On Oct. 24 Dr. James Tyner, a former CSULB alumni, came to our campus and gave a lecture on “Mapping Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Genocide.” He discussed how previous literature had pictured Phnom Penh as abandoned after the genocide, but in truth the city had around 22,000 people living and working within it. You can download and listen to the lecture as well as the Q and A portion here. (Note: the audio has been edited. These things have been removed: the intro about his time at CSULB, long pauses and audience clapping. I've also increased the volume of some parts to better hear them.)
|Image from CSULB Geography Dept. website.|
A little background on the restaurant:
Natarj in Long Beach was actually part of a larger chain of Indian restaurants started by two friends, Vijay Khosla and Inderjit Singh in January of 1991. They started several locations throughout Southern California. Some have been sold off, including the one in Long Beach, but that doesn't seem to have caused it harm any. In fact, there are quite a lot of good reviews.
|This is the couple that runs Natraj. Image from their website.|
|Some of the dishes available. Image from Natraj's website.|
As a final note, the LAGS will be having their next free lecture on Friday Nov. 1 at 8 pm. This lecture is on "Cannabis City: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles" by Dr. Steve Graves Associate Professor of Geography, CSU Northridge. The lecture will be held at:
Los Angeles City College (LACC)
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
You can find directions on their website or can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!