Category: California

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Newport Beach: More Than Just Yuppies

Newport Beach: The next logical step for pretty much every well-off Southern Californian business degree graduate. The people are toned, white, wealthy, and always have a challenging time finding parking for their imported European cars.  UCLA and USC flags are flown high, below proud fabric of stars...

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The Human Element of Balboa Park, San Diego

“Missing the rapture and going to hell” “Boogeymen” “Getting eaten alive” “My loved ones dying” “Unsuccessful life” “Ending up alone” “Geckos” “Bankruptcy” “Losing people I love, especially my children” Handwriting scrawled on paper feathers revealed people’s greatest fears. Fears from physical monsters such as aliens, bears,...

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Santa Monica Ferris Wheel is Wheely Cool

Ferris wheels are uniquely human. We use the power of mechanical invention to create something that will simply take us around and around in the confines of a small carriage. Unless built extremely poorly, where every crank around has bumps and falls due to the missing...

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Malibu Sunset

There’s one thing that really stinks about LA — parking. Being a loyal San Diegan, I’m used to free beach parking which makes the beach a friendly place to all families regardless of income. My friend and I intended to go to the beach somewhere near...

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Venice Beach: The People Make the Place

BRRRAPAPAPAPAAAAH oh OOBA OOBA!!! That’s the sound I hear every time I journey to Venice Beach, and I must admit — I don’t hate it. What is that noise? It’s the squeal of a small Jamaican man about to jump from a two foot chair onto a...

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Breaking Routine in Downtown Los Angeles

Fifty cents is all it costs to get a USC student from campus to the heart of downtown via the Dash. I’m generally a fan of public transportation — people watching, the ability to text, and no responsibility for the commute sounds good to me. Sure,...

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The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

I was wondering whether to head up to the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach for the weekend this year because it’s a 1.5 hour drive from where I live in San Diego. After all, the waves were pretty small and I’ve been to the...

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The 4th of July on Bass Lake

My favorite holiday has now come and gone, and this post will be a mix between a journalistic personal document of my 4th of July on Bass Lake and why Bass Lake is the best place to watch fireworks this summer.  Every year at 8 p.m., the...

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Weekend Escape – Bass Lake

Some friends and I are trying to start a wakeboard team, and as we’ve come to find — the wakeboard crowd is not necessarily the most reliable of folks. From the words of our president we have “between 15 and 65 people on the team.” Basically...