Los Angeles Unified School District
The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest public school system in the U. S. state of California and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. During the 2016–2017 school year, LAUSD served around 734,641 students, including 107,142 students at independent charter schools and 69,867 adult students. During the same school year, it had 33,635 other employees, it is the second largest employer in Los Angeles County, after the county government. The total school district operating budget for 2016–2017 is $7.59 billion. The school district consists of Los Angeles and all or portions of several adjoining Southern California cities. LAUSD has its own police force, the Los Angeles School Police Department, established in 1948 to provide police services for LAUSD schools; the LAUSD enrolls a third of the preschoolers in Los Angeles County, operates as many buses as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The LAUSD school construction program rivals the Big Dig in terms of expenditures, LAUSD cafeterias serve about 500,000 meals a day, rivaling the output of local McDonald's restaurants. The LAUSD has been criticized in the past for crowded schools with large class sizes, high drop-out and expulsion rates, low academic performance in many schools, poor maintenance and incompetent administration. In 2007, LAUSD's dropout rate was 26 percent for grades 9 through 12, but more there are signs that the district is showing improvement, both in terms of dropout and graduation rates. An ambitious renovation program intended to help ease the overcrowded conditions has been completed; as part of its school-construction project, LAUSD opened two high schools in 2005 and four high schools in 2006. Los Angeles Unified School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education, which appoints a superintendent, who runs the daily operations of the district. Members of the board are elected directly by voters from separate districts that encompass communities that the LAUSD serves.
The district's current superintendent is Austin Beutner. The district's former superintendents are Ramon Cortines; the Board of Education selected King for superintendent in January 2016. Vivian Ekchian became acting superintendent until the Board election of Beutner in May 2018. Cortines was appointed acting superintendent after the school board decided to buy out the contract of David L. Brewer III, a former Navy Vice-Admiral who served as head of the Navy's Education and Training Division and was in charge of the SeaLift Command. From 2001 until his retirement in October 2006, the district was led by former Governor of Colorado and Democratic Party chairman Roy Romer; the six current members of Board of Education include George McKenna, Board President Monica Garcia, Scott Schmerelson, Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, Kelly Fitzpatrick-Gonez, Richard Vladovic. District 5 is vacant following the resignation of Dr. Ref Rodriguez in July 2018. In the March 2015 Los Angeles City Council and School Board elections, voters approved Charter Amendment 2, which allows the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education to change their election dates to even-numbered years.
It will take effect with the March 2020 Primary election and the runoff in November 2020. Every LAUSD household or residential area is zoned to an elementary school, a middle school and a high school, in one of the eight local school districts; each local school district is run by an area superintendent and is headquartered within the district. The Los Angeles Unified School District was once composed of two separate districts: the Los Angeles City School District, formed on September 19, 1853, the Los Angeles City High School District, formed in 1890; the latter provided 9–12 educational services, while the former did so for K-8. On July 1, 1961 the Los Angeles City School District and the Los Angeles City High School District merged, forming the Los Angeles Unified School District. On January 31, 1957, a DC7B crashed into the schoolyard of Pacoima Junior High School in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California following a midair collision with a US military plane, resulting in the deaths of the four crew members aboard the DC-7B, the pilot of the Scorpion jet, two students on the ground, a third died three days later.
Additionally seventy-eight students suffered injuries which ranged from minor to life-threatening. The annexation left the Topanga School District and the Las Virgenes Union School District as separate remnants of the high school district; the high school district changed its name to the West County Union High School District. LAUSD annexed the Topanga district on July 1, 1962. Since the Las Virgenes Union School District had the same boundary as the remaining West County Union High School District, on July 1, 1962 West County ceased to exist. In 1963, a lawsuit, Crawford v. Board of Ed. of Los Angeles was filed to end segregation in the district. The California Supreme Court required the district to come up with a plan in 1977; the board returned to court with what the court of appeal years would describe as "one of if not the most drastic plan of mandatory student reassignment in the nation." A desegregation busing plan was developed to be implemented in the 1978 school year. Two lawsuits to stop the enforced busing plan, both title
Dope (2015 film)
Dope is a 2015 American comedy-drama coming-of-age film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and produced by Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi. It stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Lakeith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, ASAP Rocky; the film was executive produced by Pharrell Williams and co-executive produced by Sean Combs. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City and was released in North America on June 19 by Open Road Films, it was re-released on September 4 during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The film received positive reviews from critics and was a moderate commercial success, grossing $18 million over a $7 million budget. Malcolm Adekanbi and his best friends and Diggy, are high school "geeks" living in "The Bottoms," a crime-frequent neighborhood in Inglewood, California. Malcolm is confident he will be admitted to his dream school, Harvard University, on his academic ability, but his school counselor berates him since their school is in a run-down suburb in Los Angeles.
He suggests Malcolm take college application process more starting with an upcoming interview with businessman and Harvard alumnus, Austin Jacoby. While biking home, Malcolm is stopped by Dom, a drug dealer who instructs him to invite a girl named Nakia to his party. Finding him charming, Nakia tells Malcolm to reply. Despite initial reluctance and Diggy convince Malcolm to go and the trio arrives. During the party and his crew meet in a back room to buy high-grade, powdered molly but are interrupted by an armed gang, several people are shot. Hiding behind the bar, Dom finds Malcolm's backpack and fills it with the drugs and a gun, giving it to Malcolm and sending him away while the police arrive. Nakia drives Malcolm home when he offers her help for the GED; the next day, Malcolm discovers an iPhone. An unknown man calls, reveals that he knows Malcolm's identity and instructs him to turn over the drugs that day. After school, Malcolm begins to approach the car to hand over the drugs when he receives another phone call on the same iPhone.
Dom, in custody, had called Malcolm to tell him not to give the drugs over to the other caller. He texts Malcolm an address and tells him to ask for AJ. Malcolm and Diggy flee to the address, while being chased by the unknown caller, they are greeted by a young man named Jaleel and his sister Lily. Since their father, AJ, isn't home, Jaleel invites them inside his father's mansion and takes Jib and Diggy out for food while Malcolm stays with Lily, she finds the drugs and takes a heavy dose. Meanwhile, Malcolm gets. Lily, drives him but passes out at a stop sign, who runs out of the car and publicly urinates on a bush while bystanders record. Malcolm takes her car and drives to the meeting himself. Arriving at Jacoby's office, he notices photos of Dom and Jaleel in the man's office and realizes he is AJ. Malcolm relays Dom's instructions to Jacoby, who denies any knowledge and subtly indicates that the contents of the bag are now Malcolm's responsibility. Jacoby reschedules the interview - if the drugs aren't sold by Jacoby won't give Malcolm a good recommendation to Harvard.
Low on options, Malcolm and Diggy seek help from a college student they met years ago, Will Sherwood. A stoner and hacker, he sets up an online black-market website to sell the drugs through Bitcoin transactions, which soon goes viral. Malcolm helps Nakia study, he accuses her of being sent by Dom to gather info and pushes her away. The next day, Malcolm asks Will to extract cash from the Bitcoins, arranges a meeting with a money-laundering gangster named Fidel. With the meeting going as planned, Malcolm leaves with a bag of cash but is assaulted by the school bully and company overpowering him and takes the bag. Desperate, he defends himself by pulling the gun, getting the money back and earning the bully's respect. Returning to AJ's office for his interview, Malcolm tells Jacoby that he has sold the drugs but has left a trail leading to Jacoby. Unless Jacoby admits him to Harvard, Malcolm will transfer the Bitcoins to Jacoby's checking account, which will frame Jacoby and lead to his arrest.
He types his college application essay. He describes two students – Student A is a music geek that plays in a punk band and gets straight As, while Student B suffers in the hood and makes money in immoral ways, he asks, "Which student do you think I am?" Malcolm waits for Nakia at prom. Nakia meets Malcolm at his home and thanks him for helping her pass her GED, giving him a pass to Six Flags and kisses him on the cheek, he goes inside and enters his room to find an envelope from Harvard on his bed. He looks at the audience before smiling; the soundtrack to the film, was released by i am OTHER Entertainment and Columbia Records on June 16, 2015. "Rebirth of Slick" – Digable Planets "Can't Bring Me Down" – Awreeoh "The World is Yours" – Nas "Go Ahead" – Awreeoh "Rebel Without a Pause" – Public Enemy "Don't Get Deleted" – Awreeoh "Scenario" – A Tribe Called Quest "Cocaina Shawty" – Kap G "Poppin Off" – WatchTheDuck "The Humpty Dance" – Digital Underground "New Money" – Buddy "Hip Hop Hooray" – Naughty by Nature "Dirty Feeling" – LolaWolf "Home is Where the Hatred Is" – Gil Scott-Heron "It's My Turn Now" – Awreeoh "Know What I Want"– Kali Uchis Dope debuted in the U.
S. Dramatic Competition category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which started on Jan
A bakery is an establishment that produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cakes and pies. Some retail bakeries are cafés, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to consume the baked goods on the premises. Baked goods have been around for thousands of years; the art of baking was developed early during the Roman Empire. It was a famous art as Roman citizens loved baked goods and demanded for them for important occasions such as feasts and weddings etc. Due to the fame and desire that the art of baking received, around 300 BC, baking was introduced as an occupation and respectable profession for Romans; the bakers began to prepare bread at home in an oven, using mills to grind grain into the flour for their breads. The oncoming demand for baked goods vigorously continued and the first bakers' guild was established in 168 BC in Rome; this drastic appeal for baked goods promoted baking all throughout Europe and expanded into the eastern parts of Asia. Bakers started selling them out on the streets.
This trend became common and soon, baked products were getting sold in streets of Rome, Germany and many more. This resulted in a system of delivering the goods to households, as the demand for baked breads and goods increased; this provoked the bakers to establish a place where people could purchase baked goods for themselves. Therefore, in Paris, the first open-air bakery of baked goods was developed and since bakeries became a common place to purchase delicious goods and get together around the world. By the colonial era, bakeries were viewed as places to gather and socialize. On July 7, 1928, a bakery in Chillicothe, Missouri introduced pre-cut bread using the automatic bread-slicing machine, invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. While the bread failed to sell, due to its "sloppy" aesthetic, the fact it went stale faster, it became popular. In World War II bread slicing machines were banned, as the metal in them was required for wartime use; when they were requisitioned, creating 100 tonnes of metal alloy, the decision proved unpopular with housewives.
World War II directly affected bread industries in the UK. Baking schools closed during this time so when the war did end there was an absence of skilled bakers; this resulted in new methods being developed to satisfy the world’s desire for bread. Methods like: adding chemicals to dough and specialised machinery; these old methods of baking were completely eradicated when these new methods were introduced and became industrialised. The old methods were seen as unnecessary and financially unsound, during this period there were not many traditional bakeries left; some bakeries provide services for special occasions or for people who have allergies or sensitivities to certain foods. Bakeries can provide a wide range of cakes designs such as sheet cakes, layer cakes, tiered cakes, wedding cakes. Other bakeries may specialize in traditional or hand made types of bread made with locally milled flour, without flour bleaching agents or flour treatment agents, baking what is sometimes referred to as artisan bread.
Grocery stores and supermarkets, in many countries, sell prepackaged or pre-sliced bread and other pastries. They can offer in-store baking and basic cake decoration. Nonetheless, many people still prefer to get their baked goods from a small artisanal bakery, either out of tradition, the availability of a greater variety of baked goods, or due to the higher quality products characteristic of the trade of baking. Media related to Bakeries at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of bakery at Wiktionary
James Carter Walker Jr. is an American actor and comedian. Walker is best known for portraying James Evans Jr. the oldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times, which ran from 1974 to 1979. Walker was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series in 1975 and 1976 for his role. While on the show, Walker's character was known for the catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!" which he used in his mid–1970s TV commercial for a Panasonic line of cassette and 8-track tape players. He starred in Let's Do It Again with John Amos, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened with James Earl Jones. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine. Walker was born in The New York. Walker attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City. Through a federal program known as SEEK, or "Search for Education and Knowledge," he continued his studies and entered into the field of radio engineering with WRVR; as a young man, Walker was a vendor at Yankee Stadium, starting with the 1964 World Series.
He was given a silver dollar by Mickey Mantle. In 1967, Walker began working full-time with the radio station of the Riverside Church. In 1969, Walker began performing as a stand-up comedian and was discovered by the casting director for Good Times, after making appearances on Rowan & Martin's Laugh In and on the Jack Paar Show, he released one stand-up comedy album during the height of his Good Times popularity: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records. During Good Times' 1974 -- 75 season, Walker was 26 years old. John Amos, the actor who portrayed Walker's father on Good Times, was just eight years older than Walker. Walker credits producer/director John Rich for inventing "Dy-no-mite!" which Rich insisted Walker say on every episode. Both Walker and executive producer Norman Lear were skeptical of the idea, but the phrase and Walker's character caught on with the audience. Off- and on-camera, Walker did not get along with series' lead, Esther Rolle, who played Florida Evans, in the series, because she and Amos disapproved of Walker's buffoonish character and his popularity, Walker felt hurt by their disdain.
Dissatisfaction led Amos, making Walker the star of the show. Walker was the only Good Times star to not attend Rolle's funeral. During 1975 Walker was a weekend personality on contemporary R&B music station KAGB 103.9 FM licensed to Inglewood in the Los Angeles market. Walker appeared on The Tonight Match Game during the 1970s and early 1980s, he appeared on the 1990 revival of Match Game and various game shows during that era. Walker has made guest appearances on Badge 373, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Larry Sanders Show, Son of the Beach, The Drew Carey Show, The John Larroquette Show, In the House, Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, Star Dates, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, Chelsea Lately and Lincoln Heights, he appeared in films such as Rabbit Test, The Concorde... Airport'79, Airplane!, Doin' Time, The Guyver, Monster Mash and Plump Fiction. Aside from guest appearances, he starred in the short-lived television series At Ease in 1983 and Bustin' Loose in 1987. In the 1990s, Walker returned to his radio roots hosting shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS, KKAR.
In 1996, he appeared on split release with Powerviolence band Spazz distributed by Spazz owned label Slap-a-ham records. In 2010, Walker made a cameo appearance in the movie Big Money Rustlas. In 2011, Walker appeared in a Syfy channel movie Super Shark. In 2012, Jimmie Walker's autobiography Dyn-o-mite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times – A Memoir, was published. In 2012, Walker announced the release of his official app developed by Monty Goulet for iOS. According to an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, Walker stated he has never been married nor fathered children, but has had many girlfriends. Walker appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on July 11, 2012, he stated that he did not vote for Barack Obama and that he would not vote for him in the 2012 election either. In an interview with CNN, Walker described himself politically as a "realist independent" and stated that he opposed affirmative action, saying that it had outlived its usefulness, he said that he was against gay marriage on moral grounds, but believed its legalization should be passed, stating it was not worth fighting against.
Walker described his political beliefs at length in his autobiography, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir. In it, he called himself a "logicist," who believes in "logic and common sense", holding conservative positions on many issues. Despite rumors that Walker was dating conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter, they are just close friends. On August 3, 2017, Walker publicly announced his support for President Donald Trump, saying that he was "for 90 percent of the things he does." Official website Jimmie Walker on IMDb Jimmie Walker interview with Nardwuar Interview with Nardwuar in mp3 Jimmie Walker at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
Inglewood High School (California)
Inglewood High School is a four-year public high school in Inglewood, California. The school opened its doors in 1905; the school is predominantly Hispanic with 60% enrollment followed by 38% enrollment from African-Americans. Asian enrollment is at 1% followed by 0.01% enrollment from whites. Gladys Waddingham, taught Spanish for 45 years at the high school Glenn M. Anderson, 37th Lieutenant Governor of California, Congressman Tiffiny Blacknell, criminal defense attorney and activist Sonny Bono, songwriter and politician Robert Finch, 38th Lieutenant Governor of California Natasha Mayers, professional track and field athlete Donald Merrifield, Jesuit priest and president of Loyola University of Los Angeles Edla Muir, architect Ms. Toi, American rapper DeAngelo Collins, professional basketball player Jason Crowe, professional basketball player Ade Dagunduro, professional basketball player Lauren Ervin, professional basketball player Noel Felix professional basketball player Jason Hart, NBA basketball player Jay Humphries, professional basketball player Ralph Jackson, NBA basketball player Travele Jones, professional basketball player Vince Kelley, NBL Australia basketball player Harold Miner, USC and NBA basketball player Paul Pierce, NBA basketball player, 10-time All-Star Reggie Theus, professional basketball player and college head coach Doug Thomas, professional basketball player Coco Crisp, Major League Baseball player Gail Henley, MLB professional baseball player Shaquelle Evans, NFL football player Lawrence Jackson, NFL football player Gary Kerkorian, NFL football player Verl Lillywhite, professional football player Jarvis Redwine, professional football player Horacio Ramírez, MLB professional baseball player Jim Sears, AFL and NFL football player Jim Sutherland, college football head coach, class of 1933 Zaven Yaralian, football coach 18.)
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Rebbeca Marie Gomez, is an American singer and actress. Gomez first gained recognition in 2011 when she began posting videos of herself covering popular songs online. One of her videos caught the attention of producer Dr. Luke, who subsequently offered her a joint record deal with Kemosabe Records and RCA Records. While working on her debut effort, Gomez collaborated with artists will.i.am, Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. Her official debut single, "Becky from the Block", received a positive reception upon its release, she released her debut extended play, Play It Again that same year. Her second single, "Can't Get Enough", featured guest vocals from Pitbull and went on to top the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart in the United States. Gomez achieved mainstream success with the release of "Shower", which went on to enter the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the single would go on to receive a multi platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting two million units sold in the country.
Following the success of "Shower", Gomez released "Can't Stop Dancin'", "Lovin' So Hard" and "Break a Sweat" as singles from her forthcoming album. She embarked on a co-headlining tour with J Balvin throughout September and October 2015, spanning throughout the United States, she portrayed Valentina Galindo in two episodes of the musical television series Empire, contributing two new songs to the soundtrack of the series called "Do It" and "New New". Gomez was featured on the song "Superstar" with Pitbull, she released her first Spanish song, "Sola" as the lead single from her Spanish debut studio album. In July 2017, she released her single "Mayores", with rapper Bad Bunny, which topped the charts in Spain, Chile and El Salvador, while reaching number three on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, her success led her to collaborate with artists such as Daddy Yankee, French Montana and David Guetta, in addition to being the opening act for girl group Fifth Harmony, for the Latin American leg of their PSA Tour, with shows in Argentina and Mexico, that same year.
In April 2018, she released another hit single "Sin Pijama" with singer Natti Natasha, which entered the top five of the Hot Latin Songs, peaked at number one in Spain and the top 10 in several countries. On July 20, 2018, Gomez released "Zooted," featuring singers French Montana and Farruko, as the first song in English which she launched after three years without releasing songs in that language. Rebbeca Marie Gomez was born on March 1997 in Inglewood, California, she is the daughter of Francisco "Frank" Gomez. All four of her grandparents are from Jalisco, while her parents and most of her family were born in the US. Gomez has two brothers, a younger sister. In December 2017, she revealed she has a half-sister, eighteen years old. Gomez grew up in poverty in Moreno Valley, at the age of nine her family lost their home and moved into the converted garage of her grandparents' house due to financial problems. Gomez began working part-time jobs to help support her family, doing commercials and voice over work.
She had what she described as a "mid-life crisis" when she was nine years old, decided she wanted to pursue a music career. She was quoted as stating "That was my mid-life crisis when I was nine years old. That's. What am I gonna do?' I pushed that on myself at a younger age than the average kid because at the time my family had lost our home. I've always been more mature for my age, so I was understanding what they were going through, and I just thought,'How can I help them?'" She attended public school, though had to undergo home schooling due to issues with bullying. She claimed that at one point she was jumped by multiple girls while in the restroom, was a frequent target due to her jobs in the entertainment industry. Gomez appeared in the short film El Tux as Claudia Gómez and as Nina in the Discovery Channel television film La estación de la Calle Olvera, she became a member of a girl group named G. L. A. M. in 2009, joined B. C. G. Another girl group, she filmed a music video as part of G. L. A. M. for a song titled "JellyBean" in 2009.
During this time, Gomez began recording herself singing and rapping songs using Garageband, created a YouTube account to post covers of popular songs online. She began writing her own songs, by the age of thirteen had taught herself how to play guitar. Gomez befriended production duo The Jam; the trio began working on material together, resulting in the covers of the songs "Otis", "Lighters", "Novacane" "Take Care", "Boyfriend", an original song "Turn the Music Up". These songs were meant to be part of a mixtape, titled @itsbeckygomez, though this project never came to fruition, her cover of "Otis" caught the attention of renowned producer Dr. Luke, who had worked with artists including Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, among others. Luke scheduled a meeting with Gomez, asked her to play guitar for him. In reference to her video clip for "Otis", Luke claimed "I would have signed her off that video alone. I was 100 percent in, she has so much personality and her voice just pops out of the speakers.
I met her and discovered she could sing and play the guitar and I thought,'This is better.' I found out she could write and it was like,'What else are you going to tell me, that you’re Van Gogh?' Her potential is limitless." Shortly after signing with the label, Gomez began work on her debut album. I
La Cienega Boulevard
La Cienega Boulevard is a major north–south arterial road that runs between El Segundo Boulevard in Hawthorne, California on the south and the Sunset Strip/Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood to the north. It was named for Rancho Las Cienegas "The Ranch Of The Swamps," an area of marshland south of Rancho La Brea. From south of Fairview and from north of Rodeo Road, La Cienega Boulevard is a regular surface street and one of Hollywood's major thoroughfares. Offices for A&E Network, The History Channel and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are located on La Cienega as are the studios of Citadel Broadcasting flagships KABC and KLOS, two of Los Angeles' biggest radio stations. A portion of La Cienega in and adjacent to Beverly Hills is known as "Restaurant Row" for its large number of upscale restaurants. South of Olympic, La Cienega runs through the Pico-Robertson and Crestview neighborhoods in West Los Angeles into Culver City and is known for its large number of automotive-related business including several used car dealerships and many body shops and auto mechanics.
It continues south passing Interstate 10, the Metro Expo Line. It is unusual among Southern California roadways to be built to freeway standards. South of Interstate 10, La Cienega was built to freeway standards in the late 1940s as part of the proposed Laurel Canyon Freeway, part of State Route 170; the SR 170 freeway was never completed south of U. S. Route 101, the stretch of La Cienega from just north of Fairview Blvd in Inglewood, through Baldwin Hills and along the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area to Rodeo Road in Los Angeles is a divided, limited access highway with few traffic signals; as such, emergency call boxes like those found along the area's freeways were installed along that stretch in the early 1970s. South of Fairview Blvd, La Cienega runs parallel to the 405 freeway and terminates at El Segundo Boulevard in Del Aire along the west side of the freeway. A non-contiguous segment named La Cienega Blvd runs along the East side of the 405 freeway between El Segundo Blvd and Rosecrans Avenue in Wiseburn, another unincorporated area adjacent to Del Aire.
The area of La Cienega Boulevard, from Beverly Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard, its satellite streets is known as the La Cienega Design Quarter. Its shops and galleries house many antiques, rugs and art. Art dealer Felix Landau operated his trend-setting gallery there in the 1960s. La Cienega in Beverly Hills, north of Wilshire Boulevard, is known as Restaurant Row because it features many upscale restaurants. From Wilshire in Beverly Hills traveling north the best known establishments include Benihana, The Stinking Rose, the original Lawry's the Prime Rib, Tokyo Table - Tokyo City Cuisine, Fogo de Chão, Gyu-Kaku, Woo Lae Oak, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Morton's. La Cienega Boulevard is named after Rancho Las Cienegas Mexican land grant in the region now called "West Los Angeles." The Spanish phrase la ciénaga translates into English as "the swamp" and the area named "Las Ciénegas" was a continual marshland due to the course of the Los Angeles River through that area prior to a massive southerly shift in 1825 to its present course.
The difference in spelling in Los Angeles between the Castilian Spanish word ciénaga and the name of the thoroughfare, common in other Iberian languages like Extremaduran, originated with the name of the rancho. Metro Local lines 105 and 217, Metro Rapid line 705 run on La Cienega Boulevard. An elevated light rail station for the Metro Expo Line is located at Jefferson Boulevard. An underground station for the Metro Purple Line at Wilshire Boulevard is under construction and is due to open in 2023; the entire route is in Los Angeles County. Southern California Unsigned Freeways – La Cienega Boulevard La Cienega Design Quarter