bumper traffic wondering why traffic isn’t moving? Since Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities in the nation, it is natural that there are many people traveling to and from daily which causes heavy amounts of traffic in the morning and evening times each day. A drive that is only a few miles can sometimes take...
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  • Twilight Los Angeles; 1992
    Twilight Los Angeles; 1992 very accurately depicts the L.A. Riots. It shows the hardships the citizens of L.A. Underwent during one of the cities most devastating tragedies. The monologues that Smith chooses all show the relationship between greater things than the L.A. Riots such as prejudice and tolerance, guilt and innocence, and class conflicts. These are all issues that are very prominent in most of the monologues. The actual events provide the focus, and stated or implied a reference...
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  • Quality of Light in Los Angeles
    Quality of Light in Los Angeles Southern California is a region known for its desert like climate and contrasting lighting. This aspect has been the object of fascination for many of its residents following this unique quality. It has been discussed to be a beauty in its own right and spectacular in other ways because of the way it shines and illuminates night and day. This phenomenon is as a result of various factors coming together to bring out an atomic quality of light, viewed across the...
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  • the city of Los Angeles - 11920 Words
    "L.A." redirects here. For other uses, see La (disambiguation). This article is about the U.S. city. For the county, see Los Angeles County, California. For other uses, see Los Angeles (disambiguation). Page semi-protected Los Angeles City City of Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign Flag Seal Nickname(s): "L.A.", "City of Angels",[1] "Angeltown",[2] "Lalaland", "Tinseltown"[3] Location in Los Angeles County in the state of California Los...
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  • Los Angeles Riots - 1521 Words
    Imagine being at the center of one of the most racially controversial events in Modern American history. More specifically, imagine being a victim of police brutality. It seemed like an open-and-shut kind of case. All of the evidence was caught on camera. What plausible vendication would the Defense be able to make against the Prosecution? The Rodney King beating of 1991 was the breaking point for the African Americans and minorities of South Central Los Angeles and all over the country. Because...
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  • Los Angeles Flower District
    Los Angeles Flower District Deep within the slums of Downtown Los Angeles rests a complex series of flower markets that make up the Flower District of Los Angeles. Specifically, at the intersection of Wall St. and Eighth St., lie the two largest flower markets in Los Angeles. The Original Los Angeles Flower Market and the Southern California flower market are situated directly across the street from one another. Within these two mega-markets, tons of venders try their hand at selling flowers...
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  • Gangs in South Central Los Angeles
    Gangs Gangs in South Central Los Angeles Gangs run the streets in South Central Los Angeles. They are respected, dangerous, and feared by all who are not involved in gang activity. Two major Los Angeles gangs are the “Bloodz” and the “Crips”. These two gangs are professionals at what they do such as murder, drug trafficking, and avoiding law enforcement. Protecting their territory and fellow gang members resulted in one hundred twenty eight homicides in South Central Los Angeles (Tamara)....
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  • Urban Planning Gangs in Los Angeles
    Urban Planning: Gangs in Los Angeles Yvonne Perry Everest Online Urban Planning: Gangs in Los Angeles For this assignment I spoke with my daughter’s friend who is a gang member in LA to get a little insight into how one becomes drawn to life in a gang. I felt that I could not plan anything for urban Los Angeles without knowing how a young man or women gets involved in gangs. The following is the interview that was conducted on 5/16/2013 between Juan Martinez known on the streets as Lil...
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  • 5 ways at Looking at Duality in Los Angeles
    5 Ways of Looking at the Balance of Duality in Los Angeles From an architecturally prominent downtown to the surf and sand of Venice Beach, Los Angeles is vastly diverse and culturally rich. Life in the City of Angels is like nowhere else. Where else can you spend an afternoon seeing iconic attractions in Hollywood and then visit cultural landmarks like the Getty Museum in the evening? From a unique network of living areas to the world-famous dining venues, Los Angeles has always...
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  • African-American Street Gangs in Los Angeles
    African-American Street Gangs in Los Angeles by Alejandro A. Alonso, M.S. In Los Angeles and other urban areas in the United States, the formation of street gangs increased at a steady pace through 1996. The Bloods and the Crips, the most well-known gangs of Los Angeles, are predominately African American[1] and they have steadily increased in number since their beginnings in 1969. In addition, there are over 600 active Hispanic gangs in Los Angeles County with a growing Asian gang...
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  • Critical Review of the Film Redemption
    A few of the critics seemed to have enjoyed this film. Critic David Nusair states Jamie Foxx delivered a phenonmenal performance, although on the other hand he thinks the film wasn’t elevated to the highest level of the viewers of his crime. The film is careful not to incriminate Stan “Tookie” Williams for any wrong doing, he is seen punching out assorted folk but we’re not given any clue as to his guilt in the crime for which he is imprisoned states Vondie Curtis-Hall. The word redemption can...
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  • Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
    Cultural Diversity in Local Politics Overview This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity. The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial...
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  • Gang Leader For Day - 1834 Words
    Gang Paper The author of “Gang Leader for a Day”, Sudhir Vankatesh, delivers an intimate look into a world most people would prefer to ignore. In the book, the graduate student formed a friendship with a local gang leader and was able to get the inside information of the gang’s role in the Chicago housing projects. ABC’s 60 Minutes and National Geographic have made outstanding videos describing in great detail, gang life. Girls in the Hood, by ABC, informs that the notion of only males in...
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  • Personal Cover Letter and Portfolio
    Case One Appeal to Buad 202 Date: December 13, 1998 To: Dr. Smith Johnson From: Joe Doe Subject: Appeal to Buad 202 As a transfer student with business administration major, I understand that this business writing class is very important for the students who prepare for enter the business world. Also as a member of the business club in California State Los Angeles, I know that the successful business writing skill can help the students to find a better job. My passing in English 101...
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  • Always Running - 307 Words
    Karina Gonzalez Instructor Shakespeare HUMANS 205 June 6 2013 Author Luis J. Rodriguez was born in the US/Mexico border in 1954, at the age of 2 his family moved to Los Angeles California, around the age of 8 they moved to San Gabriel Valley. One of his first documentaries is the Book called “Always Running La Vida Loca: Gang days in L.A”. The book narrows the struggles of the author during his childhood and adolescences in the active life of a gang member and of Chicano race. The...
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  • East Side Is the Best Side
    Jonathan Verduzco 10/2/12 EAST SIDE IS THE BEAST SIDE Good ole Los Angeles. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many cities around the world; Amsterdam, Rome, New York, even Mexico City, and its safe to say that there isn’t any other city in the world that has the robust mixture of urban concentration and suburban pride. Nowhere does this ring truer than in East Los Angeles. While some believe “east los” is nothing more than a breeding ground for failure, crime, and Hispanic illegal immigrants...
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  • Edge of the Water - 1044 Words
    On The Edge Of The Water Teens growing up in modern America face challenges daily that help them grow into a productive member of society. In the book, Edgewater Angels by Sandro Meallet, the story is set in the projects of San Pedro, California, a heavily gang influenced town that is a part of Los Angeles. The book exposes the youthfulness of Sunny Toomer, a mischievous teen always faced with the decision between right and wrong in a neighborhood where you can get jumped for walking on...
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  • Luis Javier Rodriguez Is A Well
    Matthew Wong P. 6 12/1/14 Luis Javier Rodriguez: “You ‘Will Never Believe it” Luis Javier Rodriguez is a well-known American poet, novelist, memoirist, journalist, critic, columnist; his work also includes short story writing and children’s books, but before his writing career, he was an active gang member during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Born in the United States-Mexico border city of El Paso, Texas, Luis grew up with diligent and honorable parents. Luis’ father was a high school principal, while...
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  • Freedom Writer S Film Review
     The film, Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese captured the lives of underrepresented and at risk students whom lived in Long Beach, California, that were born into gang life and didn’t see their lives past than age eighteen. Erin Gruwell was a passionate young teacher keen on social change. Wanting to make a difference, she decided to teach at the newly voluntarily integrated Woodrow Wilson High School. The movie’s portrayal of stereotypes was emphasized through its technical...
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  • Why L.A. Used as Setting for Most Disaster Movies.
    HENOS WOLDE Instructor: STARR GOODE English 1 Essay 3 10/29/2012 Why L.A. used as setting for most disaster movies. Through decades of disaster films, Los Angeles has been targeted by aliens, toppled by temblors, sunken by tsunamis, leveled by lava, and a rogue tornado once took out the Hollywood sign. Even though in real life los angels is not such a disastrous it nonetheless faces constant destruction in movies, on television, and in books; in the...
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  • Always Running by Ivania Martinez
    Ivania Martinez Chicano studies 37 SN #0164 May 4, 2013 Book Report Always Running Always Running is an autobiography written by Luis J. Rodriguez. The setting takes place in California, for the most part takes place in east of Los Angeles, Watts a neighborhood that was designated "as one of the 10 poorest in the country." The protagonist in this autobiography is Luis he is also the narrator, and the antagonist in autobiography is the gang life. The autobiography...
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  • Blood in Blood Ut - 964 Words
    The movie “Blood In…Blood Out,” is a movie about the realities of the streets, crime, drugs, gangs and prison life. It tells the story of three young Chicano teens who are trying to survive in East Los Angeles. First, you meet Paco, a rebellious teen that loves a fight, and is in a small East Los Angeles Street gang called “Vatos Locos.” Then, there is his half brother Cruz, who is an artist, he is trying to stay away from the gang life by painting, however, he still is and hangs with the Vatos...
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  • Business: Revenue and Target Gross Margin
    Additional facts about this case: 1. CHP is believed to be close to a long-term contract to supply parts to Medit, a giant construction company with excellent government contracts in southern France and nearby Euro countries. 2. Mission’s price for the coupling in questions (PT40) is $1.26, FOB, Los Angeles. The target gross margin for exports is 30% FOB $1.26 (location Los Angeles) COGS $ .88 (Fixed) GTM $0.38 CIF $1.3627= $1.36 FOB (1.05) (1.03)= 1.0815...
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  • The Tattooed Soldier - 282 Words
    October 29, 2012 The Tattooed Soldier This book showed us many injustices in the United States and in Guatemala. We see many things happening in each country that let us see how daily life is in these countries. In Guatemala we see the army killing innocent people. No one is safe in Guatemala especially in the capital. We see that those who are fighting against the army to gain justice are targeted. These people are fighting for the rights they deserve and instead of being heard they are...
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  • 1992 La Riots - 329 Words
    Essay 1992 Los Angeles riots: The riots began with the violent arrest of Rodney King March 3, 1991, in a high-speed pursuit King drove through several red lights and stop signs; he pulled over in the Lake View Terrace. King had a record for drunk driving but the officers involved testified that they believed him to be under the influence of the narcotic PCP, in a later blood test he was tested negative for PCP. A civilian named George Holliday recorded the whole arrest, the defendants also...
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  • Boyle Heights - 3789 Words
     A Neighborhood Assessment Boyle Heights Boyle Heights- Introduction Boyle Heights is infamous as being one of the major hubs of violence, most notably perpetrated by juvenile gangs. The neighborhood has even gained wide exposure in academia as made evident by our Professor’s study (Tita, 2002, Tita et al 2003). Although crime is a salient feature associated with the Boyle Heights community, crime prevention establishments such as Father Greg’s Homeboy...
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  • Gang Researcher Joan W. Moore
    CJ 432-Research on A Gang Researcher| Dr. Joan W. Moore| | Joan W. Moore is a distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her field of study has primarily been sociology with a focus in Social Problems within Latino communities. Dr. Moore has made a major contribution to the social sciences in the area of crime, drugs and gangs; she was also John Hagedorn’s mentor. No scholar is as widely...
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  • La Kings - 3072 Words
    Los Angeles Kings Marketing Plan I. Executive Summary The NHL has seen its fairs share of storied franchises, but non-however may stick out more than the Los Angeles Kings. At one time the Kings had acquired arguably, the best player to ever lace up his skates in Wayne Gretzky and were competing for the Stanley Cup year-in-and-year-out. The Kings have been long regarded as one of the better ran franchises in sports, thanks to managements commitment to winning....
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  • Hispanic Gangs - 3222 Words
    OREGONIAN (Portland, Ore.) June 6, 1993, pp. A1+ "Copyright (c) 1993 Oregonian Publishing Company." HISPANIC GANGS: AN EXPANDING MENACE by George Rede of The Oregonian staff - Outreach workers, the police and community members worry that LA-style gang violence will increasingly rack the metro area As twilight falls across the park, a father gently pushes his daughter on a tire swing. A little girl climbs on the jungle gym. Two boys go one-on-one in hoops. Around the corner,...
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  • West Side Story - 761 Words
    In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the film, I think...
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  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
    Table Of Contents Applicant: AltaMed Health Services Corporation Application Number: YEP2014001117 Project Title Escalera Workforce Program Status: Review in Progress Online Forms 1. SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance Version 2 • (Upload #1): SF424_2_1-1238-Additional Congressional Districts.docx • (Upload #2): SF424_2_1-1236-Cities affected for SF424.docx • (Upload #3): ProjectNarrativeAttachments-Attachments-1235-YEP II Narrative FINAL SUBMISSION.pdf • (Upload #4):...
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  • Jaime Escalante - 446 Words
    Jaime Escalante was born December 31, 1930 in La Paz, Bolivia. He came to the United States in the 1960s to seek a better life. He began teaching math to troubled students in a violent Los Angeles school and became famous for leading many of them to pass the advanced placement calculus test. In 1974, Escalante took a job at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California. He found himself in a challenging situation: teaching math to troubled students in a rundown school known for...
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  • American Me - 690 Words
    American Me My artistic source is a film called American Me. The film illustrates thirty years of Chicano street gang life starting in 1959 in East Los Angeles. American Me came to theaters on March 13, 1992. This marked the directorial debut of Edward James Olmos. The protagonist is Montoya Santana whose character is based on Rodolfo Cadena and played by Edward James Olmos. Santana along with his childhood friends J.D. and Munda founded one of the most powerful street gangs in Los Angeles....
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  • Always Running - 482 Words
    It has been stated many times once in a gang you are in it for life, the only way out is death. The experiences and choices Luis J. Rodriguez made proved that statement wrong. He shows that you cannot live life trying to run. By the time Luis Rodriguez was two years old his family left Mexico to live in Los Angeles. Like most people they searched with hope for a better life. They moved around in Watts and East LA, always living in poor conditions. From the start others discriminated and...
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  • The Tattooed Soldier - 598 Words
    Buildings, Freeways and Shadows of The Tattooed Soldier (Final Draft) Downtown Los Angeles is one of the busiest commercial centers in the United States. However, the city holds two groups of people in different economic level-the homeless and the working class. Hector Tobar frequently includes the landscape of the setting in downtown Los Angeles in The Tattooed Soldier. The novel is about two immigrants from Guatemala who have moved to Los Angeles. The protagonist, Antonio, takes a revenge on...
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  • Gang Rival Analysis - 2707 Words
    I am writing about an argument that is based on a gang truce between two large rival gangs in El Salvador that was settled in order to reduce the high number of murders within the country.. I have three different articles, and two of them are from the same author, and one from another source. The first two articles that both appear in the New York Times, directly relate to the problem. I first one is called “Gang Truce Buys El Salvador a Tenuous Peace” was published on August 27, 2012 by Randal...
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  • Compare and Contrast - 1171 Words
    Compare and Contrast: Cal State LA & Cal Poly Pomona Cal State Universities are excellent choices because they are part of the most affordable public education systems in the nation and promote access to higher education. When deciding to go to a university like Cal Poly Pomona or Cal State Los Angeles, there can be many things that need to be considered in order to make the right choice. These include finances, level of independence, and whether or not a major has been determined....
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  • Always Running - 509 Words
    Rodriguez begins an autobiographical account of his life in Los Angeles by dedicating it to a long list of friends (25) who had been killed by "rival gangs, police, drugs, car crashes and suicides". All of this happened during the first 18 years of his life there. Luis and his siblings were born in El Paso, Texas, although the Rodriguez family lived across the border, in Ciudad Juarez. The parents, with plans to move into the U.S., knew that children born there automatically obtained their...
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  • LA Street Gangs - 692 Words
    Korteisa Diggins Coach Spurgeon English 8 April 16, 2014 LA Street Gangs The Crips gang originated in Los Angeles in the mid 1960’s, and the bloods street gangs was formed to the crips. Both gangs had loosely structed subgroups or sets, most of which are from specific neighborhoods. Members dress in a distinctive colors , where crip had blue and blood had red. They had...
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  • english speaking countries - 16823 Words
    1. British Museum The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection. Entry is free but special exhibitions require tickets. Tate Modern Sitting grandly on the banks of the Thames is Tate Modern, Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art. Its unique shape is due to it previously being a power station....
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  • Mise En Scene Attack The block
    In this essay I am going to write about the film “Attack The Block” and look at how mise en scene is used to establish the film’s themes. In the opening scene when Sam was on her own walking down the dark streets of London the music was quite eerie, this gives the audience a sense of suspense as to “what’s going to happen next?” Then as the music continues to play in the background there are lots of children running with fireworks in their hands, however, it is dark so we can’t see their faces,...
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  • C228Task1 - 5158 Words
     Natalie Goldman Community Health Nursing C228 Task 1 A. Identification of Community The city of West Hollywood is nestled between Los Angeles City limits and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, CA. For County of Los Angeles Public Health Department, it is a part of Service Planning Area 4. The population is 34,781, with 19,476 (56%) males and 15,305 (44%) females. Median resident age is 40 years old. 77% of residents are Caucasian. Air Quality Index (AQI) is 47.1, significantly...
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  • Ucla Research Project - 507 Words
    Laura Beardwood Ms. Daily 10th Grade English Feb.27.2012 UCLA Research Project UCLA which the full official name is University of California, Los Angeles is located in the Westwood. It is five miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a beautiful scene. UCLA’s official colors are blue and gold. The famous motto is a bear called Joe Bruin. He stands for the spirit of the school. UCLA is found in 1919 as a public university. However, the earliest school is just known as...
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  • La Story - 2332 Words
    L.A. Story: Rhetorical Analysis Alec Waugh, a British novelist once said, “you can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person”. A place can have so much character to not only make a person fall in love at first sight, but to keep that person entranced by love for the place. The city one might picture is Paris the city of love or the islands of Hawaii. However, this city is not the typical city that comes to mind. It is the city with busy streets and beautiful people, Los...
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  • Always Running Notes - 271 Words
    In ALWAYS RUNNING, Luis J. Rodriguez offers a loosely organized but thoroughly wrenching account of his experience growing up in and around Watts and the Las Lomas barrio, just east of Los Angeles. Rodriguez, a poet and journalist who now resides in Chicago, was born in 1954 in El Paso, Texas. His parents, recent immigrants from Mexico, soon migrated to the Los Angeles area. There, Rodriguez experienced the indignities of poverty, prejudice, and nearly unchecked police brutality. Joining a gang...
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  • 1992 LA Riots- Rough notes
    The 1992 LA Riots were a series of riots, lootings, arsons and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles on April 29th 1992, lasting 6 days through to May 5th. They were triggered by the acquittal of police officers in a trial regarding a videotaped police brutality incident. 4 police officers were caught on amateur video beating an unarmed African-American motorist-Rodney King. The case was taken to trial and the four (white police officers) were acquitted of any wrong doing (by a 12...
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  • Inside the Crips - 295 Words
    Colton (" C-Loc" ) Simpson was a Crip. Beginning at the impossibly tender age of ten in the mid-1970s, Simpson' s world was defined in terms of war. By the time he quit— the first gang member allowed to do so— he' d risen through the ranks to become Stabilizer and later, General. Simpson was the son of Dick Simpson, a ballplayer for the California Angels, but even before he became a gangbanger, his childhood was tough. Raised by his grandmother at the edge of Los Angeles' s South Central,...
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  • Ecology of Fear: How Eden Lost It's Garden
    How Eden Lost Its Garden Chapter two of Ecology of Fear is titled “How Eden Lost Its Garden”, and discusses the various social and political reasons behind drastic changes to the landscape of Los Angeles during the twentieth century. The first section, called “The Underproduction of Public Space”, begins by discussing the belief in the 1930’s that there was a severe lack of public parks, amounts that did not meet tourists’ expectations for when they came to Southern California. Population...
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  • Essay - 1127 Words
    The Ecology of HOLLYWOOD 1 Los Angeles is an unlikely city. Built over a major seismic fault, on the edge of one of the world's most inhospitable deserts, the city has developed like the extension of a Hollywood movie set, a sprawling urban fantasy which many people feel should not really exist. Scientists have estimated that the land and water in the area could naturally support 200,000 people, not the 15 million that live there. 2 Since the 1880s, Los Angeles has been transformed from a...
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  • Freedom Writers Summary - 296 Words
    Based on actual diary accounts of several teenagers following the L.A. riots, “Freedom Writers” is the story of an idealistic teacher’s attempts to make a difference in the lives of her at-risk students. Located in gang-ravaged Long Beach, California, Woodrow Wilson High is a hotbed of violence due to a voluntary integration program which brings Black, Latino, Asian, and White students together. Rather than having the desired effect of creating healthy diversity, this program breeds constant war...
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  • miss east La - 321 Words
    Twelve stories from poet and memoirest Rodriguez (Always Running, 1993, etc.) paint a disturbing portrait of East Los Angeles, but fail to populate it with characters who transcend the political sensibility they seem to emerge from. In “My Ride, My Revolution,” a limo driver crosses back and forth over the line between rich and poor while reading the Bible and Stephen King in his spare time; “Shadows” is an unformed depiction of the horror of alcoholism in a Hispanic family; the tough life...
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  • Film Analysis - Sin Nombre
    Film 1070 1 September 2013 Film Analysis/Personal Reflection: Sin Nombre The movie, “Sin Nombre” directed by, Cary Fukunaga, is about the story of a young man, by the name of Willy, living in Mexico, whom is a member of the gang known as “MS”. This film makes its audience familiar with the struggles of the journey for immigrants trying to make it to America. Willy’s commitment for the gang turns redundant when one of the other gang members murders his girlfriend. A series of events occur in...
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  • English Essay on Freedom Riders
    Good afternoon miss ________ and year 10, today I will be speaking about a novel and a movie. The opening scenes of the freedom writers movie are riots and you can hear gun shots , the audience is assailed with discordant sounds both diagetic and non diagetic, this also helps to convey the chaos of the context which is the social background to the film Throught the film there is a reliance on various forms of signage that provides insights for the audience about characters and events....
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  • Chicago Gangs and History - 1301 Words
    Chicago Gangs, Then and Now with Solutions Nick Crot Marist High School Abstract This paper deals with gang violence in the city of Chicago since the beginning of time. It takes a deep look into the history of Chicago gangs and how they interact today. Also the past problems the City of Chicago made when dealing with gangs and the problems that gangs today have and how Chicago has the worst gang problem in the country. Also how gangs have turned themselves into big, and lucrative...
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  • Holiday Trip - 731 Words
    Travelling has always been my hobby. I used to travel to many places back in Malaysia. To me, travelling is the best way to understand human nature besides to discover many things that I am not exposed to before. In fact, seeing new places, new landscapes, meeting new people, and learning about different culture are all the great benefits that I get from travelling. For my first winter break in the US, the first place I went to is the famous city of Las Vegas. It is a great place for people who...
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  • The Problems of Southern California - 1837 Words
    From reading the author's book "Ecology of Fear," Mike Davis' main thesis for writing this book was to make readers become aware of the underlying problems and threats which have existed or currently exist in Southern California and how these problems shape the way we live today and in the imminent future as well. Although Davis did not really provide us with any remedies for the problems facing Southern California, this book made it very clear to the readers that problems do still exist,...
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  • A Comparative Study of Management Styles Between Thai-Owned Businesses and Non-Thai Owned Businesses in Term of Cultural Assimilation with Main Stream Culture in the United States
    Chapter Two: Literature Review Thai Migration to Los Angeles The unprecedented increase in the number of Asians leaving their country to take up residence in the United States over the past decade has widely publicized by the media and intensively studied by social scientists. The simultaneous qualitative shift in the geographical origin of these new residents, however, has attracted less attention. Reinforcing the long-establish and well-documented migration streams from the Philippines,...
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  • On-going Violence - 1029 Words
    The definition of family often tends to mean different things among varied groups of people. Violence, like family, also varies in definition and carries different cultural values and significance. Regardless of one’s meaning of family or violence, these two things in many ways influence and impact people’s lives differently. Hector Tobar’s novel, The Tattooed Soldier shows the impact of violence on people who each see family from a different standpoint. Furthermore, in the film Sin Nombre...
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  • Bloods and the Crips: Use of Emotion to Convey an Argument
    Emotion can draw viewers into the documentaries argument. “One of the few aspects of the human race that differentiates us from other animals is our ability to show sympathy” As stated by a numerous well-respected philosophers. If you can connect to a person’s emotion, you can place a very strong influence on them. Documentaries employ this method when trying to convey an argument. This is as people are easier to convince when they are emotionally vulnerable. Stacy Peralta’s documentary,...
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  • The Major Events of the Novel True Grit, by Charles Portis.
    (1). The major events of the novel True Grit, by Charles Portis. The first major event is the thing that leads to everything else in the novel. The cold blooded murder of the father of Mattie Ross by Tom Chaney, in Ft Smith, Arkansas. The next major event is Mattie hiring US Marshall Rooster Cogburn to hunt down Chaney and bring him back to Ft Smith to hang for the murder of her father. As it turns out, just after she hired Rooster, a Texas Ranger shows up in Ft Smith, by the name of...
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  • Plasticity of La La Land
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