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SIGGRAPH 2004: Los Angeles

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An August 2005 trip to Los Angeles by funrun_9602

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Quote: SIGGRAPH, the world's largest conference of advanced computer graphics and interactive techniques, was held in Los Angeles in 2004 and 2005. I student volunteered the event in 2004, but all my spare time was spent trying to enjoy my first visit to this big Californian city.

SIGGRAPH 2004: Los Angeles

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Overview

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Los Angeles has the same big-city feel I experienced in Chicago, but with a MUCH more relaxed California attitude and weather that can't be beat! Since I only had about 10 hours to myself, I made a list of accessible, cheap, must-do things: visit Venice Beach, attempt to learn surfing, watch the sunset from the ...Read More

Ramada Limited Los Angeles Downtown

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Hotel | "Ramada Limited Downtown Los Angeles"

Ramada Limited Los Angeles Downtown Photo, Los Angeles, California
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Usually the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover," refers to something that is ugly on the outside, but good on the inside. For Ramada Limited Downtown Los Angeles, this saying applies, but with the usual implications reversed. From all outward appearances, this Ramada Limited seems to be an average hotel with free continental breakfasts. The standard hotel room seems right for about $85 per night. As a visitor that knows nothing about L.A., the listed features, such as proximity to the ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 4, 2005

Ramada Limited Los Angeles Downtown
611 S WESTLAKE AVENUE
Los Angeles, California 90057
213 483-6363

California Pizza Kitchen

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Restaurant

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I stumbled into the California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) on account of it being the closest reputable-looking restaurant within a 15-minute walk of the L.A. Convention Center. Being a Midwestern girl, I had never heard of the restaurant before, but I’ve since learned that it is a large, primarily Western-based franchise. I’ve since spotted one in Las Vegas and New York. I went to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 27, 2005

California Pizza Kitchen
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, California 90017
(213) 228-8500

Los Angeles Convention Center

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Attraction | "SIGGRAPH Conference at L.A. Convention Center"

Los Angeles Convention Center Photo, Los Angeles, California
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The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is a gorgeous piece of all glass-and-exposed-metal-beam architecture, just a few blocks away from the downtown cluster of skyscrapers. Inside LACC is very open, bright, and modern, and like any convention center, it’s an aerobic workout to get around inside. I'm not going to give my impressions on the SIGGRAPH conference, because I am inferring that readers are more interested in what you can expect when you go to the LACC for your own conference. SIGGRAPH has its own website to explain itself, ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 1, 2005

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90015
+1 213 741 1151

BonaVista Lounge

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Attraction

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An awesome secret revolves inside The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. Just take one of the curved glass exterior-view elevators to the top floor, and you'll discover a 360-degree revolving city view in the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2005

BonaVista Lounge
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California

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From my downtown hotel, I really didn't know where I was going. I walked onto a certain city bus because the hotel front desk clerk said that it was the quickest way to the beach. That was all I needed to know. I didn't know the name of my stop, or the details of the route. I figured eventually the road would dead-end into the ocean, I would see water in front of me, and then I would know it was time to get off. Well, since that logic hadn't worked so perfectly the first time, I asked the bus driver to tell me when we were at the nearest stop to the ocean. And good thing I did, since water was nowhere in sight when the bus driver told me to get off in the middle of an eclectic, small downtown sc...Read More