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    protests, art and many other social activities can occur. Visiting Broadway and Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles gave me a broader view of how this urban space has been used to illustrate important events of Chicano community members. On my commute to downtown Los Angeles I experienced different emotions and visuals that defined the entrance into this urban space. From the moment I entered I noticed the heavy traffic that had to be endured. The drastic amount of traffic was very upsetting and made me realize how community members were forced to tolerate this traffic every day. Besides the traffic I also…

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    I took the bus around the Los Angeles area on a Saturday. The bus I used was the 30/330 that goes from Sunset Boulevard into East Los Angeles. This was mostly what seemed to be residential areas and the main streets of Los Angeles. While riding the bus I saw the difference within the people through the surrounding buildings. The visible wealth disparity between the residents of Los Angeles is very stark and can be seen within neighborhoods. Starting at Sunset, near the Greystone Mansion, the…

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    Urban Observation Report

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    Los Angeles is a place where people of different social backgrounds lead increasingly separate, parallel lives. Individuals from all social backgrounds participate in routine activities in micro-spaces throughout the city such as purchasing a cup of coffee or riding the bus to work. These people can be a student going to school or a senior citizen out on a stroll. Even though they may cross paths and share certain spaces on a consistent basis, that does not mean that they live identical lives.…

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    goes beyond dissecting guestimates or reference points. Los Angeles has traditionally offered residents cultural anchor points that are spread out through out the county. One of these hubs featured in South Los Angeles, is Leimert Park. Founded in 1927, Leimert Park started out as a homogenous community exclusively for Caucasians. After white flight to the suburbs, there has been a fixture of predominantly black families in this neighborhood. Decades of growing discontent between residents and…

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    I’ve already seen it. The canal, the body builders, and the ridiculous tshirts that only someone stoned would buy. But I’m not from Venice. fourteen miles down south of the beach is South Central, my home for the first eighteen years of my life. Now, during holidays and breaks, I live in the middle of northern LA County in a desert called Palmdale. It’s important to note the differences. One that I learned immediately was that neighbors don’t like noise but love to phone police about it. Our…

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    realize that I do not need to be spending money on luxuries but instead donating that money to charities. As he states, “Again, the formula is simple: whatever money you’re spending on luxuries, not necessities, should be given away”. I was motivated by this article because I realized that not all individuals have the same advantage as I do. I have the chance to get an education, have a shelter and buy luxuries that others do not. If I have the chance to teach or help others, I would because I…

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    In Los Angeles, people are always up and about. There is a constant need for luxury transportation as people go out to parties, special events, or corporate affairs. Whatever the reason, transportation is a must through the busy, popular location. Our services are versatile, as we adhere to the need of a wide fan base. Customers enjoy our services because we listen to what their specific needs are and we cattier to them. We also provide reasonable prices and excellent customer support. Take a…

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    has increased rapidly, especially in the county of Los Angeles. From conducting search on the keyword “homelessness,” I found that there are a lot of people in the Los Angeles county who has been homeless for a while and it has been increasing continuously. According to the LA times, “L.A. sees another sharp rise in homelessness and outdoor tents” by Gale Holland and Peter Jamison shows that homelessness developed in the last year by nearly 47,000 people in the street and shelters regardless of…

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    The two cities I chose to report on are Downey and South Gate. The reasons I chose these cities are I graduated from Downey High School and I grew up in the city of South Gate. From personal experience, I know that they are similar in many ways but also differ in terms of their economy just by observing the cities. This report will discuss the economic development goals of the two cities with emphasis on how they compare and contrast to one another and will determine the desirability of…

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    Boyz N The Hood Analysis

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    The Intercity Rules How did the movie Boyz N The Hood give me a better understanding on how to live in South Los Angeles? When I was living in South Los Angeles this movie impacted my life, because it showed me how to be street smart. Boyz N the Hood gave me advice on how to live in a vicious life style of black-on-black crimes in South Central Los Angeles. I was unaware of the dangerous streets, manipulative people, the high rate of teen pregnancy, and the poverty was unbelievable. Living…

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