A People's Guide to Los Angeles

Author: Laura Pulido

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 751

A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.

Generation Priced Out

Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, with a New Preface

Author: Randy Shaw

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 936

Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Randy Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality. Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics. Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. Generation Priced Out is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of urban America.

Time Out Los Angeles

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 218

Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.

Hotel Mariachi

Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles

Author: Catherine L. Kurland

Publisher: UNM Press


Category: Photography

Page: 120

View: 451

In Boyle Heights, gateway to East Los Angeles, sits the 1889 landmark “Hotel Mariachi,” where musicians have lived and gathered on the adjacent plaza for more than half a century. This book is a photographic and ethnographic study of the mariachis, Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles, and the neighborhood. The newly restored brick hotel embodies a triumphant struggle of preservation against all odds, and its origins open a portal into the Mexican pueblo’s centuries-old multiethnic past. Miguel Gandert’s compelling black-and-white images document the hotel and the vibrant mariachi community of the “Garibaldi Plaza of Los Angeles.” The history of Hotel Mariachi is personal to Catherine López Kurland, a descendant of the entrepreneur who built it, and whose family’s Californio roots will fascinate anyone interested in early Los Angeles or Mexican American history. Enrique Lamadrid explores mariachi music, poetry, and fiestas, and the part Los Angeles played in their development, delving into the origins of the music and offering a deep account of mariachi poetics. Hotel Mariachi is a unique lens through which to view the history and culture of Mexicano California, and provides touching insights into the challenging lives of mariachi musicians.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Author: Catherine Gerber

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd


Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 366

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Los Angeles is the ultimate Top 10 guide which will lead you straight to the best attractions that this huge city has to offer. Whether you are looking for hip bars on the Sunset Strip or the best parks and gardens, shopping streets or beaches in Los Angeles, this guide is the perfect travel companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 outdoor pursuits to the Top 10 places to see and be seen and to save you time and money, there is even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Los Angeles is packed with numerous illustrations, providing the insider knowledge that every visitor needs on a trip to this thrilling city. Explore every corner effortlessly using maps included within the guide. Your guide to the Top 10 best of everything in Los Angeles.

Mexico City

Author: Insight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin


Category: Mexico City (Mexico)

Page: 278

View: 284

Michael Brein's Guide to Los Angeles by the Metro

Top 50 Sights by the Metro

Author: Michael Brein, Ph.D.

Publisher: Michael Brein, Inc.


Category: Transportation

Page: 28

View: 695

This is the ‘full’ expanded desktop PDF version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Los Angeles which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of LA’s subway and light rail system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Los Angles guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) for mobile devices is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition. Michael Brein's Guide to Los Angeles by the Metro shows visitors how to go to Los Angeles's top 50 visitor attractions by the LA Metro (subway and light rail) and selected buses. The guide shows which transit to use, which transit stops to board and exit, and, using detailed mini-area-walking maps, how to walk exactly from these transit stops directly to the visitor attractions. Additional nearby points of interest are also indicated on these mini-area-walking maps. An ultra-large official map of the Los Angeles Metro is also provided. Michael Brein's Guide to Los Angeles is part of the world's first and only travel guide series specifically designed to show travelers how to sightsee the top 50 visitor attractions by public transportation in a variety of the world's most visited cities.

The Illegal and the Refugee

An American Love Story

Author: Ian Tremblay

Publisher: Ian Tremblay


Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 256

See my official book trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddkMzHq8s2U Visit my Website: http://www.iantremblay.com THE ILLEGAL AND THE REFUGEE - An American Love Story is a tale of tragedy and triumph that highlights the difficulties and the hardships of Latino immigration to the United States. With roots set deep in Mexico and Cuba, it is a story about letting go of the past, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity and of deep, unconditional love. Maria Torres is a bright university student from Mexico City and a committed social activist who becomes gravely concerned when Eduardo the love of her life decides to cross into the United States illegally and then vanishes from the face of the earth. She decides to retrace his footsteps and survives a treacherous and traumatic crossing of the Arizona desert, ending up in East Los Angeles, an illegal immigrant and desperate to find him. In Havana, Cuba, Ernesto Rodriguez dreams of fleeing his hermetic and state controlled country with the love of his life Yaneti to the United States. He succeeds in sending her off first and then she is never heard from again. He decides to follow her trail and barely survives a life-threatening and harrowing sea crossing, washing up confused and half-naked on a Florida beach, legally a refugee, and determined to find her. As Maria and Ernesto get busy adapting to their new circumstances in the United States and the search for their missing loved ones, a natural catastrophe elsewhere in the world sets the stage for their accidental encounter in Miami, putting into place, the final pieces, of their incredible journey. “He was out for a few hours–he wasn’t sure for how long, but when he came to, he was dehydrated and his lips were cracked and he felt terrible. It was late afternoon and the sun was lower in the sky. He lifted his head. His face was caked with sand, and he sat up and spit the sand out of his mouth and looked around with bewildered eyes. He slowly got up and saw that in front of him and to each side were tall apartment buildings. It was quiet; no one was around. For a few minutes he just stood there, wobbly and confused and unable to process his thoughts clearly. He had no idea where he was and he realized that all he had on was his underwear. He hesitantly put one foot forward and then another. His feet felt heavy, and every movement he made hurt him somewhere. He made his way in the direction of the nearest building and that’s when he saw it–a shape that stopped him dead in his tracks, fluttering lightly in the late afternoon breeze. It was an American flag, and to Ernesto it was the most beautiful thing he had seen in his entire life. He just looked at it and smiled, and a tear rolled down one of his cheeks. He knew then that he had made it. He was in America."

New Mexico Directory of Hispanic Culture

1992 Quincentennial Edition

Author: Carol Guzman

Publisher: Hispanic Culture Foundation, Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 379

Discover four hundred years of New Mexico Hispanic arts & culture in this excellent resource for educators, libraries, performing arts presenters, curators, conference planners & students. The Directory features annotated listings of cultural organizations, museums & galleries, films & videos, historic & cultural sites, special collections, libraries & publishers, arts-related businesses, support & funding organizations, cultural events calendars, & 366 visual, performing & literary artists indexed by discipline, with art works represented in 15 pages of color illustrations.

Secrets of Forbidden Love

My True Life Story

Author: Cándida R. DeVito

Publisher: Palibrio


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 732

A young girl never forgets her first love. But what if this love is forbidden? Despite the age gap, Cndida had a crush on Andrew De Vito since she was eight years old. As time grew, so did her feelings for him. She never thought that one day, he would reciprocate her feelings for him, but he did. There was only one problem. He was already marriedto the church. Cndidas story, Secrets of Forbidden Love, is a beautiful and romantic tale of a forbidden love. It is also a story of love and forgiveness in several dimensions.

Geography of Travel and Tourism

Author: Lloyd E. Hudman

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Geography

Page: 620

View: 174

A timely text that includes revised and updated information about the changes in former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It also provides the student with an understanding of world travel patterns, introduces and describes the major attractions in each area, the interrelationships between geography and tourism, a detailed look at a specific tourist region that concludes with an in depth itinerary so that students can use these tools to become successful travel agents.


Magazine of American Society of Mexico

Author: American Society of Mexico (Founded 1942)



Category: Americans


View: 381

Fodor's 2012 Caribbean Ports of Call

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc

Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications


Category: Travel

Page: 412

View: 249

"Portions of this book appear in Fodor's Caribbean 2012."





Category: California


View: 401


A Travel Survival Kit




Category: Mexico


View: 401