Los Angeles Essays

  • Los Angeles Guidebook

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    The guidebook portrays Los Angeles as a glamorous city that is perfect with many activities, where people of all ages will enjoy. It begins with the Tongva tribe who were the first recorded inhabitants of Los Angeles and briefly mentions about the first establishment called El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. The book does a good job on telling the story of how Los Angeles and the southwestern region became part of America but fails to mention the influx of Chinese immigrants were the ones who

  • Summary: Immigrants In Los Angeles

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    Los Angeles, California is home to nearly ten percent of the United States immigrant population. After Donald Trump became the president of the United States many immigrant communities in Los Angeles became more concerned about their future. On may 8th 2017 in the local education section of the Los Angeles times the article “What it’s like to be a teen in L.A. with a parent in the U.S. Illegally” by Sonali Kohli was presented. In this article, she elaborates how the immigrant communities in Los Angeles

  • 1992 Los Angeles Riots

    1072 Words  | 5 Pages

    1992, a difficult year for citticens living in Los Angeles, California because of the riots, civil disturbances and lootings caused in the streets from April 29th to May 4th called The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots. These riots were caused because Police Officers of L.A arrested and physically miss-treated Rodney King, wich made the people of the L.os Angeles areas to start rioting, as the Los Angeles Police Department could not stop these events, they had to call in

  • Targeting The Spanish Speaking Community In Los Angeles

    563 Words  | 3 Pages

    Los Angeles has a population of 3.9 million residents. As a large diverse city, advertising plays an enormous role. Being able to target the right communities actually had a great impact. As there various neighborhoods located in Los Angeles, if you were to drive around all the various neighborhoods you would see how differently they are advertised. In my case, my location is south of downtown Los Angeles. It is actually a diverse Spanish speaking community. Driving down one of the main streets known

  • Impact Of The Los Angeles Riots

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    Sanchez 2 Watts Riots and Los Angeles Riots Amy Sanchez History 18 - California History Gail Young 25 March 2016 The Watts riots took place in Watts, Los Angeles, California on August 11, 1965 which lasted for about six days. It started off with African- American Marquette Frye a young motorist who had been pulled over for the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was then arrested by Lee W. Minikus who was a white California Highway Patrolman. Spectators who watched

  • Los Angeles Clippers Research Papers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team in the western conference of the NBA, the Clippers have been in three different cities, they’ve had some good players on their team, and they’ve had unsuccessful and successful seasons. The Buffalo Braves were in the NBA from 1970 to 1978 before moving to San Diego. When they moved to San Diego they also changed their name to the Clippers. Shortly after they got to San Diego they moved to Los Angeles. The Buffalo Braves went to the

  • Riots In Los Angeles Essay

    516 Words  | 3 Pages

    The riots in Los Angeles (LA) happened in the year of 1992. However, the cause of the riots did not occur, until the year of 1991. On March 31, 1991, three policies officers brutally beat Rodney King an African American Man. Before the police officers had brutally beaten King, they had a high-speed chase with King and he resented arrest. The three police officers who beat Rodney King were, Laurence Powell, Theodore Briceno, and Timothy Wind. During the beating a man who was standing on his property

  • Analyze The Effects Of The Los Angeles Riots Of 1992

    1755 Words  | 8 Pages

    The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were fueled by more than just a single incident, but by a series of actions and abuse over the course of several years that forced a community to make their anger and resentment known. The ruthless beating of Rodney King along with the acquittal of the four police involved may have been the boiling point that tipped the scales. What many are not aware of is that the community of South Central Los Angeles endured years of economic oppression creating tension and frustration

  • Review Of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, By Anna Deavere Smith

    1282 Words  | 6 Pages

    Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 tells the stories of a variety of people from L.A. and how the 1992 L.A. riots affected their lives. Anna Deavere Smith, the author, uses interviews to capture the experiences and tell her story. Smith chooses a variety of people to interview. People who actively took part in the riots, bystanders caught up in the events, news reporters capturing the story, and even police officers. Smith uses the introduction of the book to express her reasons for telling this story and

  • Analysis Of The Trigger For The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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    “The Trigger for the 1992: Los Angeles Riots” The riot of 1992 Los Angeles is not the first one to happen throughout our American history. It is the common civilized way for people to protest about any injustices or certain events that they’re unhappy with like for example immigration reform, racism, women’s rights, stamp act and including the 1992: Los Angeles riots etc…. Most of the occasions they tend to turn out to violent and disruptive to the community because they either destroy public

  • Northeast Los Angeles Gentrification In Comparative And Historical Context By Jan Lin

    1734 Words  | 7 Pages

    affordable neighborhood within Los Angeles, California. Within Highland Park, the family enjoys eating at local eateries at some of the neighborhood’s local businesses. As years go by, they begin to notice a large majority of local businesses around their neighborhood beginning to be closed down. New trendy businesses begin opening up around town, which attracts Hipsters, who are individuals who follow the latest trends to come into the area. Jan Lin, author of “Northeast Los Angeles Gentrification in Comparative

  • Comparing The Los Angeles And The Watts Riots Of 1992

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    During the 1900’s, two riots came about that each took place in Los Angeles and both dealt with social, economic, and political issues. One incident was the Watts Riots of 1965 and the other was the Rodney Kings Riots of 1992 in which both had similarities and differences that were related to the beatings of black citizens by white police officers. We can see how this triggered the caused an outrage and a national debate on police brutality. These riots erupted the social causes burning of buildings

  • Analysis Of Los Angeles Notebook And Richard Rodriguez's Disappointment From California

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    disappointment for many people(s). It has disappointed people all the way back to the 1850s during the gold rush, and it is even said to have happened further back, when California was mostly populated by Native Americans. Joan Didion, author of “Los Angeles Notebook”, and Richard Rodriguez, author of Disappointment From California, both agree on this point. In Disappointment From California, Rodriguez describes how different California is from many outsiders ideas of it. He sees how it can be a disappointment

  • Race Riots In Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

    673 Words  | 3 Pages

    “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” introduces us to a select few members of society in a way more uncommon to modern day literature. They happen to be accounts of people. For some, the story is a way to evoke emotion and tell a story. Anna Deavere Smith had another idea – bring to light the socio-racial situations behind what was really going on in Los Angeles in 1992. This includes, but is not limited to, the rocky inter-racial foundations and the intra-racial social-based foundations. 1992 had

  • History Of The Chicago Bulls And The Los Angeles Lakers

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    Do you think it is fair to say that when the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers were coached by Phil Jackson, they made basketball history? Of course, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers are two teams that were coached by Phil Jackson and will be remembered by stories and records. Throughout this essay, the information that will be given will focus on three main points of these historical teams. The first point is about how they had some of the greatest players to ever play the

  • Ethical Cases Of The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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    With the flawed response to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots there were many decisions that were made by the top brass of the police department and city. The first ethical issue that helped cause the riots in the first place, was the use of force that was excessive in nature. The decision of the sergeant at the scene of the Rodney King to not stop the excessive force used by the officers that day was an ethical violation within itself. The use of power and discretion in the event causing the riots was

  • Police Violence: The Rodney King Beating In Los Angeles

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    beating in Los Angeles, March 1991 is an archetypal instance. King was caught by police officers after a high-speed chase and was brutally beaten (Karstedt, Loader & Strang, 2013). Local witness George Holiday filmed much of it from his balcony and was later aired around the world, which raised concerns about police treatment of minorities in America (Karstedt, Loader & Strang, 2013). After a three-month trial the officers were acquitted and the outrage sparked the violent 1992 Los Angeles riots. This

  • Los Angeles Men Central Jail Essay

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    One of the most recent scandal that happened in Law Enforcement community is the Los Angeles jail scandal. Los Angeles County Sheriff are involved in the incident that took place in Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles, CA. Based on the reports, the sheriffs were abusing the inmates and also in one occasion has been reported illegally detaining the visitors of the prison from Australia. The beatings were unjustified and causes a stir in the Law Enforcement community. This is just another case of police

  • Review Of Anna Deavere Smith's Play Twilight: Los Angeles Riots '

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    Anna Deavere Smith’s one-woman play, Twilight: Los Angeles Riots 1992 gathers various perspectives from people who were affected by the Los Angeles Uprising of 1992. These perspectives are insightful in discussing the aftermath of the uprising. While many historical events contributed to the emergence of the uprising, Smith’s play focuses on the major impact the verdict of Rodney King’s trial in 1992 had in precipitating a civil unrest in the Los Angeles community where “the verdict symbolized, for

  • Dr. Jerry Buss Marketing Mix: The Los Angeles Lakers

    1103 Words  | 5 Pages

    Los Angeles Laker I think their marketing mix is good, and here is the reason: The Los Angeles Lakers are the most successful franchise in the history of the NBA. For years, the Lakers were owned by Dr. Jerry Buss who was one of the most respected men in all of sports. Jerry Buss learned early on that they needed to sell Hollywood to their customers. None of their competitors were doing so and being located in Los Angeles, it made it easy for them to do so. Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Lakers in