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    The very first instance of people in the area of the Los Angeles River were the Tongva Native Americans. Evidence suggests that they may have arrived as early as 5000 B.C.. At this time there was an abundance of both vegetation and wildlife surrounding the river ranging from berry bushes to bears. Hundreds of years later the city began to grow when Europeans settled the area in the middle of the 19th century. At this point the river was tame for most of the year but during the winter the river would flood frequently. In fact, the river was so lively that its mouth shifted as drastically as from San Pedro Bay to Santa Monica Bay during the rainier season of winter. As time continued and the city began to develop more and more, the unpredictable…

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    Judith Francisca Baca

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    The Great Wall of Los Angeles is one of the longest murals that exists in history. The great wall was built in the year of 1976 with a team of many youths, artists, and historians that collaborated under the direction of very well-known Chicana artist Judith Francisca Baca. Judith wanted to make sure that the young people understood the artwork they created. Therefore, historians, scholars, ethnologists and community members met with participants throughout the process. The objective was to…

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    Thurs. 11am The Physical Geography of Los Angeles, California Los Angeles: home to Hollywood, the Lakers, and some of the best beaches in the world. How did it get to be such a big city though? Physical geography definitely played a role in the settlement, the expansion, and will even shape the future of this great place. The history of Los Angeles and its geography begins when the Spanish arrived in the 18th century. They came in contact with Gabrielinos and Fernandenos (known as Tongva tribe…

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    prevent graffiti from showing up in our community. For starters, report any graffiti that appears in your community to the appropriate organization such as Sun Valley Graffiti Busters. Installing motion activating lights is also a great investment to prevent graffiti as the light will scare off the graffiti artist. Well-lit areas deter graffiti artists as they feel that they are too exposed to onlookers and there is an increased risk that the graffiti artist may be caught. Caring about your…

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    Chicano Film Analysis

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    opportunities here, in addition to traveling with strangers, risking deportation, and just overall having no clue what to expect. After viewing this film I feel as though I have a much deeper understanding of this struggle and a greater appreciation for what my parents had to go through. In El Norte and Mi Familia/My Family, the two filmmakers use various filters, like Sepia and Valencia, to show the distinct lands (Guatemala and Mexico) that the Rosa, Enrique, Jose, and Maria must cross in…

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    opportunity passing within a “New York Second”. New York is the gold standard for everything, which is appropriate because there is a vault that has 25% of the world’s gold bullion underneath Wall Street, but truly the cliché is true if you can make it there you can make it anywhere. New York served as the epicenter of immigration in the 1900s(originally slated to be named “New Amsterdam”, it now serves as the example of the kaleidoscopic culture in america 3.Los Angeles, California Los…

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    a. Crime/ pg. 195: The violation of norms written into law. I feel that crime is the main definition represented in The World’s Most Dangerous Gang. The gang MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha was started in the 1980’s. It today is the most dangerous gang in the world. It is an international crime gang that started in Los Angeles, but has gone as far as Mexico and Central America. Their criminal activity consists of but not restricted to is drug trafficking, illegal immigration, money laundering,…

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    with such beauty and welcoming, thus sending more individuals. In 1843, Margaret Fuller explained with imagery and great detail the significance of her “Summer on the Lakes” in which describes a little town known as Oregon and the travels there. She describes this place as, “A day's journey along the beautiful stream, to a little town named Oregon.” This journal depicts a little town and shows the beauty along with the growth that comes with it. This shows that the nature even in unspoiled…

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    tire iron, and he had been sodomized and strangled with a ligature. On February 3, 1980, in the early morning, the defendant, driving a van with co-defendant Miley, picked up Charles Miranda, 15, in West Hollywood. They drove several blocks away, parked, and the defendant sodomized Charles. The co-defendant tried to sodomize him, but was unable to sustain an erection. After the co-defendant took six dollars from Charles, the two men tied his feet and hands together. The defendant wrapped…

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    A 16-year-old girl is rushed to the hospital on a Friday night in February, instead of her enjoying an evening with friends after a basketball game at school she is being rushed to a nearby hospital where later she would be pronounced dead. According to the MCSO they shooter was aiming towards a vehicle that the victim was in due to another person inside of the vehicle yelling gang slang out the window towards the shooter. It was later discovered this tragic incident was caused by rival “party…

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