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Los Angeles

Biography of a City
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Edwina Fui

on 13 March 2013

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WRAP UP There are many stereotypes that are involved when it comes to Los Angeles. Is it paradise or dystopia? For all of its exposure, LA is the most misunderstood of all U.S. cities.

To have a better understanding of LA, we researched subthemes that can paint us a clearer picture of what this city is all about. Did you know... Weather in Los Angeles is not always what visitors expect. Smog is worst in the summer, but so is fog (a component of smog) and there are often days in June when the beach cities are foggy all day for example
It is illegal for human beings to marry rocks in the City of Los Angeles. ? Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
Every year, approximately 100,000 women in Los Angeles County have their breasts enhanced.
The economy of the County of Los Angeles is larger than that of forty-six of the fifty states in the United States of America.
Zoot suits are prohibited. ? History Film Gang/Violence Did you know that in 2008, the entertainment industry directly employed 141,000 workers in Los Angeles County? -L.A. Link, Blog Site Los Angeles’ history is rich with Mexican influences. Most people don’t even realize the fact that it used to be a part of Mexico before it became U.S. territory. This history allows us to see how not only L.A. but also how California as a whole has changed over time. We can see something other than Hollywood and Beverly Hills when we look at the past, and this allows people to see a different side of the city that might otherwise be lost. Impact on L.A. LA is the home to the largest communities of the following nationalities outside of their home countries:
Mexican
Filipino
Persian
Salvadoran
Korean
Thai
Guatemalan
Armenian
Vietnamese
Ethnic neighborhoods include:
Thai Town
Little Armenia
Koreatown
Chinatown
Little Tokyo
Leimert Park Village
Boyle Heighs
Little Ethiopia Biography of a City: Los Angeles L.A. is a city that is more than just glamour,
plastic surgery, and sunshine but a place
that is filled with history, cultural diversity,
gang and film culture - a cultural mosaic. Lash-Up: Culture/Diversity The borders of L.A.'s ethnic communities
are delightfully blurred and the city's
multiculturalism is celebrated. LA is the movie and television stand-in for Japan, Hawaii, Manhattan, New England, Miami, Casablanca and even a planet for apes. Often all it takes is a little creative editing. -LA, fun facts How did Los Angeles get its name? History of Los Angeles and Mexico Mexican-American War El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles (The town of our lady Queen of Angels) Many parts of the US formerly belonged to Mexico -James K Polk
-Manifest Destiny
-Border Differences
-Texas Annexation How has the diversity impacted LA? Did you know that the residents in LA are from over 140 countries and speak more than 224 different languages? Almost 40% of Los Angeles population were born in a foreign country http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/neighborhoods/diversity/neighborhood/list/ Devera. Alejandra. Edwina. Alyssa. Alex Motion Picture Industry "Los Angeles, a city of riots, fantasies,
broken dreams, and renewed hope.
-Robert Cantu Film/Visual Arts: *Educating young people in the arts & culture
*Decreasing drop-out rates Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 1992 NOW Parker Center, Downtwon Los Angeles Westlake Los Angeles Uprising The riots erupted after a police brutality trial in which a jury acquitted Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon, Theodore Briseno, Timothy Wind and Laurence Powell on charges of excessive use of force against Rodney King. "As we will see, in recent decades the massive
migration of Latinos to Los Angeles has turned
this late-capitalism metropolis into a privileged
site for Chicano and Latino cultural production."
-Ignacio Lopez-Calvo Latinos Los Angeles in Film & Fiction "With each passing decade, inventions in
cinematography, sound, and presentation
brought new challenges but were often used
as a benchmark for an epic or spectacle."
-Sheldon Hall, Film Hollywood - Opportunity Paramount Warner Bros. Columbia IMPACT Latino International Film Institute "Preserve our cultural cinematic history through our preservation program for our future generations." -LALIFF
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