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Brea, California the Legacy

by Vincent Chen. A review of Brea: The City of Oil, Oranges and Opportunity by Esther Cramer

Vincent is fairly new to reviewing historic work but has proved adequate in the field. He is involved in music, playing the trumpet for Irvine High School¡¦s Symphonic Band. His interests include sports, animals, and reading.

The Two Sides of Los Angeles

by Daniel Ahn. A review of Los Angeles: The Enormous Village (1781-1981) by John D. Weaver

Daniel Ahn was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, moved to Irvine, California when he was seven and now attends Irvine High School. He is constantly listening to music, enjoys reading, and loves the NBA, especially the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Doge of Los Angeles

by Jennifer Kim. A review of The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the transformation of Los Angeles by Margaret Leslie Davis

Jennifer Kim is a student who is relieved she is graduating from high school in a year. She aspires to major in architecture and education afterwards. She enjoys playing the piano in her rather than leafing through a SAT practice book. She would also like to say, "Yes! It¡¦s Over!"

Monterey: The Unknown Past

by Kyle So. A review of Monterey: The Presence of the Past by Augusta Fink

Kyle So has started to play tennis since his freshman year at Irvine High school. He practices with his friends whenever he has time, and plays off-season tennis with the tennis team. Even though, it can become tiring, he still finds it a fun recreational sport.

The Great San Diego

by Meghan Sie. A review of San Diego: California¡¦s Cornerstone by Iris Engstrand

Meghan Sie was born and raised in Southern California. She currently resides in Orange County, where she is working towards receiving her high school diploma. Her interests include photography, reading and swimming. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

From the Ashes Reborn

by Brandon Nguyen. Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 by Dan Kurzman

Brandon Nguyen is a proud member of iTV, the 2008 Cappies Critics Team, and Irvine High School¡¦s drama department, having performed in several productions over the past three years. His additional school activities include membership in National Honor Society and other philanthropic clubs.

Reconstructive Surgery

by Silvia Castron. A review of San Francisco 1846-1856 From Hamlet to City by Roger Lotchin

Silvia Castro is a typical teenage girl, occupied with her usual hobbies like playing soccer or going to the movies to watch the latest scary movie accompanied by her friends and boyfriend. But at the core of her life lies her family, who taught her how to love.