See the Real LA

Envisioning America:
New Chinese Americans and the Politics of Belonging

Book Talk & Signing
Tritia Toyota, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
CAM / Pico House

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Tritia Toyota Book Talk Flyer

We have also confirmed CAUSE Chair Charlie Woo to be the respondent for this book talk.
The event is free and open to the public; however we do ask that participants rsvp direct at so that we can plan accordingly. CAM Educator Mike Truong and I are in talks about what else CAM can do for the NAPABA attendees who are interested in visiting other sites during the conference. We currently have "Remembering Angel Island" exhibition on display - the exhibiton commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Angel Island Immigration Station and we are showcasing rare artifacts like coaching books, coaching maps, certificate of identifications and files from the National Archives at San Bruno.

The Official Guide to Los Angeles

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My Hotel Life

There is a new player in tinseltown and I couldn't be more pleased to see the new JW Marriott at LA Live making a splash in this glitzy haven in Southern Cal. The JW is part of LA's entertainment district comprising of the Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Club Nokia and a number of restaurants such as Flemings and BOCA at the Conga Room. The JW's sister hotel, the Ritz Carlton, stands tall next to the JW tower.

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My Hotel Life

Double Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour ( Optional add-on event )

Starline's City Sightseeing private tour can you discover the whole of Los Angeles on a City Tour. Enjoy the open air view inside our vintage Double Decker Buses from England as the guided tour points out landmarks from Downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood and in between.

"Hollywood Tour" 2 HOUR LOOP: Chinese Theatre, The Grove/Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre, Route 66, Rodeo Drive, Paramount Studios, Beverly Center, Shopping on Melrose, Sunset Strip, Pink's Hot Dogs, La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, Petersen Automotive Museum, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood and Vine, and more...

*Time allotted for photos session at the Mann Chinese Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tour length; 2-2.5 hours
Cost: $30 (includes two drink tickets ([1]beer & [1]wine or [2] soda/water)
Pickup/Dropoff location: JW Marriot Hotel

Explore Historic Los Angeles ( Optional add-on events )
Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tours

Los Angeles is like no other city. The Los Angeles Conservancy's Walking Tour Program explores the history and heart of our amazing city through interpretation of L.A.'s unique architectural resources.
Our private walking tours, led by knowledgeable docents, focus on the architecture of Los Angeles' historic downtown.

The Historic Core tour provides an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks of downtown Los Angeles. Covering a wide range of architectural styles, and including anecdotes about the people behind the buildings, this tour is a great way to become acquainted (or re-acquainted) with the unique character of downtown L.A.

The Historic Core is the heart of downtown. Some of the most beloved Los Angeles landmarks are in this area, such as the Central Library, Angels Flight, and the Bradbury Building. The history of the area goes back to the founding of the city in 1781, and its architecture tells the story of the growth of the city from the 1890s to the present, including the current trend of conversions of vintage office buildings into loft-style apartments and condos.

Cost: $10
Start time: 2:30 pm(Rain or shine)
Length: 2-1/2 hours
Distance covered: About 1-1/2 miles total walking
Walking difficulty: Easy
Wheelchair accessible
Meeting Location: 7th Street Metro Center (Hope Street Exit)
Metro: Blue Line to 7th Street Metro Center Station. Follow the signs to Hope Street exit.

Pershing Square
Biltmore Hotel
Pacific Mutual Building *
Mayflower Hotel (now Hilton Checkers)
Southern California Edison Building *
Los Angeles Central Library
US Bank Tower
Title Guarantee and Trust Building
Subway Terminal Building *
Broadway Department Store (now known as the Junipero Serra State Office Building)
Angels Flight
Grand Central Market *
Bradbury Building *

* Interiors visited, subject to availability