FC: A Day in Los Angeles By: David Olson
1: Los Angeles, California, also known as LA, is a city with tons of tourists attractions including Disney Land, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Staples Center. It is the most populous city in the state of California and the second most populous city in the United States. Los Angeles was founded on September 4th, 1781.
2: Los Angeles was first settled by the Spanish and the Anglos. The Treaty of Cahuenga, signed in 1847, added Los Angeles and the rest of California to America.
3: -Santa Monica Beach -ESPN Studios -Marina Del Rey Beach -Will Rogers Beach -Descanso Gardens -Hollywood Bowl -Rose Bowl Flea Market -Los Angeles Equestrian Center -UCLA Store -Point Vicente Beach | 10 places of interest in Los Angeles
4: 10 Historical Sites in Los Angeles | -El Pueblo Historical Monument -The Mayfair Hotel -Reyes Adobe Day Festival -Downtown Business Improvement District -Figueroa Hotel -Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel -Beverly Hills Hotel -The Georgian -Beverly Wilshire -Millennium Biltmore
5: 10 Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Opportunities in LA | -Staples Center -Disney Land -Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center -The Dolby Theatre -Hollywood Walk of Fame -Warner Grand Theatre -Pantages Theatre -Grauman's Chinese Theater -Torrance Cultural Arts Center -Downtown LA Art Walk
6: 10 Recreation and Other Activities Available in LA | -Beverly Center -Korean Bell of Friendship -Hollywood and Highland Center -Port of Los Angeles -Watts Towers -Runyon Canyon Park -Diamond Bar Golf Course -Roosevelt Golf Course -Knollwood Golf Course -Maggie Hathaway Golf Course
7: Geography | Los Angeles lies on a hilly coastal plain with the Pacific ocean as its southern and western boundaries. There are lots of canyons and valleys. The city goes north to the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains and is bounded by the San Gabriel Mountains to the east.
8: The warm, moist pacific air keeps temperatures mild throughout the year. Summers are dry and sunny. Most of the rain in LA occurs during winter. The best time to travel to Los Angeles is in the summer or winter months. The weather is most predictable at this time so heavier clothes are not needed. | Geography
9: Cultural Awareness | They speak English and use American money. There is a variety of different types restaurants in Los Angeles.
10: Sports in Los Angeles | Sports is a very big thing in Los Angeles. They have a total of seven major sports teams. Four of them play in the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
11: Today during my trip to Los Angeles I went to a Clippers game in the Staples Center. The Clippers were playing last year's champion the Miami Heat. The Heat and Clippers are loaded with star players so it was going to be a close game. The Heat took an early lead and were up at halftime by six points. The Clippers would not go away though, hanging in there with the score tied at the end of the third quarter. It came down to the very last seconds and the Clippers hit a buzzer-beater and the game was over. The Clippers won. | Journal #1
12: Today I went to Disney Land. It was really fun going on all the rides and seeing all the Disney characters. I even saw a live musical performance there. I saw all the Disney characters I was hoping to see like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Buzz Lightyear. I ate some very good food inside the park too. I had a great time. | Journal #2
13: Journal #3 | Today I went to a Los Angeles Lakers game. They play in the Staples Center too. Today they were playing the Boston Celtics. The Celtics were leading by eight at the end of the first quarter. It seemed like the Lakers didn't show up to play because the Celtics lead kept getting bigger and bigger. At halftime the Lakers were down by nineteen. The Celtics ended up winning by thirty-six. The Lakers played awful.
14: Journal #4 | Today I went to a Los Angeles Angels game. They play in Angel Stadium. Today they were playing the Boston Red Sox. The Angels are one of the two baseball teams in Los Angeles. It was really fun. Before the game I got a bunch of autographs from each team's star players. The only bad thing was that the Angels lost.
15: Both Overland Park and Los Angeles are largely populated. On the other hand, Los Angeles has seven major sports teams and Overland Park has zero. Los Angeles is located on the west coast while Overland Park is located in the Midwest. Similarly, Los Angeles and Overland Park are not the capitals of their states. However in there are beaches in Los Angeles and none in Overland Park. Los Angeles has a professional hockey team but Overland Park does not. | Compare and Contrast
16: Cause and Effect | This journey in Los Angeles has meant a lot to me. I've learned what it's like to watch a Lakers game in the Staples Center. One of the most important things I've learned to do is how to handle myself in a big city. I think that will come in handy in the future for when I travel to other big cities. LA taught me some very important things. I'm very glad that I chose to take a trip to Los Angeles.
17: All in all, Los Angeles has taught me some great life lessons. Most importantly it has taught me how to handle myself in big cities. And as Saint Augustine said "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
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