Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Hike and Picnic On The Ocean

   On Memorial Day, teacher Katie took the students hiking at the Donald Trump Golf Course. This is a four mile round trip hike with amazing views of the ocean. Katie runs a Torrance hiking group so we enjoyed a picnic with local residents of Torrance and the students had the chance to practice their English with native speakers. We enjoyed watching a pod of dolphins pass by us during the picnic, and the beautiful views of Catalina Island off the California coast. The weather was perfect and it was a terrific time was had by all.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Discover L.A.: The Melrose Trading Post

The Melrose Trading Post, a Sunday flea market, is a perfect place to search for just the right treasures to sit on an end table. Located at Fairfax High School, the antiques and collectibles flea market features more than 200 vendors and a food court where you can re-fuel during your shopping excursion. In addition, market shoppers can enjoy live music. It’s a great place to shop for gifts or things to decorate your apartment. Market hours are 9am to 5pm, and get there a little early to find parking. Also, make sure to carry cash as most vendors might not accept credit/ debit cards.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Soccer Tournament 2014!

On Friday, May 9th, LSI had its 7th Annual Gold Cup Tournament at Whittier Narrows Regional Park. The defending champions were the South Bay Sharks. 

The tournament opened with the South Bay Sharks versus the Orange County Surfers.  Both teams played great defense, so it wasn’t a surprise when the game went into overtime.  After several nail-biting shots, the South Bay Sharks came out on top for the victory. In the meantime, the LA Angels faced a formidable Northeast LA Dragons team, and despite Northeast LA’s great preparation and attitude, LA was able to win and go on to the finals against South Bay. 

For the final championship game, excited fans from South Bay and LA geared up on the side lines with pom poms and encouraging chants for their respective teams.

The game started with both teams having a strong defense and the game remained tied until half-time. Then, LA made an amazing goal with a backwards kick over the heads of the defenders. That beautiful shot changed the momentum of the game and LA sailed on to win the 7th Annual Gold Cup tournament, 4 - 1.  The fans went wild and ran onto the field to congratulate their team. Players and fans from South Bay also went on the field to congratulate the LA team on their win.

All four teams played well and represented their respective schools impressively. The players showed real sportsmanship and after the games finished, everyone sat together, had lunch, and enjoyed the beautiful California sun.

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