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Ethnic Makeup Of Los Angeles

- Since 1965 many people of different ethnic backgrounds have immigrated to the greater Los Angeles area than anywhere within the United States. These immigrants have rapidly and profoundly transformed the city’s ethnic makeup and spared heated debate over their impact on the region. Unfortunately within many areas of Los Angeles there are those who have been pushed out of their homes, which have been passed through generations of ethnic minorities in other areas due to gentrification. These gentrified areas have been renovated by the city to allow for a much more comfortable living experience....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Los Angeles]

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Urban Planning For Los Angeles

- Urban Planning in Los Angeles In this paper, we will discuss Planning management system in Los Angeles Planning control institutional subsystem Las Angeles is one of those cities of California, which have an active governing system. Mayor is the administrator of this town, so Los Angeles city has strong mayor-council structure. Mayor is responsible for the appointment of Director of planning in the city, who leads the department of city planning in Los Angeles. City planning department of Los Angeles founded in 1941....   [tags: City, Urban planning, Los Angeles, Lewis Mumford]

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Los Angeles And New York

- Los Angeles and New York are both great places to live in and to visit on a vacation. This two cities have never really seen each other eye to eye by the people who live there. The cities being on opposite sides of the United States doesn’t help the situation, its west coast and east coast rivalry. These cities have a rivalry that has gone on for so long it astonished me deeply. The history behind both cities are very similar, but very different all at the same time. First thing that L.A. and N.Y....   [tags: New York City, Los Angeles, New York]

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A Study On Los Angeles

- I 've moved a few times; from Brazil to Connecticut, from Connecticut to NYC, to a million different residence halls, but one thing I 've never done is pack my crap up and move across the country carrying only things that could fit in a medium-sized carry on. It 's been six months since the cross-country move, and I find myself combing through the jumbled cultures of different areas and groups of people; this place is pretty extreme. Either extremely beautiful or hideous, Los Angeles is known for it 's glitz and glam, its beautiful people, and being the home to milliards of production lots....   [tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Entrepreneurship]

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Gang Violence : The City Of Los Angeles

- =Gang Violence in California The City of Los Angeles is the “gang capital” of the nation. There are more than 450 active gangs in the City of Los Angeles. Many of these gangs have been in existence for over 50 years. These gangs have a combined membership of over 45,000 individuals. Gang violence has for a long time been a major issue. Now it may not be as bad as it was back in the 90’s when it really first surfaced but gang violence is still a critical issue. A place where gang violence has really been an issue is none other than the state of California....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Los Angeles, Criminology]

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New York City And Los Angeles

- After completing high school or college, many young adults have to decide where they want to go to begin the next chapter of their lives. Countless people choose to move to a big city, mainly because they display various job opportunities, eventful nightlife and potential new friends. When deciding where to live, one must consider many factors, some that appeal to their wants and some that are necessary for a healthy life. In the United States, Los Angeles and New York City are often the two top choices because they both contain the qualities that young people are looking for....   [tags: New York City, Los Angeles, City, United States]

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The Chicano Movement, The Los Angeles School Walkouts Of 1968

- This brings us to an important and, one would say pivot, event in the Chicano movement, the Los Angeles school walkouts of 1968. For historian Michael Soldatenko, “Students and the East Los Angeles community transformed the immediate struggle for educational rights into practices that disrupted the institutional imaginary and postulated a second order based on self-determination and participatory democracy.” Although “Mexican Schools” were unconstitutional under the Mendez v. Westminster case, the superintendent and Board of Education were determined in defending the districts ' policies....   [tags: United States, High school, Chicano, Los Angeles]

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The Simpsons And The Ncis : Los Angeles Television Show

- Intelligent and Independent Intelligent and independent are two characteristics which describe two of my favorite characters from the NCIS and the NCIS: Los Angeles television shows. These two fictional women share additional characteristics such as humor and a strong work ethic. At the same time, the writers of the two shows have given each of the characters their own quirks and special characteristics. The first character is Kensi Blye from the NCIS: Los Angeles show. The second character is named Ellie Bishop who has recently come as a new agent on the original NCIS show....   [tags: Learning, Skill, NCIS: Los Angeles, SKILL]

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Los Angeles; A Diverse Metropolis

- Los Angeles; A Diverse Metropolis People always wonder why the City of Angels is different from other cities. This paper will answer this question and explain the uniqueness that makes L.A., “L.A.” Los Angeles, since its birth as an embryonic city, has become one of the most diverse metropolises, offering to the public what no other city can. This paper will emphasize the relationship between the federal government and the western United States. It will also illustrate how capitalism has flourished because of the prevalent 19th century Laissez Faire ideology....   [tags: L.A. LA Los Angeles California Essays]

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Joan Didion's Essay Los Angeles Notebook

- Joan Didion's Essay "Los Angeles Notebook"      The Santa Ana winds cause people to act more violently or unruly and makes others irritable and unhappy to a great extent. Joan Didion explains to the reader about how the Santa Ana affects human behavior in her essay “Los Angeles Notebook.” Through the use of imagery, diction, and selection of detail Didion expresses her view of the Santa Ana winds.      Didion paints uneasy and somber images when describing the Santa Ana winds. “There is something uneasy in the Los Angeles air… some unnatural stillness, some tension,” starts the essay off with the image of Los Angeles people in a sense of stillness or tense....   [tags: Didion Los Angeles Notebook Essays]

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Project Plan Overview: Los Angeles County Dept of Social Services

- Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has been struggling to accomplish a well organized computer system that was supposed to minimize the work of the employees, minimize the consumption of paper, decrease the number of errors and make the service for the customer faster. The bid for a newer, innovative and technological system began at $1 million dollars in 1995 (www.articles.com) . Many contractors sought the opportunity to make the County's dream come true. In this paper, I will attempt to describe a proposed project that will enable the County to fulfill the need for a faster service, more accurate, cutting unnecessary paper work for the employees and the lowest p...   [tags: Project Overview Los Angeles Social Services]

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Los Angeles is a Sustainable City

- To establish the degree to which the city of Los Angeles can be considered sustainable, I selected the Egan Wheel, shown below, as the basis for analysis. Sustainability is defined as “the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (United Nations). In contrast to solely environmental sustainability, I chose to focus on a more comprehensive sustainability that includes all aspects of society. To be truly sustainable, a community must “efficiently use natural resources, enhance the environment, strengthen economic prosperity, as well as promote social cohesion” (United Nations)....   [tags: Government, Economy, The Egan Wheel]

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Presentation Of The Los Angeles Riots

- For my extracurricular event, I attended Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, which was a studio play representing the Los Angeles riots that occurred in 1992. The event was held at the Luis Armstrong Theater, located on the Grand Valley State University campus in Allendale, MI, at which I attended the Sunday November 15, 2015 show. Prior to my arrival, I had no perceptions of what to expect once the event started. Once I arrived at Louis Armstrong Theater, I paid the $7.00 cover charge and made my way to the theater room....   [tags: Universal Declaration of Human Rights]

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The Labor Union Of Los Angeles

- In beginning, the labour union’s focus their energy on the unorganized is based on the necessity of education and training as a part of gaining the interest of more members and to increase the size of the union. For instance, in the Janitor’s For Justice (J4J) union movement of the late 1980s and into the 1990s, it was imperative that more recruitment and education was a part of garnering more interest from unorganized and uneducated janitors that were seeking better contractual agreements with local real estate owners and the City of Los Angeles: The early period from 1988-1994, was characterized by union staff and later male members mobilizing janitors to help organize the unorganized…Af...   [tags: Trade union, Employment, Labour movement]

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The City of Los Angeles

- Los Angeles is a city with a large population which consists of a substantial number of immigrants. A wide range of immigrants from around the world have settled in Los Angeles making it one of the most diverse cities in this country. Many citizens of Los Angeles have strong arguments on whether or not an immigration reform is beneficial or if it is going to harm the city and its residents. The topic of immigration is of great importance because it is an issue that Los Angeles has experience for several of years and will continue in many more to come if action is not taken....   [tags: Immigration]

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The Los Angeles Police Department

- Los Angeles, California, a beautiful city known for its glamourous celebrities, lovely palm trees, huge Hollywood sign and luxury homes. California is home to millions of people and has many tourist attractions. Los Angeles is known for its scenic beaches along the Pacific Ocean, but it is not known for having poverty and homeless roaming around. The city that is home to the iconic “Hollywood” is filled with glamour; the glamourous nature of this city does very little to cover the dark side of poverty....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Deinstitutionalisation]

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The Problem Of Los Angeles

- Los Angeles is the city with the second highest population density in the United States, while Los Angeles County is the most populous in the nation with about 10 million people. Obviously with this size of population, the need for water is constantly increasing. It is undeniable that human beings consume water for a variety of needs, from the need to drink until have enough for personal hygiene. On average, each person spends 50 gallons of water per day. However, in order to meet the needs of adequate water, it is necessary to have the adequate water resources as well....   [tags: Water resources, Water, Water crisis]

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The City Of Los Angeles

- When one hears the word Los Angeles or sees the city in a movie or television show it is often depicted as glamorous. Behind the scenes, however, the Los Angeles area has less glamorizing features such as, the public transportation system. The overpopulated city has seen a 10% decrease in usage of public transit within the last nine years (Nelson and Weikel). Public Transit in Los Angeles urgently needs to increase again because of the unsafe environments produced by pollution and the insecure transit provided....   [tags: Bus, Public transport, Bus stop]

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Environmentalism in Los Angeles California

- Los Angeles is frequently regarded as being one of the least environmental friendly cities in the United States; the pollutants in the air, the lack of greenery and open space, heavy traffic, and other factors indicate that L.A. is not environmentally sustainable. However, L.A. is taking steps to becoming more sustainable, through its recycling program, legislation, and other initiatives. The American Lung Association (ALA) releases an annual “State of the Air” report that analyzes the air in cities around the U.S....   [tags: Air Quality, Sustainability]

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The Population Of Los Angeles

- The population of Los Angeles continues to grow each day because people perceive that the opportunities will improve their economic and social well-being. Most of them get good jobs manufacturing, business and the government giving them the ability to provide for themselves and their children. Those who are not lucky enough do not realise their goals and depend on the government and the society for basic needs. The effort of the city and the government to house the homeless cannot take the pressure of the rising number of the homeless without the support of the society....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Section 8, Sociology]

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The City Of Los Angeles

- A great example is the city of Los Angeles, which after 21 years of absence lured their football team back into town, which was relocated from St. Louis. The crucial factor for the return of the LA Rams was that a brand new facility is being build, in which they can expect to play their first game in 2019. This state of the art facility called City of Champions Stadium has estimated construction costs of over 2,5 billion dollars (CNN 2016). In most cases however, the actual construction costs of facilities exceed the estimated costs considerably....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Economics]

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The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

- ... The police called for backup but were still having difficulty with the arrest as they were continually being interfered with and were outnumbered. The situation rapidly became dangerous and in what would later become a very controversial call, the overwhelmed police were ordered to retreat. This retreat would prove to be very empowering to the now formed mob. Since the police would not return to that intersection that night complete lawlessness would ensue. Any vehicle that was caught passing through this intersection was subject to verbal obscenities, projectiles being thrown at their vehicles as they drove by, and beatings if the mob was able to get the car stopped pull the occupants o...   [tags: tension, rodey king veredict]

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Street Gangs of Los Angeles

- Once we finished watching the documentary street gangs of Los Angeles two theories were most prevalent in my mind for why there was gang formation in that area. The first being Travis herschi’s “social bonds”. Second being Walter miller’s “focal concerns”. Social bond theory is not a crime causation theory but a pro social behavior theory that helps explain deviance. This theory identified four social bonds that promote adherence to society’s laws and values. The four bonds being: attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Los Angeles

- Los Angeles was the first product off the assembly line of American urban planning. Turned on in the late 19th century, the city-making machine was fueled by an immense immigration of people who sought to create a new type of city out of the previously quaint pueblo. They also strove to craft the first major city developed primarily by Americans and outside of European archetypes. As a result, Los Angles is not only incredibly diverse, but also nearly impossible to define. Since it is a product of the American machine, understanding the community of Los Angeles becomes vital to understanding the United States....   [tags: Urban Planning, Informative, History]

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Los Angeles Dodgers

- Before Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his group of investors took over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Dodgers organization was in one of their darkest times. During the time Frank McCourt and his ex-wife, Jamie, the fans appreciation and attendance was at it lowest point since 2000. The attendance for the Dodgers plummeted 17% from the year before. They also lost 200 million dollars that McCourt used to bankroll his lavish lifestyle. During the whole divorce between Frank and Jami, fans were calling for them to leave and sell the team....   [tags: baseball, Magic Johnson, attendance, MLB]

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The Lapd Of The Los Angeles Police Department

- “The LAPD struggled during the first dozen years of its existence, going through sixteen chiefs of police and developing an unsavory reputation for corruption and brutality.” (Escobar, 1999, p. 27) From the notorious “Bloody Christmas, to the infamous Rodney King scandal, the Los Angeles Police department has been at the forefront of unprofessionalism for the past few decades and has been deemed one of the most corrupt police departments in the country. Greed, race and politics played a role in the development of the LAPD....   [tags: Police, Police brutality]

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A Charter School At Los Angeles Charter

- I teach at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School. A charter school in South Los Angeles. For the 2015-2016 school year, Animo South Los Angeles currently has a student population of approximately 636 students of which 56% African American and 44% Hispanic. The school atmosphere is heavy and authoritarian due to the gang and racial tensions that constantly surface within the school. As a result of these tensions, there is a high level of campus supervision and policing during school hours. There are two police officers assigned to the campus, but on any given day there could be as many as four officers on campus....   [tags: High school, Education, Gang, Ninth grade]

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An Opinion Article By The Los Angeles Times

- In an opinion article by the Los Angeles Times, readers write letters to the editorial. The reader talks about their distain for the fake news that has been going around recently. They that journalists report fake and misleading stories for personal profit. People today mostly get their news from the internet, some people are more critical on the new stories they read, whereas others are gullible and will believe anything they read. The reader say that a real journalist wouldn’t make up click-bait stories, and would instead be more preoccupied with doing research and reporting the facts....   [tags: Journalism, Mass media, Donald Trump, News]

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The Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles

- To start off, a Natural History Museum is usually a place where the public can visit to obtain knowledge on the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Much about people’s culture and customs is found at a Natural History museum, especially people that have made a difference or played a role in history that we learn today. Therefore, the Indigenous peoples are represented at these precise museums. The indigenous people have various amount of customs that are even used today, however, the fact that many of their descriptions are led by the word “history” or “ancient” almost makes the guests at museums believe that these indigenous people are no longer alive, and that is incorrect....   [tags: Maya civilization, Mesoamerica, Aztec, Guatemala]

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NBA Teams: The Los Angeles Dodgers

- Professional Perspectives Los Angeles, California is the home of many athletic dynasties such as; the Los Angeles Dodgers, USC Trojans, and most importantly the Los Angeles Lakers. Sports broadcasting advances every year, providing fans with more convenient access to keeping up with their favorite teams and athletes. For Laker fans in 1947, when the Lakers organization was founded, one had to attend games or be home to watch them on television at the exact time they were scheduled to air. However, technology has advanced so much you can now keep up with the Lakers through a variety of different mediums....   [tags: the lakers, television, sports]

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Final Map Los Angeles Report

- Final Map LA Report Many earth shattering events happened during the 20th century; two great wars that consumed millions of lives, armed races that pushed the world ever closer to destruction, economic depressions that bankrupted countries and continents, and space races that pushed the ingenuity of superpowers to ever higher grounds. In the midst of all this happening both foreign and domestic, Los Angeles saw an influx of population unlike any other from 1910 to the 1950. The influx brought with it increase in social changes, labor changes, and crimes....   [tags: influx of population, from town to city]

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Looking Up The Streets Of Los Angeles

- Prints, Prints and more Prints It does not matter if you are a man, woman, child or a senior, prints are back for everyone. Walking down the streets of Los Angeles it is very common to see flowers in everyone’s shirt. This is a trend that is bringing back colors and life into our daily lifestyle, since everywhere we see there are colorful designs that makes people smile. Prints go from very realistic red roses to very abstract art where there are only brush strokes and dripped paint, which makes clothing have such a wide variety that is hard to choose....   [tags: Clothing, Textile, Dyes, Silk]

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Popular Shrubs in Los Angeles Gardens

- Hibiscus Add tropical flair to your Los Angeles garden with hibiscus. Equally beautiful and eye-catching as stand-alone shrubs or trimmed into small trees, the hibiscus makes a truly spectacular green fence or screen. Large, lush green leaves are offset year round by huge, vibrant, trumpet-shaped blooms in a rainbow of festive hues, including white, yellow, peach, pink, fuchsia, orange and scarlet. Some cultivars produce variegated or multi-colored flowers. Although individual blossoms persist for only a few days, they are so abundant that fallen flowers are rapidly replaced by new ones, leading to a profusion of season-long color....   [tags: plants, growth, color]

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Presentation Of Los Angeles Conservation Corps

- John Van de Kamp called the meeting to order and asked for introductions around the room. Mr. Van de Kamp then turned the meeting over to Louis Sharpstone of Singer Lewak for the presentation of Los Angeles Conservation Corps’ independent audit for Fiscal Year 14-15. Mr. Sharpstone opened the meeting stating that there are several challenges associated with this year’s audit that will have to be addressed. Singer Lewak expects to spend 300 hours on the audit and has overstaffed the audit by scheduling 480 hours of staff time....   [tags: Audit, Internal control, Fiscal year, Auditing]

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Decaying Performance of Los Angeles Lakers

- What the heck happened to the Los Angeles Lakers. In a season of irregular menstrual cycles (no offense to Pau Gasol) -- starting the year 8-0, losing four-in-a-row, winning seven-in-a-row, losing five-in-a-row, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning seventeen-of-eighteen, then going on a five-game-losing streak to end the regular season, struggling distractedly against a mediocre New Orleans Hornets club in round one of the playoffs -- the Lakers ended 2010-11 not only by being swept by the Mark Cuban Mavericks (losing the final "win or go home" game by 36 points) but by becoming a group of guys who would clearly go home rather than spend another second in each other's presence....   [tags: NBA, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson]

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Los Angeles Police Department Basics

- Some departments in recent history have had a very tough time with corruption. There is West Valley Police Department, Baltimore Police Department, and Atlanta Police Department just to name a few. Yet none can beat the corruption of the Rampart division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Recently, there have been over 140 lawsuits for over $125 million dollars paid out for wrongful arrests, false testimonies, thefts, bad reports and murders. The LAPD should have seen this one coming. The culture of the LAPD has always been a very aggressive department because of the history of the town....   [tags: corruption of the Rampart division of LAPD]

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The Los Angeles Riots of 1992

- “April 26th, 1992, there was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you!. You were sittin' home watchin' your TV, while I was paticipatin' in some anarchy,” these are the lyrics Sublime uses in their song ‘April 26, 1992’ to describe what happened during the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. “First spot we hit it was my liquor store. I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford. With red lights flashin' time to retire, And then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire,” people ,running through the streets, had no pity when demolishing small businesses and taking what ever they may want from them....   [tags: LA Riots 1992]

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The Los Angeles Riots of 1992

- The Los Angeles Riots of 1992 The Los Angeles riots were a release of pressure that had build up from the innocent charging of Officer Laurence M. Powell and other Police officers that "Used excessive force" on Rodney King on March 3, 1991, but that was not the only reason.(8) In the words of a singer singing about the riots "They said it was for the black man, they said it was for the Mexican, but not for the white man, but if you look at the streets it wasn't about Rodney King, It's bout this f****d up situation and the f****n' police."(9) Did the riots even have anything to do with King....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Los Angeles California: My Favorite Place to Visit

- ... Even though the traffic is bad, it’s worth the hassle after getting to the fine restaurants. In my opinion, Los Angeles has the best restaurants on the west coast. The restaurants there have anything you want, at any time of the day, from breakfast at night to dinner in the morning and from soul food to seafood, all day long. My favorite restaurants are the Cheese Cake Factory, Norms Family Restaurant and Roscoe’s Chicken House; all with their own specialties. The Cheese Cake Factory, is famous for their cheese cake....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Los Angeles Marketing Agencies Improves Sites’ Visibility

- Spread Sheet Line: 161 Key Word Phrase – Los Angeles Marketing Agencies Date: 03-Aug-2010 Title: Los Angeles Marketing Agencies | Enhance A Site’s Capacity To Attract Visitors Description: Los Angeles Marketing Agencies Have Professionals Who Emphasize On A Focused Approach To Improve The Success Quotient Of Any Product Launched By On-Line Clients Heading: Los Angeles Marketing Agencies Improves Sites’ Visibility Body: Los Angeles marketing agencies emphasis is on a focused approach to a specific product or service....   [tags: Marketing]

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The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

- The 1992 Los Angeles Riots April 26th, 1992, there was a riot on the streets, tell me where were you. You were sittin' home watchin' your TV, while I was paticipatin' in some anarchy. First spot we hit it was my liquor store. I finally got all that alcohol I can't afford. With red lights flashin' time to retire, and then we turned that liquor store into a structure fire. Next stop we hit it was the music shop, it only took one brick to make that window drop. Finally we got our own p.a. where do you think I got this guitar that you're hearing today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers History]

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Old Chinatown of Los Angeles

- Old Chinatown of Los Angeles Chinese first established their community in Los Angeles at today's El Pueblo Historical Monument. About two hundred settled by the year 1870. This number gradually increased over the years when the Southern Pacific began to construct a railroad from San Francisco in the 1870s. They were farm laborers, servants, road builders and small shopkeepers. Even with heavy discrimination during this time, Chinese held a dominant economic position in the Los Angeles laundry and produce industries for several years....   [tags: Chinese China History Essays]

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My Second Source Is A Resident Of Los Angeles

- Over the course of a few days I was able to discover four different sources to aid me in conducting research on my hometown in Los Angeles. The first source is my grandfather who has lived in Los Angeles practically his entire life. He has been living here since the 1960’s and he has been very aware of his surroundings as a resident. My second source is a published academic source published by Johns Hopkins University Press that discusses the environmental history of Los Angeles. Lastly, my third source is a credible internet site that further allows me to discuss the air quality of Los Angeles over an extended amount of time....   [tags: Air pollution, Pollution, Smog, Automobile]

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The Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project

- 1.3 Efforts to Restore the Los Angeles River Since the 1980s, numerous efforts have been implemented to restore the Los Angeles River and maintain flood control. Many agencies at a local, state, and federal level, along with non-profit organizations, have collaborated to slowly bring the River closer to its natural state while slowly enhancing water management. A master plan exists that will take 25-50 years to fully realize, but that will certainly be a source of great joy and pride to future generations....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Precipitation, Climate]

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The Los Angeles Police Department

- The Los Angeles Police Department Police: Breakdowns that allowed corruption are still uncorrected, study finds. The chief concedes that mediocrity became a way of life at all levels of the department. The Los Angeles Police Department failed time and again to take steps that might have headed off the worst corruption scandal in its history, according to a sweeping self-indictment prepared by the department's own leaders. In a letter accompanying the long-awaited Board of Inquiry report into the corruption centered in the department's Rampart Division, Police Chief Bernard C....   [tags: Papers]

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Dodger Stadium: A Bright Spot For Los Angeles

- In the heart of downtown Los Angeles nestled within the valley of Chavez Ravine lies Dodger Stadium. Overlooking green valleys and rolling hills with the skyscrapers of the city behind it, Dodger Stadium appears as the epitome of peace in bustling Los Angeles. Few would fathom that beneath this sanctum of the Los Angeles Dodgers resides a village of Mexican Americans. Critics ranging from muralist Judy Baca, to academic writers Tara Yosso and David García, to the people displaced themselves argue that the creation of Dodger Stadium can never be justified because it destroyed a village....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Pros and Cons of Racial Profiling in Los Angeles

- According to the American Civil Liberties Union the definition of racial profiling is a discriminatory practice in which law enforcement uses the basis of race, religion, or national origin as the sole purpose for determining their level of suspicion for that person having committed a crime (ACLU 1). This definition basically states that it can be considered racial profiling for an officer to have an interaction with a person based solely on fact of race, religion, or ethnicity. This in itself is an accurate definition for racial profiling and hits the key facts that must be used....   [tags: Race Racism Prejudice Essays]

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Ethical Deviance: The LAPD and Los Angeles Riots

- The beating of Rodney King from the Los Angeles Police Department on March 3, 1991 and the Los Angeles riots resulting from the verdict of the police officers on April 29 through May 5, 1992 are events that will never be forgotten. They both evolve around one incident, but there are two sides of ethical deviance: the LAPD and the citizens involved in the L.A. riots. The incident on March 3, 1991 is an event, which the public across the nation has never witnessed. If it weren’t for the random videotaping of the beating that night, society would never know what truly happened to Rodney King....   [tags: The beating of Rodney King]

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Success of Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times Columnist

- Tim Rutten a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he started as a columnist for the calendar section in 2002, and he also participated in the Times Pulitzer Prize-winning team coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and he won a 1991 award from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club in editorial writing. While Rutten attended University of California Los Angeles, he majored in political science, and wrote an excellent article on the issue regarding the water shortage in California, which gives him the interest in what the State of California is going to do about the water crises and the political view of it....   [tags: drought, statistics, river]

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An Inside Look at the Los Angeles International Airport

- Introduction The airport that I chose is the Los Angeles International airport. It is the airport in my hometown and I have always been fascinated by its operation. I currently work in the city of El Segundo in which it is located. Its ICAO call sign is KLAX, NPIAS - 06-0139. Given its size it is a large primary airport. It is publicly owned by the city of Los Angeles with the management of the property handled by Jacqueline Yaft. LAX started operation in 1940 and was a tertiary hub to the main airports at the time located in Burbank and Glendale....   [tags: LAX, mega infrastructures]

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Classical Music Concert Report

- The Los Angeles Philharmonic Classical Music Concert Report I attended the Los Angeles Philharmonic classical music concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday 29 November 2013. The classical concert started at 8:00pm to the enjoyment of the huge audience that had been waiting for this amazing music extravaganza. Classical music concerts always offer magnificent entertainment and the audience in this concert was expectant to derive such entertainment or more. In attendance were Christian Zacharias who was the conductor and Martin Chalifour who was the LA Phil commanding Principal Concertmaster and Bach violin player....   [tags: music, concert, audience]

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Crash vs. Twilight: The City of Los Angeles

- Two of the greatest stories told about the city of Los Angeles come from different art forms, but both tell just as equally thought-provoking tales. Twilight: Los Angeles, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, is a one woman play that recalls several interviews of LA community members that talk about their experiences during the 1992 Rodney King trial verdict. Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, is a story about racial tensions amongst citizens of Los Angeles. Although both stories tackle similar issues, they differ in terms of critical race theory, feminist views, and their narrative structures....   [tags: film analysis and comparison]

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What Are the Positive and Negative Impacts of Migration in Los Angeles?

- Introduction: Migration is becoming a very important subject for the big cities’ life. Educational, social, cultural and financial opportunities of big cities pull large numbers of people to big cities. Los Angeles is home to representatives from more than 140 countries speaking at least 224 different languages. Lots of people move there for a better quality of life and job. The city is the second in the U.S. after Miami's share of the population born outside the country. So, there can be some advantages and disadvantages during immigration to LA....   [tags: mirgration, economic, social]

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Analysis Of Reyes 's Los Angeles Times Article

- In Reyes’s Los Angeles Times article, “Men Are Stuck In Gender Roles, Data Suggest” posted on December 26, 2013, she discusses that there are gender roles in today’s society that has been set and learned at a young age, that men do men things and women do women things but theres a small percentage where its flipped upside-down. The context of this article can be misogyny or sexist, and focuses more towards the male audience with a smaller portion of women. Reyes’s exigence comes from her own research as the “census data and surveys show that men remain rare in stereotypically feminine positions”(Reyes Par....   [tags: Gender, Man, Gender role, Masculinity]

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Detective Of The Los Angeles School Police Department

- Detective Rudy Perez is a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles School Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including policing High School and Middle School campuses, day and night patrol, interagency task forces, gang detail unit, bike patrol, and training unity. Rudy is currently working as a Detective in an investigative division (Threat Assessment Unit). Detective Perez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management and has completed dozens of specialized and advanced officer training courses including Patrol Combat Tactics, Social Networks Investigations, Gang Investigation Course, and Tactical Communications....   [tags: Police, Constable, Law enforcement agency]

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The Effects Of Alcohol Outlets On The City Of Los Angeles

- Alcohol outlets, throughout this context also includes, but not limited to, taverns, bars, liquor stores etc. But before we take a direct look at Baltimore, we need to also need to compare other cities. These alcohol outlets have shown, not only to affect Baltimore, but also other cities that have a high density of outlets. I will take a look at a study conducted by the Center for disease Control and prevention. The study showed that in cities similar to Baltimore—those with a population less than or equal to 200,000—the link between high alcohol outlet density and violence have a positive correlation between the two [Thornton et....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Violence]

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Analysis Of The Vermont Slauson Region Of South Los Angeles

- Almost 25 years ago, the Vermont-Slauson region of South Los Angeles was one of the several neighborhoods, on many levels, devastated by the L.A. race riots of 1992. But even before the civil unrest, the region was fighting to foster business growth and economic development in an area not conducive to such results. Now flash forward to 2016, and Vermont –Slauson is an entirely different community – one experiencing a financial and commercial rebirth thanks to the Vermont- Slauson Economic Development Corporation....   [tags: Unemployment, Economics, Economy]

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Ethical Dilemmas Of The Los Angeles Police Department

- When somebody sees how moral difficulties are illustrated it gets to be conceivable to well-spoken methodologies to dispense with. The moral bursts of conduct performed by those inside of general society security areas. Cures of moral conduct with respect to cops start first with the choice and employing of experienced people. Police office ought to no more effectively discover "work-round" of least enlisting norms to select an individual from an uncommon hobby. Lawyer General Eric Holder as of late demonstrated as to Dayton, Ohio Police Department....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Ethical dilemma, Police]

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The Gaming Industry Converges On The Los Angeles Convention Center

- #TechTuesday: Microsoft @ E3 2016 Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble beginnings to become a multi-billion dollar enterprise that easily surpasses cinema in terms of sheer revenue. As such expectations tend to mount year after year. Indeed, how a company fares at E3 can make or break them for the year ahead....   [tags: Xbox 360, Video game console, Microsoft, Xbox]

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The Los Angeles Mission College Child Development Center

- On November 10, 2015 I had the opportunity to observe the Los Angeles Mission college Child Development center located in Sylmar. The center was opened to student observation and cooperative to help me in my observation. The receptionist gave me information before I observed the teacher in action. The capacity of children the center holds is ninety students. The children are divided by age group and with the teachers who are experience with the ages of the children. This center allows toddlers all the way to 3 year olds to join the center....   [tags: Observation, Childhood, The Child]

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European Gothic Architecture “Los Angeles Adaptation”

- The history of Architecture started long time ago. The nomadic were groups of people whom move from one place to another in order find shelter and food to survive. As they progress, their techniques to survive evolve. The need for a permanent shelter became vital for a better stability of the group. This is the time when the first structures that provided protection appeared. Post and lintel were the first forms of Architecture, that satisficed the basic needs. Architecture evolved to be more sophisticated and fulfill the people’s needs....   [tags: Architecture]

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Hip-Hop Culture in Los Angeles, California

- The term “Ethnomusicology” is defined as “the study of music in its cultural context.” Ethnomusicologists focus and study music in order to not only interpret its literal meaning but also to figure out its importance to its listeners and artists along with the way its purpose is communicated to its audience. . Ethnomusicology is highly versatile and multidisciplinary. People working in this sector could have solid foundations and basics of music ,dance, folklore and other different aspects related to music ,yet all ethnomusicologists share a meaningful and coherent foundation in approaches and methods followed....   [tags: ethnomusicology, meaningful lyrics]

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We Must Revitalize Downtown Los Angeles

- Downtown is the commercial center of city or town. Downtown is a main target for employment and a great place to live in most cities. It should be the biggest attraction and most beautiful place of the city. Los Angles downtown is voted to be one of the dirtiest downtowns and Los Angles is a big attraction to tourist. Cleaning up downtown would leave better impressions on tourist and also residents. The crime rate would get lower and their wont be any homeless people around. One of the most beautiful music centers is the Disney Hall....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Event Analysis: Los Angeles Clippers Game

- For this assignment I choose to attend a Los Angeles Clippers game even though I am a big Lakers fan; mainly because it better fit into my budget and the appeal of watching this young high flying team made it seem like it was going to be a good night. Going into the game it was being dubbed as the “battle of the double-doubles” as the Minnesota Timberwolves led by Kevin Love and his 28 straight double doubles took on Blake Griffin and his 26 straight double doubles. I had been to Staples Center before for a handful of Lakers games but never had I been to a Clipper game....   [tags: Event Analysis ]

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The Los Angeles Riots

- The Los Angeles Riots Though sparked by the Rodney King verdict, there were many other causes of the riots that erupted on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were devastating. The obvious issue portrayed through the media was black versus white. If you did not live in Los Angeles or California chances are you did not hear full coverage of the story, you heard a simple cut and dry portrayal of the events in South Central. If you heard one thing about the riots, it was that there was a man named Rodney King and he was a black male beaten with excessive force by four white Los Angeles police officers on Los Angeles concrete....   [tags: Papers]

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Crippin in Los Angeles

- African American gangs in Los Angeles originated mostly from the migration of African Americans from the South after World War II. In the 1920’s most of the gangs in Los Angeles were family oriented and it was not until the late 1940’s that the first gangs began. The gangs surfaced out the area known as the East Side, which is the area east of Main Street to Alameda. A lot of the gangs surfaced because of the racism perpetrated by the whites. There was clear segregation and racism against blacks, they were not allowed in certain areas of Los Angeles and could not buy property there....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Los Angeles Lakers

- The 1971-72 season was definitely one for the record books. The Lakers were not expected to turn around after a mediocre season the year before and dominate the way that they did. Nba.com explains this season as; “Gail Goodrich, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim McMillan and Happy Hairston were all a part of this dominant season. “Broke Philadelphia’s 1966-67 record for wins in a season (broken by Chicago in 1995-96), at one point winning 33 consecutive games, a record that still stands.” (NBA.”) To put that into perspective, winning 33 games in a row is the most consecutive victories in the history of any major North American Sport....   [tags: NBA, Basketball, Lakers, Basketball History]

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Los Angeles Olympics

- In 1923 the Olympic Organizing Committee for the United States as well as the entire nation was ecstatic to hear from the IOC that Los Angeles had won their bid to host the 1932 Summer Olympic Games. Construction was already completed on the main stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies were set to take place in less than a decade. However, excitement soon gave way to panic and frustration as the New York Stock Market crashed in 1929 and the worldwide Great Depression set in. Suddenly, being awarded the responsibility of hosting as well as funding the upcoming Olympic Games no longer felt like a victory....   [tags: Sports Athletics Olympics]

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Raising the Bar – Los Angeles Kings

- Raising the Bar – Los Angeles Kings Often times many hockey teams have a sprout of success and a sudden downfall, but in the end there is always next year. In the article titled Raising the Bar – Los Angeles Kings, by Andrew L. Robles, the reader is to assume that the Los Angeles Kings hockey team should be very successful in the upcoming few seasons. Andrew Robles’ motivation to write this article may have occurred for many reasons. First of all, he seems to be a hockey fan who feels strongly that the Kings will have a well played season....   [tags: Critical Evaluation Rhetorical Analysis]

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The Los Angeles Probation County Department

- The Los Angeles Probation County Department I chose to report on the Los Angeles Probation County Department. The Probation department is apart of the corrections branch of Criminal Justice. I sat down and interviewed a peace officer. The first important question that I asked was "what is your agencies primary mission?" Officer replied, "Our primary mission here in Probation is to promote and improve public safety, guarantee victims' rights, and assist the positive behavior change of adult and juvenile probationers." The probation departments' most important issue to date is size....   [tags: Papers]

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Homelessness Has Plagued The Metropolitan Los Angeles Area For Decades

- Homelessness has plagued the Metropolitan Los Angeles area for decades. The most recent reports have established that the current number of homeless people is approximately 43,584. You are very knowledgeable in the matter, having been relentlessly working to solve this chronic problem since the first time you volunteered on Skid Row at the age of fourteen. You announced that you plan to alleviate the homeless issue by adopting policy reforms you have termed as the three pillars, consisting of: expanding the capacity of the Coordinated Entry System, constructing more permanent housing, and addressing the origins of the problem....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Racial Violence : The Los Angeles Sentinel And The Wall Street Journal

- In the wake of the 1992 Riots, the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal both jumped to politicize the riots, assigning blame, responsibility and power to certain groups and individuals. However that is where the similarities end because the Wall Street Journal tends to steer responsibility away from the Republican government and towards the black communities and leaders associated with the violence. This appears to have been the dominant discourse of the time, seeking to diagnose problems within specific racial communities instead of the country’s institutional structure....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Los Angeles: The 30's & 40's Versus Today

- Los Angeles in the 30’s & 40’s vs. Today Los Angeles was a very different world in the tumultuous era of the 1930’s and 1940’s. There were many things that made the headlines, not all of them outstanding events to be remembered for their daring or heartwarming abilities. In 1930, LAX was opened in Mines Field, so named for the real estate agent that secured the deal for the 640 acres in southern Westchester to be converted into landing strips instead of fields of wheat, barley and lima beans, as the field was prior....   [tags: Demographics]

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Racism, Racial Profiling, And Discrimination On Behalf Of The Los Angeles Police Department

- In August 1942, after the murder of farm worker Jose Diaz, the Los Angeles Police Department led a citywide dragnet that rounded up six hundred Mexican American youths in the City of Los Angeles. Ultimately, twenty four Mexican American individuals were accused and tried for the murder in a case known as the "Sleepy Lagoon Trial." The second-degree murder convictions nine of the teenagers received sparked a great deal of controversy as to whether they were given a fair trial and were rightly accused....   [tags: Drug addiction, United States, Race]

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The Policy Policies Of The Los Angeles Police Department, And The Graffiti Reduction Programs

- There have been many policies created from theories. The policies are made to teach and provide programs that would lead to less people committing crimes and provide safe activities for teens. I will be discussing three policies and the theoretical ideas that led to creating them. The policies I will be looking at are D.A.R.E., neighborhood watch program, and the graffiti reduction programs. Between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, California, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program was developed in 1983....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Social sciences]

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Racial Comments Made by the Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Team

- About two weeks ago, Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was found to be making racial comments to one of his mistresses about a picture she posted on a social media network called Instagram. Sterling also has a wife. In this picture was Sterling’s mistress, V. Stiviano, posing with a basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson at a Clippers game. Sterling found out about the picture by somebody calling him and informing him the Stiviano posted it, which infuriated him....   [tags: donald sterling, nba, racial comments]

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Sociological Reasons behind Gang Violence in South Central Los Angeles

- Over the past 60 years there has been a recent phenomenon in the development and rise of gangs and gang violence. This is exceptionally apparent in South Central Los Angeles where the Bloods and the Crips have taken control of the social structure and created a new type of counter culture. Poverty in this area is an enormous problem caused by a shear lack of jobs; but just because there is a lack of jobs doesn’t mean that there will be a lack of bills to pay, so sometimes selling drugs in order to keep a roof over your head seems like the most logical option....   [tags: group behavior phenomena]

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My Parent 's Story Threw Others Living At Los Angeles

- Raised in Los Angeles I see my parent’s story threw others living here why they migrated to the USA. My parents have shared that their first two years in the USA the most difficult. My father expressed that he felt excluded and segregated during those years. He describe the neighborhood to be made up of other of Hispanics cultures as well as Mexican. My mother also expressed that living in the neighborhood made it easier for them to be able to assimilate to the USA culture because they were among their people....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Minorities Of Los Angeles, California, And The Americans After The Annexation Of The Mexican Session

- Minorities in Los Angeles California has been built on a group of people coming from somewhere else to make it better for example the arrival of the Spanish, the Mexicans taking over secularization of the missions, and the Americans after the annexation of the Mexican session. Since the early arrival of the Spanish their have always been ideas of superiority of one race over another that you could see until the 20th centaury whether it being the Spanish and natives or whites and every other minority....   [tags: Racial segregation, Racism, African American]

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The Performance Of The Kadima String Quartet At Los Angeles Mission College

- On Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 pm I had attended the performance of the Kadima String Quartet at the Campus Center at Los Angeles Mission College. The Kadima Conservatory of Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization that that subsidizes grants to impede scholars of the Kadima Conservatory’s Music School. The reserve will offer the quality musical training for children whose parents could not manage. For the reason for subsidizing scholarships, giving work to musical encounters for underserved groups and propelling traditional music wherever workable....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Baroque music]

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