Etgar 36

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Day 19: Los Angeles & San Francisco

Posted on July 15, 2016

By Caroline Perlis: This morning, we all woke up bright and early for our 8:30 AM breakfast buffet in order to hit the road at 9:00 AM. Without stopping, the ride from LA to San Fransisco would generally take about six hours. Usually I would dread a six hour bus ride, but what was special about this one was Continue Reading »

Day 18: Los Angeles

Posted on July 14, 2016

By Taylor Sitomer: Our theme in Los Angeles is power—more specifically, the power of connection. When discussing this theme, Billy has posed a few questions such as who has power and who doesn’t, the perception of power, how people get power, and what it takes to give it up. Today, we expanded upon this idea to Continue Reading »

Day 17: Los Angeles

Posted on July 13, 2016

By Matthew Schwartz: Although the day started out early, it paid off. Leaving Las Vegas (pretty much an adult playground) for the City of Angels was exciting. The drive through the spacious desert was unique and filled with cacti. Along the way, we stopped at Peggy Sue’s, a 1950s-themed diner. The food and atmosphere were Continue Reading »

Day 19- Los Angeles, San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Logan Pins Today we left L.A. heading to San Francisco. We spent the majority of the day on the road. We stopped for lunch in Santa Barbara and later watched the movie Milk, about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay government official. We drove past rolling yellow mountains, a beautiful coast, fading out into the horizon, Continue Reading »

Day 18- Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Eli Meyers We started off the day at 9:45 as we continued our journey in Los Angeles.  We traveled to South Central and learned about the riots that occurred there as a result of Rodney King. We also learned that part of the city’s plan to better South central was to repaint the houses and rename Continue Reading »

Day 17- Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Posted on July 16, 2015

– Casey Goldstein Today could be summed up with one single word; art. To begin an amazing day, we satisfied our stomachs with an authentic brunch at a 50’s style diner called Peggy Sue’s. Don’t believe me? Even the waiters wore 1950-based outfits to allow us to flash back to this unique time in history. Continue Reading »

Day 17-Los Angeles-by Laina Haymes

Posted on July 16, 2014

After some bus problems gave us a rocky start to our morning, we headed to Participant Media to speak with Evan Shapiro, a representative of the organization. Participant Media is a film company with a different vision than, for example, Warner Brothers. They produce educational and inspiring work on all different topics. They have produced Continue Reading »

Day 16-Los Angeles-by Jack Wyman

Posted on July 15, 2014

Today marked the day Etgar 36 completed its journey from East Coast to West Coast! After waking up in Las Vegas, we made the four hour trip to Los Angeles. Our first stop of the day was at Peggy Sue’s 1950s diner, where we had a nice brunch. We enjoyed a variety of delicious breakfast or Continue Reading »

Day 16 – Los Angeles – By Rachel Goodman

Posted on July 10, 2013

After relatively early wake up,  we headed South Central Los Angeles to learn about  the area and it’s reputation. Once we arrived, we gathered on a street corner and quietly observed the neighborhood. As a group, we were asked what we thought South Central was all about, and began to discuss its culture and history. Continue Reading »

Day 15 – Los Angeles – By Jake Gordon

Posted on July 9, 2013

On this momentous day on our cross-country journey, the Etgar group of 2013 departed from the scorching 8am heat of Las Vegas, Nevada, and headed towards the jewel of the west coast, Los Angeles, CA. It was roughly two hours after our departure until we were pleasantly surprised by “Peggy Sue’s,” a 1950’s style diner Continue Reading »